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Forum topic by Robert posted 04-26-2021 01:13 PM 280 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert

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04-26-2021 01:13 PM

I’m building it of MDF. It is shaker profile/flat panels. 10” high.

My question is should I build it as a standard frame and panel – 3/4 stiles with 1/4 panels, or I can do it using 3/8 strips just profiled (no groove) and applied to 3/8 panels?

Sure would go quicker, but…...any downsides?

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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bilyo

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#1 posted 04-26-2021 01:56 PM

Not sure I fully understand what you are doing. Some photos and/or sketches would sure help.

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Axis39

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#2 posted 04-26-2021 01:56 PM

MDF? Apply the flat molding.

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#3 posted 04-26-2021 03:35 PM



Not sure I fully understand what you are doing. Some photos and/or sketches would sure help.

- bilyo

Me neither. Soffit, which means “something fixed underneath”. Most likely to me would be the underside of a roof overhand.

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Robert

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#4 posted 04-26-2021 09:11 PM

Thanks, Axis.

I’m referring space from top of cabs to ceiling.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#5 posted 04-26-2021 09:40 PM

Might be better referred to as a fascia if this is vertical trim assembly, but either way MDF is the bottom of the heap for material choice. If it never gets wet, fine. If it does, wahhhh!

-- Bstrom

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#6 posted 04-26-2021 09:43 PM

Attach molding. I would use poplar or soft maple.
Probably resaw some 4/4 material into 2 halves. Drum sand to be consistent, apply.
I don’t see a down side, just glue everything good.

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