My father is installing a pocket door, and he has to narrow the
doorway by 1 inch on the pocket side of the pocket door. He has 3/4"
oak strips he'd like to use. He was thinking of using 1/4" plywood or
1/4" MDF to make up the difference (it won't be visible as the trim
will cover it anyway). I'm wondering if either the MDF or plywood
will rot/warp/fall apart over time, and how it should be treated prior
MDF or plywood would both be OK. I think I'd prefer plywood, but I'd
like to see MDF glued on if he used it, in case it did try to separate
near the edges with a nail or screw going through it. Both are solid
enough for final shimming to fit the new jamb and trim.
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