Veneered MDF

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Veneered Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is a sophisticated sheet material that marries the natural beauty of real wood with the durability and versatility of MDF. This innovative composite material features a core of MDF, onto which thin slices of real wood veneer are applied, offering a premium finish on both sides. Ideal for a multitude of applications, veneered MDF presents an array of finishing possibilities such as oiling, varnishing, lacquering, or staining, allowing you to achieve the desired aesthetic while benefiting from the cost-effectiveness and uniformity of MDF.

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What Is Veneered MDF?

Veneered MDF combines the timeless beauty of real wood with the durability and affordability of medium-density fibreboard. 

By applying a premium wood veneer finish to both sides of the MDF, it offers a versatile solution for a wide range of finishes—whether you're looking to oil, varnish, lacquer, or stain, Veneered MDF adapts to fulfil your aesthetic desires. 

This innovative material showcases a uniform grain, presenting an ideal decorative alternative to solid wood, capturing the essence of natural timber without the associated cost.

From the elegance of office furniture, like desks and meeting tables, to the practicality of kitchen cabinets and dining tables, Veneered MDF's versatility shines through. Its application extends to panel moulding, fire surrounds, wardrobes, and TV units, showcasing its adaptability across different design needs and preferences.

Where Is Veneered MDF Used?

  • Office furniture - desks and meeting tables 
  • Panel moulding 
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Fire surrounds 
  • Dining tables 
  • Wardrobes 
  • TV units 

Veneered MDF Board Benefits

  • Perfect alternative to solid wood 
  • Offers a decorative option - perfect for unleashing your creative side and experimenting with design ideas
  • The slicing technique utilised within the manufacturing process of the veneers uses less raw timber - reduces environmental impact and saves money
  • Flexible and versatile
  • Ideal material for bespoke joinery and furniture production
  • Takes well to most adhesives, paints and veneers

Veneered MDF - Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing of veneered MDF involves bonding thin slices of wood veneer to an MDF substrate under high pressure and heat. 

This process ensures a strong adhesion and a smooth finish. The wood veneer comes from various species, offering a wide range of grains, colours, and textures. 

This variety allows for customisation and flexibility in design, ensuring that there is a veneered MDF product to suit every project's needs.

Veneered MDF - Maintenance and Care

Maintaining veneered MDF is straightforward, ensuring its beauty lasts for years. 

Regular dusting, avoiding excessive moisture exposure, and using coasters or pads to protect surfaces from heat and scratches will keep your veneered MDF in top condition.

Frequently Asked Veneered MDF Questions

How Is Veneered MDF Made? 

The manufacturing process of veneered MDF sees a thin veneer sheet applied to a stable MDF core. 

The edges of the MDF sheets are left exposed or an edging strip is applied with an iron to provide a uniform colour and finish. 

Can You Paint Veneered MDF? 

You can absolutely paint, stain or varnish veneered MDF - so long as you sand the veneers first!

What Are The Benefits of Veneered MDF Over Real Wood? 

A similar quality alternative to solid wood, Veneered MDF features many benefits and advantages over the real deal. Unlike solid wood, veneered boards are less likely to warp and split, making them more stable and easier to work with.

Wood veneer is for the most part more durable than solid wood, triumphing in applications where solid lumber would otherwise expand and contract as a result of temperature fluctuation and humidity.

While hardwood lumber can be costly and difficult to source, veneers tend to be more obtainable.

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