Chipboard Poplar Lightweight

Thuiswinkel Waarborg

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Product information

  • Strong sheet material
  • Lightweight
  • Specially developed for a robust appearance
  • Easy to process
  • Broadly applicable indoors
  • Not suitable for heavy loads in large areas
  • Coarse sides


Chipboard Poplar Lightweight can be used both as a constructional and decorative board. It is often used for worktops, cupboards, levelling floors and installing partition walls. Its light weight makes it ideal for projects where weight plays an important role.

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Product properties

Specific gravity (kg/m3)400
Thickness58 mm
Type Chipboard
VariantChipboard Poplar Lightweight
Application (climate)Indoors
Base / Wood typePoplar
Application (general)Structural
ColourBeige / Brown
Top layer typeUnfinished

Lightweight thick chipboard panels ordered online to size

Want to order furniture or thick shelves made to measure online? Go for lightweight poplar chipboard and order it online cut to the millimetre. Chipboard is often used for furniture and for partitioning walls. We deliver this lightweight panel fully sawn to size at home. Are you curious about the possibilities? Configure your product and you will have your project ready in no time.

Chipboard poplar: what is that?

Poplar chipboard is a natural chipboard panel that is easy to work with. This chipboard variant only has thick panels available and has been specially developed in a lightweight variant for use in furniture construction. Like MDF and OSB, it belongs to the family of fibreboards. Chipboards are structurally strong boards, lightweight, easy to assemble and do not warp. As more than three-quarters of chipboard consists of residual wood, it is a durable product. Compared to MDF, the structure is coarser. This makes it more difficult to shape edges and corners than MDF. Furthermore, just like MDF, chipboard natural can be machined in all kinds of shapes and can be lacquered. However, it is necessary to prime chipboard first.

This variant is composed of poplar chips. Poplar wood is a soft, lightweight wood species, which leads to the lightweight properties of these panels. Chipboard natural is a structural board. This means that this board material needs to be finished before it can be used for visible work. Chipboard natural is not resistant to moisture. It is therefore only suitable for indoor projects in dry areas.

A sustainable choice

Chipboard is made of glued wood chips that are pressed together in three crosswise layers. This makes the board structurally strong. In comparison to MDF, coarser chips are used and in comparison to OSB, finer chips are used. Because a waste product (the wood chips) is used, chipboard is a sustainable product and relatively affordable.

Available thicknesses of poplar chipboard

With us, you can order standard customised chipboard in various thicknesses. You can easily specify the desired thickness in the product configurator. This way, you can be sure that the board material meets your requirements: both the format and the thickness of the material. The following thicknesses are available: 38 mm, 48 mm and 58 mm.

Machining of chipboard

Chipboard is good and easy to assemble or work with. When mounting the panel material, it is advisable to screw the screws to the rear or underside. That way, the screw holes are not visible. The fibres are held together by resin. Therefore, it is important to degrease the board properly before painting it. The material also sucks, which is why we recommend always finishing the edges with an edge sealer. For this reason, chipboard is only suitable for indoor applications and in dry conditions.

Are you going to paint chipboard? Then it is a good idea to countersink the screws and fill them with filler. Then sand and paint neatly in one go.

Specific applications Lightweight poplar chipboard

Chipboard is widely used for making furniture. These thick panels are specially developed for use in furniture construction. It is a versatile product and can be used for many purposes. For example, desk tops, cupboards, kitchen cupboards, bookcases, partitions or shelves.

Alternatives to lightweight chipboard

Is this chipboard variant not the right wood for your job? Would you like the board material in a larger format or in a specific (RAL) colour? Then also take a look at MDF film. You can easily paint this board material in your favourite colour. Or check out our other chipboard variants:

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