Plywood is a sheet material made up of fine layers of wood veneers, which is glued together. Each adjacent layer rotated up to 90 degrees in a process we call cross-graining. Why is this done? Well, the main reason is to give a super power product. Thanks to cross-grain, Plywood is able to survive when nailed at the edges, minimizing expansion and shrinkage, and increasing its stability. Likewise, when cross-graining an odd number of layers will be used. This provides a balanced sheet that will not be easily bent.
Plywood has become popular for a decade because of its relatively low water content, which makes various tasks easy to do. Mostly for outdoor use, plywood has become one of the most important materials to use.
Just as Plywood has different varieties, Plywood also has so many varied applications. This layer is widely used in more traditional buildings such as floors, concrete shape work or walls and ceiling layers, however, this layer is also used in many unique and interesting ways. Some people use Plywood to make play equipment, musical instruments and speaker boxes.
Mostly, Plywood used in construction industry. Some of the most common uses are:
To create light partitions or external walls
To make formwork, or molds for wet concrete
To make furniture, especially cabinets, kitchen cabinets, and office desks
As part of the floor system
To make light doors and shutters
So now that you know exactly what Plywood is, why not try your own project that features one of the most flexible and reliable products around?