Decorative hardwood plywood
Hardwood plywood is a manufactured panel made up of 3 or more thin layers of wood veneer laid on top of each other and glued with the grain of each layer or ply running perpendicular to the one on either side of it. Hardwood plywood offers a strong, inexpensive, and environmentally responsible alternative to its solid wood counterparts.
Plywood comes in hardwood and softwood. Hardwood plywood is typically used for products like furniture and cabinets, while Softwood plywood is typically used for construction and industrial purposes.
Types of Plywood like Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Associations (HPVA) defines Hardwood plywood as a manufactured panel made up of three or more thin plies of hardwood (ie. red oak), laid on top of each other, with the grain of each ply running perpendicular to the one on either side of it. Plywood offers a strong, inexpensive, and environmentally responsible alternative to its solid wood counterparts.
Types of Plywood like substrate such as Veneer Core, MDF, or Particleboard are typically faced with hardwood species, including cherry, walnut, ash, white oak, red oak, birch, maple, mahogany, rosewood, teak, and a large number of other species. Decorative hardwood plywood is generally used for cabinets, wall-paneling, furniture, and mill-work.
Hardwood Plywood is plywood which has a face and back veneer of hardwood as opposed to a softwood such as pine, cedar, spruce etc. Hardwood plywood panel comprises of a core made from either softwood or hardwood then faced and backed with a veneer of finish or stain grade hardwood and therefore can be used in the manufacture of furniture, cabinets, millwork and other decorative applications.
It’s no wonder that hardwood plywood long ago supplanted solid lumber as the material of choice for built-ins, cabinets and many kinds of furniture. More stable than solid wood and available in many grades and species, plywood is relatively economical.
HARDWOOD PLYWOOD USES
Hardwood Plywood is used in millwork for the crafting of furniture, cabinets, chests, built-in closets, kitchens, architectural applications, doors, paneling, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment, skateboards etc.
Most Hardwood plywood is made with Formaldehyde free glues which are not moisture resistant and are therefore Interior Grade panels. Certain specialty applications such as the Marine Industry, use exterior grade Hardwood Plywood which is available by special order. Many thicknesses, sizes, and grades are available.
TYPES OF HARDWOOD PLYWOOD (ANGIOSPERM OR DICOTYLEDONOUS)
Alder, Ash, Beech, Birch, Bamboo, Cherry, Hickory, Mahogany, Maple, Poplar, Oak, Teak, Walnut, Wenge, Zebrawood and much more.
Note, plywood which has a face and back veneer of softwood such as Fir (vertical grain), Clear Pine, Cedar or Knotty Pine may also be considered “hardwood plywood’s” as they are used for decorative purpose
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