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Posted on The wisdom of using MDF/plywood for beekeeping frames

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 02:48 PM

I would no use MDF, as it does not handle moisture well, nor is it particularly strong. It’s not that cheap either. Plywood would better. But, as mentioned I’m not sure it’ll be strong enough, since 1/2 of the layers will have the wood grain running in the “wrong” direction. You’d have to try and see if it works.
If you really want to save money, there are lots of opportunities to recycle/upcycle wood. Craigslist-free is your friend. Around here, there are many people giving away wooden tables, wooden dressers and shelves. Look for the ones that are made out of solid wood, not particle boards. Since you are looking to make small pieces, these can be easily dissambled and cut into the sizes you need.
If you are looking for recycling inspiration, check out videos by He makes a ton of stuff from discarded furniture.

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