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Mailee13/08/2012 20:12:01
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I made a start on a media unit today. It is being built from 25mm MRMDF that is laminated into 50mm thick sections. (Pretty heavy I can tell you!) surprise The finish will be a high gloss white.
I got all of the pieces cut to rough dimensions and laminated.
By late afternoon They were dry enough to mark out the sections for biscuits.
I won't get much done tomorrow as I am on another job. This will be a nice tester for my brand new shiny Elu biscuit jointer I won on the Bay. smiley
Delboy14/08/2012 18:26:35
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Ignorance time Mailee but what exactly is MRMDF as opposed to "MDF"??


Derek Lane14/08/2012 19:14:15
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Watching with interest Mailee. Doubling up will certainly make this a heavy unit.

Delbay MRMDF is "Moisture resistant MDF"

Mailee14/08/2012 20:46:31
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There you go Delboy, Derek has answered your question. Yes Derek, it certainly will be a heavy beast. I intend to assemble this one on site with some assistance. After doing a bit of digging around I found out that the heavier the better for the acoustics and most of the high end sound system suppliers recommend solid MDF,Granite, or marble for mounting speakers ans amps. It will sit on a plinth though as opposed to hung on the wall.

Delboy14/08/2012 23:59:34
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Thanks Guys

Mailee15/08/2012 20:03:05
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Today I have been back in my own shop working on the media unit. I got most of the pieces edged and after a plethora of biscuit joints had a dry fit.
I then started on edging the long lengths and while they were in glue up I made up the plinth.
I managed to move the parts around on my own but will certainly need help once it comes to the finish as it will be a high gloss white.
Mailee22/08/2012 21:33:28
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I have spent most of the day in the workshop spraying the unit today. I have now got it all painted. Although I had to spray the top and bottom in the shop rather than the spray booth.
They were a bit on the heavy side to carry into the booth and just my luck there was no one around to give me a hand. sarcastic
I did manage to paint the smaller parts in there though.
Yes, it does look a bit cloudy in there as I had just finished spraying and the fan isn't man enough, must get a better one. another thing to put on the TUIT list. thinking

Edited By Mailee on 22/08/2012 21:34:50

Mailee28/08/2012 19:47:28
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I spent today polishing up the unit and I left the two shelves in a glue up.
I will have to get some bubble wrap next to make sure it doesn't get damaged in transit. sad

Edited By Mailee on 28/08/2012 19:48:21

Mailee03/09/2012 21:14:43
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This morning I got the unit fitted. I am happy to say it went in with very little 'adjustment'. smiley It was good fun trying to align all the biscuits and get the clamps on before the glue dried. crook After a couple of hours it was in place and my customer was very happy with it indeed. thumbs up
I have arranged to return to take some photos of it fully furnished later next week. smiley
Wolfie04/09/2012 16:25:09
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another great job Mailee, you sure are one busy guy. well done

cheers Ian

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