Messages: 668 Likes Received: 61 Location: Oshtemo MI. Although the grading term is no longer in use, a BS 6566 grade could be applied to our Douglas Fir plywood. The maximum core-gap size permitted is 1/8 inch. If you’re looking for cheaper yet effective construction material for your boat, I will tell you some fantastic alternatives to Marine Plywood. The adhesive used to bind these layers together is typically made of resin, the specifics which vary from one plywood to another. At Plyco, we provide the option to buy Marine Plywood online and then get it delivered directly to your door or job site! There are a wide range of popular applications for fiber cement board. All information is provided "AS IS." With a keen interest in knowing all the techniques and wood making practices, I have gained a thorough knowledge in this field. Aquatek Marine Ply – 48” x 96" Aquatek is a lauan based marine grade plywood. Hey guys, So in typical fashion, a small boat project turned into a potentially major boat project. Sealing its surface with high-quality varnish, resin and sealant will make it wet-resistant. Not only does this ma… Uniboard is a lightweight marine building system made from an enhanced polymer material to replace ply, plywood, MDF and craft wood. This plywood is usually formed to build boats because of its water-resistance. home improvement and repair website. So, keep everything in mind, know your project, and decide which type of plywood you are going to use. Plywood – of any type – is one of the most eco-friendly options created by man. At the time of making the wood piece, the workers mix wax resin with the softwood and other broken fibers. It stays as it is and does not easily even in the high-moisture areas. Birch ply is manufactured from premium B/BB grade Northern European Birch timber, a cold climate timber featuring close growth rings to provide exceptional long-lasting strength and durability for the core and veneer ply layers. If you use Arauco Plywood from Lowe's and Seal it with several coats of Marine Varnish and then cover it with the vinyl from your seats It will last another 25 years like the previous wood did. To build up the strength of the wood, it contains a wax resin as well. There are many benefits to the Ribbon Grain Plywood. If you use Arauco Plywood from Lowe's and Seal it with several coats of Marine Varnish and then cover it with the vinyl from your seats It will last another 25 years like the previous wood did. Birch ply is manufactured from premium B/BB grade Northern European Birch timber, a cold climate timber featuring close growth rings to provide exceptional long-lasting strength and durability for the core and veneer ply layers. Uniboard UV-HDPE. This plywood is usually formed to build boats because of its water-resistance. If you want to work for the boat’s interior, then you may avoid using marine plywood as even the laminated plywood can be the ideal choice to go for! Your email address will not be published. This structural marine panel is made to the slightly less stringent specification 6566. Re: Very Lightweight Alternatives to Plywood or MDF What everyone has said previously, locally cut plywood or MDF will be the cheapest option by far. So since im already looking at a pretty pricey amount to redeck..I figured I would check to see if there are any good alternatives. Many Species of Wood Meet These Requirements, But we Believe that Okoume is the Best Possible Species for Use in Marine-Grade Plywood. It is considered a premium grade panel for use in situations where these characteristics are required. Re: Alternative to Marine Ply??? You can spend $399 on BB marine at the local big box store, if they will bother to order it for you. It is also a strong wood, and while not as strong or as durable as. View our Privacy Policy here. I seriously doubt you'll want the boat any longer than that. These materials can help you construct an economical but long-lasting boat for your fishing and other water adventures. It is strong and highly durable, with its medium density. BS-1088 grading requires the same species throughout (face, back, and core), defect-free A Grade Face veneer with no repairs. I do not deny the fact that plywood also uses wood, but manufacturing a sheet of any plywood requires lesser wood than any other reliable wood products. I am William Alberts, an aspiring sociologist and self-learned woodworker. Marine plywood has five or more layers that are bound together with waterproof adhesive, which allows it to bear heavier loads and repel moisture from its core. Sometimes you can also observe the interweaving of the fibers. Sheet Goods 4 X 8 Plastic Sheets Pile Panels Wood Composite The Alternative Sustainable Solution To Timber 7 Plywood Alternatives Marine grade plywood has solid plys with no voids and a pholic exterior glue. While regular plywood has little spaces and air pockets in each layer, marine plywood has substantially fewer. For FULL-SIZE 48"x96" sheets, please see : Baltic Birch Marine Grade Plywood Full Sheets 48"x96" (4' x 8') Find Similar Products by Category. This combination creates a compelling product and can be used as a waterproof plywood alternative. It does not have high density but still is capable enough to do wonders. Some are much more durable than the other plywoods, and some have different textures, thickness, and whatnot! Its exposure durability rating is EXTERIOR and the glue used is a water resistant structural adhesive. It is actually made in such a way that it is not 100 percent wood. 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