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How to Seal Marine Grade Plywood

marine plywood

The many layers of Marine Grade Plywood are held together with waterproof adhesive, allowing the wood to withstand direct contact with water. Since it’s the ideal wood for moist or wet conditions, it’s often used to craft boats, boat parts, or outdoor furniture in coastal areas. By properly sealing this type of wood, you can
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What Are the Different Grades of Plywood?

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If you’re searching for the right type of plywood for your project, you’ve probably seen that there are several different grades to choose from. The variety can be daunting, and the labels can make the process even more confusing. What are the grades of plywood? There are four main types of plywood veneer grades. These
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Using Bendy Meranti Plywood to Create Curves

A chair is made from Meranti bendy plywood

Furniture, cabinetry or boat interiors with a curve are nothing to be intimidated by. This is exactly what bendy plywood is designed for. It can take the shape of almost any curve thanks to its ability to bend in long-grain or cross-grain directions. Bendable Meranti plywood is a type of wood made from several veneers
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What is MDF Wood?

mdf wood

Although many people have heard of MDF, they aren’t sure what it is or how to use it. MDF is medium-density fiberboard that’s an inexpensive and durable option for many carpentry projects. If you aren’t familiar with MDF wood, we’ll take you through what it is, the concerns with MDF wood, and the advantages of
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What Is Okoume Plywood and How Can I Use It?

Okoume plywood

Okoume, pronounced oh-kuh-mey, plywood is made from the wood of the Okoume tree. It is sometimes called Okoume Mahogany and has a pinkish-brown or pale red hue. Okoume has a uniform texture and the grain is straight to barely wavy that looks interlocked and attractive. Okoume plywood is commonly used for building racing boats and
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Veneering with Plywood

Veneering Plywood

It is possible to veneer plywood, but knowing the difference between plywood and veneer can help you to turn a good project into a great one. Plywood is a type of manufactured wood panel that’s made by gluing veneers together. The layers are glued with the wood grain of the plies at right angles to
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What Are The Uses of MDF?

MDF

MDF is an extremely versatile building product, chosen for its strength, affordability, durability, and consistency. An engineered material, made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fine particles, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and pressing it with high temperature, it’s commonly used in many home and professional projects, including: Furniture Cabinets and
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How to waterproof MDF

medium density fiberboard waterproof

Medium density fiberboard, or MDF, is a highly versatile, inexpensive wood product that has many applications, including shelving, cabinetry, furniture and moulding. Made from heat-pressed recycled wood fibers and resin, it is available in laminate, veneer and paint finishes, is very strong, easy to work with, and is less likely to tear and chip. However,
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Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) vs Particle Board

medium density fiberwood

Medium density fiberboard, or MDF, and particle board are both pressed wood products often used for cabinets, shelving, furniture and paneling. The two materials share similarities in terms of price, density, strength and durability. MDF, made from fine wood fiber, is primarily used in cabinetry, shelving, furniture and molding. It’s easier to mill than particle
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Melamine Panels vs Plastic Laminate

Plastic Laminate

Melamine panels and plastic laminate, used to build cabinets, office furniture and display counters, and white boards are often referenced interchangeably, but the two materials are slightly different. Melamine is a laminate, but not all laminates are melamine. Melamine Panel Melamine is considered, and often referred to as, a direct or low pressure laminate (LPL)
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