14HICKA3MDFHickory Calico Plain Sliced A/D Rotary Cut Basswood Back MDF Core 1/4" 4x8
This plain sliced A face/D rotary cut back hickory uses some moderately coarse early wood, but otherwise it is hard and smooth.
It is characterized by pale yellow sapwood with light brown to reddish brown to gray-brown heartwood and may contain some color variation, color streaks, and rustic marks.
The Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) core is made in a production process similar to Particleboard (PBC) except that all of wood particles are small and uniform like sawdust. MDF offers great stability and is the least likely to react when subjected to a measurable change in temperature or humidity. It offers a very smooth, void-free surface for veneer faces.
MDF has greater strength and screw holding properties than particleboard and weighs around 100 lbs per 3/4″ panel. It is used in cabinets, furniture, fixtures and molding and is highly recommended for thin panel applications such as door inserts for cabinets and paneling.