SierraPine - Welcome
I used Medite II for all of my wainscoting and some shelves. It can be painted or veneered. My wainscoting is painted and you would never know that it was not wood. In addition, you can use this product to make cabinets. Medite II is a medium density fiberboard(MDF) which is comprised of post industrial/pre-consumer recycled wood fibers bonded together with a formaldehyde free resin (glue). I live in the northeast, so wood is susceptible to shrinking or swelling during the year. Since I used this eco-friendly MDF, my wainscoting pieces have not separated from each other like wood does in the winter. It looks as good as it did the day it was painted.
Finding a nontoxic closet system a couple of years ago was an endeavor. Most closet systems are made out of particleboard that emits formaldehyde due to the resin used to hold the wood fibers together. I thought we would never fi... Finding a nontoxic closet system a couple of years ago was an endeavor. Most closet systems are made out of particleboard that emits formaldehyde due to the resin used to hold the wood fibers together. I thought we would never find such a system until one day my husband found Stor-X, a company from British Columbia, Canada in an obscure article. At the time, they made eco-closet systems out of Woodstalk (wheatboard) made by Dow. We sent them our architectural drawings and they designed our closets. Their designs were so good that we only had to make minor adjustments. Our carpenter verified Stor-X’s measurements before the closets were made. Once they came, my carpenter mentioned how easy it was to put them up. Again, we used their product in all of our closets and pantry and they have held up beautifully. Since Dow no longer produces Woodstalk, Stor-X is using other eco friendly products. In addition, they have more dealers in North America since my closest systems were made so the dealer can measure and install them for you.