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null 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4ft. Medium Density Fiberboard

1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4ft. Medium Density Fiberboard

$11.95 /each

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Medium Density Fiberboard handy panels are perfect for small projects and repair work. They re easy to transport, lightweight, and priced right - everything you need to get a job done quickly. Medium Denisty Fiberboard has a smooth surface.

  • Medium Density Fiberboard handy panels are ideal for utility shelving and craft projects
  • Organize you workshop or basement, Medium Density Fiberboard handy panels are pre-cut and ready to use
  • Can be painted
  • Handy size means less waste, and an economical price
  • Note: Product may vary by store
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this be painted and hung on the wall like a picture?

Asked by: Mida
Yes, you could do that. As someone suggested, you might be happier with the tempered hardboard, although it has a tendency to bend, unlike the MDF. But be advised: MDF is pretty darn heavy, and you need to have a very secure hanging method. If in drywall, I'd use a toggle bolt (or something similar) instead of the usual drywall anchor.
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2016-08-10

attempting to make an exterior sign......will this MDO work? if so, when I cut out my oval shape ...

attempting to make an exterior sign......will this MDO work? if so, when I cut out my oval shape will the edges be rough? and what type of paint could I use? Currently I have a piece of galvanized plywood but not sure if it will warp and look horrible over time. ty
Asked by: jamie
This is NOT MDO. But I prefer this for sign making, both with my CNC machine, and by hand. MDO is Medium Density Overlay...a form of plywood that is veneered with this stuff...Medium Density Fiberboard. This will work fine for signs if you paint and seal it well. The edges machine very nicely but need extra care with paint and sealer because they will absorb water otherwise, turning your sign into a mass of thick, mushy cardboard. The edges will be as smooth as you can make them. MDF machines very nicely with a router, so if you have, or make a router trammel (or use a CNC machine), you should be able to get a perfect oval. Sand lightly and prime/seal the cut edges, then sand and paint with whatever pleases you. Finish with a couple of coats of compatible clear finish and you should have a sign that looks good for 20 years.
Answered by: lilrabbit
Date published: 2017-02-01

This came up in my search for Homasote Board. I want to use it to do stained glass and to use th...

This came up in my search for Homasote Board. I want to use it to do stained glass and to use the soldering iron on the stained glass. Is this they same type board for that? I want to make sure the soldering does not cause burns in the wood. If this is not the correct board, does Home Depot carry it?
Asked by: newbieglass
This is not the same. Homasote is soft and you can put pins into it. Look for "hushboard" or "sound insulation board" MDF is very hard and is going to show burn marks, and it will blister if you get it too hot. I'm not sure it will give you a sufficiently long lived surface for stained glass work. "sound insulation board" is soft enough that you can stick pins in it to hold your frames in place, solidified solder will brush off, and while you will get burn marks from your torch or soldering iron, it's not going to burn through or burst into flames.
Answered by: lilrabbit
Date published: 2017-02-01

Used as a shelf for storage do I need support at center for moderate weight load of 10-15lbs?

Used as a shelf for storage do I need support at center for moderate weight load of 10-15lbs?
Asked by: Gerry
Yes, just to be safe
Answered by: BC Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-07
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Customer Reviews

1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4ft. Medium Density Fiberboard is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good stuff This is good solid MDF. A few months back I used it to replace the the horrible wire closet systems with nice built in shelves, etc. I've also used it to build subwoofer enclosures for car stereo systems, as well as building a router table with fence for my woodworking projects. The one thing you MUST understand when dealing with MDF is that IT HAS TO BE SEALED! If you do not seal the board with either primer/paint, varnish, etc... it will soak up any moisture in the air. Another reviewer posted photos of a hinge ripping out of the MDF which clearly was not sealed, nor were the proper screws used. With MDF you want to use screws with a thin body but large coarse threads, much like a drywall screw. But even with the proper fasteners, if moisture gets into the board... it's game over. This same concept actually applies to ALL wood products. If you do not properly seal solid wood boards on ALL sides, they will warp. I suggest using Zinnser "Seal Coat", which is a De-Waxed Shellac product. It seals the wood and can be finished with Lacquer, Poly, painted, or left with just the shellac finish. It's a great product. Hopefully this will help those of you who plan on using MDF but don't know much about it.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from strong and durable Best material for the price if your putting speakers of any size in this material. I built a speaker box for my f-150 5 years ago. Has two kicker cvs twelves and a ten in. Hits super hard and have never had a rattle or screw pull out like particle of even ply wood.I would recommed Liquid Nails just as a back up, I use it whenever I can. Cheap insurance and takes some of the pressure off the screws, hence maybe why I haven't even pulled one when using mdf.... Good Stuff !!
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Size, Stable, Easy to machine Unless I am on a dedicated material run, I generally don't drive my big truck to the big city. So I was in my little jelly bean car and made a de rigueur stop at Home Depot, Justin Case they had something I thought I needed. I definitely needed to make up another batch of zero clearance inserts and I was unusually out of scraps of 1/2 MDF. Well, a 4x8 sheet doesn't fit in the little car, and I am little inclined to buy a full sheet of it unless I have a project on line that needs it. I didn't even know Home Depot carried this stuff in this handly 2x4 size. But they do, and I was able to comfortably fit one of these handy sheets into the trunk of my tiny car. I used a third of the sheet to make up zero clearance inserts and I made the rest into a miter sled. Now, lets all band together to get HD to start stocking some of that really nice 11 and 13 ply baltic birch plywood in this size as well....
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed stock! Home Depot has just changed suppliers for this product. The old supplier provided MDF that was reliably .50 thick. The new supplier provides stock that is .483 thick. Warehouse personnel labelled BOTH as .483 thick, something I discovered as glue was thickening in dados cut for .483 thickness. This amounts to a mere 1/16" difference; not enough to notice, but plenty enough to ruin your project! Also, it's easy to find router bits for 1/2", but difficult to find router bits for 7/16" (.483). I suppose they expect us to laminate the MDF, but HD doesn't carry laminates....
Date published: 2015-01-15
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice piece of fiberboard Flat and sturdy. Wouldn't call them "lightweight," as the description does, but I guess that's a matter of opinion.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Problems with this product since Fall 2012 I use this product to make large handmade screens (22" high x 42" wide). They consist of a wider middle panel and two smaller side panels, which are attached with 4 hinges using craft glue and tiny screws.. I've been making these for 7 years without a problem until this fall.. Suddenly, the hinges are continually tearing away the top layer of wood and breaking free, ruining the screen. Since I've used this product successfully for so many years, I can only assume that a cheaper glue is being used in the manufacturing of the MDF panels, thus making it easy for it to tear apart? This is annoying enough, but to make it worse, the price has about doubled in the last several years.. Why are we paying more for less quality? This seems to be an ongoing problem with a lot of the wood sold at our local Home Depot. I hope Home Depot will see this and look into this problem.
Date published: 2013-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for me! I used these for the top and 2 shelves of my new work bench. Excellent value and sturdy for my needs. I later covered the work bench top with some spare hardwood flooring I had. Very nice for the price!
Date published: 2013-07-31
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