West Fraser’s CaberMDF and SterlingOSB Zero; strong solution for cabinetry and joinery

Consistency and quality are essential attributes of materials used in producing domestic and commercial furniture. Add to this the need for materials and processes to be sustainable and, unsurprisingly, West Fraser’s CaberMDF  and SterlingOSB Zero are among the most popular panel products used in the furniture industry.

Panels for furniture and joinery production must have high-quality surfaces, strength, consistent density, impact resistance, good machining properties and be able to facilitate all sorts of fixings and fasteners securely.

Embracing all these properties, West Fraser’s comprehensive five-strong CaberMDF range is designed as an economic alternative to hardwood, without the inherent defects of knots or grains. CaberMDF can be used for carcassing and framing as well as for high quality fascias, including door and drawer fronts. Consequently, it is used in the manufacture of everything from chairs, tables, cabinets, bed frames and wardrobes to kitchen and bathroom furniture.

CaberMDF offers stability and consistent density, ensuring panels can be sawn, drilled, shaped and routed cleanly and easily with hand or machine tools. The smooth surface finishes are ideal for painting or the application of paper foils and veneers. For general-purpose applications, CaberMDF Trade is a versatile, lightweight board that holds screws and fastenings securely. CaberMDF Trade MR offers the same benefits, with the added advantage of moisture resistance for wet or humid environments. Where premium quality and detailed working are demanded, CaberMDF Pro provides consistent density, ensuring cutting and routing need minimal finishing. CaberMDF Pro MR offers the further benefit of moisture resistance. The ultimate product in the range is CaberMDF Industrial which is moisture-resistant and designed specifically for the production of high-grade furniture and fittings. It is ideal for deep routing and its consistent close-grained texture ensures clean edges and surfaces that will take advanced finishing techniques.

West Fraser also produces SterlingOSB Zero which has a long heritage in hoarding and timber frame applications and is increasingly employed in furniture manufacture, and modern, earthy interior schemes in offices, shops, restaurants and cafes for example. It is stronger and tougher than ply, with no knots, voids or de-lamination; it’s also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, so it is a ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.

All West Fraser panel products manufactured in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are FSC-certified ® (C012533) and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation.

Free samples of all CaberMDF and SterlingOSB Zero products can be ordered here. Product and technical support is available through dedicated advice teams.

For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit Uk.westfraser.com