Large MDF sheets

MDF stands for Medium Density Fibreboard. It’s a sustainable engineered wood product manufactured using wood waste materials and byproducts, wax and resins, formed into panels under significant pressure.

Cost-effective and robust, MDF is suitable for many applications, from building to furniture products and shop fitting. It offers a flat, smooth surface with a great finish, is easy to machine and provides a versatile sheet material suitable for applying paints and finishes.

Types of MDF

There are four different types of MDF, including:-

Particle board MDF, produced using materials including wood chippings and shavings, chopped down to even smaller particles and then compacted to create the board.

Laminated MDF board, produced using wood fibres or thin wood panels, pressure and temperature treated to create strong boards.

Veneered MDF wood board, manufactured with the look and feel of real wood using veneers to create the wood grain.

Fibreboard MDF, manufactured at lower temperatures and using a range of binding agents, with organic fibres for a more sustainable product.

Sizes and thicknesses

At Supreme Merchants, we offer two standard-size thickness MDF large sheets:-

Common uses for MDF sheets

Standard MDF board is simple to work with. It’s easy to machine, saw, drill, screw and paint, making it ideal for a wide range of applications including both domestic and commercial purposes.

Typical uses include:-

  • Furniture and cabinets, including flatpack
  • Temporary flooring solutions
  • Wall panelling and interior applications
  • Shop fittings/shelving/decorative
  • Door and window frames and window sills
  • Skirtings
  • Exhibition stands
  • General construction

Benefits of MDF sheets

MDF panels provide some significant benefits

  • More cost-effective than wood
  • Easy to cut, drill and handle
  • Stable and resistant to warping
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for staining and painting
  • Smooth finish with no imperfections and knots
  • Resistant to insect attack

Potential disadvantages include:-

  • Not as strong as real timber
  • Vulnerable to moisture, so less suitable for areas where moisture is present (moisture resistant or MR MDF is available)
  • No wood grains pattern (unless veneered)
  • Heavy and very dense, and can be prone to sagging
  • Can release formaldehyde when cut or sawn


If you’re looking for a robust and versatile material for your project, then Medium Density Fibreboard is the ideal solution – take a look at the choice from Supreme Merchants.