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 Post subject: Puzzler 18/3/11
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:34 pm 
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What is the max shelf span for MDF? How did you come to this conclusion, and and if you don't like the stuff keep it to yourself :D

Its another pretty subjective question, but at least its not about hammers or nails again........


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Due to experiance, I'll say 30".
But of course it depends on what you put on the shelf and how thick the MDF is. I have some 48" long with nothing but dust on them and even those are warped. :confused:

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MDF without out any support will begin to flex after 18inches. If a right angle support is added it will span about 30 inches without flexing.
No science just experience.

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Those are both good answers, probably would have helped if I gave a thickness..... :confused: :mad: :-?

3/4 Inch or 19mm I was thinking of.


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For MDF? The span should equal the thickness. :D :D :D

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Well they were all good answers! Roger was the closest to what I was thinking of 28 inches, though Jeff's answer was not wrong either!

Hopefully something more exciting soon, or not.............

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