Plywood Material and How to Use It

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Plywood has long been the material of choice for builders of all types. Whether constructing a new single family home, a tall condominium, or a sweeping office space, plywood is a versatile and useful material in all forms of construction. Because of this, it is widely available and often quite affordable, giving the aspiring interior decorator with a whole range of affordable decor options.

Plywood for decoration

First created in the early twentieth century, plywood is incredibly versatile and popular for both interior and exterior projects. Inside the home, plywood has more recently been seen as a decor item, rather that just serving its usual purpose as an exterior building material. Because plywood is flexible and cheap, it makes for the perfect canvas on which to create fun and inspiring interior designs and decorations. Plywood usually comes in four foot by eight foot panels which can be easily cut to size, installed, and reused.

Plywood for furniture and walls

Plywood looks at home in any room of the house. Whether you create plywood furniture to store all of your living room items, or place it against your kitchen or bathroom walls, plywood looks great in any room. Because the wood has a beautiful yellow and white tone, it livens up every space, and adds some drama to a room with its dark grain. Use it as wall boards in your entrance halls, kids rooms, or guest room to bring a sense of unique style to your home.

Match any piece of furniture with plywood

Plywood is a great design tool for the person looking to bring a mid-century modern look to their space. Because plywood is available in very thin pieces, it is very easy to bend, curve, and shape to provide those sexy curves which are so popular among mid-century modern pieces of furniture. Plywood is also the perfect canvas to achieve your dream wood color.

Give plywood the finish look

One of the main criticisms of using plywood for decor is that it provides an un-finished look. A simple fix to this problem is to provide it with a beautiful stain and varnish.Despite its naturally beautiful finish, a simple layer or two of your favorite varnish can bring out your dream wooden tone in any piece of plywood. Simply construct or position your plywood into your ideal position, and then paint one or two layers of your favorite varnish to achieve the person natural wood look in your space.

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