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MDF vs HDF: How They’re Different and What They’re Good For

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MDF and HDF – or medium-density fiberboard and high-density fiberboard – are two of the trendiest materials in woodworking these days. They’re both engineered by combining wood fiber and glue under immense pressure and heat, and are a suitable alternative to real wood. The recycled nature of their construction makes them environmentally friendly, and the
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What are the Best Uses for Marine Plywood?

boat dock marine plywood

Marine grade plywood is made with a waterproof binder, making it a great choice for building items that will be in constant contact with water. But, since marine plywood is thicker and held together with a specially-formulated adhesive, it costs more than typical plywood. To help you make smart investments that balance quality and price,
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How to Seal Marine Grade Plywood

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The many layers of Marine Grade Plywood are held together with waterproof adhesive, allowing the wood to withstand direct contact with water. Since it’s the ideal wood for moist or wet conditions, it’s often used to craft boats, boat parts, or outdoor furniture in coastal areas. By properly sealing this type of wood, you can
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What Are the Different Grades of Plywood?

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If you’re searching for the right type of plywood for your project, you’ve probably seen that there are several different grades to choose from. The variety can be daunting, and the labels can make the process even more confusing. What are the grades of plywood? There are four main types of plywood veneer grades. These
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Using Bendy Meranti Plywood to Create Curves

A chair is made from Meranti bendy plywood

Furniture, cabinetry or boat interiors with a curve are nothing to be intimidated by. This is exactly what bendy plywood is designed for. It can take the shape of almost any curve thanks to its ability to bend in long-grain or cross-grain directions. Bendable Meranti plywood is a type of wood made from several veneers
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What is MDF Wood?

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Although many people have heard of MDF, they aren’t sure what it is or how to use it. MDF is medium-density fiberboard that’s an inexpensive and durable option for many carpentry projects. If you aren’t familiar with MDF wood, we’ll take you through what it is, the concerns with MDF wood, and the advantages of
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What Is Okoume Plywood and How Can I Use It?

Okoume plywood

Okoume, pronounced oh-kuh-mey, plywood is made from the wood of the Okoume tree. It is sometimes called Okoume Mahogany and has a pinkish-brown or pale red hue. Okoume has a uniform texture and the grain is straight to barely wavy that looks interlocked and attractive. Okoume plywood is commonly used for building racing boats and
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Veneering with Plywood

Veneering Plywood

It is possible to veneer plywood, but knowing the difference between plywood and veneer can help you to turn a good project into a great one. Plywood is a type of manufactured wood panel that’s made by gluing veneers together. The layers are glued with the wood grain of the plies at right angles to
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What Are The Uses of MDF?

MDF

MDF is an extremely versatile building product, chosen for its strength, affordability, durability, and consistency. An engineered material, made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fine particles, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and pressing it with high temperature, it’s commonly used in many home and professional projects, including: Furniture Cabinets and
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How to waterproof MDF

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Medium density fiberboard, or MDF, is a highly versatile, inexpensive wood product that has many applications, including shelving, cabinetry, furniture and moulding. Made from heat-pressed recycled wood fibers and resin, it is available in laminate, veneer and paint finishes, is very strong, easy to work with, and is less likely to tear and chip. However,
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