Has anyone used medium density outlay plywood in any of their outdoor
projects? Did you like it/dislike it?
Saw "Ask This Old House" last night on PBS and they built a window box
out of it. Have seen the product around, but thought it was mdf.
Any tips on what to do, not to do, when using it.
Are you sure that you don't mean "medium density OVERLAY?"
I have seen Norm use this stuff for outdoor projects in several NYW
episodes - says its used to make road signs, so it stands up to weather
and takes paint very well. I think it is basically an exterior plywood
with a paper-like finish.
I never personaaly used it tho.
The finish looks like brown paper, but I'm told it's some sort of resin
with fibers embedded.
It works great for shop jigs, and I've laid out model railroad roadbed
on it because it's so nice to draw on. Then I can really see where to
Right. It is resin-impregnated paper (very similar construction to
Formica but without the topmost plastic color skin) over exterior glue
I've used it for the top of two boxes to either side of my front entry
stairs. The painted MDO gets direct rain and roof runoff (no gutters)
and other weather exposure. It's been 5 years or so since I built these
boxes and they show no signs of delamination or other rot.
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