Properties And Expert Tips When Using Medium Density Fiberboard and Plywood For Wardrobe Cabinets

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Do you know that the choice of your material for wardrobe cabinets is very essential? Well, everything from texture, hue, to color of the material counts.

If you are new to the system, it may be devastating, especially when interior designers start using jargon like particleboard and medium density fiberboard.

To get through the hassle and bustle of making the best decision, you need to decide on the material to use.

You need to also know the pros and cons of the type of material you choose. Remember, the boxes that form the wardrobes can be produced using medium-density fiberboard, plywood, or particleboard.

Read on as we take you through the material properties, pros, cons, expert tips, and our recommendation on two major wardrobe cabinet materials that you are likely to find in the market.

1. Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Let's look at the key properties of medium-density fiberboard.

Material Properties

The medium density fiberboard consists of fine tiny particles of wood that are engineered with wax and pushed together to produce a board. One unique thing about this material is that it is eco-friendly.

Places To Use Medium Density Fiberboard in Home

MDF is a fundamental material for wardrobes and cabinets. It is readily available for the manufacturing of new furniture. Meanwhile, it is essential to know that it is not as durable as plywood. The material is not moisture-resistant and is not an ideal material for bathroom or sink boxes.

Tips From Experts

Carpenters can figure and grove medium-density fiberboard without difficulty. However, it requires extra support while appending screws and hinges. 

Our Recommendation

The best places to use medium-density fiberboard are bedrooms, crockery shelves, and living rooms.

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2. Plywood Material

Let's look at the key properties of medium-density fiberboard.

Material Properties

Plywood consists of small layers of wood known as plies that are glued firmly together for strength.

The readily available ones are 7 x 3 inch and 8 x 4-inch sizes. The common grades that are available are the Marine and the Commercial grades.

Places To Use Plywood In Apartment

Plywood is an essential material for wardrobe boxes, kitchen cabinets, and other wooden furniture in the house.

The surface area is covered with edge banding or laminate to prevent people from seeing it after the boxes are completed.

Tips From Experts

There is a possibility of plywood bending if it is long. Some designers prefer materials like blockboards to plywood when producing shutters.

Our Recommendation

We suggest that you choose marine quality plywood such as boiling water-resistant plywood for places you expect moisture.  Bathrooms and kitchens are places you can use boiling water-resistant plywood.

Most carpenters use commercial plywood to produce furniture for areas that have less moisture. One such area is the living room.

 In Need Of High-Quality Wardrobe Cabinets?

It is obvious that the materials you choose for the layout and design of your wardrobe cabinets are very important.

Now that you have a fair knowledge of the material properties, pros, and cons of each, ensure to pick the one that suits your needs.

Ensure to give close attention to the overall design, price, and durability of the wardrobe cabinets.

We hope that we have been able to explain the world of cabinets to you. For more explanations, kindly contact our experienced designers by clicking here.

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