Veneer Plywood is a class of engineered wood that is used in numerous woodworking projects. It is a great choice for furniture, cabinets, etc., due to its strength, stability, and convenience. Also, many musical instruments like piano and string instruments are made from veneer plywood. The grain of each layer is unique depending upon the species of wood used.
The panels are slices as thin as 1/40th of an inch and glued together. The most interesting part is, wastage is very little because of the size of the blade used in the manufacturing of the product.
Plywood veneer is graded from A to D, i.e., best to worst, and in the case of applications where both sides are seen, A1, A2, B1, and B2 are acceptable.
Veneer Plywood – Types and grades:
1. A – Premium grade veneer plywood products, where 1 is good and 2 is sound.
2. Wood on Wood Plywood veneer – In this case, 2 ply decorative face with a utility grade wood backer are applied in a contrary direction to the face veneer.
3. Phenolic Backed – The use of a preferred veneer on a curved product. It is also used on man made or composite veneers.
4. Paper Backed – Veneer plywood is backed with paper and manufactured in different quantities.
5. Laid Up – It is when veneers are joined together from raw pieces to make large pieces.
6. Reconstituted Veneer – Plywood veneer sheets are laminated together to form a block.
Advantages of using Veneer Plywood:
1. The durability of veneer plywood is comparable to solid hardwood.
2. In comparison to hardwood that is susceptible to warping and splitting, veneer plywood is resistant.
3. There is an almost very low risk of expanding and contracting due to weather changes in the plywood veneer.
4. There is a wide array of plywood veneers available for a variety of projects.