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What Is Edge Banding and When Should You Use It?

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Rough or unfinished edges are not the most sought after look when building furniture or cabinet. But, when using plywood or particle board, it is common to have edges where the grain and finish do not match the other sides. Sometimes, those raw edges aren’t a problem — they’re destined to be hidden as a
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What is Italian Bending Poplar and What is it Used For?

Italian Bending Poplar, also known as “wiggle wood” and “wacky wood,” is a bending plywood used for curved furniture. It’s durability comes from the way the hardwood veneers are combined; since all the layers run in the same direction, the wood is more bendable and can be applied on a curved radius. Uses for Italian
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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?

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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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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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