Wood is an ideal material. It has many uses and applications, especially in the furniture and interior design department. Through sustainable management, we can continue using wood without adversely affecting the environment. This article will help in learning the types of engineered wood. Some of these engineered wood products are produced by using even the scrap leftovers from real wood timbering, making it an attractive choice when making an environmentally friendly decision.
Some of the most used types of engineered wood available in our markets are listed below. Each one was engineered to perfection and can be used in a wide array of interior applications.
Chipboard is made from reconstituted wood-like sawdust, wood chips and shavings. These are compressed together with a natural or synthetic resin to produce boards. Chipboard is a brilliant low-cost option used for cabinet and cupboard frameworks. It’s superb to create sturdy furniture. These boards can also be used to build tables, headboards, and a wide range of other items, especially for those on a budget. It’s popularly used in flat-pack furniture that is easy to assemble and considered environmentally friendly as it’s made up of 70% recycled wood pieces.
MDF or Medium Density Fibrewood is made by fragmenting residuals of hardwood and softwood into ultra-fine particles and combining it with a resin under extreme pressure and high temperatures. This creates a board that is consistent in texture and smoothness and can be used for a diverse range of interior design applications.
Like particleboard, MDF soaks water and other liquids and will swell unless it is sealed well on every side, including its edges.
Plywood is engineered by pressing and binding large sheets of wood veneer together to create a solid piece. It’s available in different thicknesses and grades for a wide range of uses.
Plywood exhibits a consistent wood grain and doesn’t show major imperfections.
Veneered plywood offers options like ash, oak and other varieties that make replicating the desired look possible.
HDF HMR stands for High-Density Fibreboard High Moisture Resistance. It is a higher density version of regular fibreboard. High density is achieved by combining hardwood particle board along with a special glue pressing technique. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to real wood. Its moisture-resistant properties make them the perfect choice for applications for places like kitchen shutters and other high-use furniture areas.
Birch Plywood is created by combining many layers of very thin veneers to produce a very dense and durable multi-ply panel. It has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and is ideally used to build furniture such as shelves, drawers, desks, etc.
Hope the information above is enough for you to make an informed decision for any project that has use for engineered wood. Head over to our product section to check out our wide range of engineered wood products that can be used for different interior furnishings.