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Incorporating Uncovered Plywood Edges Into Design

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The rough edges of plywood that show off the wood’s composite composition are often covered up with veneer and edging to produce a neat, polished, “finished” look. As industrial, rustic and DIY aesthetics sweep the home design scene, though, leaving the edges of plywood unfinished or even featuring this visually interesting characteristic in a more
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All About Baltic Birch Plywood

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Baltic birch is a popular type of plywood, particularly in cabinet and furniture making. It’s naturally stronger and more durable than other types of plywood and often has an attractive, uniform face (depending on the grade). This type of plywood gets its Baltic name from the area the trees are harvested from, the Eastern European
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The Many Uses of MDF

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Not all composites — in fact, not all medium density fiberboards — are created equal. Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is a composite product used in many home and professional projects, such as furniture, cabinetry, flooring and even speaker boxes due to its smooth finish, machinability, strength and consistency. All MDF is made using a process
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The Types of Construction Composites

types of construction composites

Hardwood and even cheaper plywood isn’t necessarily the best material for every project. Depending on the application, a composite material may be a more affordable and better suited option. There are also some uses where composites are the only acceptable solution. Just as there are many hardwoods, builders and DIY-ers have their choice of composite
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How To Safely Use And Handle Plywood

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Typically sold in four foot by eight-foot sheets, handling plywood presents a bit of a challenge beyond the general safety procedures involved in any woodworking project. Safely Hefting Around a Hulking Piece of Plywood Part of what makes plywood such a great material is its sheer size. Unfortunately, that quality also poses one of its
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Simple Ways To Add Plywood Elements To Your Home Decor

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From handcrafted furniture to fine art, plywood makes a home’s interior decoration stand out. Plywood works well covering windows in a storm, and it shows up in all sorts of construction jobs. However, relegating it solely to construction and other “rough” jobs means missing out on a great material perfect for creating a one-of-a-kind home
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Safety First: Choosing the Right Plywood for Your Project

Choosing the right plywood article

Plywood consists of resin-coated veneer pieces pressed together under heat. That sounds straightforward, but things become a little more involved when it comes to choosing the right type and thickness of plywood for a job. Knowing the safety and strength requirements of any finished product makes it possible to choose the right type of plywood.
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