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Artwork using MDF sells for £415,000

A piece of artwork detailing England’s football defeats has sold at auction for £425,000.  And the star of the show is MDF!

The sculpture lists every football defeat suffered by England and was created by satirical artist Maurizio Cattelan. The 2.2-metre piece was made using black granite set in medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and steel.

The artwork highlights that wood-based products can be used in much more than just furniture, DIY and construction. MDF is easy to saw and drill without splintering or chipping, one of the reasons why it could have been chosen by Cattelan.

Norbord provides artists, DIYers and builders alike with quality wood-based products ideal for any task. Caberwood MDF Pro is chip and splinter resistant so can be crafted into even the most intricate of designs. Its smooth quality also allows for paint and other finishes to be added.  

In addition, in the UK, there are now many artists and craftsmen who use Norbord’s SterlingOSB as a decorative mainstay of their designs; and many other Norbord panel products. Two examples are Geoff Walker of re-fuze at and the famous Alex Chinneck at

Norbord is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood-based panel products. All products are FSC-certified and used extensively in the construction, DIY and furniture sectors. Norbord’s brands, SterlingOSB, Caberwood MDF, Contiboard and Caberfloor are well known and are commonly specified by architects, national housebuilders and specifiers.

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