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Painted cabinet doors...Will 5 piece mdf with miters still crack?

6 years ago

I've been reading on the pros and cons of mdf vs wood and all the variations. I just spotted a door I think would be great for me. Not sure of the pricing, but hoping if I get 5 piece mdf instead of "real" wood frames that I can afford it. The corners are mitered. I read NOT to get mitered corners made of painted wood due to cracking. What about mitered 5 piece mdf?? I like the pillowed stiles of this door by Conestoga. I just don't want it to seem fake and plasticy and I want minimal cracking of joints....I'm replacing thermofoil doors on existing cabinets (I have granite and can't replace the boxes without major hassle)

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