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, 4x8 through 5x10), Masisa MDF is incredibly versatile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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MDF is ideal for furniture components, doors, millwork, displays, store fixtures, cabinets, picture frames and more.
The benefits of using MDF include:
MDF manufactured for sale or use in California must comply with the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations. Not only is Masisa Ultralight MDF the highest quality available, it’s CARB Phase II certified—so it’s as environmentally friendly as it is versatile.