Plywood & Veneer
Plywood is a type of engineered board made from thin sheets of wood, called plies. The layers are glued together, each with its grain at right angles to adjacent layers for greater strength. There are usually an odd number of plies, as the symmetry makes the board less prone to warping, and the grain on the outside surfaces runs in the same direction. The plies are bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives. Generally found in thicknesses from 1/8″ to 3/4″, plywood can be faced with both domestic and exotic veneers to give it the surface appearance and texture of solid hardwood.
At Woodcrafters you will find Plywood in species such as Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Teak, Pine, Poplar, Hickory, CVG Fir, Aromatic Cedar, Ash, Birch, Philippine Mahogany, Exterior Grade Marine Ply, MDO, MDF, Melamine & Italian Bender Board.
In woodworking, Veneer refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch), that are used for surface laminations, inlays and marquetry. Veneer is obtained either by “peeling” the trunk of a tree or by slicing large rectangular blocks of wood known as flitches. The appearance of the grain and figure in wood comes from slicing through the growth rings of a tree and depends upon the angle at which the wood is sliced.
At Woodcrafters, we carry a huge variety of fine wood veneers in species like Ash, Anegre (Figured), Beech, Birch, Butternut, Cherry, CVG Fir, Hickory, Jatoba, Koa, Lacewood, Mahogany, Maple (Birdseye), Padauk, Pearwood, Purpleheart, Red Gum, Red Oak, White Oak, Pine, Satinwood, Spanish Cedar, English Sycamore, Walnut (Burl), Wenge & Zebrawood.