mdf Vs softwood door linings / frames / casing

15 Nov 2010
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Firstly, don't know what the difference between door linings, frames and casing. /are they just different terms for the same thing?

Have a block partition wall with a door opening. Need to install a door lining, which is the better of the 2 - softwood or mdf?

Will be painting it white along with skirting and architrave and hanging oak doors off them so looking for the stronger of the 2.

Appreciate all thoughts.

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softwood is a lot stronger,i certainly wouldnt be hanging oak doors off of mdf unless they were bolted to the wall through the mdf, :D
Thanks. How about veneer?

And while we're at it, mdf or soft wood stairs?
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Why not an oak staircase or chipboard oak veneered stair case? ;)

Depends on how you feel.
If they are to be used quite heavily then go with the softwood
or bricks.

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