Building material that uses three or more thin wood sheets (also known as “ply”) with a bonding material to create a very strong board. It is currently the standard for most building construction, replacing lumber.

    Plywood has become the standard because it is more versatile than lumber by taking reconfiguring wood’s natural strength into dimensions used in standard construction. The layers in plywood are made by orienting the layers of each wood grain differently which reinforces its strength. The strength is easy to tell by looking at the number of plies are in the board. In cabinetry, high-quality plywood is the foundation for some of the best-reviewed cabinets on the market.