Plywood is frequently associated with chipboard as a low-cost, rough and imperfect substitute for chunky, solid timber. However plywood is in fact a genuine wood product, made by layering together thin sheets of birch veneer.
As each sheet is compressed, the grain is laid in the opposite direction in every new layer, giving plywood its distinctive stacked appearance. This results in uniform strength in each direction, much stronger and heavier than alternative sheet goods commonly found in cabinet construction (MDF, fibreboard etc).
Along with its inherent strength, our plywood is also free of voids throughout the sheet. So for us cabinet makers we find that screws will bite and hold with 100% of their threads, joints get 100% glue coverage and from an aesthetic perspective, the sanded and oiled exposed edges of the plywood have a fantastic appearance.
We source all our plywood from northern Europe, mainly Latvia. The plywood manufacturing process is kept as environmentally friendly as possible with all wood by-products being used in the processing plant, and sustainable re-planting of saplings being carried out as each tree is felled. Here’s a 5 minute video showing our plywood from harvesting to shipping: