Like many other products, manufactured boards are available in a wide range of quality. An expensive oil-tempered sheet of hardboard, for example, is quite a different product from a cheap sheet produced with next to no resin, which is virtually only compressed cardboard. It may, however, be quite adequate for laying out surfaces or storage jobs around the workshop.
The same is equally true of particle board and plywood,and the higher the quality the lower the likelihood of the defects referred to below.
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