Hardwood plywood has several key advantages that Sterritt Lumber is proud to pass along to our valued customers!
Environmental Investment – Hardwood plywood is a natural product made from renewable resources. Therefore, it is one of the most environmentally friendly and useful products available to the consumer.
Strength – Plywood is the original engineered lumber, and as such, hardwood plywood is stronger than steel in static bending strength. What makes plywood so strong is its unique cross-layered structure. The adhesives used to bond the veneers in plywood are actually stronger than the wood itself, so that adds to the integrity of these revolutionary products.
Efficiency – The plywood manufacturing process achieves a more complete utilization of the log than does lumber manufacturing. The entire tree is used in positive capacities during this process. No sawdust results from either rotary cutting or slicing (the two most popular methods of cutting veneer). Greater square foot coverage, in comparison to solid wood products, is achieved by using veneer. As a result, plywood manufacturing makes better use of the high value woods prized by consumers today.
Beauty – Consumers, architects, and even designers prefer the beauty of wood over any other material. The natural characteristics of wood make it attractive to the eye. Wood defies imitation. No material can match the infinite variety of natural markings and figure patterns offered through fine hardwood.
Versatility – A great variety of products in various shapes and sizes can be manufactured from hardwood plywood. Chair backs and seats, toys, bowling alley channels, cabinets, and pianos are just a few of the many various results of valuable hardwood plywood.
Durability – Strength is a staple of many species of American hardwoods. So, it stands to reason that the veneers and the adhesives holding hardwood plywood together contribute to the long-lasting durability and beauty of these incredible products.