I'm replacing my faucets in my bathroom. The particle board is really
messed up and I'd like to replace it. Anyone with any insight as to a
material that I can replace it with to better withstand water?? Also
I've got a cabinet with a divider on the front that could make getting
the new material into the cabinet tough. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Had that problem with a kitchen sink cabinet. I removed the old particle
board, made a new one to fit, cut it in two right down the middle, added a
support across the bottom of the cabinet and replaced the bottom as two
pieces instead of one. You'll probably have so much stuff in there that you
won't see the seam, anyway.
Anything is more durable than particle board when it gets wet (except
maybe chip board).
So you can use any scrap of wood that will fit. In one bathroom, I
use a piece of T1-11, which was a scrap but already painted to match
myhouse. It also matches the bathroom.
In another, I use a piece of white panelling that I got somewhere.
In another plain plywood.
It will be an intelligence test for the next owners to see how many
years it takes for them to notice that all the bottoms are different.
but I don't plan to grade them.
Sure water-resistant is nice, bu tnormally the wood doesn't get wet
anyhow, and when it does, it dries out. Except for particle board,
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
All good suggestions....
My last house had the same problem in the kitchen and after I replaced all
the plumbing under the sink I replaced the damaged wood with exterior
plywood as suggested above then I screwed and caulked a quarter inch piece
of sheet pvc over the plywood. For 16 years never a problem....super easy to
clean no matter what was spilled.....Ross
Where is the particle board? If it is the top you
ought to replace the top, if it is shelves or the
bottom board you have lots of options. First,
there shouldn't be any water so fix the leaks. If
you want it too just look better, simply cover it
with with a vinyl floor product (about $19 for a 6
x 9 piece). Better is to replace boards with
exterior plywood, on even particle board but this
time paint it.
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