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The reality of life is that to invent something new is almost impossible, which is why designers and decorators are finding interesting ways to revitalise what at first glance seem to be ordinary materials. Today all around us there are a lot of artificial materials and so therefore, natural raw materials are valued more than perhaps 20-30 years ago, but it’s even better if the natural materials are readily available, which is quite unusual.

So, if for some reason you are not ready to buy, for example, natural wood for decor, you can use a more budget option, which in many respects is not inferior to its big brother. Plywood is a material with great potential, environmentally sound, pliable and versatile, and which is sure to make an interesting and unusual interior, even a little futuristic, in our opinion.

The special features of plywood

Plywood is a multilayered construction material, which is made by gluing specially prepared sheets of natural wood veneer. The number of layers of veneer is most often an odd number, 3 or more. An especial  feature of plywood, which makes the material particularly durable, is that the layers are superimposed so that one sheet of wood fibre is placed at a strict right angle to the previous one, and so on, so we obtain a solid material, that slightly deforms.

The use of plywood is mostly in in electrical engineering, the aircraft industry, boat building, the inner facings in house construction, the manufacture of furniture and decorative objects.

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Of the dozens of basic types of plywood, two are of particular interest to us: water-resistant such as WBP and that with increased humidity-resistance properties such as DryPly, which are processed by special laminating techniques and glues for greater durability and resistance to deformation.

The various forms of plywood available can be made from either hardwood or softwood, and producers offer many types and varieties, differing in purpose, durability, cost and appearance. A more expensive option is plywood sheets made of birch veneer, but a popular budget option is softwood plywood from pine, spruce, larch, or fir.

Using plywood in our interior

At the beginning of the XIX century plywood was considered cheap in our country, and the low value material became synonymous with mass production and the absence of any taste. And yet, some items made of plywood in the 50s of the previous century are today considered examplary high-classt design. A striking illustration of such design is the Eames Lounge Chair with an Ottoman, created by eminent American designers, spouses Charles and Ray Eames.

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Gradually, plywood became a high-demand, popular, popular and very fashionable material used by designers for an extraordinary variety of uses - from the cladding of large areas of floors, walls and ceilings, to the creation of furniture, decorative items and accessories.

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Plywood’s strengths in interior design

  • Environmentally friendly

Since the material is environmentally friendly, it can be used in any room, even in the nursery. Furniture made of plywood is much easier to incorporate as items of  natural wood, as it does not exude any toxic substances and, in general, looks organic.

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  • Suppleness

Manufactured items made of plywood can take on unexpected, even bizarre shapes, from rectangular to complex curved silhouettes. At the same time, their strength and durability does not change, and the appearance of the room becomes more original. Today, plywood can be found in even elite luxurious houses as a cladding material for large surfaces, as owners of such properties are conducive to current interior design.

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  • Esthetics

Light wood, with beige and gold veins will not leave even the most demanding customer indifferent, but even if your budget is limited, then plywood will be no less worthy a choice.

Situations in which plywood elements are used are marked by special aesthetics and warmth, and the restraint and simplicity of the material creates a visual lightness and purity

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  • Versatility and Functionality

Light and durable materials such as plywood are perfect for duty in kitchens, hallways, lounges, and even in the bathroom (if the material is pre-treated correctly). Plywood sheets can be used to make a variety of objects: chairs, stools, cabinets and racks, shelves, consoles, tables and drawers, lamps, blinds, worktops, and more. This material is worthy of your attention in every respect, so we, in turn, are pleased to recommend its use in the interior design of any room!

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