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Plywood is constructed using thin layers of wood, called plies, bound by resin. A variety of wood species may be used depending upon the application. This CP is for flooring underlayment and roof and wall sheathing applications, which often use...
Plywood is constructed using thin layers of wood, called plies, bound by resin. A variety of wood species may be used depending upon the application. This CP is for flooring underlayment and roof and wall sheathing applications, which often use softwood species such as Yellow Pine or Douglas Fir. Plywood underlayment and sheathing is commonly constructed with a moisture resistant resin, such as phenol formaldehyde, and is typically sold in 4 x 8 ft planks of 9 mm to 18 mm thickness.
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