Updated: Jul 20, 2021

This article focusses on various types of wooden boards used to manufacture furniture.

While you speak to your interior designers or local carpenters in order to make over or create furniture, you must be hearing a lot of board names which might make you confused. That’s absolutely normal but at the at the same time you should also keep a track of the materials that are used for your favourite furniture. Various kinds of boards are used depending on their thickness, size and advantages such as, Particle boards, MDF boards, HDF boards, Blockboards, Plywood etc. This article will guide you through these boards with lot of details enabling you to take a better purchase decision.

Particle board:

It is a type of clipboard made from the combination of sawdust, wood chips, and shavings mixed together with resins. These boards are very lightweight and mostly used for interiors like false ceiling, flooring, kitchen cabinets, storage units, wardrobes, dressing units etc.

MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard):

This is an engineered wood similar to particle board but much denser and stronger than it. MDF is made by wood fibers combining wax and resin binder by applying high temperature and pressure. Mainly used for cabinets, flooring and other furniture MDF is inexpensive than Plywood.

HDF (High Density Fibreboard):

HDF boards are manufactured from compressed wood fibres and are stronger and harder than MDF boards. These are mostly used for flooring products, door skins and underlayment.


Another category of compound wood board made of uniform strips of wood placed in adjacent columns. It is uniformly stable and strong board, lightweight, water resistant and economical.


This is also an engineered wood made from MDF and Particle boards used for a wide range of structural, interior and exterior furniture. It has good strength, durability, less vulnerable to water damage and remains stable under temperature and moisture change. Moreover plywood is economical than solid wood.

It is always better to get an idea about the wooden materials that are required to manufacture furniture. Now, as you choose to manufacture your own custom made furniture you will have the freedom to select the type of boards in consultation with the interior designer or manufacturer.

At Ergoflex, all our furniture is either exclusively made with these materials or a combination of the best suited boards, since individual products require certain type of boards to make it strong, durable and classy. With the finest of the boards, we make your furniture look contemporary and stylish. For any query, please connect with our furniture experts.

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