Plywood: Fact sheet no. 13
In This Series
This fact sheet published by wood for good is an overview of plywood as a construction material.
The sheet details the main two types of plywood and offers details on the thickness and grading types of different plywoods.
- Main types of plywood
- Plywood for concreting
- Speciality plywoods
- Plywood for packaging
This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The study suggests that nearly 90% of the 1.5 million tonnes of wood that was used in packaging in 2002 was used for the production of pallets. The main receivers of wood packaging were identified as non-timber related...
Using plywood is a good way to help reduce the growth of global warming because wood is a renewable building material; as trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, giving out the oxygen we breathe.
The carbon is then stored for the life of the tree and...
This wood for good fact sheet is an introductory guide to engineered wood.
This sheet briefly explains engineered wood and then discusses the creation process and a number of the benefits of the different types of engineered woods available, included in which are: engineered timber beams (I-beams), heat treated...