As seen on HGTV's Design Star season 7, Britany Simon's bold, graphic fretwork pattern wows the judges. She had a carpenter cut the pieces out of MDF, then painted them white to contrast with the blue walls.
A ruby-colored natural quartz countertop, which consists of recycled raw material and is stain-, scratch-, mold- and heat-resistant, stands out against white Shaker-style cabinetry in this beautiful kitchen. Coffered ceilings, crafted of MDF recycled content, add a cottage twist.
Designer Casey Noble created the look and feel of a Christmas tree by creating a wall-mounted version using medium density fiberboard (MDF) trim and fabric. This tree a is perfect design for small spaces with low ceilings.
In order to give the ready-made bookshelves a custom, architectural look, Matt and Jodi had a contractor install the two pairs back-to-back. Once the bookshelves were attached to the walls with L-brackets, the exposed sides were clad with luan and trimmed out with 1x3 MDF (medium density fiberboard) paint in the same shade of white as the melamine shelves.
This master bathroom vanity floats on a backdrop of shimmering gold wall covering, and glows from behind through the use of concealed LED lighting. The resulting aesthetic is a fresh take on a glamorously modern bath. Three-dimensional wall panels are simply inexpensive MDF panels that were custom routed and then painted. They provide a graphic quality to the space.
Pad a headboard - It’s a classic hotel device, and an instant signifier of the height of luxury, but a padded headboard doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own: at its most basic, all you need is some cut-to-size foam, the right amount of MDF or plywood, screws, a staple gun and the fabric of your choice.
For a client who owns a company that manufacturers steel scales, Hufft Projects designed cabinetry that would reflect his business and his life. The gunmetal cabinets are made from galvanized hot-rolled steel with a clear-coat finish over an MDF substrate. They have integrated edge pulls to maintain a clean, seamless appearance.
Designer Tembolat Gugkaev created this fascinating bookcase/reading light combo with help of his wife Ashlee Webb and Ryan Webb. He calls it the Wha Cabinet, referencing its question mark shape. Made mostly of MDF, the shelves are color backlit. Position it next to your sofa or favorite reading chair, and voila! It holds books and illuminates them all at the same time.
Dutch designer Dille Thomas calls this bookcase “Bubba,” explaining that it’s “a well-rounded multipurpose bookcase which can also double as a playful room divider.” He uses top-grade western red cedar slats flowing into an organic shape, held in place with two spray-painted MDF panels that come in either black or white. It’s designed and manufactured in Somerville, Mass., and can be purchased for $2,850.
This clever reading chair and bookcase combo was designed and produced by Tembolat Gugkaev, with help from his wife Ashlee Webb and Ryan Webb. Gugkaev lives mostly in the Caucasus Mountains in Ossetia-Alania, but will ship his design, which he calls “Tatik,” anywhere. Made mostly of MDF, its pyramid shape allows you to store your books on three sides, so you won’t have to get up to switch reading material.