What is plywood?

Plywood is a type of engineered wood product that is made by gluing together thin layers of wood veneer. The veneers, also known as plies, are stacked in alternating directions, with each layer's grain running perpendicular to the one below it. This construction method gives plywood its strength and stability, making it a versatile building material that can be used for a wide range of applications.


What is plywood made from?

Plywood is made from a variety of wood species, including pine, birch, and hardwood. The type of wood used will depend on the intended use of the plywood and the desired level of durability. For example, plywood used for flooring will typically be made from a harder wood species than one used for a decorative project such as many of the products within our range.

The advantages of plywood

One of the main advantages of plywood is its strength. Because the plies are stacked in alternating directions, the wood fibres in each ply are able to reinforce each other, making the sheet stronger and more resistant to warping and bending. This makes it an ideal substrate for many of our products such as Zen and Trend, and other applications where strength and stability are important.

Another advantage of plywood is its cost-effectiveness. Because it is made from thin layers of wood veneer, it is less expensive to produce than solid wood.

Plywood is also relatively easy to work with and can be perforated easily. Many of our products can be selected with a plywood substrate and a veneer finish to suit the project.

In conclusion, plywood is a versatile and cost-effective engineered wood product that is made by gluing together thin layers of wood veneer. Its strength and stability make it an ideal choice for acoustic and decorative walling and ceiling finishes. It can be easily worked with and finished to match any desired aesthetic.