Product Design - Manmade boards

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  • Created on: 01-04-15 19:27
Composite material. Composed of individual veneers of timber which each grain layer being at right angles to each other. Veneers are bonded together by synthetic resin & pressure. Less likely to warp or split due to layering construction.
Plywood
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Built up with a core of softwood strips bonded together with adhesive & covered with a sheet of plywood on either side. Used as a building material & in furniture including fitted kitchens & bedrooms
Blockboard
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Made up of small chips of wood bonded together with adhesive & formed into sheets by compression. Inexpensive, often covered with a plastic laminate or wood veneer & used in furniture.
Chipboard
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Made from wood fibres that have been pulped. Pulp is put under pressure until the fibres bond to produce a tough board that is smooth on one side & rough on the other. Not as strong as other boards.
Hardboard
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Quality board, relatively cheap. Composed of fine wood dust & resin pressed into a board. Can be worked, shaped & machined easily. Paint can be applied without the need for an undercoat or primer.
MDF
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Card 2

Front

Built up with a core of softwood strips bonded together with adhesive & covered with a sheet of plywood on either side. Used as a building material & in furniture including fitted kitchens & bedrooms

Back

Blockboard

Card 3

Front

Made up of small chips of wood bonded together with adhesive & formed into sheets by compression. Inexpensive, often covered with a plastic laminate or wood veneer & used in furniture.

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Made from wood fibres that have been pulped. Pulp is put under pressure until the fibres bond to produce a tough board that is smooth on one side & rough on the other. Not as strong as other boards.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Quality board, relatively cheap. Composed of fine wood dust & resin pressed into a board. Can be worked, shaped & machined easily. Paint can be applied without the need for an undercoat or primer.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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