This is made of fiberboard covered with a thin film of plastic. I would not use it for a grab bar. Looks nice but mars easily (fingernail), and I would fear a screw pulling loose after a period of time.
Can’t say exact measurement, I recently moved so I can’t measure it now. MDF comes pretty close to true measurements (I believe) so your guess is pretty close I bet
Yellow glue and screws make solid joints in MDF. Spread glue on the edge of the bottom piece, and clamp the joint together. drill 7⁄64 " pilot holes into the bottom piece, centered in the shank holes and as deep as the screw length. Drive the screws, and wipe away any squeeze-out with a damp cloth.
Yes! All MDF cuts and sands smoothly, good luck with your project
No, not to my knowledge and I have a severe reaction to chemical orders. MDF, for me, is a clean board. Now with that said, wear a mask if you sand. The dust particles are a mess!
The board is pretty lightweight and flexible. I've used it for crown molding and trim for the capper on my stair handrail.
MDF raw side to raw side glues great! The white primed boards should be lightly sanded to remove the priming first. I have done this often and with great results
WRL, This product should be used indoors only. It is not recommended to use outside.
The material is somewhat rigid. An 8 foot span probably would want some center support as opposed to ends only.
My opinion is yes! I use MDF for every project I can, I love it!!