On today’s weekend show, we’re talking lower quality wood products in your home.
What Are We Talking About
Guys, just wanted to get your take on this. A couple of years ago I bought a new manufactured home from a builder with one of the best reputations in the area. The wood used on the interior of the house is all some kind of fiberboard. The cabinets are fiberboard skinned with veneer, while the stair railings, baseboards, and any other kind of trim is fiberboard covered with white paint. When doing my walk-through of the house I was surprised to see that they left the stair railings with big bumps where each screw had been drilled through the fiberboard handrail into the baluster (that’s why you avoid using screws with fiberboard, duh!). I had them sand it down flat and repaint before taking ownership. I know I’m not buying a custom home and in exchange I’m paying a lower price, but it still bugs me a little knowing these lower quality wood products are in my house. As a woodworker that seeks out quality wood to build from, how do you feel about the wood products used in your home?
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