Particle board is a type of manufactured wood-based panel this is made up of wood shavings and scraps of one or more species that are granulated and blended with a resin and are then pressed and extruded into a solid panel.

Working properties

Particleboard has a smooth surface making it good for painting and is highly consistent throughout the entire board with no voids or splinters or cracks offering uniquely smooth edges. It is also easy to use a router to create many possibilities of decorative edges and easy to use and execute creative designs due to the consistency and smoothness. It should be noted that it is not as favorable as MDF for such applications.

Particleboard is susceptible to water and may experience welling if not very well sealed from edges. Screwing properties fall slightly short of plywood and MDF, as well as strength rating.