MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure.
MDF is denser than plywood. It is made up of separated fibres, but can be used as a building material similar in application to plywood. It is stronger and much more dense than normal particle board. Grain and color may vary from sheet to sheet.
MDF takes well to stain, paint, and sealing and joins easily to other materials with adhesive products such as gorilla glue, wood glue, and a variety of other glues. Pilot holes should be used when screwing MDF together.
- Type: MDF