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Make Your Own Plywood | Popular Woodworking Magazine

You might be wondering why you would want to make your own plywood when there is some that is available at the store. The reason you would is because you can customize the size and shape a lot better with home made plywood. wood workers often wonder if there is anymore they can possibly learn about and the answer is yes. You will want to start with a piece of plywood, larger than you actually need before getting started.

Key Takeaways:

  • Plywood made at the store, just can’t get into the shapes that we want it to, so we should make it.
  • Don’t worry about having a uniform size of plywood, we aren’t mass producing these, you just need the size that you need.
  • Make sure when you are putting together your lumber, that you are making it bigger than you need it to be.

“A lumber-core panel, like any plywood, is made from an odd number of layers. This serves the purpose of balancing the layers. Balancing means that the grain in the two outermost layers of a panel are always running parallel with each other, but perpendicular with the layer they are glued to.”

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