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plywood joinery

plywood joinery

I’ve been working with a joinery contractor to develop a cost effective way of fabricating plywood joinery for the Red Hill townhouse renovation. After speaking with a few joiners I’ve realised that plywood unfortunately isn’t the most stable material when used for large panels such as cupboard doors…it tends to twist and bow. And using it in thicknesses sufficient to stay straight and plumb ends up being prohibitively expensive. This prototype is a composite construction, using a plywood veneer laminated to a cheaper and more stable MDF substrate, and edged with a thin strip of plywood to achieve the visible grain aesthetic that I’m looking for.