MDF Furniture and DIY Wood Furniture Elements Using these Free Plans

MDF is an extremely common material used in furniture. This term has many pro’s and con’s so MDF as a material for making furniture should be better explained. Fibreboard, in all its densities, is made from wood fibres. Those would be little tiny pieces of hardwood or softwood. Mix these with some resin and wax, then heat it up and press it together, and you get fibreboard.

MDF Furniture Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many positive advantages of this material: economical choice, uses recycled wood in its construction, easy to paint in many different colors, smooth material without knots, easy shaping… There are disadvantages also: it may off-gas small amounts of formaldehyde, tends to be high maintenance,  less child-friendly because of the chemicals used prior the finish, Direct exposure to water can cause MDF to swell…

 

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