02:25PM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 01/05/03
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I am having an entertainment/bookshelves built in my den. The contractor said since I want it painted I would save money by using Luan. Is this stuff any good and has anybody used it for this type project?


04:30PM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Ask for a sample of what he means
Maybe he and I use the term differently but I would not want to put my reputation on a painted luan.


05:32PM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
It is a good deal. Poplar takes paint the best in my humble opinion or birch. Still with sealer, primer & filler maybe he can work magic with the mahogany? You never know until you see what he can do?


05:04PM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
MDF for cheap painted
Birch for good


09:18PM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
I find you need to double up MDF with the weight of the books Pif. looks good though I should put that project on my site. Nosed it & made the shelves 1 1/2... the customers didn't want to paint it, they liked the way it matched the spanish motif?
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