MDF

Versatile and Lightweight

The Perfect Choice for applications when Weight matters .

Masisa Ultralight MDF is a medium density fiberboard that weighs about 30% less than standard MDF. Manufactured in Chile from 100% radiata pine, it features an even density profile and a smooth, flawless surface. Thanks to the wide range of available options (12-30mm, 4×8 through 5×10), Masisa MDF is incredibly versatile.

  • Easily Workable

  • Less wear on tools and machinery

  • Lower transportation costs

  • CARB Phase II certification

Working with MDF

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Milling

Masisa Ultralight MDF offers optimum finishes with better molding, less work and tool wear, and greater speed. Use high-speed work tools with our MDF, such as routers and tungsten carbide cutters. When it’s necessary to eliminate a large amount of material, we recommend rough trimming first, then final milling.

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Grooving

To make a groove—in order to put a glass window in a kitchen cabinet door, for example—you need to use a router with a deep cutting tool. Make sure to use a template. To add another material, such as glass, we recommend using a cutter mounted on ball bearings.

Shaping

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To shape the edges of the board, use a shaping cutter with tungsten carbide blades, running on ball bearings. Use clamps to fasten the board to the work bench. Keep in mind the size of the molding plane, especially for cases where hinges will be installed on the board itself, since deep cutting can encroach on the shaping you make.

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Deep Profiling

To shape or make patterns on the furniture surface, use a template to copy the desired form on the face of the piece. Use a cutter with a ball bearing at the top or a copying device on your router.

Thickness (mm)Density (pcf)Internal Bond (IB)Weight 4×8 (lbs)Pieces/Unit
123287428-
1532875264
1831876153
2531878438
30318710132

MDF is ideal for furniture components, doors, millwork, displays, store fixtures, cabinets, picture frames and more.

The benefits of using MDF include:

  • Lightweight material
  • Easy workability
  • Reduced tool wear
  • Lamination capabilities
  • CARB Phase II certification

Milling

Masisa Ultralight MDF offers optimum finishes with better molding, less work and tool wear, and greater speed. Use high-speed work tools with our MDF, such as routers and tungsten carbide cutters. When it’s necessary to eliminate a large amount of material, we recommend rough trimming first, then final milling.

Grooving

To make a groove—in order to put a glass window in a kitchen cabinet door, for example—you need to use a router with a deep cutting tool. Make sure to use a template. To add another material, such as glass, we recommend using a cutter mounted on ball bearings.

Shaping

To shape the edges of the board, use a shaping cutter with tungsten carbide blades, running on ball bearings. Use clamps to fasten the board to the work bench. Keep in mind the size of the molding plane, especially for cases where hinges will be installed on the board itself, since deep cutting can encroach on the shaping you make.

Deep Profiling

To shape or make patterns on the furniture surface, use a template to copy the desired form on the face of the piece. Use a cutter with a ball bearing at the top or a copying device on your router.

Need a core for hardwood plywood?

We also provide imported and domestic MDF as substrates for hardwood plywood. Combi-core panels with MDF on the face and back, and a lightweight veneer core, make for a superior laminating surface, panel stability, and good machinability.
Interested? See Hardwood Plywood