West Fraser’s CaberMDF is perfect all around the house

West Fraser’s CaberMDF is perfect all around the house

The original CaberMDF was developed in the 1960’s. Still as popular today and manufactured by West Fraser UK in Scotland, the highly engineered product can be seen all over the modern building, from furniture to architectural mouldings, and from radiator cabinets to kitchens. When it comes to consistency, quality and ease of use, West Fraser’s CaberMDF leads the way with  legendary performance and popularity.

The board is designed as an economical and versatile alternative to hardwood – without the inherent defects of knots or grains. The product’s attributes include stability and consistent density, while the panels have a high-quality surface, are strong, resist impact and accept fasteners securely. The panels are easy to work with and have good machining properties. They can be sawn, drilled, shaped and routed cleanly with minimum fuss, using hand or machine tools. When it comes to appearance, quality finishes are easily achieved by both professionals and DIY-ers, and the smooth surface of the panels is ideal for painting or applying veneers or paper foils.

The panels can be used to form architectural features, fascias, skirting, shelves, fitted units, wardrobes and kitchen and bathroom furniture including door and drawer fronts as well as carcassing. They can also be used to create individual items of furniture.

West Fraser’s comprehensive five-strong CaberMDF range has been developed to offer the perfect matches between panel and application. For general use, CaberMDF Trade is a versatile, lightweight board which is ideal where weight is a factor; the panels hold screws and fastenings securely. CaberMDF Trade MR offers the same benefits with the added advantage of moisture resistance for wet or humid environments. Where there is a need for premium quality and detailed working, CaberMDF Pro provides incredibly consistent density, ensuring cutting and routing need minimal finishing. CaberMDF Pro MR offers the further benefit of moisture resistance. The ultimate product in the range is CaberMDF 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.

Beyond the advantages and practicalities of using CaberMDF, the materials and processes used to manufacture the product offer the reassurance of being sustainable. West Fraser’s range of board products is available in a wide selection of sizes to minimise waste. All timber used is responsibly sourced and FSC-certified. The panels are manufactured in the UK from locally grown timber and are net carbon negative.

Samples of all West Fraser construction panels can be ordered on the website Uk.westfraser.com.  Head to the housebuilder page on the website to download a selection of tools including a fully-interactive guide to all West Fraser products and a checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your build.

For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit Uk.westfraser.com

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