MDF 1 x 12 by 8' shelving is cheap, dead straight and flat.
MDF and OSB will both disintegrate rapidly upon exposure to moisture,
plywood is a bit better and solid wood will cup and warp under similar
conditions. Of the four, under perfect conditions, OSB will have the
roughest most uneven surfaces and edges.
If its cheap you can give it a try. Moisture is deadly. keep it up and
away. learning experience. can always dissassemble parts.
For future reference, can someone tell me/us how straight factory edges
And while you're at it, how square, right, dimensionally accurate.
I read somewhere not to count of this factory edge.
My experience with hardboard is about 10 years old, but I doubt that quality has
My brother and I used to build magazine holders for offices and used several
1/4" x 9" x 15" sections in each unit..
The sheets and pieces from the local lumber yards were so off square (which
effected assembly) that we had to build our own panel saw and cut our own
Same problem with plywood in a few projects that we did about the same time..
couldn't find one 4x8' sheet with 4 square sides..
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