What are the different materials used in our furniture?

When it comes to furnishing your home, finding furniture that is both stylish and functional and within your budget is one of the most important parts of having a home. With so many different types of furniture available, it's important to understand the differences between materials so you can find something that suits you best.



According to the material classification, the board can be divided into two categories: solid wood and wood-based panels; According to the molding classification, it can be divided into a wood board, particle board, MDF, solid wood particle board, and plywood.

Plywood, density board, and particle board are all wood-based panels

  • Particle board, also known as chipboard or low-density fiberboard, is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips and a synthetic resin or another suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded.

  • Particleboard can be made more appealing by painting or the use of wood veneers on visible surfaces.

  • A Density board is a kind of board made of wood or other plant fibers by heating and pressing and can be divided into high-density board, medium-density board(MDF), and low-density board by density. They have a uniform structure, fine material, stable performance, impact resistance, easy processing, and other characteristics. Therefore, they are widely used in furniture, home decoration, musical instruments, and packaging.

  • Plywood is a material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. All plywoods bind resin and wood fiber sheets (cellulose cells are long, strong, and thin) to form a composite material.

Particleboard and MDF are both materials used to produce panel furniture, commonly found in products such as dressers, shoe cabinets, and computer desks. They are popular with consumers due to their good malleability and low price.


So what's the difference between these two boards beside the different materials? Let's compare!

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Each material has its advantages, from durability to aesthetic design to portability. You can find a large range of different materials and types of furniture at Lemroe. You are free to design your room in your way and to choose the products you like.


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