Plywood is made by glueing together thin sheets of wood veneer. The thickness of an individual sheet is 0.2 – 3.2 mm. The sheets are composed so that the directions of the grain of the superimposed sheets are usually perpendicular to each other.
In terms of its basic properties, plywood is comparable to wood. It also has the following benefits, owing to its method of manufacture:
- strength, good at providing rigidity for structures
- dense and shock-resistant