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Top Marine Plywood Applications

This post is part of Plyco’s Guide to Marine Plywood.

Marine Plywood is a stunningly versatile variety of plywood. Don’t be fooled by the “marine” part of the name; it’s capable of much more than projects that need to be submerged in the water. In fact, it’s many of the properties that make it perfect for being around water that allow it to be a viable option for so many different applications! To get those creative juices flowing the experts at Plyco have put together a post dedicated to highlighting some of the best uses for Marine Plywood.

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Boat Building - The Obvious Choice

Now, we did say we were going to provide more unique options than the most obvious Marine Plywood projects, however, we’d be doing the product a disservice if we didn’t discuss boat building at all!

Marine Plywood thrives in this situation. It’s quite literally made for serving this purpose. If you’re thinking of building your own boat, grabbing Marine Plywood sheets is a necessity. Each of its properties meshes and works together to provide unbeatable strength in the face of not only moisture, but the constant motion that comes with boating. When a boat travels through water it comes under impact from plate action as well as any floating debris. To combat this Marine Plywood is specifically designed to be able to withstand and absorb these forces without losing any of its quality. We recommend using our Hoop Pine AA Marine Plywood. It’s the top of the line product, and while that does carry a larger price tag with it, cutting corners is not something you can do with an application like this.

A boat made from Plyco's Marine Plywood

Kitchens, Laundries, and Bathrooms - Oh My!

A seemingly obvious, but easy to overlook application for Marine Plywood is basically anything you want to put into a kitchen, laundry, or bathroom. These rooms in your house are the most likely to be exposed to water from taps and appliances, so naturally, you want any wooden applications in these areas to be protected. Marine Plywood is one of the sturdiest and most reliable plywood products around, so applications like cabinets and shelves in these areas are a breeze. Not only while you have a strong built to last Marine Plywood kitchen cabinet or laundry shelf, but you can also have peace of mind knowing that it’s protected in the event of any accidents.

Kitchen cabinets made from Plyco's Marine Plywood

Flooring and Decking

Thanks to the structural properties of Marine Plywood it’s quite common to see it being used in flooring or decking situations. As you could probably imagine, Marine Plywood decking has a number of major positives to it. Once treated, Marine Plywood is almost impenetrable and unaffected by water, which means it’s perfect to be used for decking. Inevitably, your deck will be rained on and have any number of liquids spilled on it, so having the properties of Marine Ply up your sleeve is always handy. While you’ll still need to take care of your decking, knowing that it won’t start warping, falling apart, or de-laminating due to a bit of rain is worth every cent.

Down By The Water

There are plenty of other applications that will perfectly pair with your Marine Plywood to make a stunning and sturdy end product. Pretty much any creation that will be near or in water is a perfect match. A common use we see down by the water is dock building. This works particularly well as our Marine Ply options all have top-notch aesthetic finishes, meaning you’re not only going to get a dock or wall that holds up, but it’ll also look fabulous once everything is all said and done.

A lake pier made from Plyco's Marine Plywood

We hope this blog post has been inspirational to you and given you an idea or three about what to build next with Plyco’s Marine Plywood. If we have ignited that spark, head over to Plyco’s online store. You can purchase any of our Marine Plywood sheets from the comfort of your own home, as well as browse everything else we have to offer. If you’re still looking to learn more why not read our blog post on the Key Differences Between Marine Plywood and Exterior Plywood?

Brandon Marlow
Brandon Marlow
Brandon is the Woodworking Wordsmith and Social Media Sage at Plyco HQ. Crafting copy for customer tutorials, inspiration and advice, Brandon builds and maintains Plyco's plywood knowledge base.

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