Plywood can be anything - a structural architectural tool or a visually attractive functional work of art. At MAXI Plywood we showcase a visually exciting and premier quality unique range of architectural plywood for the Australian market.

The Australian architectural community is embracing architectural plywood’s popular avant-garde diversity of character, grain, colour and quirky visual richness in five key areas of architectural design.

Interior structural design

Internal walls, ceilings and floors are no longer the provenance of boring plaster board and linoleum. The warmth, clean lines, flexibility and versatility of the architectural plywood product range is now showcased in commercial, domestic and educational interior designs. The initial design trend towards the pale Scandinavian exposed timber surfaces has developed into a wider acceptance of plywood to line walls, ceilings and floors as a decorative eye catching option. Colours, textures and patterns maximise the structural integrity of plywood and transform the mundane basic structural internal shell of a building into an inspiring creative design feature.

Exterior structural design

Quality architectural plywood is an Australian favourite design tool for external structural cladding and decorative outdoor fixtures. External architectural plywood is gaining a glowing reputation with architectural designers as a low cost visually attractive building and construction product with structural bracing ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. As with all timber varieties, exposed plywood surfaces must be protectively coated to promote longevity and low maintenance.


Plywood is flying to new dizzy heights of artistic and creative design popularity. Architectural designers are enamoured with the unique flexible plywood layers and work with bespoke artisans to create beautiful furniture. The curves, colours, finishes, texture and exposed edges of plywood provide creative inspiration and when combined with other design elements such as metals and other timber varieties, the resulting piece of furniture is an exciting work of art.

Decorative fittings

Quality plywood such as Birch with its relatively flawless layers and strength is a perfect timber choice for intricate CNC Routed and Laser Cut patterns and shapes. Plywood’s ability to cut cleanly, shape and mould makes it an extremely popular choice by Australian architects for decorative staircases, ceilings, walls, cupboards, shelving and furniture for the retail, commercial and domestic markets.

Ecological resource

Increasingly the Australian architectural design world is promoting the ecological benefits of working with renewable resources. Architectural plywood is an efficient natural carbon store; is low in formaldehyde ratings; is a renewable resource; and during production utilises more of the log with less wastage which in turn makes for an economical and eco safe alternative for architectural designs.

At MAXI Plywood we understand these 5 key architectural design elements and provide the Australian architectural market with an extensive unique range of quality architectural plywood.

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Image: Plywood’s ability to cut cleanly, shape and mould makes it an extremely popular choice for Australian architects