About Plywood - A Sustainable Material
Some Interesting facts
The layers that make up plywood are intentionally glued together at alternating right angles. This is what gives it both strength and durability. This cross-graining also reduces the chances of the wood splitting when nailing at the edges, and it makes the wood resistant to warping, cracking, and twisting. The way plywood is made also ensures a consistent strength across the entire length of the wood.
Eco friendly - Plywood is a natural product made from a renewable resource making it one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable materials available for furniture production.
Strength - Pound for pound, plywood is stronger than steel in static bending strength. What makes plywood so strong is its unique cross-layered structure. In addition the adhesives used to bond the veneers together are actually stronger than the wood itself!
Durability - In museums all over the world are ancient examples of plywood furniture and decorative veneers that have lasted hundreds of years. We can’t guarantee our furniture for that long but with the added benefit of no edgebanding we can offer extremely long guarantees.
Ease of fabrication of curved surfaces - The trend of modern architectural design is to feature curved surfaces. The desired shapes can be readily fabricated in plywood construction, and you will see this benefit in as many of our designs as possible.
To see how plywood is manufactured and even more facts about plywood please watch this fascinating video made by our largest supplier of plywood, Latvijas Finieris.