As part of our recent MEDITE campaign we asked people to submit their project pictures to us, we have seen some absolutely amazing uses of our MEDITE MDF so wanted to showcase a couple here too!
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"I am a full time bespoke Kitchen and Furniture designer and part-time cabin and Chicken House maker!
Part of my work is designing and making camping huts and bespoke garden buildings under the name Shipshape, inspired by the fisherman’s huts on Lindisfarne. Shipshape huts are made of formed, frameless insulated panels providing a light by extremely rigid structure that is watertight , warm and as importantly, proportionally correct and pretty to look at!
It occurred to me that a smaller version would be ideal for keeping 3 or 4 chickens in – there are a huge number of domestic chicken keepers in the UK so I thought why not provide a coop that is both functional and attractive to look at? I set about designing the Chookwaggon – I wanted it to be easily portable and above all, easy to clean. The basic design was developed as a wheeled coop that could be wheeled easily like a wheelbarrow with the top section hinged for easy cleaning.
Over time, the design has been refined mainly in the use and selection of materials. Initially using formed marine ply with Larch cladding for the upper parts of the structure, I tried using a variety of different materials before coming across MEDITE. The benefits are immense. Using MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) means fewer parts are needed in the manufacture, routing the surface to allow curving of the panels does not affect the integrity or water resistance of the panels and there is a significant weight reduction too. Phenolic ply is used for the base platform. Using plastic wheels on aluminium axles and recycled plastic front legs, Chookwaggons remain rot free even when standing on wet ground.
The Chookwaggon in the picture has been standing outside for 7 years, finished in Cuprinol’ Shades’ the MTX shows no signs of breaking down or blowing and is as pretty much as new. It truly is a remarkable material that increases the usable life of the Chookwaggon considerably."
- John Rawlings
Lee's Custom Woodwork
"For all my projects I prefer to use MEDITE MR MDF , I use this in my jobs as I find it has a superior smooth finish, is easy to router and is much better to use that standard MDFs I have used in the past.
I also use MR as it is less likely to fluff up when applying a paint finish, I've also found that MEDITE MR can also be spray finished with a lot less prep work than standard MDFs I've used in the past
The moisture resistance materials are perfect for using for some of the items I've made as a lot of my work includes bars and areas susceptible to moisture.
I'm also hoping to try out some other MEDITE products in the future, including; MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME, MEDITE EXTERIOR and MEDITE INDUSTRIAL MR. I'd love to see what I can do with these and see how well they machine compared to others so no doubt will be in touch with my supplier about them in the future."
- Lee Thompson
Oxford Kitchens and Bathrooms
"The reason I used MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) is because I wanted something that is waterproof, does not rot, accepts a painted finish without too much preparation, can be worked and fashioned easily with standard tools and was fairly lightweight. MTX fits the bill on all counts, it has been a pleasure to work with.
We are now looking into using the products for tile backing behind built un wall mounted WC’s."
- Richard Hardie
Homemade Help Home and Garden Services
"I designed and built this fire engine bed for my boys using 6mm and 18mm MEDITE MR MDF. Great board to work with and paints great. Wouldn't use anything else now."
- Darren McLean