You can even get some of it for free
If you’re in an office environment, you probably see melamine whiteboard every day. It’s a very common material for shelving inside cabinets. Your bathroom cabinet is also likely to be made from this stuff. Whiteboard, and no, not the type you find in a classroom, is MDF that’s been coated with a thin, durable veneer of melamine. The veneer is cleaner-friendly, and unlike uncoated MDF, it is moisture resistant. Laser cutting whiteboard provides a very useful bonus: the heat from the laser seals the edges, making them more hard wearing. Provided, the carbonised surface is not sanded off, the laser cut edge is considerably less susceptible to absorbing moisture than a conventionally cut one.
I have a whiteboard version of the madebydan coffee table that’s at least four years old. It’s practically never free of clutter, it is frequently used as a step ladder (sorry, Dan), a crafting surface, drinks are spilled on it, food gets dropped on it. Right now I have my feet on it. Yet, after a quick wipe with a damp sponge, it’s nicely white again.
Whiteboard products and projects after the jump: