I'd prefer not to have to "prepare" the wood myself (planing, etc).
I am definitely going to mess around a bit with some samples of mdf first to see how it might look painted, etc. I planned on experimenting with some various technigues I've read on sealing the edge (glue sizing, shellac, drywall mud, etc). In the end, the amount of time prepping the mdf rips for painting might drive me insane and the extra cash spent on poplar or pine might be worth it for my sanity. LOL.
Last edited by mikey1973; 03-04-2014 at 01:42 PM.