Plywood has come a long way since its introduction in the early 20th century. For decades, plywood was often seen as just a mere substitute for solid wood. Today, however, plywood has become the primary choice for many builders and homeowners. Here are 10 of the biggest benefits of plywood.
The strength, durability and aesthetics of plywood have made it popular for use in construction, furniture-making and even in the shipbuilding industry. The fact that it’s easy to work with is a plus.
But how is plywood made? Read on and find out the basic steps in the plywood manufacturing process, including one that reveals how the flat plywood sheets that we know and love to use are initially put together.
If you’re thinking about using plywood for outdoor projects, there is only one choice, and that’s marine plywood. After all, marine plywood is basically waterproof plywood.
For patio furniture, gazebos, boats and fences and other exterior projects that will be exposed to lots of moisture and condensation, only marine plywood will do the job.
What’s so special about this particular type of plywood anyway, you might ask. Read on to find out what it is made of, and why it’s the best type of plywood for external applications.
Slate roof tiles are, without question, the most sought-after roofing material among home owners today. It also happens to be a bit more expensive. Then again, paying for a gorgeous-looking and fire-resistant roof that could last for a lifetime or two is definitely worth it, don’t you think?
However, it is a fact that many home owners could not afford slate roofing. So they turn to cheaper alternatives. The question is, could any of those alternatives compare to slate? Let’s look at alternatives to slate roof tiles and see if they are worth it.
Given the many advantages it has over traditional lumber, plywood currently enjoys a reputation as one of the most stable wood products in all forms of construction.
However, while all types of plywood are quite stable to a certain degree, few of them can beat structural plywood when it comes to stability.
So what makes structural plywood so special?
We have all heard about the green movement and the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. We are quite aware of the concept of environmental-friendly buildings. In fact, being ‘green’ is one of the top and unique selling points for just about anything these days.
Traditional lumber certainly fits the eco-friendly profile, and that makes them quite popular for construction purposes. However, traditional lumber is not without its disadvantages. Read More