This would work depending on the weight of the items to be stored on the shelves. The longer the shelf span the greater the likelihood of bowing. I would suggest 3/4 plywood or 1 in pin boards for a shelving material.
No. Moisture will make it swell and compromise its integrity.
I have not herd that. I don't use it much but I haven't had any problems using it.
This is UltraStock MDF and it is CARB II compliant.
I would guess around 90 lbs, it's quite heavy. Point of interest, these sheets are 49" x 97" - an inch larger than regular plywood in both dimentions.
Sarah, We only manufacture 4' X 8' MDF boards.
Have never done it myself. But I do not see why that is not possible. After all it is made of fiber.
Mike, this product is made from wood fibers and a bonding agent - call it glue - and different manufacturers will have different "recipes" for their product, resulting in a different textures . M D F stands for medium density fiberboard, and you can buy H D F or high density fiberboard at some lumber yards, which is SO heavy I only used it once! The "boards" are all about the same quality and your choice of manufacturers will be dependent on who you buy it from. I have found Home Depots M D F to be suitable in density and finish for most of the projects I have used this product on and its actual dimensions are 49" x 97" which is a bonus.
I would guess it weighs around 100 pounds - it is very heavy.
Albert, phone and ask your local store if they cut stock - most do. Keep in mind that these sheets are actually 49" x 97" (4'-1" x 8'-1") when cutting