Cedar plywood is a type of plywood that is made of veneers obtained from cedar trees. Cedar plywood is also known as red cedar or western red cedar plywood, as it is mainly produced in North America. It is widely used for various purposes, such as furniture, decoration, construction, crafts, and so on.
Cedar plywood has a reddish-brown color and a fine, straight grain. The color of cedar plywood can fade and silver over time and upon exposure to light, giving it a rustic and natural look. Other types of plywood have different colors and grains, depending on the wood species used. For example, pine plywood has a yellowish-white color and a knotty grain. Birch plywood has a light brown color and a smooth grain. Oak plywood has a dark brown color and a coarse grain.
Cedar plywood is durable and strong, as it can resist warping, cracking, and splitting. It can also withstand moderate levels of moisture and humidity, as long as it is not exposed to water for a long time. Other types of plywood have different levels of durability and moisture resistance, depending on the type and quality of the glue used. For example, MR grade plywood is made of urea formaldehyde glue, which can resist moisture to some extent, but not water. BWR grade plywood is made of phenol formaldehyde glue, which can resist boiling water and high temperature. Marine grade plywood is made of melamine formaldehyde glue, which can resist seawater, fungus, and termites.
Cedar plywood has a pleasant and distinctive aroma, as it contains volatile oils that emit a fragrant smell. The aroma of cedar plywood can repel moths, insects, and rodents, and also create a relaxing and soothing atmosphere. Other types of plywood have different aromas, depending on the wood species and the treatment applied. For example, birch plywood has a faint and sweet aroma, but it can also have a bland and dull smell if it is coated with varnish or paint.