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Panel Layup and Finishing
Our veneer is now ready to be assembled into plywood.
Each sheet of plywood is actually several sheets of veneer. A "5-ply" plywood, for example, has 3 sheets of veneer on the inside that provide strength, with a sheet on the front (the "face") and a sheet on the back (the "back"). The face and the back are to give plywood a consistent look and feel.
Given the complexity of this process, plywood manufacturing is sometimes in another mill altogether! The following steps take place at the plywood mill:
We begin the finishing process by sorting the dried veneer...