The designers of a newly-opened restaurant, called the Bow & Truss, provide a great example of the unlimited ways in which MDF can be used. The centerpiece of this new outlet is their brilliantly patterned bar, which has been made with MDF. The design was manually done with a router, painted and then placed on sanded plexiglass backed with LED lights.
MDF boards have an additional feature of being latex-free which makes them ideal for surface finishes such as painting and polishing. Their super smooth surface makes painting on them very easy while giving an amazingly uniform finish. Hence it provides designers with the flexibility to transform spaces in a way that no other material would.
Another interesting idea was implemented by the designers when they resourcefully used fibreboard to cover the unattractive steel fences around the area. “Melian’s [one of the designers] addition of boards and a coat of black paint to the upper portion helped to change the scale of the fence and make it feel less imposing. Lower horizontal wood strips then help the barrier blend with the rest of the restaurant’s design.”
Furthermore, MDF was used to give patterns to the concrete tiles and walls which really add to the character of the restaurant.
Thus we can see how certain properties of MDF such as its homogenous construction and latex free nature allow it to be used easily in the creation of quality interiors that are beautiful yet cost-effective.
So let your creativity run wild with MDF and infuse new life into your surrounding spaces today!