Current lead time for cut & edge orders is 4 - 5 working daysOPEN: MON - FRI 8AM - 5PM
Current lead time for cut & edge orders is 4 - 5 working days

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PLYWOOD CUTTING

What is plywood?

Plywood cutting service overview.

Although plywood dates back to the ancient Greek and Egyptian era, it wasn’t until the end of the 18th century that sailors saw plywood as a viable product for shipbuilding. Plywood is made by turning a large, even log and peeling off thin veneers, usually between 1.5 to 4mm in thickness. The veneers are glued one on top of the other, with the grains running perpendicular to create a sheet. This process is called laminating and creates a material more substantial than a solid piece of wood.

Manufacturers make plywood from softwoods (beech, pine or birch) and hardwoods (oak, teak or mahogany). Usually it comes in large sheets and can be cut to size for a variety of applications such as furniture, housing construction and packaging.

At Cworkshop, we offer plywood cutting service for professionals and DIY enthusiasts. We use Cutting Optimisation software to map out the cutting pattern for every job to eliminate time and material wastage. Advanced industrial-grade and computer-aided cutting machines, managed by professional operators, deliver unparalleled precision and accuracy. The machines use two saw blades, and in addition to the primary saw blade, a scoring blade is used to ensure that each cut is smooth and chip-free on both sides. We inspect panel cutting quality and replace saw blades regularly to ensure a clean cut every time.

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Pros and cons

Things to consider with plywood.

Advantages
  • Better strength and durability compared to MDF
  • Different tree species give the plywood unique properties
  • Less prone to water damage compared to MDF
  • Once cut to size, plywood can be polished or stained as desired
  • Unlike wood it is resistant to warping and is much cheaper
Disadvantages
  • Sheet sizes are relatively small
  • Can be more expensive than MDF or chipboard
  • If saturated with water, delamination can occur (the seperation of layers)
  • Lower grade plywood often contains knotholes and blemishes, making it unsuitable for clear-finishing

Our services

What we can do for you.

Panels cut to size
Select any decorative board from our vast range of decors, and we will cut it into smaller size panels, as specified by you.
Panel edgebanding
Let us know which panel edges to finish with an edging tape, and we will do it for you with our PUR glue equipped machines.
CNC cutting
Entrust our CNC cutting department with unusual shape panel cutting, decorative pattern routing, hole drilling and grooving jobs.
Spray painting
We can spray coat your panels to a white primer, clear lacquer or any colour paint finish, all of which you can easily book online on our website.

When on a tight deadline for plywood cutting

Book our 24 or 48-hour service.

Our usual lead time for plywood cutting orders is around five working days. If you are in a rush and require your job completed sooner, you can order our Fast Lane service. Depending on how busy we are, you can choose between 24 and 48-hour or 3 and 5-day lead time options.

Begin your cutting list

OPEN: MON - FRI 8AM - 5PM
Current lead time for cut & edge orders
is 4 - 5 working days