MDO - Medium Density Overlay Signboard-MDO, is an exterior-grade "X" plywood with a high-quality paper face saturated with phenolic resin solids.
The MDO plywood below the paper face is smooth, clear and usually free of patches, which allows a smooth surface with minimal grain showing through. MDO plywood is water-proof and weather-resistant. MDO plywood can be sawn, nailed, routed, shaped and drilled.
Signboard is a product that designed for exterior use, it works well inside the home in areas that need to be smooth and hold up well to moisture. This product resists inclement weather areas well. It is often used for exterior signs and sub-board underneath laminates for countertops. It is recommended to apply an exterior grade primer and paint to this product if using in an exterior application. Primer and paint adhere nicely to the paper face. When applied with exterior grade primer and paint, this product holds up much better than regular plywood
MDF Plywood Veneer : Informational (Luan)
What is MDF Plywood Veneer? Well I'll give you a some background of it's background here. MDF Plywood Veneer is actually an acronym for Medium Density Fibreboard. It is a specially engineered product which is created when hardwood or softwood is broken down into fibers and then combined with wax in a resin. This then forms panels (plywood) by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF Plywood is actually denser than regular plywood, but can be used in the same applications or those that might call for greater strenght than run of the mill plywood.
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What are some of the advantages of MDF Veneer Plywood?
MDF Vaneer plywood is that is dense, flat, and usually has no knots, and can be easily worked into your do it at home projects. This is the reason why, because it is made up of fine particles it does not have the same surface type as a grain based plywood board. MDF can also be painted with regular finishes to give it a more realistic wood like look, as well as making it smoother for other hardwood applications. MDF has no grain, which means it can be worked harder than average type plywood, in situations such as cutting, drilling, maching, and filing all without damaging the surface. MDF Plywood Veneer can also be dowelled together and using traditional woodwork joints can even be cut. MDF is also glueable, and can be glued with PVA type wood glue. If you wish to paint MDF plywood veneer, you can use oil or water based paints, varnishes to improve the look, in addition to using veneers and laminates.