A Real-World Look At Magnesium Oxide Board
Check out this video for a brief rundown of a new multipurpose building material that's making its way onto job sites.
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) board is water resistant, high strength, and insect proof. It can be used in applications from siding and trim to drywall and tile backer. Learn more about it in this Tool Tech video from Fine Homebuilding’s tool and product editor, Patrick McCombe.
Extreme Green MgO Board
Sold by BlueLinx
1/2-in.: $1.10 per sq. ft.
5/8-in.:$1.40 per sq. ft.
3/4-in: $1.60 per sq. ft.
Associate editor Patrick McCombe has been testing power tools on behalf of national publications for more than 15 years, and he regularly meets with product manufacturers to try out new introductions. In the Tool Tech series, Patrick reviews the latest tools and materials, discusses building technology, and shows time-tested techniques for better, more-efficient home building.