How Are Wood Veneers Made?

Wood veneer is a thinly-sliced wood layer that we use to cover surfaces to give the appearance of real wood. A veneer may come from thin slices of a log, or it also could be sliced from the bark of a tree. We usually glue veneer onto a plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) boards. On … Read more

8 Types of Veneer Substrates – Woodworking Materials Guides

Any woodworker is likely to work a lot with wood veneers, especially those who work on wooden furniture. A veneer is a thin slice of fine, expensive wood that we typically apply to cheaper wood. The purpose of using veneer is that we get the finish of expensive wood at a fraction of the cost. … Read more

6 Types Of Wood Veneer – Woodworking Materials Guides

When we think of wood veneer, a single type of veneer comes to mind. However, it may surprise you to know that you can find several different types of wood veneer on the market. A veneer is a thinly-sliced wood that we fix to wooden surfaces to give them the appearance of solid wood. Veneer … Read more

Interior Vs. Exterior Plywood (Pros & Cons)

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What Is Plywood? Plywood comes in the form of boards of different thicknesses. It consists of several thin layers of wood veneer bonded with an adhesive. The thickness of the plywood varies in line with the number of layers that make it up. The direction of the wood grain of successive veneer layers lies at … Read more

What is Interior Plywood?

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Plywood is an engineered wood that we make by bonding layers of wood veneer with glue to form boards of different thicknesses. It consists of softwood and hardwood. Some hardwoods that go to make plywood are oak, mahogany, and ash. Birch is another primary wood that we use to manufacture plywood, particularly Baltic birch with … Read more

What is Baltic Birch Plywood?

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When you hear so much about Baltic birch plywood, you may wonder why there is so much hype about it. Woodworkers prefer this variety of plywood to use in their projects because it is a durable and smart-looking choice of wood. It is easy to work with, and you get the cleanest joints with this … Read more

Best Wood for Bookshelves

No matter where they are placed, bookshelves play an important role in interior decor in a living room bedroom or an office. As a woodworker, you would have had numerous occasions where you had to make bookshelves. Building bookshelves is one of the easiest things to do, but you have to keep certain factors in … Read more

What is Luan Plywood?

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Luan plywood, also known as Lauan plywood, comes from the Lauan tree, a type of shorea that also goes by the name of Philippine mahogany or Meranti. You will find these trees growing on the South pacific rim. Luan plywood enjoys wide popularity in the United States. It is one of the softer varieties of … Read more

What is Marine Plywood?

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Plywood comes under the category of engineered wood. We make plywood by gluing thin layers of wood veneer together to form boards of varying thicknesses. The grains of the successive layers of wood veneer are at 90° to each other. The combination of the glue and wood grain orientation gives plywood its tremendous strength. Plywood … Read more

Best Wood for Bending

The process of wood steam bending involves exposing wood to steam, making it pliable, and then shaping it accordingly. When the wood cools down, it will take on a new shape. The generally accepted steam bending procedure is done using a steam block box and a former to bend the wood upon. Steam bending presents … Read more