Plywood is made of three or more thin layers of wood bonded together with an
adhesive. Each layer of wood, or ply, is usually oriented with its grain running at right
angles to the adjacent layer in order to reduce the shrinkage and improve the strength
of the finished piece. Most plywood is pressed into large, flat sheets used in building
construction. Other plywood pieces may be formed into simple or compound curves for
use in furniture, boats, and aircraft.
The standard-sized 4 ft by 8 ft plywood sheets are used as a general building material,
improved adhesives and new methods of production allowed plywood to be used for a
wide variety of applications. Today, plywood has replaced cut lumber for many
The outer layers of plywood are known respectively as the face and the back. The face
is the surface that is to be used or seen, while the back remains unused or hidden. The
center layer is known as the core. In plywoods with five or more plies, the inter-mediate
layers are known as the crossbands.
Plywood may be made from hardwoods, softwoods, or a combination of the two.
For example: Gurjan plywood: The most popular wood used in India for making plywood is
Gurjan wood. Gurjan plywood, made from the wood of the Gurjan trees. The
medium hardwood obtained from these trees is of good quality and is engineered
to produce the Gurjan plywood sheets that we use.
pine, cedar, spruce, and redwood are also used
What is the thickest plywood you can buy?
Nominal and actual thickness
What is the best material for kitchen cabinets?
Plywood is considered by many to be the best option for cabinets – it resists moisture
(unlike hardwood), is very flexible and easy to install, and it highly durable. It is certainly
the marine ply/ BWP of grade 710 are best for Kitchen cabinet
How do I choose plywood?
Check plywood surface is smooth and doesn’t have ups or down. Check Weight
of plywood by lifting from one side. Heavy weight plywood is always carrying more
density. Check side of plywood and make sure core layers should be visible as straight
lines without core gaps and much overlapping
Types of Plywood:
MR Grade: MR Grade refers to Moisture Resistance Ply it is basically a regular plywood
used for home interiors. …
BWR Grade: BWR Grade refers to Boiling Water Resistant Ply, this ply is known as
Marine ply and is been used mostly in the kitchen and Bathroom interior.
BWP Grade: BWP Grade refers to Boiling Water Proof Ply, this ply is also known as
Marine ply with 710 grade and is used in the kitchen and Bathroom interior.
Block Board: Block board is similar to plywood but, in this type of board, the center layer or
core is made from strips of softwood.
Particle Board: also known as low-density fibreboard (LDF), and chipboard – is an engineered
wood product manufactured from wood chips and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder,
which is pressed and extruded
MDF: Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by
breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres
HDF: also called high-density fiberboard (HDF), is a type of fiberboard, which is an engineered