cabinet doors...mdf or
I've got a few places in my house where I've built in storage cabinets with plywood sides and shelves with 1x2 trim on the front. The only photo I've got handy is an in-process one of some bookcases, but hopefully it gives the basic idea. These are all painted our cream trim color.
I need doors on a pantry broom closet and hallway linen closet and I'm wimping out on the DIY and plan to buy unfinished ones and paint them. I've narrowed it down to 2 options:
1. paint grade maple frame with MDF panel, like this:
2. MDF, with what looks like a routered out recessed panel, like this:
#1 is about twice the cost of #2. I'd probably just go for the maple ones if we were sticking around, but we're actually going to be selling our house soon, so if I can save a couple hundred bucks I'd rather do so. IF they won't look completely tacky and obviously MDF once they're painted. Or if they'll fall apart or chip soon.
Any opinions? Can I get away with the solid MDF doors?