Valchromat, for those that have yet to come across it, is coloured MDF. (you
can see some of it here -
Anyway, I am under pressure to actually do something with the tools I keep
buying and going into the garage to play with. The current heat is for me to
kit out a small bedroom with purpose made furniture to best use the limited
space available. This I feel I can do. However I want it fairly ding proof
and also do not want to spend forever on the finish. So I thought I would
maybe use this stuff.
As it's not exactly cheap and the furniture will almost surely get retired
after a while I thought I would use pocket-holes to hold the whole lot
together, without glue, so I can reclaim it later for some other mad
I got some samples of this stuff and I have to say that it does not feel
like MDF. It sort of has a ceramic feel to it. It machines well, or so it
seems from the larger (already machined) sample they sent me. But it's nice
stuff and I am sorely tempted but before I buy it I thought I would pick
your collective brains.
1. Is it suitable for the job.
2. Is it suitable for pocket-hole construction, without glue.
3. What's the best, and easiest, way of finishing it.
4. What, if any, problems should I be aware of.