What are Luan Panels?
Luan Plywood Panels are manufactured wood panel made from thin sheets of luan wood veneer. It is the most widely used wood products.
It is flexible, inexpensive, workable, and re-usable, and usually can be manufactured locally. Plywood is used instead of plain wood because of plywood's resistance to cracking, shrinkage, splitting, and twisting/warping, and because of its generally high strength.
Luan Panels, are often called Vaneers, are glued together, with adjacent plies having their wood grain at right angles to each other, to form a composite material. There alternation of the grain is called cross-graining and has several important benefits: Lauan Plywood Panels and Vaneers reduce the tendency of wood to split when nailed at the edges, this is a benefit for many do it yourself jobs, especially when you consider that most do it yourself'ers are novices in jobs for the first time. Installing Luan Panels Board Plywood
Installing Luan Panels
The best way to install luan wood (plywood) is to begin the project in one corner of the room, and then lay out the laun wood, in a single direction, the same way that any subfloor materials have been laid. You should leave a gap of about 1/16th of an inch between the walls and the plywood panels. Then use a staple gun, or screws to insert 1/4 inch staples at a half foot apart across the surface of the luan wood, and then every couple of inchs apart along the edge of the project. Install more laun panels in a similar way, and then leave about 1/16 inch of a gap between the boards