Thursday, September 5, 2013

When to Use Luan Board

Uses Of Luan Plywood (Home Depot)
What are the uses of Plywood in your home? This is a casual question that most people ask. So, here are some answers for what you can do with these pre-fabricated wooden panels. Uses of Plywood are primarily found as a building and construction material, and depending on its finish it can be used as an external piece for your home and hardware projects. On this blog in which I mainly discuss Luan, as a use of plywood, the primary use for plywood is as an underlayment for vinyl, laminate and ceramic flooring. This use is basically to ensure that the top floor appears even and has a buffer between it and the subfloor.

Other Uses of Plywood include in furniture and cabinet making, for kitchens and other household items. Plywood is a very useful material and is constructed as such to be durable and resistant to damage.

How is Plywood Made?
CDX Plywood

Plywood is made through the use of wood panel made from thin sheets of Luan wood veneer. It is one of the most widely used wood products.

It is very useful as well as, 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.

Layers of Wood, which are called Vaneers,are glued together, with adjacent plies having their wood grain at right angles to each other, to form a composite material. This alternation of the grain is called cross-graining and has several important benefits: Plywood 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.

Another advantage of Plywood Vaneers is that they reduce expansion and shrinkage, providing improved dimensional stability; and it makes the strength of the panel consistent across both directions. There is usually an odd number of plies, so that the sheet is balanced—this reduces warping. Because plywood 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. Plywood is a manufactured wood panel made from thin sheets of Luan wood veneer. It is one of the most widely used wood products.

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