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1/4'' Neatform Bendy MDF

This 1/4'' x 24'' x 48'' bendable sheet of MDF features cut grooves on it's back allowing you to easily bend it into shape and is ready for finishing!
Item #
27827
Rating:
88% of 100

It's easy to make custom curves with this high-quality bendable sheet material, eliminating the hassle of bending plywood. Each sheet measures 1/4'' x 24'' x 48'' and is pre-sanded (120 grit) surface makes it perfect for painting, veneering or laminating. The MPF sheet is bendable across the 48'' width which makes it ideal for columns as well as other decorative items. This 1/4'' bendable sheet of MDF has minimum bending radius of 6'' and can be used single or double sided for your desired end result.


Ideal for:

  • Counter / Desk fronts that curve
  • Columns
  • Wavy walls
  • Shaped ceilings
  • Window Displays
  • Curved Shelving
  • General Decor
(1) 1/4" x 24" x 48" Bendable MDF Sheet
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 1/4 NEATFORM BENDY M
Weight 5.8500
Tech Spec
  • Material: MDF
  • Thickness: 1/4''
  • Height: 24''
  • Width: 48''
  • Finish: None, presanded and ready for finishing (can also be veneered)
  • Minimum Bending Radius: 6''
Application Size Small
4.4 / 5.0
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Nightstand material
Haven't used it yet, but the quality is very good.
June 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to work with and got the job done.
January 2, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
First time using this and it worked out great. Cut to size added veneer and finished to match. Repaired a top panel on a chest lid.
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Added Nov 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Exactly what I needed.
I used it to replace the curved transition from wall to ceiling in an RV trailer and it worked perfectly. I am not sure how else I could have accomplished this other than using a tambor or cutting the channels in a panel myself both of which are cost prohibitive. For the price I paid this was a cheap and effective solution. It also shipped and arrived fairly quickly. I would buy this again.
September 2, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Bendy MDF
It's exactly what I wanted, just haven't had the time or weather to work onit.
April 8, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent
Used this to create the multiple bends in a grand piano shell for use as a prop onstage. Ripped it in half on a table saw and the two pieces. Worked perfectly.
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December 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Neatform Bendy...Better than expected
This worked fantastic for my project. It wrapped around my 20” diameter easily. I glued it and used screws to “clamp it” I took the screws out after the glue cured and covered it with pressure sensitive veneer. Well worth the money!
October 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jsut what I needed
Arrived safely with no damage, I had requested it be labeled as fragile as I have had an order come smashed before. It was exactly what I needed for my project.
August 29, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great stuff. Thanks
August 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Quick ship !
Worked as planned! Worth the price ...
June 26, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Am transforming a plain 16' beehive fireplace with "paneling" I am using 1x 6s for verticals, and will use Bendy for the horizontals. Cutting each Bendy to 6" (nominal) dimension, using three layers to get the 1" (nominal ) depth. Only way I can figure to get horizontal molding to conform to the curved sides of this tricky fireplace. Will fill the cut edges, sand, and paint the whole thing. Background will be gray Venetian plaster, molding painted glossy gray.
kimberly w on Apr 30, 2020
Mainly for sanding irregular surfaces
William W on Dec 12, 2019
Am transforming a plain 16' beehive fireplace with "paneling" I am using 1x 6s for verticals, and will use Bendy for the horizontals. Cutting each Bendy to 6" (nominal) dimension, using three layers to get the 1" (nominal ) depth. Only way I can figure to get horizontal molding to conform to the curved sides of this tricky fireplace. Will fill the cut edges, sand, and paint the whole thing. Background will be gray Venetian plaster, molding painted glossy gray.
kimberly w on Apr 30, 2020
Needed this material for and old rocker to repair
Robert k on Feb 9, 2020
Mainly for sanding irregular surfaces
William W on Dec 12, 2019
I am going to use it to build speaker pods on my doors.
Joshua B on Dec 7, 2019
To make a Christmas tree stand.
Weber H on Nov 6, 2019
It looks bendy
Eric R on Oct 23, 2019
Try it for a specialty project
Lori T on Oct 17, 2019
its faster to make curved forms with a product designed for this purpose . time is money!!!
dan w on Sep 9, 2019
fabricate a hatch cover for sea kayak. Fiberglass over MDF
Peter H on Aug 22, 2019
I will be using this to replace the curved wall to ceiling transition in an RV trailer.
Matthew A on Aug 10, 2019
Need for an archway I'm constructing. Looked like the perfect material for easy bending.
Mike C on May 12, 2019
I have a rounded stair riser I need to fix and the local home improvement stores do not carry this type of product.
Geremiah Giampa H on Feb 8, 2019
Because nobody carries Bending Plywood.
Matt G on Feb 4, 2019
Perfect underlayment for circular display cabinets with vertical Board exterior finish. this allows Light transfer to be blocked out from the see through framework and finish board gaps
C O on Oct 1, 2018
To meet a specific need for complex curved surfaces on a stage prop baby grand piano.<br />I will be glad to share photos of the finished project if you wish.
Philip S on Apr 18, 2018
it is what I need for my project
Grant L on Apr 12, 2018
This is to go on the top of a window treatment for an arched window.
Ann D on Apr 10, 2018
To create laminated curves
Lee K on Mar 3, 2018
It was the only bendable wood I could find.
Mary R on Sep 1, 2017
To compete my staircase and to have nice sounded curves
Jim H on Apr 14, 2017
Need it for a hall table
Shaun H on Apr 3, 2017
I needed something to use for stringers in a round table, this looks to be perfect for that application.
PHIL R on Feb 20, 2017
need to make a circular concrete form
Cory on Feb 15, 2017
I used this to make a self-propelled car prop for the stage--the sides were flat plywood but the hood, roof and rear were all curved. The bendy MDF worked beautifully for this purpose. The car received its own ovation on opening night.
Amy T on Oct 7, 2016
fix a curved front drawer will let you know if it works
Bernadette W on Sep 12, 2016
Needed a flexible veneer to finish the inside of 5 arches on our front porch and something that was paintable to match the new paint on the house.
Rick W on Aug 24, 2016
I am building a Swedish Mora floor clock and this was my best selection for the round parts. Cannot wait to try it and it is from a trusted source.
Glanda W on May 14, 2016
Perfect size. Good price. Saves a trip to the specialty wood shop across town. Delivered to my door. Take my money :)
Jojo C on May 1, 2016
home depot does not carry this
Chris T on Apr 2, 2016
I'm using this material for a curved media room console
Randy S on Feb 1, 2016
Edge on curved counter that needs to be 8 inches wide.
Frances on Jan 23, 2016
really useful to have around
DAVID W on Jan 16, 2016
speaker podium construction oval design
Larry K on Dec 31, 2015
i will be using the Neatform Bendy plywood on the sides of a guitar that I'm building.
Dennis Maxwell D on Nov 12, 2015
want to try it out on a project.
Joyce B on Oct 12, 2015
my husband put in a porthole for a window. This product he was told he could use to line the inside of the window with. i just hope it works.
Debra C on Jul 15, 2015
Wanted to try it for a furniture repair.
J robbins on Jun 22, 2015
needed a very flexible wood material to generate a spiral form of approx 8-10"dia
Dennis on Apr 26, 2015
to do a curved project
Ralph C on Apr 26, 2015
Needed this material for and old rocker to repair
Robert k on Feb 9, 2020
I am going to use it to build speaker pods on my doors.
Joshua B on Dec 7, 2019
What is the best way to cut neat form bendy MDF?
Michael C on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You have to use a carbide tipped blade or cutter. I didn't have that much to do so I just used my table saw. The pieces are only 4' long so they weren't hard to handle. If I had a bunch to do I'd probably set up a router table with a fence and an extended table base to catch the pieces. It's a pretty easy material to work with. Have fun with your project.
Can I use this to build a custom console for my truck project?
Joshua K on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used this product to finish out a pair of speaker stands, the speakers have curved sides and the stands were made to match. I would recommend making a subframe for strength and then applying the mdf over that. The Bendy mdf doesn't have much strength and will flex too easily without underlying support.
Any chance this is tough enough to use for the front part of a truck bed RV?
Alvin F on Aug 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You don't say what kind of weight or stress will be on it, but I doubt that 1/4" will suffice. There are places that carry 3/4" bendable plywood and that might be better for your purposes depending on how small of a radius you need to bend it.
Quote description"The MPF sheet is bendable across the 48'' width". Ambiguous Statement
Does that mean that I can make a 4ft tall circular column about 8" in diameter from a 24 x 48 piece?
MARK C on Jul 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mark - The MDF Sheet can make a 24" tall circular column about 15" diameter. The minimum bend radius is about 6". It's a great product for making customer curves and it's used throughout the commercial cabinetry sector.
Can this be used for a ceiling, e.g., around round ductwork?
Richard S on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: if you plan to just cover the ductwork or hide it I see no problems. It would really depend on how you plan to use it and how small the ductwork is. I built a clock (mora) which is curved and the board went around a 10 inch circle no problem. I really wish I knew how you were going to mount it and a few details to be definite about the answer. But my feeling is yes you can.
Can you make one that's bends the opposite way?
Frank F on Dec 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Bending is achieved by a series of slots on one side closing up (or opening up) as you bend the sheet. Did you want it to bend in both directions. If so you would never have a flat open surface - slots would be on both sides.
Nick
Can I glue or laminate 3 layers together over a curved (12" radius) mold and end up with a rigid cabinet door?
Mitchell F on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I glued two layers together and ended up with a very rigid structure for a curved bar. I used every clamp in my shop, and placed them every 4 or 5 inches. With a door, I would support the top and the bottom with a curved interior brace cut to the proper radius with your band saw. That will support the door, and give you something to clamp to. No benefit to 3 layers that I can see. You will need to paint the finished product unless you apply a laminate/venire. I really love this material -- but I'm sure that there is someone better out there to answer your specific question. Sorry if my answer is too simplistic. Brian in Blue Grass, VA
Has anyone tried cutting this sheet on a table saw? I'm looking to cut it down to 2 3/4" x 48" strips but have seen in this comment section and Amazon's that the kerfed side/ridges falls apart during cutting.

I have a fine table saw blade and have created these strips before but I've cut the 2 3/4" x 48" strips before kerfing not after.

Hoping to save myself hours of kerfing.
Thanks
Fletcher W on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A fine table saw blade is definitely the way to go; and make sure you have the sheet - grooved face up, assuming your saw blade runs the conventional way. Narrow strips are more tricky, but one suggestion is to lay a second layer of material on top to sandwich the grooved face or straddle the cut line with a strip of masking (or similar) tape.
I am trying to trim out a rescued oval window. Will this material bend to make an oval interior window well? What side will be showing? the kerfed side or plain side? (i know i will have to get more than one pc.) thanks.
oldsarge on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the minimum bend radius of the oval window. Neatform comfortably bends to 6" radius, but with care it can go to 4". If you are in deep winter, warming the Neatform first can help. I would suggest having the smooth face out, so you get a nice finish. However, you could consider putting the first layer smooth face in if you think it will give you a better bond to the substreate, particularly if it is a tight radius. A thin layer of wood glue between layers will make it nice and strong, but don't fill the grooves with wood glue - it doesn't add anything and the water base to the glue could permeate through to the final face. I hope you find this helpful.
Bendy MDF as offered by Rockler? Is it LONG-CUT OR CROSS-CUT? Will it make a 48" high tube or a 24" high tube?
MARK C on Jul 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: As I remember the piece that I got was cut the short direction and will form a 24 inch high cylinder
Do you make one that is cut to bend along the length, rather than the width?
Phil P on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. Not that I have ever seen
What diameter can this be bent into?
Terry B on Nov 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I was able to bend it around the bottom of the center desk drawer almost 90 degrees. The PSA worked great! I worked it slowly and then clamped with a stick along the length and 3 clamps. Gave it 24 hrs to set and then lightly sanded and stained. Looks great!
I have to make a kitchen otta(counter) of curved shaped so can i use this material?? And it is a cafe...so it will b used more so frequently ...so will it be strong enough?
Pookhi on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how you plan to use it. I used it for a 6-inch wide skirting on a kidney-shaped platform that did not require it to be finished nor exposed to moisture. I used two layers. The inner with the kerfs facing outward and the outer with the kerfs facing inward for a smooth surface and filled the exposed kerfs with wood filler. It has held up well. If used in that fashion, I don't think strength will be an issue. My concern would be how well it would stand up to moisture which would seem to be inevitable if used on a counter top.
Do you sell 4' x 8' sheets?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we only sell the smaller sheets
Building barrel back boat seats. Looking to use this as a core for 1708 biaxial fiberglass and West Marine epoxy resin. Will this be a problem?
Chris B on Dec 4, 2018
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