Advantages and Disadvantages of Plywood

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  • Created on: 14-11-16 19:35

Advantages and Disadvantages of Plywood


  • Economic to use
  • Uses the whole of the tree
  • Can be used as a basic material that can be veneered
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Comes in large sheets
  • Can be shaped into a curve using a former


  • Surface finish is not good
  • Edge is not always good
  • Visible flaws
  • Delamination if material becomes wet or damp (layers come apart)


Plywood (or any other laminated board, such as blockboard and lamin board) is good to use as a material which will be purely used for function in a dry environment, where form doesn't need to be taken into account.


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