I spent a fair amount of time trying to find MDO after reading about it but
had a hard time finding it in Canada (no one in the Stores new what I was
talking about) eventually I found it under the name "Duraply". It comes in
one and two sided and is used for making outdoor signs. My first boat I used
it but to make a decent joint you need to sand down the paper lining on the
one side but it seems to have worked well for the start. It was a small
project and I gave it two my neighbors kids after a few months. I would used
it again if that makes a difference.
] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [bolger] Plywood 101
Straight from Bob Vila's website:
Called MDO, or medium density overlay, it's engineered plywood
com/HowTo_Library/MDO_Plywood--T299.html#> with a
resin treated fiber applied to both faces. This gives an extremely
smooth finish that is easy to paint. In addition it's rated for exterior
use, which means it is safe from the elements, insects, or other outdoor
hazards, making it a perfect choice for the new deck or porch
Its commonly used for road signs, and quite a few boats have been made
from it over the years. Good stuff.....
Roger Padvorac wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> What is "MDO"?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Stromski" <j.stromski@sbcgloba
> To: <bolger@yahoogroups. <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> com
> Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 5:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [bolger] Plywood 101
> > I'm currently building a Michalak AF4 out of some very nice 1/4
> "premium baltic birch underlayment" obtained from my local Menard's.
> > ...
> > The bottom panels call for 1/2, so I'm using MDO there, sourced from
> Menards also.
> > ...
> > Regards,
> > Joe
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