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The Plyco plywood and veneer blog provides tips, tricks, advice and inspiration for completing DIY, architectural & professional projects. Expert plywood product tutorials and catalogue updates will have you completing your project in no time.

What is the Best Plywood?

A simple, yet incredibly deep question; what is the best plywood? If you ask 100 people, you’re most likely going to get 100 different answers (unless you’ve got a few Bamboo fans in the house!). Even here at Plyco, you’re unlikely to get a unanimous answer from our team of Plywood experts! However, here on the Plyco blog, we’re going to undertake the important task of at least laying out all the facts so that all of you can decide which Plywood is best, for you.
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The Differences Between Structural and Non-Structural Plywood | Plyco

When starting a DIY project there are a lot of questions you’ll be asking yourself about plywood. Some of these may seem simple to veterans, but as someone just starting out they can be confusing and daunting. One of these questions is often “do I need structural plywood for this project?”
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What is a Timber or Plywood Veneer? | Plyco

Veneers are generally a very big part of working with wood, and here at Plyco, they’re a big part of what we offer to customers. Somebody completely new to working with wood can probably gather that a veneer has something to do with the visual and aesthetic look of a plywood sheet, what exactly is it?
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Laminated Kitchen Benchtops With Plyco’s Spotless Laminate Range | Plyco

The humble laminated kitchen benchtop. Seems like a pretty simple feature you’ll find in any old household. Of course, you want it to look good, but besides that is there really much more thought that needs to go into it? Well, before you get started on that next renovation or build you might want to have a look at some of Plyco’s special offerings.
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Plyco's Top 6 Most Amazing Uses of Plywood | Plyco

As far as building materials go, Plywood just might be the most versatile in the history of the world. Many of the common, everyday uses like furniture, cladding, joinery, and shelving are staple applications for Plywood, but it seems like almost daily the team here at Plyco are working alongside and discovering so many wondrous and unique ways to utilise sheets of Ply.
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How to Prepare Your Marine Plywood for Outdoor and Exterior Use | Plyco

The very name of Marine Plywood immediately gets you thinking about how perfect the product will be for use in water our outdoors in general, and the promise of it being an exterior plywood plays up that idea too. However, what many people don’t realise at first is that Marine Plywood shouldn’t just be bought off the shelf and then immediately submerged in the ocean! 
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Plyco's Top Tips for Cutting Plywood | Plyco

So, you’ve just picked up some beautiful, fresh sheets of plywood from Plyco and it’s time get cracking on your latest DIY project. You arrive home and set out to start whipping up something incredible, but first, you’ve got to cut your sheets into the perfect lengths for whatever masterpiece you’re building.
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How Does Plyco's Flexiply Manage to Be So Flexible? | Plyco

Flexiply is one of the most mind-bending products we provide here at Plyco. When you think of plywood, or timber and wood products in general, you usually think of something that is rigid and pretty much the complete opposite of flexible. If you bend other types of plywood they are eventually going to break. That’s why it’s so incredible to see Flexiply contorted and twisted into all sorts of unique shapes for the first time.
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Shining the Spotlight on Plyco’s Spotless Laminate | Plyco

The team here at Plyco are always looking to expand our already expansive range of laminated timber panels. We’re always trying to innovate and stay up to date with rapidly rising stars within the industry. These endeavours are exactly the reason why we were so excited when we were able to bring the Spotless Laminate collection into the Plyco family.
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Plyco's Top Tips for Working With MDF | Plyco

Medium Density Fibreboard. MDF. It’s an extremely handy product that’s become extremely popular over time for very good reasons. It’s cheap, strong, and can be used for a plethora of different applications.
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