Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ocean Side, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Ocean Side

    Ocean Side LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Will MDF hold up to the weather, painted or not painted on a leaf box? or would it be a total waste of money?
  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    I build houses for a living. MDF will not hold up to the weather. Grab a scrap piece and throw it in a pail of water overnight and see what happens. Paint won't help but for a few days.
    Use plywood and stain or paint it. Maybe you can find some cheap used roof steel, it will last even longer and the leaves won't stick to it.
  3. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Absolutly not! Total waste of money.

    Cheapest to more expesive options would go something like this
    1. Exterior grade plywood
    2. Pressure treated plywood
    3. Marine grade plywood
    4. Metal- steel or aluminum sheets

    Cantoo has a good idea, recycled metal roof panels might work well.

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