Plywood furniture looks elegant, beautiful and classy due to nice finish of wood. Thin sheets of various woods are connected together using an adhesive, they are attached to a sheet of panel wood which is called plywood. It is being used in the designs of plywood desks, tables, kitchen islands, book case shelves, toddler beds and storage units these days. Plywood is known for adding a character of wood to the furniture, besides this material is somewhat classy and versatile in its finish. There are many advantages of using plywood in the designs of wooden furniture.
Advantages of Sturdy Plywood furniture
Most of the people love to choose and prefer plywood rather than choosing traditional style wood for making furniture for their homes, here are some of the benefits of choosing this wood.
Plywood is sturdy with uniform and smooth wood textures which makes it easy to handle, it can be used for making desks, tables, chairs and even outdoor patio furniture.
Ply wood is kind of water resistant, for this very reason it can be used for making kitchen countertops, if you do not want to include granite and marble kitchen countertops in the plan, you can definitely add plywood countertops they would be waterproof.
Any wood which is durable and long lasting should be chosen for making accessories for home, plywood furniture often stands the test of time, it can stay in good condition for several years provided that it is taken care of.
Compared to solid furniture plywood is very inexpensive thus it can be utilized for DIY wooden furniture projects as well. Good thing is many different colors are available in wooden furniture as well as for the veneers.
One of the best features of plywood furniture is that it does not warp just like traditional style wooden furniture. It looks classy and elegant all the time, the finish never goes away.
Grades and Quality of Plywood
Depending on the furniture items which you want to build there are different grades of plywood which you can choose. The strength of the wood depends on the thin layers of the wood which are used for making it. When wooden grains are placed in opposite direction within the layers of plywood furniture it increases its durability and strength.
There are different grades of plywood which can be used for making different types of furniture. The strength of this wood depends on the way the layers of wood are placed. The grains are placed in opposite direction within the layers. This makes the wood stronger and durable.
A grade plywood furniture items may have no rough texture, it is usually build with A-grade wood material with nice grains which is impeccable and blemishless whereas d-grade plywood is usually used for small sized furniture accessories it may have less quality with rough sanded surfaces.
Plywood has two faces which has different grain pattern and quality for determining the quality of wood. If you want your wooden furniture to be functional and good in finish you must pick on A-grade with tight and high quality grain. Some furniture items which you can make and build using plywood are chest of drawers, sofa sets, tables, armorial, drawer bottoms, and panels. Plywood book shelve units make for the nice room dividers, they can be placed between a big area for dividing a large sized room into two or three different section.
DIY plywood wine racks are easy to make they can be designed with two to three shelving units and one big rack for storing the wine bottles. Besides plywood is used for designing modular storage units, study tables, bunk bed, planter boxes, and dry bar. I have seen people making big wall built shelving system with it. If you want to create an artwork you can use pine, spruce, birch, cherry and oak as well, combo of different wood works well with plywood.