The furniture board materials we use

The materials used for crafting furniture are divided into two types: interior and exterior, which not only impact the price but also determine the durability of the furniture. The interior materials comprise the primary structure of the furniture and include various types of boards such as plywood and fiberboard, which determine the weight-bearing capacity and moisture resistance. The exterior "veneer" materials, such as paint, wood veneer, and eco-board, influence the appearance, texture, and ease of cleaning of the furniture. Choosing the appropriate furniture materials during renovations or interior design projects can be confusing, but we will start by explaining the interior materials of furniture boards, of which we typically use the following two materials.


1. Plywood

Plywood is the most commonly used custom furniture board material, available in two types: thin-core plywood and thick-core plywood. Thin-core plywood is made by stacking several layers of thin wood sheets, while thick-core plywood (also known as particleboard) has a core composed of bonded wood chips, sandwiched between two layers of thin wood sheets. Both thin-core and thick-core plywood exhibit high hardness and are less prone to deformation. Thin-core plywood is typically composed of three layers, five layers, or more odd-numbered thin wood sheets, each approximately one millimeter thick, arranged at 90-degree angles to each other and then bonded together. The greater the number of layers in plywood, the stronger its hardness and weight-bearing capacity.




2. Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Medium-density fiberboard is produced by pressing wood fibers and adhesive materials at high temperatures. Depending on the density, fiberboards are classified as high-density, medium-density, or low-density. For custom furniture production, we typically use medium-density fiberboard. Its greatest advantage is its smooth surface, which seamlessly pairs with different veneer materials. When we need to create furniture with a painted surface, medium-density fiberboard is our preferred choice. Compared to plywood, fiberboard has a smoother surface, minimizing unevenness or graininess. This allows it to absorb and distribute paint more evenly, resulting in a uniform finish. Additionally, medium-density fiberboard can withstand high pressure and temperature, making it more durable during surface treatments.


Whether you choose plywood or medium-density fiberboard, we assure you that we use high-quality materials for crafting your custom furniture to ensure durability and quality.

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