attaching things (eg coat hooks) to MDF trim

piegirltooMarch 11, 2008

Okay, so my mudroom has wainscot all around topped with a flat trim board that is about 6 inches tall, 1/2 inch thick that is MDF.

My builder said that he would install the many coat hooks I have onto this trim board for me as it could be tricky. (???)

Of course he never did it, so I think I'll just get out a drill and do it. Can anyone recommend a certain bit and/or a certain type of screw? Is this stuff going to just crumble? Perhaps I should go all the way through the sheetrock? I really want these hooks to be secure...

Thanks!

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HandyMac

1/2" thick MDF will not hold any size hook securely, IMHO.

A better solution is to install a wood strip above the MDF, attaching it to the studs in the wall, then install the hooks.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2008 at 10:40PM
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piegirltoo

Rats. Maybe we'll replace the MDF altogether. Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2008 at 2:00AM
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