Why use plywood?

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The fact that plywood consists of fibers ("the grain of the wood") that are laminated in successive layers orthogonal to one another (i.e., at a 90 degree angle) gives it tremendous structural strength - much higher than a wood product where all of the fibers are aligned in parallel (as in ordinary wood).
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What is plywood used for?

Plywood is good for basic domestic construction projects --shelves, tables, games, etc.... it is basically "slices" of woodglued together in a sandwich, usually with each laye

When was plywood first used?

Archeologists have found traces of laminated wood in Egyptian tombs of pharaohs. The Chinese used shaved wood glued together for furniture a thousand years ago. Wood with the

Why is plywood used?

Plywood is primarily used where you need either stability or strength. Plywood is called that because it is made up by gluing separate layers (each called a ply) together into

Disadvantages of using plywood?

Although Plywood has many advantages it also has some disadvantages. One disadvantage is because of the layering effect in plywood, it makes it very absorbent to water. This m

When was the first use of plywood?

One of the earliest records of veneering, which is the basis of plywood, is a pictorial mural unearthed by archaeologists in Egypt. Early Egyptians also built furniture with p

Why is plywood useful?

Cheaper than regular wood, looks just as good, relatively strong, and comes in larger pieces.
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What are the useful features of plywood?

Less expensive than solid wood, lighter weight to work with, lighter weight finished project, can be matched with other wood, easier to cut than some solid woods
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What thickness plywood do you use for roofs?

If you live in an area that does not get snow, or very little snow, you can use 1/2 inch thickness plywood for a roof. If you live in a snowy area, then you should use about 5