A particle-board is made from a mixture of wood fiber, resin and other additives. MDF is a type of particle board made from solid wood fibers that have been compressed together into a 1/4-inch thick sheet. Like particle board, MDF is also a cheap and easy to work with material, but it has some drawbacks. For one, MDF is not as strong as particle board and can be more likely to warp or crack when subjected to heavy pressure or vibration.
Additionally, MDF can only be painted or stained in a limited number of colors due to the lack of pigment in the wood fibers. Finally, MDF is not as fire resistant as particle board and may require additional insulation when used in areas where heat is a concern.