I use it all the time. Have never had a problem. Titebond regular (not
Type II which I've never tried) works like a charm. My favorite for
kitchen cabinets and bookcase/cabinet drawers is MDF 1/2" sidewalls with
1/4" dado slot around the bottom. Rabbet sides at front corner and 1/2"
in from back end 1/2" wide for front and back sides. Glue together, then
add a solid hardwood front over the MDF front. I also glue the 1/4"
hardboard bottom to the sides when assembling, and cut everything so there's
no air space in any of the connections. Makes a very sturdy drawer.
Coat it with a polyurethane clear finish and add Accuride (or imported
copy of Accuride) full-extension slides. Slope the slides 1/4" down front
to rear for a nice self-closing feature.
Titebond or any other quality aliphatic resin glue will work with MDF.
But since you didn't mention the application, I would advise using some
mechanical fastener along with the glue. Proper fastener usage may
include having to pre-drill for screws designed for MDF type materials.
these pages should get you started.
I face laminated some pieces to make the base for An
Ultimate Router Table. The glue appears to have seeped into
the MDF an 1/8" each side of the glue line making for a
rather homogeneous little 4 1/2" thick glue up.
I've use Titebond II on MDF with great results. Make sure you've got everything
situated just perfectly before clamping your pieces together though, because
there's no undoing it once the glue has been on for a little while (though this
goes for real wood as well).
Whiteside offers some router bits that are designed to make
"raised panel look" cabinet doors from MDF. I've never used
them and don't really have a need to but if you want something
you can throw together quickly and plan to paint this seems
like it might do the trick.
You use one bit to make the raised panel look and another
bit to shape the inside edges of the "rails and stiles". You
can select from several different combinations of bits.
I don't think I've seen these with any other manufacturer.
I wonder if they sell any of them.
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