I’m prepareing to build my own stick, researching materials for the housing I see a lot of nice sticks being built from Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). But I also read MDF contains urea formaldehyde which is somewhat toxic and shouldn’t be inhailed, especially in cases when cutting or shaping the material (when a fair amount of dust may be produced). Also it appears low levels of urea formaldehyde are constantly released from MDF surfaces, and thus the final product should be completely painted and or sealed in some other manner to reduce that factor.
My question is… how bad is urea formaldehyde? Has anyone run into any health issues from it? And what have people used, if any, for that final sealing process.