I will mention that I am in the UK in case the terms are different in
What is the difference between hardboard and thin MDF (medium density
I know hardboard as usally being dark brown, about one-eighth inch
thich, shiny on one side, often criss-crossed on the rough side and
rather too easy to sanp if you bend it too far.
I went to get some hardboard from Focus and saw there was hardboard
and there was also some very similar-looking thin MDF board. In fact
I thought they had mis-shelved some stock and had put hardboard in
the MDF slot but the label on the sheet said MDF.
The MDF cost rather more than the hardboard.
What is the difference?