Blockboard is very different from the other engineered woods such as MDF (Medium density fiberboard), particle boards, plywood, etc. Blockboard is a board which consists of a core made of softwood and hardwood strips between the two layers of wood veneers. Here the wooden strips are placed edge-to-edge and are enclosed between veneer sheets which are glued together under high pressure. Different grades of blockboard are available in the market, which are used in various applications.
THE FAMOUS wood species used for blockboard are poplar ,chinese fir ,imported falcata ,Pine …
There is another definition ,Block board is made up of a core with softwood and hardwood strips (also called bare core) that is sandwiched between veneers of hardwood glued under high pressure. Blockboard may be used to make shelves, doors, paneling and partitions for interior used. When using blockboard to make such things as doors or tables, it is important to ensure that the core runs lengthways in order to achieve maximum strength.
|(Cross Section of a Blockboard)
3 Ply Blockboard
5 Ply Blockboard
A – Albasia Falcata Core
B – Veneer sheets