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The Plyco Guide To Strataply

 

 

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Strataply is a product range made exclusively by us here at Plyco Melbourne. Tailored with furniture making, cabinetry and joinery in mind, Strataply is our beautiful selection of unique, decorative, A-grade faced timber veneers pressed onto an 18mm Birch Plywood core. Built with architects in mind, our Strataply range consists of 2400 x 1200mm sheets however these are all available in 1200mm x 600mm handy Quadro panels.

Strataply is a product range made exclusively by us here at Plyco Melbourne. Tailored with furniture making, cabinetry and joinery in mind, Strataply is our beautiful selection of unique, decorative, A-grade faced timber veneers pressed onto an 18mm Birch Plywood core. Built with architects in mind, our Strataply range consists of 2400 x 1200mm sheets however these are all available in 1200mm x 600mm handy Quadro panels.

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This article explores the growing range of Strataply veneers available, going into depth into the distinctive features and benefits of each species of veneer.

 

Here’s what we’ll cover:


Plyco Plywood Melbourne American Walnu Strataply

American Walnut

With the American Walnut veneer, you'll find yourself with a gorgeous, darker brown colouring, which is quite unique when compared to the lighter veneers we offer (including the richly red Jarrah). Despite the darker colouring, you’ll still have stunning natural wood grains on show. In fact, the colouring of the American Walnut enhances the wood grain and really makes it pop!

Applications where customers are seeking a beautiful architectural finish while also keeping an air of woodiness or earthy and natural vibes, this is the product for you. Combining these stunning visual characteristics with the fact that it is pressed onto Plyco’s signature Birch Plywood, MDF or Particleboard products and you have a winning combination of style and substance.

 

Plyco Plywood Melbourne's American Oak Strataply

American Oak

Competing against Figured Eucalypt and Tasmanian Oak for the distinction of our lightest coloured stock veneer, American Oak veneer offers straight and fine grains, being more obvious to spot with an untrained eye than most of our other varieties. Far less earthy in colour than most of the stock options in both our Strataply and Laminato ranges, American Oak offers a yellowish look with soft brown hues.

The natural characteristics of the American Oak tree lend it to being extremely water and rot resistant. This makes the product desirable in a huge array of applications. Wine barrels, construction, shipbuilding and interior finishing are just some of the distinctive ways people regularly use their American Oak timber.

Plyco offers the American Oak veneer in both Strataply and Laminato ranges, as well as in our Veneered MDF and Veneered Particle Board ranges (under the names Crown American Oak and American White Oak respectively).

Plyco Plywood Melbourne Jarrah StrataplyJarrah

Boasting a rich terracotta appearance, Jarrah is only sourced from old growth and native forest regrowth in Western Australia; no Jarrah is grown in commercial plantations. This makes supply for this gorgeous timber veneer much rarer than similar products. And with very few species offering similar visual and structural characteristics, Jarrah is a highly sought after veneer. Both durable and strong, Jarrah is perfect for structural applications, while its gorgeous visual characteristics makes it simultaneously perfect for applications focused on knockout looks. 

Plyco Plywood Melbourne Tasmanian Oak

Eucalypt

Eucalyptus trees are as ingrained a part of Australian society and culture as a meat pie at the Footy. The unique relationship Eucalypt trees share with this country is one big reason why we here at Plyco are such huge advocates for this local veneer.

Offering both a Eucalypt and Figured Eucalypt option, the products provide two approaches to the same gorgeously golden-brown timber. Light in colour with subtle tinges of brown to make the veneer standout in a crowd, the creamy, straw-like colouration of Eucalypt ensures its status as a timeless classic. 

 

Plyco Figured Eucalypt Veneer Grain Closeup

Figured Eucalypt

Offering a refreshing twist, Figured Eucalypt boasts a more textured aesthetic than the typically smoother standard Eucalypt. With a slightly shimmering, almost reflective appearing grain typical of the cutting process for Figured Timbers, Figured Eucalypt offers a straighter, darker wood grain.

plyco-tasmanian-blackwood-strataplyBlackwood

With a timber quality on par with walnut, Tasmanian Blackwood has a long-running association with Australian culture - from usage in tools by indigenous Australians to its more recent position at the heart of Australian furniture and cabinet makers. Its rich brown appearance punctuated with chocolate growth rings makes for a veneer that leaves a striking impression in high visibility areas. 

Plyco Plywood Melbourne Blackbutt Strataply

Blackbutt

Lighter than Blackwood and with a subtler grain, the softer brown hues of Blackbutt maintain an earthy feel. It’s very similar to the heartwood from Blackbutt trees, giving the veneer an intrinsic connection to the tree – however, you’ll notice that visually it is quite a bit different to the outer bark.

As with all the veneers in our Strataply series, Blackbutt is frequently purchased as a veneered face to other substrates, including our Veneered MDF and Veneered Particle Board line-ups. 

Click meIf what you’ve read about Strataply veneers has piqued your interest, check out our Strataply veneer options in our online storeWith a growing list of plywood veneers and shipping options, purchasing plywood has never been easier!

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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