Ash Veneered MDF Details
For a high-quality polished finish, our crown-cut veneered real wood ash MDF elegantly adds an ash finish to our standard MDF. The result is similar in quality to alternative veneered plywood, enhanced by the uniform and colour of the real ash veneer.
Ash is a pale, almost white timber known for its exceptional strength and durability. Furthermore, this is such a popular choice that it is often the choice for gym and sports hall floors. It has a subtle colour with tones of white/pale grey. Its distinct appearance often results in a highly decorative and open-grain pattern.
Our popular ash-veneered MDF is made up of an excellent quality real ash wood veneer which is bonded to our standard MDF. The core is an 18mm MDF core, with a 0.5mm laminate veneer applied to both faces. By right angle slicing the real ash, we produce a crown cut veneer which gives a recognisable great iconic grain for the veneer which can be customised in the direction of your ash veneered MDF board.
As an adaptable material, our ash veneer MDF boards are versatile for office furniture, kitchen cabinets, shelving, panel mouldings, dining sets, and fire surrounds as well as being perfect for being stained and painted.
Due to its smooth and stable faces, MDF is also used for decorative wood or laminate veneers and it can easily be drilled and cut to specific sizes. With our CNC machine, we are fully equipped to customise your ash veneered MDF to be cut to size, or with any measurements or requirements, including preparing for fixings with screws or nails.
The lightweight MDF sheets are also easy to mark up for cutting, or sanding down, and can be cut into various shapes and forms with ease using an electric saw, router or handsaw. If you wish to further cut your MDF European ash veneer sheets, see our guide, though note that correct protection such as dust masks and goggles should be worn when handling MDF.
MDF is manufactured from wood fibres, mixed with resin and waxes which are then hot pressed to the required thickness. These wood fibres are sourced from environmentally friendly forest thinnings, recycled wood or pallets, and sawdust. All our suppliers provide FSC and PEFC certifications.
Our pure ash veneer MDF faces are a cleaner and more decorative option for aesthetics that can be stained to darken it and used as if it was a piece of solid ash, all the while, the sturdy and stable MDF core keeps it flat and strong.
Ash Veneered MDF Key Features
Strengthened with MDF board, our ash-veneered sheets are sturdy and stable for all uses from furniture to panellings.
As a far cheaper alternative to solid wood, our veneered MDF boards are an accessible option for those wanting to give the strength and looks of solid pure wood.
Keeping your veneered MDF boards clean and hygienic can be achieved with ease, as all that is required is a microfibre cloth and a standard wood polish.
As a result of the 18mm MDF core being compressed wooden fibres, our veneered boards weigh significantly less than a solid ash sheet of comparable size. This makes it an attractive option for furnishings or as part of a wider installation as it is easier to handle, transport, handle and install.
Our veneered MDF ash sheets are easy to fabricate and can be cut, drilled and shaped to any requirements, so are a flexible and attractive material to work with. The edges of the sheet can also be customised with an additional 0.5mm veneer to provide that professional outward-facing edge
We have numerous installation guides for your next project involving MDF veneered panels including shelving and wall panelling. While we do recommend that you hire a professional to aid any installations, check them out for advice or ideas on how to complete your project yourself.
Ash Veneered MDF Applications & Uses
Ash Veneered MDF Specifications
|Material||Wood - MDF Core & Real Ash Wood Faces|
|Finish||Ash Veneered (Unfinished Edges)|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1200mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||Euroclass D|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
For the full technical details, download the manufacturer’s datasheet here:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ash-veneered MDF?
Ash-veneered MDF combines a thin layer of real wood veneer with the strength and stability of medium-density fiberboard. The veneer provides beautiful, consistent wood grain patterns while the MDF core resists warping.
What are the benefits of veneered furniture?
Veneered furniture offers an affordable alternative to solid wood while providing a durable, high-quality finished product. The veneers showcase attractive wood grains at a fraction of the cost of solid lumber.
How should you prepare ash veneer before painting?
Properly prepare veneered MDF for painting by inspecting the veneer for any damages, making repairs, lightly sanding, and properly priming the surface. This provides the ideal foundation for paint adhesion.
How does ash-veneered furniture compare to solid wood?
While solid wood can last generations with proper care, ash-veneered furniture provides exceptional durability, quality construction, and wood beauty at a more affordable price point. The veneered core resists warping.
Is your ash veneer real wood?
Yes, the ash veneers used are slices of real, high-quality hardwood adhered to the core material. This provides an authentic wood look and feel.
What applications use ash-veneered wood?
Veneering allows woodworkers to cover large surfaces like tabletops and doors efficiently and cost-effectively. Veneered MDF is ideal for furniture, cabinetry, architectural millwork, and more.
Can you remove the ash veneer from furniture?
Removing the ash veneer is very difficult without damaging the underlying core, so we don't recommend trying to take the veneer off the finished products. Choose veneered MDF if the finished look is what you want.
How can you protect and care for ash veneer?
Use coasters, placemats, and protective table pads to prevent scratching/moisture damage. Periodically clean with soft cloths and touch-up finish scratches. Apply protective topcoats.