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May 2024


West Fraser'sCaberMDF and SterlingOSB Zero; strong solutions for cabinetry and joinery

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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'sCaberMDF andSterlingOSB Zeroare among the most popular panel products used in the furniture industry.

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

Embracing all these properties, West Fraser's comprehensivefive-strongCaberMDF range is designed as an economic alternative to hardwood,without the inherent defects of knots or grains. CaberMDFcanbe used for carcassing and framing as well as for high quality fascias, including door and drawerfronts. Consequently, it isused 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 Tradeis aversatile, lightweight board thatholds screws and fastenings securely.CaberMDF Trade MRoffers the same benefits,with the added advantage of moisture resistance for wet or humid environments. Where premium quality and detailed workingare demanded,CaberMDF Proprovides consistent density,ensuring cutting and routing need minimal finishing.CaberMDF Pro MRoffers the further benefit of moisture resistance.The ultimateproduct in the range isCaberMDF Industrialwhich 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 producesSterlingOSB Zerowhich has a long heritage in hoarding and timber frame applications andis 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 alsothe 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 orderedhere. Product and technical support is available through dedicated advice teams.


For further information, call 01786 812 921 or


With Compliments:              

Taylor Alden
7 Bell Yard
WC2A 2JR                       

Tel: 020 3137 9041