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    I have wondered about this stuff....

    When was particle board introduced on the scene?
    Has particle board changed [aside from resins used] since its introduction?
    When was MDF introduced on the scene?
    Has MDF changed since its introduction?

    Has MDF replaced particle board in any uses?

    Finally If MDF is easier to work with, nicer to paint etc how come we still have particle board?

    I think have seen MDF plywood...That's a plywood core with a veneer of MDF. I don't recall where I saw this but it was used in doors....

    Any input is appreciated

    Cactus Man

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    Re: particle board VS mdf

    Particleboard originated out of post-war Europe and is used around the world for furniture, bench tops and other similar uses.

    MDF was first produced in the United States in the mid 1960's.

    OSB was developed in North America and by the 1980's as a structural panel used to replace plywood in wall and roof sheathing.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)