What is plywood? What’s the difference between rift cut and plain cut? Should I use a Veneer Core or a Pro Core? If you’ve got questions about plywood, we have the answers! We hope the information contained within this page will help guide your purchases.
What is Plywood?
Plywood is an engineered wood product consisting of three to seven layers of thin sheets of wood veneer that are then glued together. Each veneer is laid with its grain at a right angle to the last (or tighter angles such as 45 degrees in some plywood). This is done to create a product with high dimensional stability that resists splitting and warping.
What is a Core?
The core is any substrate that has a wood veneer ply on the face and/or back applied to it with an adhesive. There are many different types of cores, including medium-density fiberboard (MDF), veneer core, pro-core and particleboard core.
What are the different Plywood grades ?
Plywood is graded A-D (best to worst) for its front face and 1-4 (best to worst) for its back. A1, A2, B1, and B2 are acceptable for applications where both sides will be seen, while A4 or B4 would be fine for projects where the back will not show.