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Forum topic by Maynard posted 05-11-2009 06:56 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2009 06:56 AM

Back when I was young, Fiberboard was a step up from cardboard. It was used in drawer bottoms and the bottom or backs of case goods.

Then they came out with MDF – Medium Density Fiberwood. Used this for years in cabinets parts when hidden.

BUT a few years ago, at least a few years to me, they came out with HDF, that is High Density Fiberwood.

I am new to this site, and have spent probably 40 hours in the last few weeks reading and becomming addicted. I have not seen it mentioned in any of the post, but I have seen that some are not happy with the edge treatments of MDF. They might find HDF to be far superior. I know that I do.

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 06:58 AM

I have always wondered if there was such a thing. That and LDF?

Ah, I just looked it up. I knew it by the name Hardboard, as in Tempered Hardboard. That’s what they use for pegboards.

I have always known it as Fiberboard though.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 06:59 AM

Hey Maynard…welcome. Already addicted huh? Hang on…it gets worse. I missed shop time today reading just two posts!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 07:12 AM

It’s a little after 1:oo AM on mothers day here in the north georgia mountains. Ain’t you guys got a life? Well, maybe I don’t either>

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 07:18 AM

LOL, don’t feel alone Maynard, this place has a weird power…VERY addictive !!! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 07:23 AM

Welcome to LJs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 07:49 AM

I may as well finish the sweep across all the time zones :-)) Welcome to LJ from the Left Coast. I have never heard of HDF before.

Miket, what is LDF?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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