When people choose the material they want their building to be constructed with, they most commonly think about a combination of aesthetics, cost, and function to make that decision. However, what rarely crosses their mind is how the structure would handle a fire. Materials like wood are more susceptible to catching fire, unlike something made […]
What Is The Difference Between MDF vs MDO Plywood?
When it comes to engineered wood panels, OSB and plywood dominate the market when strength, durability, and natural wood grains and texture are a priority. For applications where structural value might be secondary to an absolutely smooth surface, there are a number of engineered wood panel options that can deliver: MDF, MDO, HDO, particle board, […]
3 Reasons To Work With A Specialty Wholesale Plywood Supplier
Benefits of Working with a Specialty Plywood Wholesaler Of the many materials needed for construction projects, lumber, wood, and plywood are among the most prevalent and expensive. As a retailer striving to reduce lumber cost for your business and your customers, working collaboratively with a lumber and plywood wholesaler is a great way to manage […]
Understanding Wholesale Lumber Terminology
Following is a quick reference of common terms used in the wholesale lumber industry. Becoming familiar with these terms will give you a better understanding of the lumber and plywood you buy, how these materials are manufactured and processed, and some of the factors that can influence price, strength and visual appeal. Common Wholesale Lumber […]
What Is Copper Azole Treated Wood?
When a customer asks for “pressure treated” lumber or plywood, they often mean they need wood that has been infused with a chemical preservative using a pressure treated process. And while we are quite familiar with the greenish hue of those treated products, we may be less well acquainted with the chemicals used that give […]
The Meaning Of Quality Control In Wholesale Lumber Suppliers
Quality Control, even the slightest hint of the subject leads most people to roll their eyes and look for the nearest escape. Consultants and promoters of “quality control” use terms like “total quality management”, “statistical process control”, “continuous process improvement”, “six sigma”, “quality audits”, and, perhaps most importantly, “corrective action”. Terms that seem like they […]