Sunday, June 16, 2013

Different types of Plywood Grades

Luan Plywood Grades

Updated June 16, 2013

What is/are the Grades of Luan Plywood?
What is Grade A Wood?
  This first Grade of wood is a premium face grade wood. It is usually used for exclusive finishes on high-end mill work, cabinetry and finishes for interior home decor. It is also found on architectural paneling for interior design and well made, expensive furniture. 
  An example of a high-end, Grade A wood would be Mahagony wood, as well as Oak Wood. 

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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, the 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.

Fir Wood 

Oriented Strand Board:
  Sterling/Strand Board (from UK and Ireland) is an eponym Aspenite property, which is in Canada and the United States. 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 inches, lying unevenly across each other.

WBP Plywood: 
  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. 

What is MDF Plywood?- description:
  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 temperatures 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 most "run of the mill" Plywood.

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, most often, is from the Philippines and the traditional name is spelled Lauan.  However, it is commonly called Luan Plywood. It can also go by the name Meranti, or Philippine Mahogany. (Also Tropical by Nature) 

Ash Plywood: 
  This Plywood is required to be used for applications where a very strong & resilient, decorative Plywood. Ash throughout Plywood is a high-quality panel's product and is regularly used for toy & model making, interior decoration and in the manufacture of variety of sports equipment. This product is generally produced using uniform 2.5mm thickness rotary peeled ash veneers throughout. 

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.

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