What is MDF and Marine PLY?
Medium-density fibreboard is man-made refined particleboard. It is created by combining small wood residuals with wax and a resin binder. The whole combination is subjected to high temperature and pressure to form dense and steady panels. MDF was developed in the 1960s and has been in use ever since. Since MDF boards have a uniform structure, it’s easy to make furniture from them.
Marine ply is a type of plywood used for specific purposes. It’s made from durable veneers which have hardly any defects, which is why marine ply works great in humid and wet conditions. It also resists the growth of fungus and is ideal for kitchens. Of course, because it comes with all of these benefits, marine ply is expensive.