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We have a variety of types of plywood to suit different projects which we can cut to any size or shape on our CNC router for a high level of precision and repeatability. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – just send us your drawings, in either CAD or a sketch format, and we can create it. As well as cutting any shape or curve on plywood, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on virtually any sheet material too. We also provide laser cutting and CNC engraving services allowing for greater creativity.
If you’re looking for a great surface material for printing, you may want to consider birch plywood for its smooth and clean texture. Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go, which allows for a consistent finish at a much faster rate than painting. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. And with optional next day delivery, your products can be with you quickly. For larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. If you have a bigger project taking place over a long period, contact us to discuss bulk discounts or regular supply orders.
Delivering excellent stability and a high strength to weight ratio, 9mm plywood sheets are versatile and can be used to great effect in a host of different projects. There are several types of plywood to choose from, depending on the environment in which they’re being used, as well as different grades depending on how important the appearance of the wood is. Plywood is an affordable material and has a high tensile strength owing to the method of construction, where multiple layers of wood are glued together at contrasting angles and compressed together to create a strong wooden sheeting. We offer a bespoke cutting service that allows you to cut 9mm plywood sheets to any size or shape to suit your requirements, as well as fast delivery so you can get started as soon as possible.
Types of Plywood Sheet and Grading
There are several different varieties of plywood, depending on the application you’re using it for, but the four most common types of plywood are softwood, hardwood, birch and marine ply. Wood comes in a variety of grades; we offer the grades listed below. See our plywood grading guide for more information on the types available.
- Softwood plywood is the most commonly manufactured plywood and is available in various thicknesses. It’s typically used in construction projects as it’s affordable and versatile. There are several grades of this wood to choose between, from C+/C grade which has knots on both sides of the wood, with those on the facing C+ side filled and touch sanded.
- Hardwood plywood is made from stronger timbers and is commonly used for applications which require longevity. Chinese hardwood plywood is a high BB/CC grade wood which means it has few knots and slight discolouration to the surface of the wood, with a CC grade reverse.
- Birch plywood that we offer comes in high B/BB grade which provides a clear and smooth surface and is best-suited to applications where the appearance of the wood is important or for printing onto.
- Marine plywood is for use in environments where the wood is exposed to moisture for extended periods. The type of wood we offer has a high-quality BB/BB face grade and is well-suited to demanding environments such as gardens, bathrooms and parks as well as for roof supports and advertising panels.
Advantages of 9mm Plywood Sheets
Plywood provides great impact resistance and can accommodate short-term overload without warping or bending. This unique property is particularly useful when the sheets are used for flooring or as a concrete framework, as the laminated structure spreads the impact across a wide surface area for less tensile stress. Plywood sheets is a cost-effective material that is also versatile, so it can be used for multiple applications. It has great stability as well, ensuring that the sheets remain the same regardless of changes in temperature and moisture.
9mm plywood delivers a fantastic strength to weight ratio as well as resistance to warping, twisting and shrinking. Providing the wood has been treated accordingly with a wood preserver, these sheets can be used for both interior and exterior applications. At 9mm in thickness, it provides more stability than thinner plywood sheets and is perfect for applications that rely on this property.
Applications of 9mm Plywood Sheets
9mm plywood sheets have numerous uses, from general joinery to furniture and cabinetry. The affordability of plywood means it is a common material to use for concrete frameworks, prototyping and temporary structures. It can also be used for fascias and soffits, van, trailer and other vehicle linings, as well as for garages and sheds. 9mm plywood is thick enough to provide a stable surface for shelving and display units, as well as being well-suited to the construction of packing cases and containers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you paint plywood?
You can paint plywood, but be sure to use primer, as plywood will absorb more paint than you would expect so the primer seals the plywood, and allows it to take to the paint more easily keeping your surface smooth and sealed.
Can you bend plywood?
It is possible to bend plywood. There are numerous ways of bending plywood, but if you are after a sheet that cannot be bent, look at our MDF sheeting.
What is plywood used for?
Plywood can be used for a wide range of versatile structural applications whether interior or exterior, from furniture to internal panelling.
How strong is plywood?
Plywood is relatively strong as it is numerous layers of wood pressed together. For a stronger piece of plywood, look for 5-ply or multi-ply sheets as these will have more layers, and thus more strength.
What are the types of plywood?
We sell a variety of types of plywood, including softwood, hardwood, marine, and birch, all of which have specific characteristics and will aid specific projects. For more information on the respected types, read their descriptions at the bottom of their product pages.
Can I cut plywood?
It is possible to cut plywood yourself, but we are able to do it for you if you request at the point of ordering. To do so yourself please follow safety procedures, and use a sharp saw else you risk the sheet breaking.
How is plywood made?
Plywood is made by glueing a series of thin veneered sheets of wood together. Each adjacent layer is rotated by up to 90 degrees to reduce the risk of splitting when nailed in at the edges. This technique, called 'cross-graining', improves strength, stability and prevents warping, making it an excellent general-purpose construction panel.
How do you seal plywood edges?
Plywood should be sealed to prevent moisture from affecting the sheets and causing warping. The sealant you use will depend based on how you intend to use the plywood, but you should use something quick-drying and can withstand all temperatures, and be compatible with paint if you intend to paint your plywood.