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Architectural Plywood


Natural Edge GrainNatural Flat GrainAmber Edge GrainAmber Flat Grain

Neopolitan StrandSahara StrandChocolate Edge GrainHavana Strand

Made from 100% rapidly renewable Bamboo, this Plywood can be cut and sanded using conventional woodworking equipment and offers excellent dimensional stability. Sanded to a smooth 180 grit, Smith Fong Bamboo Plywood is an open grained material that takes stains and finishes exceptionally well.

With its durability, easy installation and good looks, Smith & Fong Bamboo architectural plywood is often selected for its environmental credentials as well as its versatility in design applications.

Smith Fong Bamboo Plywood has four variations of construction:

Three- Ply is the most common and has been in use since 1996. This construction employs a perpendicular core running the width of the panel. The core is constructed of multiple strips of bamboo. These strips are laminated into a single-piece core board. The surface plies are assembled in a similar fashion and laminated to top and bottom with grain running the length of the panel to complete the three-ply construction.

Linear Construction: Linearly laminated panels come in two types: edge grain “single ply” lamination and a four-ply linear lamination where in both constructions, all the strips are running the length of the panelwith no inner cross-ply core.

Edge Linear Construction: With the edge-grain construction, and working with a strip that is 6mm thick (edge) and 18mm wide (face), multiple strips are laminated face to face, (the 18mm face) so that when fully laminated, the surface expresses the 6mm edge-grain of the bamboo strip giving it a distinctive linear look.

Flat Linear Construction: The linear 4-ply lamination method employs the same dimension of strip as above but is laminatededge to edge, exposing the 18mm face of the strip in a 1220 x 2440mm panel. These 1220 x 2440mm panels are then laminated ply upon ply in a linear, not perpendicular, fashion to create this look and design.

Five-Ply End Grain Construction: Our end grain or Smith Fong Bamboo Squared™ product is a five-ply construction that employs our standard three-ply construction as a core and the end-grain face plies are applied top and bottom to complete the design.