Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into woodfibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with a wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is generally 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 denser than particle board.
MDF is ideal for all internal joinery projects such as built in wardrobes, cupboards, panelling and linings and is ready for direct decoration. Specialist MDF boards are also available which are more suited to areas where moisture is present (Moisture resistant MDF) or where there is a need to provide fire ratings (Fire Retardent MDF)
MDF Cut to Size
Edges of MDF require more preparation before finishing or can be edged with iron on edgings or solid hardwood lippings available from The Timber Shop
The Timber Shop would always recommend that appropriate extraction or Personal Protective Equipment is used should MDF be further cut or sanded.