With the advancement of technology, more and more building materials appear on the market. There are different types of MDF, which can be used in construction work and the finishing panels for finishing walls/ceilings or for making furniture. Wood panels are popular with designers, as this material is used for decorative paneling and window sills, aesthetically attractive and durable sash interior doors. Many builders use MDF boards and MDF t-beams – they put them inside the beams when creating the floors in the process of monolithic construction works. Quite often they make the roof sheathing from water-resistant MDF modification for better protection of the oil-based coated paints.
But most of all MDF boards are applicable in the furniture industry. Developed with a technique of bending structural elements from glued wood fibers, they are good for making chairs or an elegant headboard with this material. As a rule, all furniture for rooms with high air humidity (bathrooms, kitchens) is of veneer or laminated MDF.
For the manufacture of plates from MDF, low-grade wood and wood waste (chips, slabs) are used as a rule. The resulting product meets all the necessary requirements to the modern construction material – it is ecologically safe, durable, and easy to milling and has other mechanical processing.
In addition, MDF is convenient for applying various decorative films or laminating a natural veneer.
Due to these characteristics, MDF is the ideal material for the realization of custom designs. Using this type of plates is becoming more common, so the MDF can be believed to be the material of the future furniture and woodworking industry.
High-technological and physicomechanical performance, environmental friendliness and reasonable price provide the growing popularity of the choice to use MDF boards in various applications. MDF is deprived of one of the main disadvantages of natural wood – heterogeneity of properties and natural defects. In contrast to plywood, MDF is much less warped; it has a higher density and a smaller thickness variation. Compared to particleboard, MDF has greater strength and density, smoother surface finish and high moisture resistance.
Convenient format and a wide range of thicknesses of MDF allow using it both in furniture manufacture and in construction.
MDF is widely used in the construction industry, replacing more expensive wood-board materials.
Providing high sound absorption and thermal insulation of the premises, MDF has been used successfully for the manufacture of wall panels, partitions, doors and various materials for interior decoration.
Due to the high density, MDF is an excellent material for the manufacture of joinery, laminated floors, and moldings.
Minimum values of variable thickness made of MDF are especially popular for smoothing walls and laying of rough floors.
MDF is an ideal material for furniture: cabinet, kitchen, office, custom furniture, and commercial equipment.
MDF is widely used for the production of furniture panels, furniture elements, worktops. Due to the high strength of MDF is much better than the DSP holds the furniture fittings.
High moisture resistance and resistance to temperature fluctuations allow its use in the manufacture of kitchen furniture and furniture for bathrooms, commercial, medical and laboratory equipment.
Possibilities of processing of different types of MDF significantly expand its application in the design and development of furniture design.
Here are 10 creative ways to use MDF boards.
1) Bent parts for interior decoration;
2) Manufacturing of window sills;
3) Wood moldings for construction (plinth, cornices, skirting boards, architraves, ground strap, etc.);
4) Wall panels;
5) Ceiling panels;
6) The alignment of the walls and their preparation for final finish;
7) Partitions in the office and residential premises, creating arches, columns and other interior elements;
8) Heat and sound insulation;
9) Production of interior doors with decorative relief;
10) Doors production (under the trim decorative foil, veneer or paint, etc.).