Furniture Materials

Hello all,

As a newb to furniture manufacturing, I’m curious to know about all the material options out there for wood products. As far as I know, there seems to be a hierarchy (in terms of quality and price) of solid wood, plywood, (prelaminated particle board) laminate then veneered mdf.

There’s also a new ‘finish’ out there I’ve seen in products where the whole surface seems to be shrink-wrapped ie. the thin edges of veneer are no longer visible.

I guess what I’m getting to is I’d like to know what options are out there these days and what the industry is using.

Thanks!

S

you mean thermofoils? that’s bottom rung for cost.

there is also powdercoating of wood/mdf. (and paint)

i think the finishing materials are important, but don’t dictate the price point. i have seen well-designed and manufactured mdf pieces and craptacular solid wood pieces.

new materials are used all the time. foams, corn and wheat husk press board, etc.