Versatility – 12mm plywood can be used in many general purpose applications, such as internal and external joinery (providing it is properly sealed). Strength – Thanks to the cross-graining process by which it is manufactured, it has a high strength-to-weight ratio. It also provides a high level of impact resistance.
When it comes to furniture, you’ll find that an 18 to 24mm plywood sheet thickness is perfect for building tables, while a set of draws will use a combination of 6mm plywood and 12mm plywood. If you’re looking to craft something that needs to be sturdy and take a fair amount of weight such as this sideboard from Australian Furniture Designer Matt Blatt, you’re going to be looking at a thicker sheet of plywood. On the other hand, decorative pieces that won’t have weight pressing down on it will generally be fine on the lower end of the thickness scale.
When it comes to plywood flooring, your best bet is to use speciality plywood flooring products. With structural ratings and tongue and groove technology that ensures the products bond together, we offer Particle Board Flooring and CD Structural Plywood Flooring from 15mm to 25mm in thickness. For additional information, head to Plyco’s guide on plywood flooring.
Hopefully, this blog post has been informative and eased the potential stresses of trying to decide what thickness of plywood you’ll need for your next project. If you still have some questions feel free to get in touch with us and one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales experts will be able to help you out!
Is 12mm plywood strong?
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12mm Hardwood Plywood Applications
The cross-graining technique used in the manufacturing process of 12mm Hardwood Ply offers many benefits. The cross-layered timber veneered panel provides consistent strength and stability to both interior and exterior applications (such as external wall panels and claddings, as long as all edges are sealed and the sheets are treated with an appropriate preserver and sealer). If you are looking for an exterior grade plywood sheet, our Marine Plywood is the ultimate hardwood external grade in terms of strength and weatherproofing.
We recommend using Structural Hardwood Plywood in the following applications:
- Bath panelling
- Packing cases
- Storage boxes
- Trailer linings
- Interior vehicle building
- General joinery
12 mm Plywood Key Benefits
Characterised by their excellent strength and rigidity, these Hardwood Plywood sheets offer a host of other long-lasting benefits. Let’s explore some of these below:
- Service class EN636 Class 2
- CE marked
- Durability – Designed to resist warping and bending
- Sustainable- Plywood is an authentic and natural product made from responsibly sourced materials that have FSC/PEFC chain of custody certification.
- Appearance – Due to its appealing aesthetic appearance and smooth sanded surface, plywood can provide a sleek finish when making furniture such as doors and cabinets.