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Plywood (Ply) cut to size

A superior quality engineered wood, plywood (ply) is used in everything from houses to furniture and even boats, coming in a wide range of grades and finishes. Plywood is a popular choice with professional builders and DIYers alike offering great strength and a competitive price. We supply a range of different types of plywood including marine plywoodhardwood plywoodElliottis pine plywood and spruce plywood. If you need ply cut to size then look no further!
 

Plywood cut to shape


Need something other than a rectangle? We also provide plywood shapes cut to order. Choose the cut to shape option and select which shape you would like to order. If you require a more bespoke design, including pre-drilled holes, internal cut-outs, or a custom shape, just get in touch with a member of our team. We specialise in bespoke designs and would be happy to help you.
 

Why order custom cut Plywood online?


Reduce waste: Order exactly what you need and not a centimetre more! No odds and ends to dispose of, just the plywood you need for your project, already shaped and drilled.

Economical: With our precision cut to size plywood, you pay for what you order, making getting your wood panels cut to size a great money-saving option.

Save time: Get started with your project as soon as your plywood arrives- with your panel already cut to size there’s no need to waste time with saws or drills. Eager to get started on your project as soon as possible? Just choose the next day delivery option in the checkout.

Plywood Products

Plywood – Marine Grade
Plywood – Marine Grade
Cut to size from £0.30
inc VAT
Plywood - Hardwood
Plywood - Hardwood
Cut to size from £0.30
inc VAT
 
Plywood - Softwood Elliotis
Plywood - Softwood Elliotis
Cut to size from £0.30
inc VAT
Plywood - Softwood Spruce
Plywood - Softwood Spruce
Cut to size from £0.30
inc VAT
 
 

How is plywood made?

 
Plywood is created through a multi – stage approach, detailed below:
 
  • Log Selection and Debarking - The process begins with the selection of suitable logs. The logs are then debarked to remove the outer bark layer.
  • Peeling or Rotary Cutting - The debarked logs are then placed on a lathe, where they are rotated against a sharp blade. This rotary cutting process produces thin, continuous sheets of wood veneer that are peeled from the log.
  • Drying - The veneers may contain a high moisture content, so they are dried to deal with this. This drying process helps to stabilise the wood.
  • Grading and Sorting - After drying, the veneer sheets are graded based on their quality and sorted according to thickness and other characteristics.
  • Gluing - The veneer sheets are stacked together. Between each layer, adhesive, usually a type of resin, is applied. The glue is spread evenly to ensure a strong bond between the layers.
  • Pressing - Once the veneer layers are glued together, the entire assembly is placed in a hydraulic press. High pressure is applied to compress the layers and bond them together firmly.
  • Trimming and Finishing - After pressing, the plywood panel is trimmed to its final size and any imperfections are removed. The edges may be squared off, and the surface may be sanded to achieve a smooth finish.
 

What are the advantages of plywood?

 
Plywood offers several advantages, which we’ll list below. It’s important to make sure you choose the right kind of wood for your project, so with that in mind let’s get started:
 
  • Strength and Stability - Plywood is engineered with multiple layers of wood veneer bonded together with adhesive. This provides strength and stability, making plywood much more durable than some other types of wood.
  • Versatility - Plywood comes in various grades, thicknesses, and sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.
  • Uniformity - Unlike natural wood, plywood is manufactured to have consistent thickness and strength throughout the sheet. As it is uniform throughout, this makes it much easier to work with and install compared to natural alternatives.
  • Resistance to Moisture - While not entirely waterproof, plywood has more moisture resistance than solid wood or MDF.
  • Ease of Handling and Machining - Plywood is generally lighter and easier to handle than solid wood panels of equivalent size and thickness.
  • Cost-Effectiveness - Plywood is often more cost-effective than solid wood alternatives, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious projects. Additionally, its dimensional stability and durability can lead to long-term cost savings by reducing the need for repairs or replacements.

 

What is stronger, MDF or plywood?

 
In general, plywood tends to be stronger than MDF, especially in applications where structural integrity is crucial. This is because Plywood is made by layering thin sheets of wood veneer together with each layer's grain direction perpendicular to the adjacent layer. This cross-grain construction gives plywood excellent strength and stability. Plywood is therefore used often in settings where structural integrity is important, such as in construction settings and in the making of furniture.