Plywood Types

Plywood & OSB are available in FSC, BUT MUST BE ASKED FOR.

Plywood is a panel made up of at least 3 plies or thin layers of wood bonded together usually at right angles to the layer above or below, to improve strength and reduce shrinkage. Grades are rated by the face on one side and back on the reverse. Hence the term B/BB or BB/B. These show the different defects allowed in the faces and backs. Please call or live chat for advice. All our plywood is exterior grade and is suitable for outside use after suitable conditioning.

OSB board (Oriented Strand Board) is a man-made panel product, used as an alternative to plywood. It is made by pressing together three separate layers of wood strands orientated in different directions to make it stronger under high pressure and temperature. This gives a very strong board useful for a variety of applications.There are various specifications and standards for varying different types of plywood. SUNDEALA is a pin board made from 100% waste paper with a sanded surface offering a good face, akin to prefinished which means it can be used without fabric covering. Sundeala is available in various different colours and also in an FRB grade, which is flame retardant.

Flexible Paper Backed Veneer

Here at Theos Timber Ltd we stock top quality paper backed veneer products. This paper backed veneer is made from thin strips of wood which are usually around 3mm or 1/8 inch that is glued onto core panels of general wood, MDF and particle boards. It is a favourite with the carpenters and interior designers as flexible plywood is commonly used to make flat panels that can be used for doors, cabinets, floors and other parts of home furniture. The flexibility makes it easy to use on whatever project you are planning to do or are currently in the process of.

Veneered Options

Benefits of veneer plywood

There are a number of benefits to choosing veneered plywood for your project. The product is a thing of beauty and completely unique as no two sheets are the same. Alongside its beauty is strength, temperature extremes and moisture can cause solid wood to swell and ultimately crack. When veneer is added to a substrate, its strength increases meaning it can cope with a number of stresses. As a result, veneer plywood is extremely durable. It is a material that is not prone to cracking or splitting meaning that you can rest assured that you’re getting value for money as well as the confidence that it’s going to last for many years to come.

Due to its versatility, this material can be used for a range of items including cabinets, dressers and wardrobes. Veneer is also easy to work with so if you’re keen on DIY projects around the home, it’s a good material to choose. Another major benefit of choosing veneer plywood is that it is environmentally friendly as it is a natural resource. If you are looking for a decorative product for your property or building that is beautiful, unique and environmentally friendly then you really do not need to look any further. It also has the major benefit of being environmentally friendly. At Theo’s Timber, we are more than happy to assist with your vision and to offer our experience and knowledge.

For more information on our paper backed veneer sheets, birch plywood or any of the plywood types listed below, get in touch with us on 0161 834 6789 or you can email Theo directly on and an experienced team member will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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