MDF is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood and/or softwood residuals into wood fibers, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming it into panels by applying high temperature and pressure.

MDF offers extremely high value and excellent for the price when compared with Plywood and Blockboard.

Working Properties

MDF has a very smooth surface making it excellent for painting and is highly consistent throughout the entire board with no voids or splinters or cracks offering uniquely smooth edges. A key advantage of MDF is that its very Easy to use a router to create endless possibilities of decorative edges. Additional, Band saw or jigsaw easy to use to execute creative designs due to the consistency and smoothness of MDF

Some setbacks of MDF include water absorption if not very well sealed from edges. Screwing properties fall slightly short of plywood due to the fine particles that it is made up of. The heavyweight of MDF can make it difficult to use in some applications. As raw MDF, it does not take stain well compared with plywood or blockboard since there is no veneer on the surface.