Sheet Goods for the Woodshop
How panel products are made and used
Synopsis: Hardwood plywood revolutionized the furniture and cabinet trades, writes William Duckworth of Fine Woodworking. He talked to a number of custom woodworking shop owners to see how they use it and toured several manufacturing plants to see how it’s made. He explains core construction and how material performance measures up, and he shows how veneer faces are laid five different ways. You’ll learn about pricing, what size to get, how much to buy, and where to get it. Duckworth also explains howplywood has improved over the years, and which types are best for which jobs.
I became a woodworker almost by accident. Living alone, just out of college and far from home, I started to build furniture for myself because I couldn’t afford to buy it. The living room of my three-room tenement apartment, a fifth-floor walkup in New York City, was my shop. The most basic…