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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...

You should use Masonite!

Masonite? What’s that? Masonite, also known as hardboard, is a type of lumber sheet that is mostly used in construction projects. Some of the uses include floor protection on construction sites to prevent floor damage, a paint surface for art projects, and as a work...

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...

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 melamine...

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...

Misconceptions of Lumber Sizes

You often hear about lumber sizes such as 1×2. However, these are not the exact sizes of the lumber you are buying. Listed below are some examples demonstrating the difference in the name of lumber sizes to the actual size. All sizes are in inches What it is...