Cabinetmakers choice has a large range of plywood sheets, supplying to Geelong and regional Victoria.

Plywood sheets are manufactured from thin layers or “piles” of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another (cross banding).

 

What is plywood used for?

Being very durable and offering a variety of finishes, ply is used extensively in interior and exterior applications.

Not all plywoods are the same, so care must be taken when choosing the right type of ply for your project and you need to ensure it’s from a reliable supplier.

From cabinetry in homes through to architectural panels, custom commercial fitouts, caravan renovations, boat and yacht construction, as well as wall panelling, flooring and ceiling lining, ply is very versatile.

 

What types of plywood are available?

There are four groupings of plywood products, with each group designed for specific applications: structural, exterior, interior and marine grade ply.

 

Structural plywood

Structural Plywood is a very stable and workable type of plywood, with numerous applications in building and construction, cabinetmaking and ideal for shop fit outs. Manufactured to AS/NZS 2269, structural plywood comes in different stress grades, thicknesses and face veneer qualities for various applications.

Think bins, boxes, crates, internal structures, beams, roofing, sub-floors, cabinetry and furniture.

 

Exterior plywood

Ideal for outdoor use, exterior Plywood is manufactured to AS/NZS 2271 and intended for use in non-structural, exterior applications where a high quality aesthetic finish is required.

For DIY projects, think letterboxes, dog kennels, rabbit hutches and chicken coops through to skateboard ramps and workbenches – the possibilities are endless!

 

Interior plywood

Cabinetmaker Choice’s range of interior plywood includes a variety of hardwood species such as Meranti, Melapi, Nyatoh, Sliced Pacific Maple, Hoop Pine and Radiata Pine among others sourced from plantations and sustainable forests, locally and overseas.

A-graded plywoods can be painted or stained to give a stunning natural wood finish.

Commonly used to make cabinet carcasses, a good quality plywood is more suitable for use on backs and sides of cabinets and in most cases is a far superior material to traditional chipboard or MDF as it lasts longer, doesn’t split and is far more durable.

Easy to work with,  ply sheets are a popular choice for DIY projects and are suitable for almost any furniture project including wardrobes, dressers, shelving, bookcases and other cabinetry.

 

Flexible plywood

Formed from a very thin central ply and two outer pieces, flexible plywood is specifically designed with curved pieces in mind. This type is made to bend, and is usually glued together once it is formed into its final shape, for a stiff finished piece.

 

Decorative plywood

This type of ply is usually faced with some kind of hardwood, such as ash, oak, birch, maple, rosewood, or mahogany, and is used for cabinetry, furniture, and fixtures.

 

Coloured plywood

Film-face birch plywood is available in many different colours, popular for desktops, wardrobes, feature walls.  Film faced birch plywood is available in thicknesses of 12mm – 18mm.

 

Marine Grade Plywood

Marine Plywood is perfect for boat and yacht construction and other marine applications.

It is also often used in caravan restoration, motorhomes, horse floats and building dam platforms.

It usually costs more than standard plywood due to the more durable face and core it must have to resist humid and wet conditions.

Cabinetmakers Choice Geelong stocks high grade marine plywood suitable for boat building and restoration.

 

Why choose plywood?

  • Warm and natural grain patterns
  • Unique cross-layered structure makes plywood kg for kg stronger than steel
  • It’s versatile, durable, long-lasting and resistant to damage

 

Plywood Applications

Here’s a few projects from our talented customers using ply sourced from Cabinetmakers Choice.

 

Please contact us to discuss our ability to source and supply certified, plywood products from our global network of producers.