Many people are interested to get involved in woodworking projects without compromising their safety and comfort. They have to be aware of basics woodworking requirements and power tools at first. I’ve years of experiences in the woodworking and used a wide range of power tools in my projects so far.
There are so many natural and engineered materials used to make different types of furniture and construction purpose. Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is one of the most popular engineered materials.
This material is made from breaking down softwood or hardwood residuals into fine particles by combining it with a resin binder, wax and applying the maximum pressure and temperature. There are loads of disadvantages of MDF at this time. The following details explain you about such disadvantages.
Problems related to MDF
MDF material soaks up liquids such as water like a sponge and swells when it is not properly sealed on every side and edge. People who have an idea to use the MDF in different applications get much difficulty with the fine particles of this material. This is because such fine particles make this material not suitable to hold screws well.
MDF material is very heavy and not suitable to everyone who engages in the complex work. This is because this material is difficult to work with. The MDF material can be easily stained. There is no wood grain on the MDF.
This makes this material looks unpleasant when it is stained. Keep in mind that this material soaks up stain same as a sponge. If you do not wish your woodworking material to be easily stained, then you have to avoid using the MDF.
People who work with the MDF have to be very careful especially while cutting and sanding this material. This is because urea-formaldehyde in the MDF which can lead to various health problems when a person inhales this particle.
The complete details about the main cons of MDF give you an overview about why woodworking professionals do not recommend this material. Once you have decided to use the higher grades of woods for enhancing the construction or furniture work, you can avoid the MDF hereafter.
Use the best material
Many people especially beginners to the woodworking projects prefer the MDF boards over solid woods mainly because cheap prices. They have to identify all the problems of MD and make certain about how to use the best alternatives to the MDF material.