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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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DIY Projects with Beadboard Laminate

beadboard laminate

Beadboard: DIY Projects that are simple and can transform any room Beadboard is an MDF panel with grooves made to resemble a tongue and groove pattern commonly used to mimic wainscoting alongside the bottom portion of walls. The material gets its name from the indentation or “bead” that is formed when pieces are fastened together.
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Incorporating Uncovered Plywood Edges Into Design

Plywood designs

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

baltic birch plywood blog

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

uses of medium density fiberboard

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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