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  • AnestisC commented on togo1919's instructable ! ! ! GOOD MDF ! ! ! BAD MDF ! ! !3 years ago
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    Hello, I do not know the brands in USA, but the characteristics that you have to look are the following :- the color , the more yellow is the color of the panel the more softwood includes this make it smoother in processing , better fom CNC , Veneering . The darker is the color more hardwood includes , this make it stronger. So you have to choose what you need. - The density . All companies have data sheet of the panels . One normal MDF has to be 700-750 kg/M3 , lower than this number will cause problem in final application. More over for detailed jobs you may use HDF with density 900-950kg/m3 - Another thing you have to check the surface , if is sanded or not, A not good sanded surface will cause problems in the final product. Imagine the veneer will unglue . - Last but not least is th...

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    Hello, I do not know the brands in USA, but the characteristics that you have to look are the following :- the color , the more yellow is the color of the panel the more softwood includes this make it smoother in processing , better fom CNC , Veneering . The darker is the color more hardwood includes , this make it stronger. So you have to choose what you need. - The density . All companies have data sheet of the panels . One normal MDF has to be 700-750 kg/M3 , lower than this number will cause problem in final application. More over for detailed jobs you may use HDF with density 900-950kg/m3 - Another thing you have to check the surface , if is sanded or not, A not good sanded surface will cause problems in the final product. Imagine the veneer will unglue . - Last but not least is the tollerance. +/- 0,1/0,2 mm is a good tollerance. When you make a table you want all the surface to be 16mm for examble and not 15,8mm in one corner and 16,7 in the other.... Really known MDF producers are from Brazil , France and Canada.

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