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#1 posted 04-12-2018 09:05 PM

Like the others have said—I would not suggest using MDF (medium density fiberboard) for any exterior application—it does not do well with moisture. You might consider MDO (Medium Density Overlay)—I understand that is a good choice for exterior use.

All that MDF will be very heavy. I don’t think MDF holds screws nearly as well as plywood or regular wood—I’m thinking about where the hinges are screwed into the door. Maybe you could build the frame of the door from wood and then use MDO for the panels?

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