When it comes to reliable plywood supplies, trust none other than Smith Plywoods Ltd. Many customers in and around the Surrey, BC area choose us to deliver the timber supplies they need for their construction or renovation projects. Learn more about our custom plywood products and services by reading through our frequently asked questions section.
Yes. We have an industrial panel saw that will cut up to 1” thick plywood/MDF (small pieces up to 5’x10’ in size). Before you decide to commit to us cutting your order, call us first. Occasionally we cannot cut pieces that are too small or plywood that is too thin.
The cost is $2/cut or $100/hr for larger cutting orders.
That’s a bit of a loaded question; but, generally all kinds. In terms of qualities we inventory sheets good for ground cover to the Cadillac of marine grade plywood and everything in between. If you aren’t sure of exactly what you should be using for your particular project please call us and we will be happy to talk you through a decision.
Mills generally make mistakes when manufacturing plywood. The sheets are not discarded; they are dropped down into a lesser grade such as a shop grade. Every mill is different as to what they allow to drop into this grade. Usually, most mills follow the same grading procedure. There is a wide range of what can be tolerated within this grade; but, at the same time there are maximum tolerances. Blistering, which is an adhesive bonding issue, is never tolerated in a shop grade.
Any mill will tell you that they allow for approximately 15% defects on the panel. That does technically mean that %15 of the lift can have a defect in one way or another. Generally that is not the outcome. In most cases the sheets look flawless.
Possible defects include:
Telegraphing (grain of the core showing through the outer veneer)
Veneer folding over slightly either on the perimeter of the veneer or somewhere within
Physical damage (slightly broken corner - This occasionally happens)
Dirty sheets (possibly a top or bottom sheet from an on grade lift)
99% of Plywood has a face and a back. Face grades are represented with letters and back grades are represented with numbers. The back-grade veneers are graded with lower standards than the face grades. Occasionally an AA graded sheet is requested (generally custom order only). The outcome is the very best veneer front and back.
Send in Your Plywood Product Inquiries
Do you have your own questions about our plywood supplies? Are you looking for a specific plywood material we don’t offer at the moment? You can now also send in your own inquiries! Just contact us via phone, fax or email, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We value our relationship with our customers the most, which is why we are dedicated to offering the most convenient services for you.