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What is the best wood to use for the baseboard, frame and legs? 

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MDF or ply for baseboard and any white softwood for the frame and legs.

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A long time ago I had a chip board base with a planed softwood frame underneath which worked well for pinning the track.

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personally wouldnt use MDF, fumes indoors, bit soft, stability cf ply etc

 

Decent ply seems stable and robust - built my daughters out of all 9mm  in a ribbed / boxed style construction (so it is light and mobile). For a fixed install would probably go 12mm ply deck, 6 or 9mm surround and planed softwood framing (probably all from Lavers)

 

FWIW just got 3 big rolls of cork off ebay for the undertrack, arrived yesterday, so busy prepping for new layout this weekend

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