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MDF psyche vs. Wood psyche

daisychain Zn3b
8 years ago
last modified: 8 years ago

So two people I trust (designer and contractor), gave me the name of the same guy as the best person to build our island. I sent him the drawings and got a quote back that was high, but not outlandish.

Then I asked if the drawer fronts were wood. Nope. Everything that can be, is made out of MDF.

I know this guy's work is good (he built a gorgeous island for a friend). I know that if I could time travel 20 years into the future and see that the MDF held up perfectly, I would still not be able love an island built out of MDF.

What is it that makes me want to caress something made out of wood and cringe when I know something is made out of MDF? I know it's not rational, completely emotional and really going to add another stress to my life, but I can't seem to convince myself to go with the MDF.

Any thoughts on how to find someone else to make an island that's made of real wood? Contractor and designer are both out of town for another 2 weeks.

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