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Material Profile

What is Homasote?

Is homasote considered to be a wood product? Or newspaper? Homasote is a sheet we carry at Midtown Lumber that comes in 4’ x 8’ (48” x 96”) and ½” thick. It is unusual though because it is one of the few sheets we carry in the store that is not made from a wood...

MDF and Your Next Project

What exactly is MDF? Is Medium Density Fibreboard the same thing? MDF is an acronym for medium density fibreboard. It is made from compressed pine and it is commonly used for shelving, cabinets and as a paint surface. We stock MDF in 4′ x 8′ sheets with thicknesses of...

Should I Use Melamine?

How strong of a material do I need?   Would Melamine work?   Melamine is a product we stock at Midtown Lumber that is made out of compressed wood products. It is also known as White Composite Board and is made out of compressed chips of wood with a white...

Plexiglass Isn’t Actually Glass?

Should I use Plexiglass? Plexiglass is a non-wood product sheet that we sell at Midtown Lumber. Sometimes referred to as Acrylic, Plexiglass is a common replacement for regular glass. This is a good replacement because it can be cut to size as well as for safety...