What major uses does plywood have?
The major uses of plywood are for home construction, building homes, and lining shelves.
Plywood is a sheet material made from thin layers of wood that are glued together with the grain direction at right angles. It is also known as lumber or wood veneer sheets if it contains veneers. Plywood may be used in construction to build walls, roofs, floors, doors and cabinets; they can also be used on boats; sometimes plywood replaces metal for ship walls. The major uses of plywood are outlined below:
1) Home Construction And Building Homes
Wooden boards that have been bonded together by glue along their grains to produce a sheet are called plywood. This material has a wide range of applications in home construction and building homes. Plywood is strong, durable and can be used to make floors, walls, ceilings, doors and cabinets. It is also a popular choice for boatbuilding as it is waterproof and does not rot easily.
Plywood is often used to line shelves as it is a sturdy, stable material that does not warp or bow over time. It is also easy to clean and does not show fingerprints or dirt easily.
3) Other Applications
In addition to the major uses outlined above, plywood can also be used for:
- Making furniture
- Building model or airplanes
- Crafting musical instruments such as guitars
- Making puppets for the theater
- Making billboards and signs.