18mm MDF Board Standard 2440mm x 1220mm (8' x 4')

URN: 4004008
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18mm MDF Board is a defect-free composite board that is used for a variety of applications within the construction industry. MDF, short for Medium Density Fibreboard, is manufactured by combining wood fibres with resins and waxes and compressing them to form a single sheet with a consistent thickness.

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Product Overview

18mm MDF Board is a defect-free composite board that is used for a variety of applications within the construction industry. MDF, short for Medium Density Fibreboard, is manufactured by combining wood fibres with resins and waxes and compressing them to form a single sheet with a consistent thickness.

18mm MDF Board Standard 2440mm x 1220mm (8' x 4')

URN: 4004008
£30.97ex. VAT

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Key Features

  • Smooth sanded surface allows it to be both painted and veneered
  • Cheaper alternative to plywood and similar counterparts
  • Won't splinter or tear out when cutting
  • Features a dense fibre body
  • Easily cut, screwed and glued

Technical Specification

Technical Specification
Thickness:18mm
Width:1220mm
Length:2440mm
Sales Unit:Sheet
Sales Unit Coverage:2.98m2

Product Description

If you're looking for an incredibly versatile product that can be used for a variety of different projects, then look no further than MDF Board. Whether you're looking to get handy and make your own furniture or you’re simply looking to lower the cost of your next DIY job, MDF Board is the perfect solution.

This defect-free composite board can be utilised in various applications and is easily cut, screwed and glued. The sheets boast a smooth sanded surface which readily accepts paint and staining; this same surface renders it perfect for internal applications with an aesthetic consideration, such as shelving and furniture making. 

All of our MDF boards are of premium quality being FSC/PEFC chain of custody certified.


18mm Medium Density Fibreboard Standard Applications

MDF Board can be used for everything from furniture to flooring, with its primary use lying in carpentry and furniture building. 


Due to its inability to handle moisture, Standard MDF is purposed for interior use in dry conditions only. However, we do sell a moisture-resistant MDF that is designed to hold up in areas of high humidity such as the bathroom or kitchen, should you need something more geared towards exterior applications. 


In short, standard MDF is an ideal sheet material for non-structural internal use in the majority of domestic and internal applications. 


Let's check its most common applications: 

  • Furniture 
  • Flooring 
  • Doors 
  • Windows 
  • Frames
  • Shelving 
  • Cabinet making
  • Shop fittings
  • Internal joinery projects
  • Architectural mouldings
  • Wall panelling 


18mm MDF Board Standard Specifications

The many benefits medium density fibreboard offers are vast and plenty. Let's take a look at MDF sheets' specs: 

  • Superior holding for screws and fasteners
  • Precision finish design
  • No natural defects
  • Can be cut in any direction without compromising structural integrity
  • Smooth sanded surface allows it to be both painted and veneered
  • Cheaper alternative to plywood and similar counterparts
  • Won't splinter or tear out when cutting
  • Features a dense fibre body


18mm MDF Board Finishing

There are a few options when it comes to finishes for your MDF board.: 

  • You could go with a clear finish, like lacquer or varnish - this will protect the MDF and give it a nice shine. 
  • You could also go with a stain or paint - stain will give the MDF a nice colour, while paint will provide a more solid block colour. 
  • If you want to get really fancy, you could even go with a veneer finish - this is a thin layer of wood that is applied to the MDF. Veneer can be stained or painted, and it gives the MDF a nice, natural look. 


The best way to paint MDF is to first coat it in a solvent-based primer of your choice, as this will help the paint adhere to the surface. Once this is done, you can then add the paint - easy. 


Whichever finish you choose, make sure to apply it evenly and in thin coats. Now that you know what finishes can be used on MDF, get out there and start building!


MDF Board Cutting

One thing that's important to note is that cutting MDF creates dust which can be harmful if inhaled. 


Therefore, when cutting MDF with electric saws we recommend you have the safety hazards covered before cracking on; such as using dust extractors and donning the appropriate safety gear such as dust masks, and respiratory and eye protection. 


No matter the tool, avoid cutting in confined spaces and ensure you're always working in a well-ventilated area.

How is MDF Made? 

The manufacturing process for MDF (short for Medium Density Fibreboard) sees wood fibres combined with resins and waxes cooked to a high temperature and pressed under high pressure to form sturdy uniform panels. 


This process eliminates knots, air pockets, and grain issues from the MDF boards, ensuring a uniform, defect-free precision finish. 


For further information and great quality related products, please refer to our MDF Category Page. We also have other sheet materials available for order online here. 

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