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Make the Right Choice of Engineered Wood
Jul 27, 2018

Make the Right Choice of Engineered Wood

There are different types of engineered woods available in the market like plywood, MDF, hardboard, particle board, blockboard, etc., which are nowadays extensively used for making furniture instead of solid wood i.e. natural wood.

These products have their own set of distinctive properties applications, raw materials as well as manufacturing process, which makes them very diverse from one another, and hence one has to use them judiciously and not randomly. Here we have given a brief comparison of all these composite wood, along with solid wood, with reference to their strength, uses, life and cost.

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Strength

Solid (Naural) Wood

Depending upon the species of wood,   solid wood is the strongest as compared to all engineered woods.

Plywood

Due to its cross laminated structure,   plywood is strongest amongst all engineered woods. It is also stronger as   compared to softwood of inferior species of natural wood.

Blockboard

As blockboard is made of softwood   strips, it has less strength as compared to plywood, but is stronger than   other fiberboards.

HDF

HDF is the strongest amongst   fiberboards.

MDF

MDF has less strength as compared to   HDF, but is stronger than particle board.

Particle Board

Particle Board is the weakest form of   engineered board.

 

Uses

Solid (Naural) Wood

Solid wood is used since centuries to   make wooden framed structures and as flooring.It is also used to make durable   furniture, both indoor as well as outdoor.Solid wood is also used to make   door and window frames, masts and spars for ships, aircraft, crates, boxes,   general millwork and ladders.

Plywood

Most commonly used for making custom   built furniture for home and offices.It is also used in building construction   in the form of concrete shuttering panels, floors, walls and roofs.

BWR grade plywood is used in making   kitchen cabinets and other kitchen furniture.

Marine plywood is used for making   boats and ships.

Blockboard

It is the most preferred choice when lengthy pieces of   wood are required for furniture making as it is stiffer and does not bends or   sags like plywood, like long book shelves, tables and benches, lengthy wall   panels,  exterior and interior doors, shutters,etc.

HDF

HDF is preferred for furniture where   heavy traffic is expected, such as in hotels, cinemas, government offices   etc.

MDF

It is also available in perforated   form, which is used for hanging various tools of the workshops.

Particle Board

It is used in light weight furniture   such as shoe racks, accent pieces, portable furniture, etc. where heavy loads   are not applied.It is used in modular office furniture, children furniture,   computer tables, and wardrobes in areas where they are not in contact with   moisture.It can be used as shutters for various storage units, as laminated   particle boards.It is also used as underlayment, flooring, wall paneling, and   partitioning.

 

Life

Solid (Naural) Wood

Solid Wood has known to last for   centuries, as it can be sanded several times, over its lifetime.

Plywood

Plywood if laminated or veneered, can   last for 50 years. In dry environment, its life can be increased by few more   years.

Blockboard

Blockboard has less durability than   plywood, as softwood strips are used in it.

HDF

HDF is very durable material, it can   last many years without getting damaged.

MDF

In dry environment, they last up to 10   years. Laminated MDF can last for 15-20 years, after that it has to be   replaced.

Particle Board

Particle board generally lasts for 5   years, but if surfaces are laminated they can last even for 10 to 15 years.

 

Cost

Solid (Naural) Wood

As it is natural material, it is   scarce and hence, most expensive as compared to the others

Plywood

plywood is the most expensive, as it   is made from several wood veneers.

Blockboard

As blockboard uses strips of softwood,   it is more costly than HDF, but cheaper than plywood.

HDF

HDF is expensive as compared to MDF as   more pressure is applied, during its manufacturing.

MDF

MDF is cheaper than HDF, but expensive   as compared to particle board.

Particle Board

Particle Board is the cheapest type of   engineered wood.

 

 


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