Grade A Wood (Luan)
What is Grade A Wood?
Well Grade A Wood Simply is premium face grade wood which is usually used for excluve finishes on high-end millwork, cabinetry and finishes for interior home decor. It is also found on architectural panelling for inteior design and well made and expensive furniture.
An example of a high end - grade a wood would be Mahagony wood, as well as Oak Wood.
Different Types of Woods For Interior Finishes:
Luan Wood Video Series
Bending Luan Wood Video
Installing Luan Wood Video
Cutting and Installing Vinyl Over Luan
Installing Luan Over Subfloor
Laying laminate over Subfloor
Making Tile Flush With Subfloor
Attaching Luan To Subfloor
Working With Luan For Do It Yourselfers
Rules Regarding the Grading of Wood Products:
The decorative panel makers within the United States and Canada will offer unique grades, the consensus grading standard is ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2004, American National Standard for Hardwood and Decorative Plywood. This document establishes unique characteristics for each species of wood veneer in face grades of AA, A, B, C, D & E and in back grades of 1, 2, 3 & 4. This standard also provides standards for core grades and adhesives, and is a valuable resource for anyone buying or specifying decorative wood panels
Mahogany Wood - Products
Mahogany Woods is different from many different kinds of tropical hardwood, most of which are reddish-brown wood that is widely used in furniture-making, boat building, and other high specification uses. It is also used in the wood panelling for plywood.
Luan Wood - which can be discribed as a tropical type of plywood from the South American and Asian Regions actually began manufacturing began over 40 years ago in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. In the Home Renovation and Construction Industry, plywood in general from a select few tropical countries such as Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia is classified as Luan Plywood.
The species of wood which is used is from the Phillippines and the traditional name is Lauan, however it is commonly called Luan Plywood. It can also go by the name Meranti, or also
Philippine Mahogany. (Also Tropical by Nature)
Ash Plywood - Also
Used for applications where a very strong & resilient, decorative plywood is required, ash throughout plywood is a high-quality panels product and is regularly used for toy & model making, interior decoration & in the manufacture of a variety of sports equipment. This product is generally produced using uniform 2.5mm thickness rotary peeled ash veneers throughouts.
Birch Wood - Products
Birch is a multi-ply plywood product known for its strength and edge quality. It's used for drawer sides, toys, children's furniture, seat bottoms & backs, jigs and fixture boards as well .You can use it for anything and it also gives you better strength for the exposed edge type of applications. It is a highly rated interior building material.
Oriented Strand Board
Sterling board (UK and Ireland) and by the proprietary eponym Aspenite in Canada and the Americas. It is also an engineered wood particle board made by layering strands of wood in specific orientations. In appearance, it may have a rough and variegated surface with the individual strips of around 2.5 x 15 cm / 1 x 6 inch, lying unevenly across each other
WBP plywood is so called because it is Weather and Boil Proof. During manufacture this product plywood is constructed with weather resistant adhesives which allow it to endure maximum humidity levels. It is often used for outside construction projects by do-it-yourselfers for decking furniture and landscaping. It is also useful for exterior protection on small frame structures such as sheds, and garages. It will require a coat of paint or a varnishing to bring it to full protective values and strength.
MDF Plywood : Description
What is MDF Plywood? Well I'll give you a brief description of it's background here. MDF Plywood is actually an acronym for Medium Density Fibreboard. It is a specially engineered product which is created when hardwood or softwood is broken down into fibers and then combined with wax in a resin. This then forms panels (plywood) by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF Plywood is actually denser than regular plywood, but can be used in the same applications or those that might call for greater strength than run of the mill plywood