Softwood Plywood is laminated from softwood veneers. Veneers are sliced, cut or peeled from a “peeler log” and prepared into “Flitches” for the veneering process. Multiple layers of wood veneer are laid up in alternating or aligned configurations as desired for end use. The veneers are compressed with glue to create the laminated panel. Sanding and cutting to size completes the process.
Most sanded plywood grades are identified by the veneer grade used on the face and back of the panel. Veneer grades define veneer quality according to natural unrepaired growth characteristics and allowable number and size of repairs permitted during manufacture. Veneer grades in descending order of quality are A, B, C Plugged, C and D.
Sanded plywood is produced in three basic exposure classifications: Exterior, Exposure 1 and Interior.
The exposure durability classification relates to glue bond, and thus to structural integrity. Proper installation is required to provide optimum overall performance.
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