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THE PLYWOOD DICTIONARY GRADING, FIBERBOARD, SOFTWOOD, ROTARY CUTS...WHAT'S IT ALL REALLY MEAN? READ THROUGH OUR DICTIONARY & YOU'LL BE SPEAKING "LUMBER" FLUENTLY. BACK (VENEER) GRAIN PARTICLEBOARD RIFT CUTT The side of the veneer with the An engineered wood product made by compressing wood particles, such as chips and shavings, and fiber bundles with a resin binder. The growth pattern in wood, A cutting method most commonly lower grade. Grades are 1, 2, 3, 4. running lengthwise in the tree. used on red and white oak. The cut is made at an angle from the radius, resulting in a striped pattern. CATHEDRAL GRAIN HAROWOOD A grain appearance that is characterized by a series of stacked and inverted "V" shapes, found in plain-sliced veneer. Wood or veneer derived from ROTARY CUT A cutting method, commonly used in softwood veneers, in which a log is centered and mounted on a lathe deciduous or broadleaved trees, PLAIN SLICING such as oak, maple, ash, and walnut. This term does not Also called flat cut, this is the cutting method most often used to produce veneer. The slice is made parallel to the center of the log and results in a generally indicate the hardness of the wood. and "peeled" along the growth rings CORE to create broad sheets. This results in a random appearance. The inner layers of plywood constructed from various MARINE GRADE combination of cathedral and straight grain patterns. materials, including lumber, veneer, particle board, MDF (medium density fiberboard), and more. The grain on these plies run A grade of plywood that is especially suitable for marine applications, such as docks, where flexibility is desirable. SHOP GRADE A non-standard industry term referring to panels that contain imperfections, but have at least 85% surface area usability. PLYWOOD perpendicularly to the outer plies. A panel made of layers of veneer joined together by adhesive. MATCHING CUT Any of the methods of placing veneer sheets together to create a pattern, such as book, slip, and random matching. The method in which a log is cut for QUARTER SLICING SOFTWOOD veneer. See rotary cut, plain slicing, quarter slicing, rift cut, and half-round slicing. cutting method that simulates the quarter sawing process of Wood or veneer derived from coniferous or needle-leaved trees, lumber, where the slice is made such as pine, fir, and spruce. This term does not generally indicate the parallel to the radius line of the MEDIUM DENSITY log, resulting in a striped pattern. hardness of the wood. Most FACE FIBERBOARD (MOF]: softwoods are rotary cut. The side of the veneer with the higher grade. Grades are AA, A, B, C, D, and E. An engineered wood product made by compressing RADIAL VENEER A line extending from the center of a log across its growth rings, parallel to the rays. hardwood or softwood fibers with a resin binder. Also called ply, a thin sheet of wood that is laminated to form GRADE plywood or panels. The quality of the veneer used in plywood, both for the face and OXIDATION The effect on wood by exposure to back. There are six standard face the elements, resulting in yellow, brown or gray discolorations. grades for veneer: AA, A, B, C, D, and E, and four standard back grades: 1, 2, 3, and 4. SOURCES:

Plywood Dictionary

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Rotary Cuts, Fiberboard, Softwood, Grading...Do those terms matter? What do they mean to you? Read through our dictionary and you'll be speaking "lumber" fluently.


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