Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Cheapest Luan Wood Varieties (Luan Pricing)

The Cheapest Luan Wood Varieties

Great Tips For Bending Plywood

Luan Wood is a relatively cheap plywood material, in that it is made of a composite of tropical woods, partical board and adhesive. If you were to purchase more expesive plywood like Birch or Fir, then you might get more structural stability, but for small jobs, that luan can do, for the price it is by far the best value in the plywood board market.

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Another benefit of Luan Plywood is there is usually an odd number of plies, so that the sheet is balanced—this reduces warping. Because ply is bonded with grains running against one another and with an odd number of composite parts, it is very hard to bend it perpendicular to the grain direction.

It is flexible, inexpensive, workable, and re-usable, and usually can be manufactured locally. Ply 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.

The last benefit of Luan Plywood would have to be price, as with most plywood boards, it is relatively cheap and easy to use material.

Great Tips For Bending Plywood

Luan Plywood Pricing 

What is the usual cost of Luan Plywood Pricing? That's a difficult question to ask, however Luan is a relatively inexpensive plywood product. It's pricing for the sheets in the 1/4 inch thickness usually run for $15 dollars range per sheet.
And that cost is pretty much the same regardless of which hardware store you shop at. Either at Rona, Lowes or even Home Depot. You should check it out.

History of Luan Plywood and Production 

  Laun panel 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, it has a traditional name, called Lauan, however it is commonly called Luan Plywood. It can also go by the name Meranti, or also Philippine Mahogany

  Plywood of a select size, between 1/8 inchs and 1/4 inches, of a tropical variety is usually referred to as Luan Plywood. It is, in general, used for underlayment over subflooring for different finished flooring looks including Laminate, Vinyl, Tile, Carpet, and Hardwood. 

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