Plywood: Fact sheet no. 13

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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
  • Thickness
  • Grades
  • Plywood for concreting
  • Speciality plywoods
  • Plywood for packaging

Suggested Reading

Wood used in packaging: The UK mass balance and efficiency in usenavigation-arrow

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