I wouldn't try MDF if I were you. You've noticed one minor part of the problem already: much higher weight. Another one, a more important one would be screwing into MDF. If you've ever worked with high quality baltic birch plywood, you'll notice it won't easily split.rogerhyam wrote:Hi,
I am talking to a guy with a cnc machine about cutting the plans for me here is Edinburgh, Scotland. The birch plywood looks a little expensive and he suggested we might use MDF. Has anyone built this with MDF? Would it be possible? Would it be much heavier?
MDF is also quite soft. It will dent, and you will have big difficulties fitting bearings. Then you're going to put mechanical stress on your MDF parts.
There's lots of ways to be creative on a low budget, but replacing baltic birch plywood with MDF is not it for this design.
At least at http://diybookscanner.eu , we don't do partial kits. I should be careful when speaking for someone else, but I'm quite certain that the same applies for Daniel's offer.Also I was wondering whether you would consider doing a kit without the wood - just all the bits and lamp - for export. It would save me finding them all locally.