Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibreator, combining it with 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..
- Is an excellent substrate for verneers.
- Some varieties are less expensive than many natural woods
- Isotropic (its properties are the same in all directions as a result of no grain), so no tendency to split
- Consistent in strength and size
- Shapes well.
- Stable dimensions (won't expand or contract like wood)
- Easy to finish (i.e., paint etc