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attaching things (eg coat hooks) to MDF trim

Posted by piegirltoo (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 11, 08 at 20:01

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...


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RE: attaching things (eg coat hooks) to MDF trim

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.

RE: attaching things (eg coat hooks) to MDF trim

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

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