closet built in 3/4 MDF or 1/2 plywood?
I'm going to build some simple closet builtin for my son's room today & tomorrow. Should I use 3/4" MDF or 1/2" Sandewood from HD? They are both $32 / sheet. I'm still drawing the design in sketchup and will post when done. Basically the closet is 36" wide, 28" deep & I'll knock out the header so I can use the full 96" height. I'm picturing a couple cabinet doors on top where the header is now. The rest is a combination of hanging rods and shelves I'll put drawers in. I'll use the Sandewood for building the drawers.
I haven't decided finish yet, if MDF then latex paint, if Sandewood then maybe a combination of wipe on varnish & paint. The Sandewood product has one side 'stain grade' and the other pre-primed. If the house was vacant, I'd use oil based paint to match the rest of the house trim. But that stinks too much to live with. The problem with latex paint, it's not good for drawers without guides. I plan to just size the drawers to slide into the spaces, just like I did building drawers for my van.