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Particleboard is made from small wood particles pressed together with glue under extreme heat and pressure to make a solid panel. MDF and hardboard are made the same way except the wood particles are further refined into even smaller particles to provide a smooth edge to the panel.
Composite wood panels are often surfaced with a decorative treatment. There are a number of surfacing options available that can be used to create the wonderful array of looks and styles that consumers want and expect.
PLUM CREEK HDF products are prized by woodworkers for their exceptional qualities, including a smooth unblemished surface and a durable core designed for hot press plywood applications. Made from high-quality inland species of western softwoods known for their low abrasive content and light color, providing for unsurpassed ease of machining and veneer laminating.
Hardboard is used in a variety of applications including furniture components, wall paneling, moulded door skins, underlayment and perforated boards.
Hardboard is a composite panel manufactured primarily from inter-felted ligno-cellulosic fibers consolidated under heat and pressure. Other materials may be added during the manufacturing process to improve certain properties, such as resistance to abrasion and moisture, and to increase strength and durability.
Hardboard has a uniform thickness, density and appearance and has no grain. It resists marring, scuffing and abrasion, as well as changes in temperature and humidity. Hardboard can be cut, routed, shaped and drilled with standard woodworking tools. In addition, hardboard can be securely glued or fastened with screws, staples or nails. Hardboard panels can be laminated with paper overlays, plastic laminates and veneers.
Particleboard is a composite panel product consisting of cellulosic particles of various sizes that are bonded together with a synthetic resin or binder under heat and pressure. Particle geometry, resin levels, board density and manufacturing processes may be modified to produce products suitable for specific end uses. At the time of manufacture, additives can be incorporated to impart specific performance enhancements including greater dimensional stability, increased fire retardancy and moisture resistance.
The term "composite wood products" refers to a family of engineered wood panels that includes particleboard, MDF (medium density fiberboard), and hardboard.
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is widely used in the manufacturing of furniture, kitchen cabinets, door parts, mouldings, millwork and laminate flooring.
The surface of MDF is flat, smooth, uniform, dense and free of knots and grain patterns. The homogeneous density profile of MDF allows intricate and precise machining and finishing techniques for superior finished products. Trim waste is significantly reduced when using MDF compared to other substrates. Stability and strength are important assets of MDF, which can be machined into complex patterns that require precise tolerances.
High Density Machining Grade
PLUM CREEK Super-Refined MDF2 ® is an engineered wood panel prized by woodworkers for its exceptional qualities, including smooth, unblemished surface and homogeneous core. Our products are made from high-quality inland species of western softwoods known for their low abrasive content and light color, providing for unsurpassed ease of routing and finishing.
Specs: Light weight, moisture resistant, structural panels for use with I-joists
Description: Rim Board fills the space between the sill plate and the bottom wall plate, or between the top plate and bottom plate in multi-floor construction. In addition to filling the void, Rim Board is an integral structural component that transfers both lateral and vertical forces. To function properly, the Rim Board must match the depth of framing members, and conventional solid sawn lumber typically does not match the new generation of wood I-joists.
Specs: Light weight, moisture resistant, available pre primed.