This modern-day of home furnishings and home decor, the use of MDF is getting popular. Know the reasons why.
MDF stands for Medium-density fiberboard. Unlike natural wood, this is an engineered one. Manufacturers breakdown hardwood and turn it into wood fibers when making MDF. Other than hardwood, they are also using softwood residuals to make MDF. The wood fibers are combined using was and resin binder forming into an MDF panel. It comes in different types including the Ultra-Light, the moisture-resistant, and the fire retardant.
MDF has various uses and it is popular for use in different school projects because it is highly flexible. For home use, MDF is known for display cabinets, storage units, and wall panels because its surface is strong that when MDF cutting is done, the edges of the cutting tool will get dull fast.
MDF Home Use Ideas
The ideas on the use of a medium-density fiberboard are endless. We will be listing below some of the things you can do with an MDF board. Getting your MDF cut to size will make your life easier and your project making fun.
DIY Stylish Room Divider – a room divider will help emphasize each of your rooms in the house like your living room to your sleeping den if you are in a studio type unit. A stylish divider can also emphasize the living room from the dining or kitchen area.
DIY Floating Shelves – floating shelves are popular in today’s modern interior design ideas. Choose the shape of your choice from triangle to square to honeycomb. The idea is endless.
DIY Organizer Cubicles or Bench – today’s busy kids with school, sports, and other activities tend to make the home a messy one. The DIY organizer cubicles or bench will help do the trick in keeping the home organized you can put it in your garage so the kids can put the entire thing they use outside in the organizer before entering the house.
What made MDF POPULAR?
Compared to natural woods, MDF is uniform because it does not contain knots or rings. This is perfect for veneering because of its smooth surface in addition to being hard and flat. MDF is also consistent when it comes to its strength, painting is easy, can easily get together with glue, shapes well enough and dimension is stable.
There can also be some cons like a denser texture, can swell with water (true with low-grade ones), can easily dull blade and more. However, these cons cannot surpass the pros that everyone will love about MDF.