Particle Board Vs MDF: Comparison Between Particle Board, MDF And Plywood

Comparison Between Particle Board, MDF And Plywood

MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard)

MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard) is actually an engineered wood which is composite that is similar to particle board but is much stronger and denser than particle board.
  1. Price: MDF is generally very cheaper than plywood.
  2. Surface: Its surface is very smooth and the user need not to worry about the knots on the surface.
  3. Consistent: The MDF is very much consistent, which means the cuted edges are smooth and will not have the splinters.
  4. Decorative Edges: Due to the smooth edges it is eaasy to use the router to create the Decorative Edges.
  5. Easy Cutting: It is very easy to cut the MDF, as a result its various designs can be formed.


Plywood is also an engineered wood product which is produced by strongly pressing and binding the sheets of wood veneer together into one solid piece of wood.
  1. Water Damage: It’s very less susceptible to water damage than the MDF, besides that it won’t soak up water and swell as quickly as MDF does.
  2. Screws: It holds screws very tightly and this is due to the reason of varying grains of wood on each layer.
  3. Strong: It is very strong building material, because of the many layers of veneer and grains that run in different directions.

Particle Board

It is made from the waste-wood product by heat pressing wood chips, sawdust, and resin together, in order to make it water resistant, fireproof, or even the insect-proof best quality chemicals are used such as wax, dyes, wetting agents, and release agent, all the material is mixed together to make a complete wood products.
  1. Weight: It is very light in weght which means it is easy to carry.
  2. Cost: It is not Too much expensive.
  3. Furniture: It is Perfect for Ready-Made Furniture.
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