Sunday, June 9, 2013

Grade A wood (Luan)

Grade A Wood (Luan) 

What is Grade A Wood?

   Grade A Wood is simply premium face Grade wood, which is usually used for exclusive finishes on high-end Millwork. It can be used for 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 Mahogany wood, as well as Oak Wood. 

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Attaching Luan To Subfloor
Working With Luan For Do It Yourselfers

Different types of Woods For Interior Finishes:

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 paneling for plywood. 

Luan Wood: This wood can be described as a Tropical type of Plywood from the South American and Asian regions. Some regions actually began manufacturing over 40 years ago in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. In the Home Renovation and Construction Industry, a select few tropical countries such as  the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia classifies the general Plywood as Luan Plywood
   The species of wood, in this description, is originally from the Philippines and the traditional name is Luan, commonly called Luan Plywood. It can also go by the name Meranti, or also the name Philippine Mahogany. (Also Tropical by Nature) 

Ash Plywood:
  This is used for applications where a very strong & resilient, decorative Plywood is required. Ash throughout Plywood is a high-quality panel's product and is regularly used for toy & model making. It is  also used with Interior decoration and in the manufacture of a variety of sports equipment. This product is generally produced using a 2.5 mm 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. 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.

Fir Wood 

Oriented Strand Board:
  Sterling board (UK & 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 about 2.5 x 15 cm  and/or 1 x 6 inches. It may seem as if it is lying unevenly across each other when complete.

WBP Plywood:
   WBP Plywood is called this because it is Weather and Boil Proof. During manufacturing, this Plywood product is constructed with weather resistant adhesives, which allow it to endure maximum humidity levels. It is often then 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: 
   What is MDF Plywood? Here's a brief description of it's background. MDF Plywood is actually an acronym for Medium Density Fiberboard. 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. Then, this 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 need greater strength than only just the Mill Plywood.

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