Our MDF material is a solid, comparative material to basic plywood and is almost indistinguishable in most applications. It’ll save you money on large runs of furniture production, panels for soundproofing, or even automotive usages by itself.

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What is MDF?

Our MDF, or Medium Density Fiberboard, is a unique composite wood material made from sawdust and fibers from both softwoods and hardwoods. These components are mixed with resin and then subjected to forming by extreme temperature and pressure, creating a spectacularly pliant and workable sheet material.

There’s a lot of information out there about real wood being superior to particleboard and MDF, but like with most projects, it really depends on what you need it for. The truth is MDF board functions about as well as, if not better than plywood for many project types. The key is knowing what you need from your board.

It should be noted that MDF is not ideal for external environments where it’d be subjected to the elements, as the material will warp and quickly fall apart. Although if you need a more accessible material for furniture, custom sound systems, or other indoor application, MDF will save you tons of cash in the long run and provide the same quality as a similar strength wood.

If you’re worried about off-gassing and potential liquid spillage ruining your finish, our MDF is treatable for a variety of purposes, such as fire resistance, liquid sealing, and different paints.

Variations in MDF finish

Due to ongoing global supply chain shortages, there will be variations in your custom cut MDF finish color and texture. Some variations of MDF may be darker and have a slight sheen, as shown in the images here. These darker variations will also have a dark cut edge and differing edge cut finish from our traditional MDF.

These finish variations will not alter the integrity of your parts in any way, but be aware that if you have multiple MDF parts in a single order, those parts may slightly vary in color and finish.

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Material Details

.125″ MDF

Advertised Thickness .125″ | 3.18mm
Gauge N/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive .015″
Thickness Tolerance Negative .015″
Cutting Process C02 Laser
Cut Tolerance .009″
Top/Bottom Finish Identical both sides
Sourced from Global
Available Operations
Deburring No
Bending No
Countersinking No
Tapping No
Anodizing No
Plating No
Powder Coating No
Hardware No
Tumbling No
Design Considerations
Min Part Size 1″ x 2″
Max Part Size 44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size .050″
Min Bridge Size .063″
Min Hole to Edge Size .038″
Tab and Slot Tolerance .020″
Material Composition
Tensile Strength (Yield)
Shear Strength
Shear Modulus
Fatigue Strength
Brinell Hardness
Elongation at Break
Elastic Modulus
Poisson’s Ratio
Thermal Conductivity
Melting Point
Magnetic No

Our laser and CNC cut MDF is guaranteed

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Why? Because if you’re here, you’re like us, and we want to see what you can do with our services. We want you to succeed.

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush stud, M8 x 1.25, .472" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread SizeM8 x 1.25
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).315″
Minimum sheet thickness0.94″
Maximum sheet thickness.347″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.378″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..535″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.100″-0.250″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.104″-0.250″

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″