Veneer Laminated Plywood & Core Options

The general term plywood encompasses several types of board, including Veneer Core, Medium Density Fiberboard, and Particleboard Core. Veneer Core Plywood (VC) is made from three or more layers of wood veneer with grain alternating at 90°. The veneer is cross-layered and joined together by an adhesive. Because of the way in which veneer core is constructed, it also resists cracking, bending, warping, and shrinkage. Pound for pound veneer core plywood is stronger than steel in static bending strength due to cross-layered structure. Medium Density Fiberboard Plywood (MDF) is made from fine wood dust mixed with a binder and heat-pressed into panels. This material is extremely stable to work with, and is typically very consistent from batch to batch. The surface below the veneer is typically free of voids and blisters, resulting in a better veneer consistency and bond. With this better bonding of the wood veneer, there is less chipping during a crosscut operation. Particleboard Core Plywood (PBC) uses a coarser wood dust than MDF. Because of this, it has a slightly lower weight, but the edges and surfaces are not as smooth and consistent.

FormWood uses only the highest quality plywood for laminating to ensure a balanced product. Our state of the art facility is complete with automatic panel lines. We manufacture veneer plywood with quick lead times and rarely have minimums. We can sequence and flitch match your plywood panels, as well as other special matches such as center-balanced and end-matched. We offer over 100 different cuts and veneer species for making laminated plywood, as AA/AA, AA/A, A/A, A/1, A/2, A/3, A/4, etc. We also offer a myriad of different sizes and plywood core thicknesses.

Plywood Core Options

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There are many types of plywood core options to fit your project specifications. All of these core options fall naturally into FormWood's product mix. Choose from MDF Board or Medium Density Fiberboard, Veneer Core, Particleboard, Fire Rated Core, Formaldehyde Free and Marine Plywood for boat interiors, all available in different thicknesses based on your application. Domestic Hardwood Plywood

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Hardwood Plywood is generally used for decorative purposes and includes Veneer Core, Medium Density Fiberboard, and Particleboard. Each product has different advantages based on the application. We use only the highest quality hardwood plywood when laminating our veneer to ensure a superior product. Exotic Plywood

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Exotic Plywood Exotic Plywood, from Afrormosia to Zebrawood, is available from FormWood in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and grain directions. Our myriad of dynamic species are ideal for custom and high-end projects. Frequently Asked Questions

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