Plywood Interiors for the Contemporary Home

Modern methods and ideas of blending interior designing with plywood has opened a plethora of amazing fused styles and various possibilities in bringing about a contemporary home. It can inspire elite, artistic and simple interior design, all at the same time. With a multi-functional element like the plywood, the versatility and scope for architectural designs is high. If it’s the right one, it can also be Eco-friendly. It can be the interior designer’s best friend.

Plywood as a material is very durable and flexible, which comes as a blessing for modern interior designing methods and styles. It drastically reduces the designing budget albeit not curtailing on the creative idea blocks of the interiors. In short, they prove to be a great alternative for the conventional designing methods and directly contribute to a fair share in the making of a contemporary home.

Plywood for furniture

The Scandinavian style of designing furniture with plywood, revolutionized their usage in the same. The defined the decorating fad in a great way. Being a great utility material, bent plywood helps the designers get creative with the whole process without roadblocks. Most plywood’s used for furniture design are eco-friendly as well.

Plywood for wall

Wall design with plywood is now a commonly adapted choice since the decorations provide a warm and pleasing texture to the wall. They can add a very artistic pattern to walls if worked upon as required. The fact that they can be painted, stained, and be imparted with textures and cut designs, also helps.

Plywood for household designs

For home designs, plywood never ceases to be a great utility material. Home decors can customized at will with plywood. They can make for great decorative headboards for your bed, different bookshelves, hanging lights, many exotic wall fixtures, mirror frames and a lot more. The dining room, table and kitchen alike can get a great facelift with inspiring plywood designs. Plywood scores high even with minimalistic designing techniques. With a seemingly boundless array of options and a low cost, plywood never ceases to add that exquisite look to interiors via home decors. Playhouse for kids and pets, is also a notable plywood customization.

Plywood for ceiling

Plywood ceiling designs are wonderful customization’s for creative and contemporary interior designs. They add a lightness that is very pleasing and a simplicity that anyone can fall in love with. With their warm and relaxing aura, and a rustic touch, contemporary plywood designing is to stay.

The infectious subtlety that plywood designs can give out is enormous. With the right customization’s, designing a contemporary home interior is only a thing of extremely accessible luxury.

Commercial Plywood and Its Uses


In India, commercial grade plywood means a MR (moisture resistant) plywood. It is the plywood generally used for domestic purposes like interior designing and home decorations.

  • The important features of MR grade plywood are listed below.
  • It is an Interior grade plywood, which mean it’s for indoor use.
  • The term MR (moisture resistant) is only limited to atmospheric conditions like humidity. It has nothing to do with being water resistant. Water resistant plywood’s usually come under Exterior grade plywood.
  • It is the most common plywood used for making home and office furniture. If waterproof plywood is needed for the furniture, one should opt for the higher quality BWR (boiling water resistant) grade plywood. It is waterproof and made up of phenolic resins. They cost more than commercial grade plywood. Still, it’s ideal to use them to build furniture that are prone to have water exposed on them.
  • The BIS number of MR grade plywood is IS:303.

Commercial plywood has a very high internal strength. That’s precisely why it has takers in the domestic market. It adorns most of the interiors of homes and office spaces. It is suitable for making furniture like kitchen rooftops, wall mounted cabinets, file cabinets, doors, chairs and tables used inside a room. It has to be noted that MR plywood has the highest internal strength among all grades of plywood that are available. Because of this, it is easier to wrap and fold as required for the interior decors. This makes it a robust and durable grade. The life your furniture is helped prolong by the use of proper commercial plywood.

Urea formaldehyde is the agent used for binding the layers of an MR grade plywood. However, the synthetic resin that’s used in BWR grade plywood (phenyl formaldehyde) is Eco-friendlier, for the ones who are concerned with the same.

But it should also be noted that not all commercial plywood’s are MR plywood’s. Commercial plywood’s range from basic grade to MR grade. The range increases with respect to factors like tensile strength, internal strength, durability, and wear and tear.


  • Interior designs are predominantly done using commercial plywood.
  • With a low cost, the output is great.
  • The required designs can be realized easily because of the flexibility and resistance to wear and tear.
  • The cuts give alluring designs.
  • Bookshelves, furniture, hanging lights are some applications that come out of commercial plywood’s.
  • Interior designers have adapted to the usage of commercial plywood’s for home decorations because of the scope that they offer.
  • Commercial plywood’s act as great substitute to conventional interior designing elements like cement, tiles, metals, synthetic paints and various other materials.
  • They are also very cost effective when compared to their counterparts, without having to compromise on quality.
  • Because of their high durability and tensile strength, interior designers lose inhibitions in their quest for artistic conversions and extremely creative structures.

Add something new to your home with Plywood

Plywood can be used to improve the interior of your home and make dramatic changes to your home. Simple ideas can turn out great.

There has been a sudden rise in the usage of plywood on flooring, and this has been implemented a lot in many European countries. Plywood can now be used on almost anything in order to improve the aesthetics and even increase longevity. Plywood can be used as flooring in order to improve the design and implement a sturdy and non-slippery surface. It is a great and low cost flooring idea, especially for a shop interior, but implementing the same concept on home interiors is a whole new different game.

With more ideas on plywood flooring and using designer plywood on the walls, interior designing was getting easier and much more cost efficient.

There has been an increase in the popularity of Scandinavian interior decorating, and people have become more open to the idea of decorating with wood as compared to the usual methods of applying painted tiles on floors or even expensive marble. It only takes a little of the warm brown grain to bring even the brightest whitest space to life. Something, that looks like a dark antique treasure trove.

Plywood is the newest decoration sensation because it is so easy to work with as well as easy on the wallet. There are more ways than one, where you can apply plywood to your home decor and bring your Scandinavian interior style to a new dimension.

When you think about places where you would naturally find wood in your home, the brain goes right to the floor. Wood floors are so easy to clean and maintain even in the busiest of homes.

There is also the option of using plywood and applying them on the kitchen cabinets, ceilings, and on walls.

Decorating your home with the used of various coloured plywood can be a great DIY (Do it yourself) project! After that it’s all about sanding, gluing, nailing and adding several coats of Polyurethane finish for protection.

A very big advantage of using plywood in interior decoration is that there is very little wear and tear. Provided, the plywood you have purchased is good. No matter which plywood sheets you buy, whether pine, birch or oak, or how many protective finishing coats you apply, they are never going to be as durable or as aesthetically perfect as expensive looking as hard floors.

Another advantage is that the plywood used does not get affected by the weather. If you use a thicker plywood, then there is more stability involved. This makes it perfect and safe to use in both hot/humid and cold/dry conditions.

It is no doubt that the most advantageous reason for using plywood for interior decoration is the cost. Cost of plywood is much less when compared to tiles, marble and other flooring options. Therefore, the use of plywood as a decorative option can help liven up the interiors as well make adverse changes to the environment of the house. It all depends on where you make the purchase and whether the dealer is supplying you a quality product. In the end, if your plywood lacks quality, it will wither and it will crumble.

All you need to know about Plywood

There are different types of plywood and it can get quite confusing when someone who has no knowledge of plywood has to make a purchase. So why do we need to buy plywood instead of hardwood?

Here are some advantages of purchasing plywood.

Plywood has a dimensional stability. Using them in construction means that hardwood plywood will not shrink, swell, or warp as much as lumber. This makes plywood have uniform strength.

Plywood can also be bought in terms of thickness, there are various sizes based on the various uses it has. It can also be noted that plywood can also be stained and painted in a more uniformed manner than just ordinary lumber. Therefore, plywood is the perfect product to be used in construction over ordinary wood.

Not everything is perfect, and the same applies for plywood as well as it does have its limitations. There are various factors that play into the purchase of plywood. The cost of plywood is mostly high and it gets difficult to gather up a high amount of plywood for large construction projects.

Compared to solid stock on a board-foot basis, hardwood plywood definitely is more expensive.

There is a limited selection of stock and it becomes difficult for the customers to procure their required amount. Because the dealer’s stock and what’s in demand, may only have three or four types of hardwood plywood, such as the popular oaks, birch, and mahogany. You may be able to special-order other types of hardwood veneers, but you’ll still be limited to a dozen or so of the most common, and no exotic woods.

There are also different types of grading involved, and this is mostly based on the quality of the wood. The different uses of plywood can also help in deciding the overall grading of the plywood. For construction, the thickness will be more while for coating purposes, a thinner layer is used.
Hardwood plywood grades, set by both the trade association and individual mills, cover varying degrees of quality. But you need to acquaint yourself with only those in the table on the following page.
While not part of the grading standards, the classification of hardwood plywood as either Type I or Type II becomes important to you if your project will be used outside. Most hardwood plywood has Type II adhesive, a somewhat water-resistant bond. For outside applications, you’ll want hardwood plywood bonded with truly waterproof Type I adhesive.

So before you go off shopping for plywood, take advice from an expert and get the right plywood for you.