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- Plyboard Vs. Plywood
- The differences between Plyboard & Plywood
Plyboard Vs. Plywood
Many people often get confused with the terms “Plyboard” and “Plywood”. Though both are engineered wood products and have a similar external appearance, they possess distinctive properties and are very diverse from one another.
What is Plyboard?
Plyboard is a material which is made of wooden strips at its core and thin veneer panels at its top and bottom sides.
What is Plywood?
Plywood is a material which is made by stacking and glueing several layers of wood veneers into one sheet.
The differences between Plyboard & Plywood
|Plyboard is light in weight when compared to Plywood.||Plywood is heavier than plyboard because the former is made of dense hardwood veneer at its core.|
|Plyboard is prone to water damage as it is known to hold dampness.||Plywood exhibits good resistance to water.|
|If plywood finds its application as long pieces, it tends to bend and sag.||Plyboard is stiffer than plywood and therefore it is less inclined to bending and sagging. Hence when there is a need for a longer piece of wood, plyboard is preferred over Plywood.|
|Warping and Cracking|
|Due to its dimensional stability, plyboard is highly resistant to warping and cracking.||Compared to plyboard, plywood shows less resistance towards warping and cracking.|
|Plyboard can withstand splitting.||Plywood is impervious to splitting when working with it.|
|Plyboard doesn’t part on cutting.||Compared to plyboard, plywood is difficult to cut as it chips gravely.|
|Throughout its length and breadth, the plywood’s structure is uniform.||Plyboard tends to hold minor gaps which are invisible from outside.|
|Strength and Durability|
|If hardwood strips are used at its core, the strength of plyboard can be increased.||Because of its uniform thickness, plywood is stronger than plyboard and hence more durable.|
|Plyboard is used for making long bookshelves, lengthy wall panels, tables, etc.||On the other hand, Plywood is used for custom-built furniture (expect long ones), floors, walls, roofs, etc.|