BLOCKBOARD: (IS: 1659)
Plywoods Model : RED003


BLOCKBOARD: (IS: 1659)

The composition of Red Ribbon Ply blockboard is very different from other engineered woods MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) or Particle boards. It is made from solid blocks of wood at its core, sandwiched between layers of wood veneer (usually single layer of ply) on both its front and back faces. The difference in the way blockboard is made, gives it interesting characteristics and functionality. The advantages of blockboards are listed below.

Lighter in weight:

The blockboard core is made from solid blocks of wood that is usually obtained from softwood trees such as pine, mango or cedar. In comparison good quality plywood is often made from veneers obtained from hardwood trees and the high quality solid wood that is used in furniture is generally obtained from hardwood trees such as teak wood.

The advantage of being light-weight is that it can be more easily transported to the end-location. The most common application of this is in the case of doors that we use inside our homes. Doors are very often made from blockboard.

Lesser tendency to sag or bend:

In cases where very long pieces of wood are required in furniture making, such as in long book shelves, panels, benches and tables. This is because long plywood pieces tend to bend in the middle, whereas blockboard is stiffer and less prone to bending. When the board length exceeds 6 or 7 feet, blockboard.

Costs Less:

Another important advantage of blockboard is that it is cheaper than good quality solid wood. This is because softwood costs lesser than hardwood.

Better than Particle Board and even MDF:

Compared to other engineered wood products that are popular these days, such as Particle boards and even MDF, blockboard is considered to be better. It is comparatively stronger and lasts longer. Also from the carpenters' point of view, the added advantage of blockboards is that it is easier to work with, since it can take nails as well as screws. In comparison, particle board and MDF do not have much nail holding strength and hence only screws are used on them. In fact most of the carpenters in India who make custom-built furniture work only with plywood and blockboards, and not MDF or Particle boards.