A Short History of Plywood
According to the APA Website: "Archeologists have found traces of laminated wood in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs. A thousand years ago, the Chinese shaved wood and glued it together for use in furniture. The English and French are reported to have worked wood on the general principle of plywood in the 17th and 18th centuries. And historians credit Czarist Russia for having made forms of plywood prior to the 20th century as well. Early modern-era plywood was typically made from decorative hardwoods and most commonly used in the manufacture of household items, such as cabinets, chests, desk tops and doors. Construction plywood made from softwood species did not appear on the scene until the 20th century."
Rosboro Plywood technical information.
Products You Can Count On
Rosboro Sheathing Grade Plywood is our workhorse panel that offers excellent stability and consistent quality. Panels are available in 4' x 8', 4' x 9' and 4' x 10'. Produced in our APA-certified mill and available in Struc 1, CDX and CSA-approved CCX. Panels are available with tongue & groove or shiplap edges as options.
Low Formaldehyde Emissions
When choosing Rosboro's APA trademarked engineered wood panels, you can be sure the glues used in their manufacture are safe for both builders and consumers. Performance panels manufactured in accordance with U.S. Voluntary Product Standards PS 1 and PS 2 use phenol formaldehyde. Their unique chemistry makes these waterproof adhesives highly durable and stable, resulting in low formaldehyde emissions. APA Rated panels use only moisture resistant adhesives that are exempt from U.S. HUD and California formaldehyde regulations due to their very low emission rates. Click here for more information on Low Formaldehyde Emissions.
Grades: CDX, CCX and Structural 1
Sizes Available: 4' x 8', 4' x 9' and 4' x 10'
Thickness Available: 3/8" to 3/4"
- 3/8" - 88 pcs.
- 1/2" - 66 pcs.
- 5/8" - 55 pcs.
- 3/4" - 44 pcs.
CSA (Canada) & CE (Europe)
- Truck & Van
- Rail - UP at mill and BNSF