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Veneered MDF sheets feature real wood veneers bonded to a premium MDF core. The result is a board that marries the aesthetics of natural solid wood with the additional stability of MDF. MDF veneer sheets feature a myriad of specs that make them ideal for domestic use from furniture manufacturing to wall panelling. Veneered boards also simplify the finishing process - they require very light sanding and take to lacquers and varnishes well.

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Many people select Veneered MDF panels over standard MDF due to the fact that it gives you a wide range of finish possibilities. The boards can be oiled, varnished, lacquered or stained to achieve your desired finish. 

Thanks to its uniform grain, Veneered MDF serves as an excellent decorative alternative to solid wood. The boards give the impression of wood without the hefty price tag. 

The sheets are suitable for a broad range of applications including: 

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

Veneered MDF Board Key Features

  • 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

Frequently Asked Veneered MDF Questions

What Are Veneered Boards? 

Veneered boards are sheet materials that feature a premium veneer finish on two sides. The most popular types of veneered sheets are veneered plywood and veneered MDF - both are often employed as a substitute for solid wood.

Veneer is created by slicing a log into thin layers, as opposed to solid wood which is sawn from a log. This slicing method increases the yield from each log, and thus, its overall value. 

The real wood veneers employed in the manufacturing process are film-like layers of wood that lend themselves to the boards' decorative finish. They give the appearance of real wood while being lightweight and cheaper. Mostly found on furniture or walls, these veneers need to be glued onto something like plywood or MDF to achieve a similar structural strength to actual wood. As a stand-alone product, veneers are fragile and lack support, which is why they need to be bonded to MDF. 

How Is Veneered MDF Made? 

The manufacturing process of veneered MDF board sees a thin veneer sheet applied to a stable MDF core. Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is a manufactured board produced by combining wood fibres with wax and a resin binder under heat and pressure. 

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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