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Introducing Basswood Laserply

Wood you believe it? Plyco, Australia's leading plywood supplier, is thrilled to introduce our newest product line: Basswood Laserply! It's time to take your crafting, laser cutting, and engraving projects to the next level with this versatile and eye-catching material. Basswood Laserply is designed with the creative mind in mind, so let's dive into the world of Basswood and explore its unique features and applications.


Basswood: The Ideal Crafting Companion

At Plyco, we understand that our customers are always looking for the perfect plywood to complement their laser cutting, engraving, and pyrography projects. That's why we've brought Basswood Laserply into our mix of laser cutting and engraving options! With its subtle, cream-coloured hue and smooth, even grain, Basswood is a dream come true for artisans and hobbyists in both Australia and New Zealand.

Basswood Laserply has a lightweight and soft composition, making it incredibly easy to work with, whether you're a novice woodworker or a seasoned professional. This wood is known for its ability to hold up well against warping and shrinkage, ensuring that your creations stay in shape for years to come.


Sizes and Thicknesses for Every Project

One size doesn't always fit all projects. For this reason, our Basswood Laserply is available for Australian customers in a range of sizes, thicknesses and quantities. Catering to your specific project requirements, you can choose from single sheets (600 x 300mm and 920 x 920mm), or opt for our Craft Packs, which come in a pack of six (300 x 300mm and 600 x 300mm). Both options are available in thicknesses of 2mm, 3mm and 6mm.

For our Kiwi customers, our Basswood products are available in a standardised 600 x 300 x 3mm Craft Pack Bundle. These Craft Packs are perfect for those who have a specific project in mind and want to save on building materials. For our New Zealand customers looking to experiment with veneers, we also provide affordable Sample Packs that ship for free!


Basswood Strengths and Weaknesses

As with any material, it's important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of Basswood Laserply. One of the key strengths of Basswood is its light weight, which makes it an excellent choice for projects that require intricate cutting and engraving. Its smooth, even grain means that the wood takes well to staining, painting, and other finishes, allowing you to customise your projects to your heart's content.

However, there are a few factors to consider when working with Basswood. Like our Birch Laserply and Poplar Laserply, due to its soft nature it can be prone to dents and scratches if not handled carefully. It's also important to take note of the wood's natural colour variations, as some sheets may have a slightly different hue than others. But don't let these minor concerns hold you back; with proper care and attention, your Basswood Laserply projects will be nothing short of a masterpiece!


Unleash Your Creativity

The potential applications for Basswood Laserply are vast and varied, making it an ideal choice for artisans looking to branch out and explore new creative avenues. Some popular uses for Basswood Laserply include:

  • Laser-cut jewellery and accessories

  • Personalised home décor items

  • Custom-engraved gifts

  • Intricate pyrography art

  • Model making and architectural design

  • Educational projects and teaching aids

The Wrap-Up

Basswood Laserply is the newest addition to Plyco's ever-expanding range of high-quality plywood products. With its unique features, versatile applications, and availability in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, it's the perfect material to elevate your crafting projects to new heights. Whether you're a seasoned woodworker or just starting to dip your toes into the world of woodworking, Basswood Laserply offers endless creative possibilities.

As you embark on your crafting journey with Basswood Laserply, remember to handle the material with care to ensure the longevity of your projects. Embrace the natural colour variations and smooth, even grain of this remarkable plywood, and don't be afraid to experiment with different finishes and techniques.

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