Consistency and quality are essential attributes of materials used in producing high volumes of domestic and commercial furniture. Add to this the need for materials and processes to be sustainable and, unsurprisingly, West Fraser’s CaberWood MDF and SterlingOSB Zero are among the most popular panel products used in the furniture industry.
The term ‘furniture’ embraces a wide range of items, but all have factors in common when it comes to the panel products used. Notably, these must have a high-quality surface, be strong and have consistent density, resist impact, have good machining properties and accept fasteners securely.
Embracing all these properties, West Fraser’s comprehensive five product CaberWood MDF range is designed as an economic alternative to hardwood, but without the inherent defects of knots or grains. CaberWood MDF may be used for carcassing and framing as well as for high quality facias, including door and draw fronts. Consequently, it is employed in the manufacture of everything from chairs, tables, cabinets, bed frames and wardrobes to kitchen and bathroom furniture.
CaberWood MDF offers stability and consistent density, ensuring panels can be sawn, drilled, shaped and routed cleanly and easily with hand or machine tools. The smooth surface finishes are ideal for painting or the application of paper foils and veneers.
For general-purpose applications, CaberWood MDF Trade is a versatile, lightweight board that holds screws and fastenings securely. CaberWood MDF Trade MR offers the same benefits but with the added advantage of moisture resistance for occasionally wet or humid environments.
Where there is a need for premium quality and detailed working, CaberWood MDF Pro provides incredibly consistent density, ensuring cutting and routing need minimal finishing. CaberWood MDF Pro MR offers the further benefit of moisture resistance.
The ultimate product in the range is CaberWood MDF Industrial which is moisture resistant and designed specifically for the production of high-grade furniture and fittings. It is ideal for deep routing and its consistent close-grained texture ensures clean edges and surfaces that will take advanced finishing techniques.
Complementing CaberWood MDF, West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero is increasingly employed in furniture manufacture, particularly for shelving and couch frames. It is stronger and tougher than ply, with no knots, voids or de-lamination. SterlingOSB Zero is the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, so it is a ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.
Timber is a highly sustainable building product and, with the SterlingOSB Zero range, there is the reassurance that the product’s environmental credentials are further enhanced. All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are FSC certified and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation. SterlingOSB Zero is also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, so it is an even ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.
Free samples of all CaberWood MDF and SterlingOSB Zero products can be ordered here. Product and technical support is available through dedicated advice teams.
For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit Uk.westfraser.com