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Current lead time for cut & edge orders is 6 - 7 working daysCOLLECTIONS: 8AM - 4PM
Current lead time for cut & edge orders is 6 - 7 working days

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What is MDF?

MDF cutting service overview.

In the 1980s, MDF was developed to serve the growing flat-pack furniture market. MDF is made by breaking down wood waste into tiny fibres, mixing it with urea-formaldehyde, and then putting it under heat and pressure to solidify it. At first, MDF is made into huge sheets, and then it is cut into smaller ones to serve the market.

MDF is manufactured with unique properties and comes in different kinds: Moisture resistant (green fibres), Fire retardant (red fibres), High-density, Ultralight, Coloured, etc. MDF is not a decorative product but, due to its smooth surface, it can be laminated with a layer of wood veneer, acrylic or melamine, or just covered with paint using a brush or a spray gun. As a wood-based product, MDF is very versatile and has become widely used in furniture mass production and bespoke projects.

At Cworkshop, we offer MDF cutting service for professionals and DIY enthusiasts. We use Cutting Optimisation software to map out the cutting pattern for every job to eliminate time and material wastage. Advanced industrial-grade and computer-aided cutting machines, managed by professional operators, deliver unparalleled precision and accuracy. The machines use two saw blades, and in addition to the primary saw blade, a scoring blade is used to ensure that each cut is smooth and chip-free on both sides. We inspect MDF panel cutting quality and replace saw blades regularly to ensure a clean cut every time.

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Pros and cons

Things to consider with MDF boards.

  • Consistent in strength and size
  • Can be cut to size onsite
  • Less likely to expand or contract
  • Can be brushed or spray painted
  • Easy to work with and relatively cheap
  • Screwing on the edge causes the board to split
  • Denser than plywood or chipboard, therefore heavier
  • If it’s not sealed correctly can swell and break when saturated with water
  • Releases carcinogens because of the formaldehyde during MDF cutting or sanding process

Our services

What we can do for you.

Panels cut to size
Panels cut to size
Select any decorative board from our vast range of decors, and we will cut it into smaller size panels, as specified by you.
Panel edgebanding
Panel edgebanding
Let us know which panel edges to finish with an edging tape, and we will do it for you with our PUR glue equipped machines.
CNC cutting
CNC cutting
Entrust our CNC cutting department with unusual shape panel cutting, decorative pattern routing, hole drilling and grooving jobs.
Spray painting
Spray painting
We can spray coat your panels to a white primer, clear lacquer or any colour paint finish, all of which you can easily book online on our website.

When on a tight deadline for MDF cutting

Book our 24 or 48-hour service.

Our usual lead time for MDF cutting orders is around five working days. If you are in a rush and require your cut and edge job completed sooner, you can order our Fast Lane service. Depending on how busy we are, you can choose between 24 and 48-hour or 3 and 5-day lead time options.

Begin your MDF cutting list