When you ask an architect or interior designer about the raw material you should use for making the furniture, they will give the same answer: Plywood. Plywood is one of the popular choices of building materials for revamping your beautiful interiors and homes. Each plywood has distinct features and functionality. Even though the primary job of plywood is to provide structure to the furniture, they stand differently in terms of durability, quality, and strength. You have to add a surface material like a layer of decorative wood veneer sheets or laminate to them.
There is a wide range of plywood starting from MR Grade Plywood, BWP Plywood to Fire-retardant Plywood, etc. Read how each of these can be used to make your furniture.
The MR Plywood is known as moisture-resistant plywood. As the name suggests, this plywood exhibits strong resistance against moisture and humidity. However, they should not be used in places that are exposed to moisture for a long period of time like the kitchen and bathrooms. The MR Plywood is mostly used for indoor applications where there is likely any interaction with moisture or water.
Also known as commercial plywood, you will find its uses in spaces like hospitals, homes, and schools, etc. You can further enhance the furniture by adding a layer of teak veneers or laminate to it.
While there are various local brands available in the market, one should opt for branded plywood of bespoke quality that comes with a warranty.
Pro-tip: You can ask for an invoice to claim the warranty.
If you are looking for highly durable moisture-resistant plywood, then check out Greenply's wide collection of MR plywood, the most popular being Green MR.
Green MR Indoor Grade Plywood:
Built from exclusive hardwood species and a 100% composed core, Green MR Plywood can bear extreme weather conditions. This makes it durable and long-lasting. Thus, it is used mainly for making bedside tables, cabinets, etc.
Marine Exterior Grade or BWP Plywood
The Marine Grade Plywood, also popularly referred to as 710 plywood, is much stronger than MR or BWR plywood with superior waterproofing capacity. They are usually used in kitchen and bathroom cabinets that are exposed to water quite frequently. Also known as BWP Plywood for Boiling Water Proof - 710-grade plywood can withstand the boiling water test upto 72 hours. Owing to excellent waterproofing quality, marine-grade plywood is more expensive than MR-grade plywood. However, it is a good investment for your homes as this particular plywood variant is termite, borer, and fungus-proof and can last long.
Green Gold Platinum Plywood:
The Breathe Healthy Green Gold Platinum Plywood boasts maximum safety and durability. It is certified by the California Air Resource Board and strictly conforms to E-0. Owing to these features, this plywood becomes an ideal choice for your home as it protects the indoor air quality and ensures everyone lives healthily and happily. Being an unextended BWP resin plywood, it has a warranty of 27 years and a 200% money-back promise. You can now fulfill your dreams of building a safe and secure home.
FR means Fire Retardant. These days homes are vulnerable to house fires. And the furniture is way more susceptible as wood tends to catch fire easily. The fire retardant plywood protects your family and furniture from catching unwanted fires. They prevent the spread of fire and emitted smoke.
If you are looking for plywood that serves the purpose of providing structural strength and protection, then Greenply's fire retardant plywood series is the best option, to begin with, as they not only help fire from spreading but comply with CARB (California Air Resources Board) norms meeting negligible or equal to zero-emission standards.
Green Defender is designed to offer multipurpose protection for your homes. Being IS:5509 certified plywood, the plywood complies with all the necessary BIS fire testing standards and at the same time complies with E-0 emission norms.
Green Club Plus Seven Hundred:
The Green Club Plus Seven Hundred is India's first zero-emission plywood. Complying with IS: 5509 certified fire retardant properties, the plywood comes with Virashield protection - it kills 99.9% viruses and 99.7% bacteria. It is further passed through Penta 5 technology. Hence, Green Club Plus Seven Hundred embodies superior strength and impeccable quality.
When it comes to constructing furniture for homes or offices, plywood is the go-to option. Since there are various types of plywood available in the market, it is important to choose the right one that matches your requirements.