What is MDF? Plus Tips for Using MDF

Do's and Don'ts of using MDF

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Dust mask
  • Orbital sander
  • Paint roller
  • Paint tray
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood glue

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • MDF
  • 100 grit sandpaper
  • Solvent-based primer
  • Sanding pad
  • Wood glue