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#399048 - 2nd Apr 2010 7:32pm mdf sheet
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hi all. am after some mdf. any thickness really. after a sheet of it. doesnt have to be massive. its just to make a nest box for a rabbit.
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#399082 - 2nd Apr 2010 9:08pm Re: mdf sheet [Re: Rickie_Robbo]
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MDF is not good where any moisture may be, also the resins in mdf maybe poisonous to rabbits if they chew it.
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#399087 - 2nd Apr 2010 9:22pm Re: mdf sheet [Re: bert1]
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bert is right mate,mdf will swell up after the rabbit has peed a few times and eventually split on the edge where the boards are fixed together.

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#399155 - 3rd Apr 2010 12:02pm Re: mdf sheet [Re: phalinmegob]
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any suggestions on a wood to use ? the bottom is going to be mesh and all the sides r going to be wood. like this . should i just use ply or chip board ? anyone got any of this ? lol
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#399264 - 3rd Apr 2010 7:05pm Re: mdf sheet [Re: Rickie_Robbo]
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Originally Posted By: Rickie_Robbo
any suggestions on a wood to use ? the bottom is going to be mesh and all the sides r going to be wood. like this . should i just use ply or chip board ? anyone got any of this ? lol
size Rick?
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#399265 - 3rd Apr 2010 7:51pm Re: mdf sheet [Re: kimpri]
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The best to use is external ply rather than chipboard, chipboard has resins in it and also rots where there is moisture. External ply won't rot but has glue in it and maybe be harmful if chewed. The best timber to use is softwood, probably the safest if the rabbit chews it.
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#399369 - 4th Apr 2010 1:33pm Re: mdf sheet [Re: bert1]
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I make animal houses for a living ( reptile vivariums, rabbit hutches/runs e.t.c. ).

Best thing for out door rabbit enclosures is sealed ply wood.
Build it then seal it with marine/yacht varnish or something similar.

MDF/MFC will just swell and start to crumble very quickly.

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