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Thin Craft MDF/HDF

If you’ve got a laser, CNC, or a scroll saw - you won’t find another material that’s more versatile than MDF!

Known for its consistency and ability to remain flat when stored properly, MDF boards are a fan favourite for anyone who creates 3D wood art ranging from intricate to large scale designs. It cuts easily without the worry of voids or imperfections, and its smooth surface is excellent for shaping to give depth and dimension to your work.

  • 1/16" (HDF), 1/8" (MDF), & 1/4" (MDF)
  • Available in 4 sizes!
    • 12" x 19
    • 12" x 24"
    • 18" x 24"
    • 24" x 36"
Thickness: Ultra Thin ( 1/16" HDF )
Size: 12" x 19"
Original price $2.50 - Original price $58.95
Original price
$2.50 - $58.95
Current price $2.50

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MDF for diode and industrial lasers

Diode to industrial lasers can make use of our MDF options to cut and engrave.

Applying primer allows MDF to retain a buttery smooth surface after applying paint, whether it be with a brush or aerosol spray paint.

MDF for laser cutting
MDF for sale for scroll saw projects

Recommended for indoor use only to ensure the longevity and the durability of your projects.

Frequently Asked Questions About MDF

What is MDF wood?

MDF (medium density fibreboard) is a combination of soft/hard woods that have been refined into fibers and mixed with a hardener such as wax and resin. It is then processed with high heat and pressure while being formed into large panels.

What is the difference between MDF and HDF?

MDF (medium density fiberboard) is more often used in applications such as laser art, scroll saw, CNC work, shop jigs, and some applications for furniture building. It generally has a lighter colour and a more raw finish, similar to the fibers you can feel on a sheet of paper.

HDF (high density fibreboard) is compressed at a higher pressure, making it stronger and more durable. It has a darker appearance in colour, and a finish that feels very smooth and can have a slight sheen. It can be more difficult to cut on lasers due to the higher density of the material.

How should I cut my MDF with a laser?

Unlike baltic birch or other plywoods, MDF doesn’t have voids or imperfections throughout the material that you need to take into consideration when you’re choosing your laser settings. As with all laser materials, we recommend running a material test to ensure you are using the best settings for your laser. See here for our list of setting recommendations based on different machines.

Do I need to mask MDF?

If you are planning to paint your pieces and your settings are correct, you shouldn’t need to mask this material. If the MDF is being left raw, a suggestion could be to mask the top and lift the material off the honeycomb bed to avoid flashback marks on the bottom side.

What should I do if I’m having trouble cutting MDF?

Our first recommendation is always to make sure that you have run the appropriate material settings tests, and that your settings are as dialed in as possible. MDF can create more fine debris while engraving and cutting than other materials, so ensuring that your lens is cleaned, along with mirrors being cleaned and aligned would be the next step to troubleshooting.

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Sue Vinson (Cornwall, CA)
Thin MDF

Very happy with the quality and the customer service is amazing!!! highly recommend purchasing your laser needs from here.

John Hoagland (Rochester, US)
Thin Craft MDF

Good for Laser

shawna Babiak (Okotoks, CA)

Thin Craft MDF/HDF