Plywood laminated with mdf?

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Forum topic by Majik365 posted 09-16-2014 05:07 AM 1239 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2014 05:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mdf ply plywood laminated

The other day I came across a piece of 3/4 cabinet ply. but the two faces were 1/8 mdf on either side. I’ve never seen this before I was curious if anyone knows what the purpose of that would be?

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 05:51 AM

MDO or HDO medium density overlay or high density overlay. Used when you want the strength of plywood but a smooth surface for painting.

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 06:10 AM

Is this not what Columbia Forest Products calls Classic Core?

The idea being that you get the dimensional stability and surface of MDF without
the weight or dust.

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 06:21 AM

It seems similar to the classic core but there is no veneering on the outside so the mdf is just plain so I think Wildcat is right about the MDO HDO makes sense for painting.

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