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Bendable Plywood

Bendable Plywood

BENDABLE PLYWOOD Description: Plywood with a single face veneer and core plies with all grain running perpendicular to face to allow cross-grain bending. Uses: Used mostly as a substrate for building cabinets, etc., with rounded corners. Sheets with clear face veneers are suitable for furniture. Available Sizes: 1/8" and 3/8" are common, though thicker sheets are produced. Sold in 4x8' sheets. Common Grades: Able to conform to tight radii without splitting or cracking with no need for kerf-bending or steaming. Pros: Flexibility allows radiused corners, decorative shapes. Cons: Not designed for structural use, quality of face veneer varies greatly. Where to find it: Building-supply stores and hardwood retailers. Price (3/4"x4x8', sheet unless noted): $35+ (1/8" 4'x8' sheet).


Comments (11)
3-j wrote:

I have never considered OSB or strandboard, chipboard, etc. to be particle board. The sizes of the chips do not fit as "particles."

7/8/2015 03:27:23 PM Report Abuse
Hickorymeadow wrote:

Too bad the first sentence is just plain wrong. Particleboard is a whole family of sheet goods, including the old particleboard underlayment, seldom seen anymore, flakeboard, OSB, etc. The old cheap underlayment might have sawdust or fines that soaks up the resins adding no strength. Standard industrial flakeboard is produced from graded flakes or strands, no sawdust, producing the desired density, internal bond, and strength requirements of the grade intended.

4/16/2015 01:34:12 PM Report Abuse
jeff1518 wrote:

OSB is a very conspicuous omission

5/8/2014 04:57:38 PM Report Abuse
dwdemuth1 wrote:

How does Menards and Home Depot come up with their labeling?

4/6/2012 09:09:21 AM Report Abuse
ruthless1666 wrote:

i also need to learn how to type

4/5/2012 04:07:42 PM Report Abuse
ruthless1666 wrote:

i agrre ,why tell us all that and not give us a chart or something to help distinguish what the grades are

4/5/2012 04:06:56 PM Report Abuse
almbldr wrote:

1/4" is one of the top selling products here in the North East. We have it here in our true "lumber yards" not the H/D or Lowes that I am aware of.

2/2/2012 04:30:59 PM Report Abuse
abroomell1 wrote:

What good does it do to know the names of various grades? At least tell us what they mean, and which ones are better.

1/14/2012 04:42:11 PM Report Abuse
musicman86231 wrote:

OK. Where on earth can you find 1/4" hardboard?

1/11/2012 02:57:36 PM Report Abuse
jander1960 wrote:

Likewise in mid-TN... I haven't found 1/4" hardboard in the home centers here either.

4/23/2011 01:43:58 PM Report Abuse
jdsjmail wrote:

I/4" is not always available, here in NW Ohio I can only find 1/8 amd 3/16. JD

8/25/2010 07:18:17 PM Report Abuse

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