Plywood is made up of thin layers of wood veneer that are bound together with resin. The adjacent layers are rotated up to 90 degrees, which is called cross-graining and has several benefits. It increases panel strength, reduces the tendency for the wood to split when drilling and increases stability. Since Plywood is made with wood strips rather than chips and fibers the surface takes on more of a solid wood appearance than MDF or particleboard. Plywood has a smooth finish, but will have some wood grain and texture compared to MDF. Plywood is a lighter, less dense panel that is stronger and harder than MDF.
- A light brown to buff color
- May contain knot pattern
- Excellent for cutting, engraving and CNC machining
- Exceptional strength
- Great screw holding power
- 13 plies and few core voids, making it strong and stable
- Available thicknesses 1/8″ – 1-1/4″
Products Made with Plywood
All of our materials are available in full sheets, cut to size, laminated, painted or created into one of the products listed below.
WHY COMPOSITE PANEL?
While the natural beauty of solid wood is unmatchable, it’s a unfortunately a pricey option for manufacturers. Fortunately, for many projects, there are less expensive substitutes that perform just as well if not, better than solid wood for a wide range of projects, including furniture, cabinets, shelves, toys, fixtures and more.
Composite wood panels possess a number of unique performance characteristics that set them apart from other materials as well as being a sustainable product. Composite panels are uniform in stability, strength and uniformity making them an ideal substrate for a wide range of applications in both residential and commercial environments.
Wood composite materials are ideal for decorative surfaces because they can be selected based on performance characteristics and physical properties, including strength, flexibility, moisture resistance and fire resistance.