Are you planning to renovate your space? Are you searching for a supplier that can provide all the materials you need throughout the process? Choose Smith Plywoods Ltd. We are a dealer in Surrey, BC that offers plywood products at budget-friendly prices. Be it hardwood or softwood, we have it. Our storehouse also carries an extensive selection of materials needed for plywood finishing! You can browse through our website to check out the items we offer.
Our warehouse here at Smith Plywoods Ltd. offers plywood products to all types of customers. We have delivered materials for budget projects that require inexpensive plywood. We also accommodated the supply needs of elite cabinet builders who are looking for high-end state-of-the-art panels. Our products include:
Fir/Spruce sheathing in either Degrade or Standard are just two of the most common grades used in the construction phase of a building project. Another common item is O.S.B. (Oriented Strand Board). It's uses are not so versatile because of the limitations to the products strength and longevity in environments exposed to moisture and the elements.
Your project may call for something that is a step up from regular sheathing. It might be a good option to use a domestic sanded (Paint Grade) product. Whether you are looking for a Canadian or a US product, the quality will be similar but the name given to the grade may be different. Some common grades of Canadian sanded products are Select, G1S and Marine. In the US it is more common to use a letter grade combination to refer to the grade of sanded plywood such as BCX or ACX. Almost all grades are available in Fir but not always available in Mahogany or spruce.
Medium Density Overlay is widely used to create exterior signage either painted and/or finished with decals. While the creation of the panel was inspired by the need to create a superior and reliable sign board, the actual practical use of this material can substitute many other options. Common thicknesses include 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1". Common finishes include raw craft paper, primed and prefinished white.
High Density Overlay is primarily used as a means for concrete forming; however, a similar looking sheet known as highway grade is an excellent option for a highly water resistant paint ready panel. It's important to talk to someone who knows the product well enough before engaging in construction because even though they may look the same, one is made to resist and the other is made to accept product. Common thicknesses include 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1".
What separates marine plywood from most other plywood is the void free core concept. As soon as moisture gets inside plywood it will break it down in no time. Marine plywood has a high resistance to moisture penetration. A common misconception is that marine plywood is coated with something. It is not. In fact even the glue that is used to manufacture the plywood is the same as exterior construction grade plywood. We inventory two different types of marine grade plywood (Fir and Keruing). The Canadian marine grade fir is available in 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm and 19mm. The Keruing Hydrotek BS1088 is available in 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm and 25mm.
Exotic hardwoods are typically used in an interior application such as high-end cabinetry or in a wine cellar. Some mills produce an exterior marine grade plywood faced with Keuring, Meranti, or Okoume; but, generally because of the nature and expense of the wood, they are to be used indoors. We do not inventory too many options in rare exotics but if the veneer is available, we can accommodate.
All pre-finished panels that we inventory here are finished via a UV baked process. The Ultra Violet paint is applied in 5 layers to the panels along with 3 epoxy sealer coats to complete the panel. We readily have this product available in 1/4", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4". The 1/4" is available in 1 side or 2 side; but, all other thicknesses are generally only available in a 2-sided option.
One major product that falls under this category is fibre board (LDF, MDF and HDF) Low Density, Medium Density and High Density respectively. This product is very common. At all times, we inventory 49"x 97" sheets of MDF in thicknesses of 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1". Not only is this product used in its raw form, but as well as a sub straight for a veneer layup.
Melamine and K3 are the two other particle board products commonly used. Melamine is a cost-effective finished grade product primarily used in cabinetry applications. Furthermore, it is available in a wide selection of colors and patterns. While K3 can be incorporated into cabinetry, it is almost always used in areas unseen such as support or as underlayment of floors.
Covering a manhole, protecting your lawn before a backhoe drives over it or temporarily sheeting up a broken window doesn't always call for expensive finished plywood. That is why we offer very economical options classified under the grade of Dunnage, Economy and Utility. The dunnage and economy grades are quite similar. For the most part, the sheets are rough around the edges or slightly used by the mill we obtain them from. Because of the nature of our utility grade, do not anticipate using it for any purpose beyond simple ground cover. We grade it ourselves and do not guarantee its integrity or reliability.
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Have a successful project by choosing us as your trusted dealer. Count on us for a complete line of plywood products! Should you have further inquiries about our product supply and delivery schedule, do not hesitate to contact us via phone, fax or email. We would be more than happy to be of assistance to you.