melamine vs plywood

Plywood vs. Melamine: Which is the Better Material?

Whether it’s building cabinets, shelving, or other kitchen surfaces, plywood vs melamine are two materials you’ll need to be familiar with. Whereas solid wood was once the standard for cabinets, nowadays the trend is moving towards plywood, melamine, and MDF cabinets.

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pine vs birch plywood

Pine vs. Birch Plywood

Plywood comes in a huge array of different types and grades, so choosing a type for your specific project can get confusing. Pine and birch are two common materials used to manufacture plywood, and due to the differing properties of the wood, they generally have different uses.

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bcx plywood

What is BCX Plywood?

Plywood grading can be tricky to understand, and if you’re not a contractor you probably find the different grades as easy to understand as Egyptian hieroglyphics. Not to worry though, I’ll break this down in a way that anyone can understand, so you’ll have a solid understanding of BCX plywood and how plywood grading works.

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plywood on wall

How to Prevent Plywood from Warping?

Plywood is one of the most common building materials used in all sorts of interior and exterior applications, but it has its downsides. It’s prone to warping when it’s exposed to moisture, and once warped it becomes difficult to work with and weaker than normal plywood would be. The best thing you can do though is to prevent the plywood from warping in the first place.

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How to Make Plywood Look Good?

Plywood is a fantastic building material when you need to keep costs reasonable and still want a quality final product. While many people are only familiar with plywood when it comes to its use as sheathing or subfloor, you can also use plywood as a finished surface provided you take the necessary steps to make it look good.

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plywood rot

Does Plywood Rot? Plus How to Fix it!

Plywood is used in all sorts of building applications, including roofing, flooring, siding, and even for specific marine uses. If you’re not all that acquainted with the ins and outs of plywood – few of us are – then you might be wondering whether or not plywood rots or not.

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concrete saw

How to Cut Concrete?

Learning to cut concrete can seem like an intimidating process if you’re a DIYer, but don’t fret, cuts less than 6” deep are more than doable with a little knowledge and some basic tools.

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crack in concrete

How to Stop Concrete from Cracking?

Concrete cracking is about as inevitable as the sun rising in the morning – It’s just a fact of life. While this may be the case, you can do a lot to stop concrete from cracking which means the difference between a slab that lasts for decades and one that cracks and turns to rubble within just a few years.

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osb subfloor

OSB vs. Plywood for Subfloor

When it comes to subfloor materials, you have two primary choices: Plywood vs. OSB (oriented strand board). While both materials are considered acceptable as far as building codes go, there are many differences between them, so you’ll want to familiarize yourself before starting any project involving a subfloor.

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