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Good morning,

I am making a bath panel out of MR MDF, but due to a level bath and a sloping bathroom floor I need to 'shave' of about 5-20mm from one of the long edges. I would appreciate some advice on the following please -

1) Is 20mm too much to plane off (I don't have a circular saw)?
2) Is MR MDF easy enough to plane?
3) Any advice on how to plane the edge of sheet materials?

many thanks

gw
 
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MDF planes well enough (but will take the edge off your plane blade)......of course the plane will produce dust rather than shavings.
To help keep the edge good, plane a chamfer on the edges first - this helps prevent the MDF edges burring over.
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Excellent, thank you.

Am I being optimistic in trying to plane off up to 20mm? And I assume any cheap plane will do, I only have this job to do.
 
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Excellent, thank you.

Am I being optimistic in trying to plane off up to 20mm? And I assume any cheap plane will do, I only have this job to do.

scribe to the floor and cut with a jig saw,ever thought about a skirting around the bottom to give the job some finish and cover a multitude of sin's
 
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Cheers Hww,

Skirting will be my fall back if the planing goes wrong. Also, I don't have a jigsaw with me at the moment either :(

So other than it being a pain, there are no issues with planing 20mm off?
 
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are you using green heart mdf?or are you painting it?
if not then make another 2 or 3 as when the mdf gets wet as it will do as of the moisture in the room it will blow.
 
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Green "heart" MDF? Never heard that before, what is it?

I am using standard green MR MDF - is that the same stuff?
 
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Green "heart" MDF? Never heard that before, what is it?

I am using standard green MR MDF - is that the same stuff?
By "green heart" I think gregers means MR-MDF. Some manufacturers of MR-MDF use a brown surface layer with a green core because the brown colour paints out easier, or so I've been told
 
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yeah thats the same stuff,its a bit more moisture resistance then normal mdf.
 

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