Sunday, July 20, 2008

Garage trim outs - part 2: What is flexible plywood?

Did you ever wonder how the curved sections of the trim-outs were done with 3/4" MDF which is very inflexible?

Well, the curved build-outs are not made out of MDF, it's made from flexible flywood.

This is a close-up of the flexible plywood. You can see there are five layers. In normal plywood, the orientation of the layers changes 90 degrees from one layer to the next. In f.lexible plywood, the middle thin layer is oriented in the long direction of the pannel, and the other four layers (two on either side) are oriented with the grain in the short direction.

And that conculdes our plyood seminar.

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