We provide a variety of different plywood types for a range of applications which we can cut to any size or shape on our CNC router for a greater level of precision and reliability. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your drawings, in either CAD format or a sketch, and we can make it a reality. Along with our ability to cut any shape or curve, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on virtually any sheet material. We also have the capability to carry out laser cutting, CNC engraving services for greater versatility and creative options.
Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we are able to print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a consistent finish at a much faster turnaround time than painting. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your specific requirements. With optional next day delivery, your products can be with you quickly and for bigger orders, we can deliver throughout most of the UK using our own transport service. If you have a larger ongoing project taking place, please contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
A tough and hard-wearing material that can be used in external applications, marine plywood is designed to perform for long periods in humid or wet conditions. 9mm marine plywood can be used for a wide variety of applications, from walls and roofing to storage boxes and indoor vehicle buildings. This plywood resists fungal attacks and delamination so it’s ideal for use in climates and environments that are prone to moisture. We can provide 9mm marine plywood in any size or shape you require, and we offer quick delivery so you can use your products as soon as possible.
9mm Marine Plywood Grades
Wood comes in a variety of grades; we offer the grades listed below. For more information on the grades available, see our plywood grading guide.
Marine plywood is for use in environments where the wood is exposed to moisture for extended periods. The type of wood we offer has a high-quality BB/BB face grade and is well-suited to demanding environments such as gardens, bathrooms and parks as well as for roof supports and advertising panels where it needs to withstand harsh elements.
Advantages of 9mm Marine Plywood
A big benefit of using marine plywood sheets is that it’s easy to machine and work with, as it has a great strength-to-weight ratio. It can be cut to size easily with just a handsaw or an electric saw, so it’s great for DIY projects. This wood can also be varnished or painted easily as it has a great surface that’s smooth and free from knots. Most woods don’t cope well with water or moisture, which can lead to rotting and warping, and lower the integrity of the structure. By using marine plywood, you can ensure that the application will remain strong and sturdy for a long period of time.
The versatility of marine-grade plywood is a huge advantage of this material. It can be used for such a wide variety of projects, from garages and sheds as a construction material to walkways where it’s expected that the wood will come into contact with moisture. Marine plywood is also a pliable wood that can be bent into shape without it losing its structural integrity, which provides an added layer of versatility. This wood provides excellent value for money without compromising on quality. It’s resistant to cracking, warping and twisting, and also minimises splitting when screws or nails are used. Our other most popular sizes are 12mm marine plywood and 18mm marine plywood.
Applications of 9mm Marine Plywood Sheets
9mm marine plywood is a great option for use in joinery in areas where moisture is common. The thinner variety of marine plywood is ideally suited to van or trailer linings as well as for cold storage containers, packing cases or for boxing in pipes and wiring. It can be used to great effect in temporary structures or for concrete frameworks. Marine plywood can be used for signage as well, as it can be painted or stained well and can cope with outdoor environments as well as indoor signs, whether it’s for door signs, branding or directional signage. We also offer birch plywood, hardwood plywood and softwood plywood.
|Material||Wood - Plywood|
|Available Thicknesses||9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 25mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1220mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Frequently Asked Questions about Marine Plywood
Is marine plywood waterproof?
Marine plywood is not waterproof, however, it has a negligible core gap so that the likelihood of water getting trapped between the layers is minimised. This provides a strong and stable glue bond for extra strength.
What is special about marine plywood?
Marine plywood is special as it prevents water from getting trapped between the layers of the real wood veneers. As such it creates a sheet that is more water-resistant than normal plywood and is ideal for those intending on utilising it around water.
What is the best way to seal marine plywood?
Since marine plywood is typically used around or in water, you’ll need to treat every surface of the wood with sealant. You can find a good waterproof penetrating epoxy to be ideal as it works deep into the wood, dries transparent, and requires less maintenance than other types of sealant.
Do you need marine grade plywood?
We recommend marine grade plywood around any instance where your sheet is going to be near water.
How much is marine plywood?
Our marine plywood ranges in price from £62 per square metre to £150 depending on thickness. This does not include any cutouts, drilled holes or any additional means of alterations.
Can you paint plywood?
You can paint plywood, but be sure to use primer, as plywood will absorb more paint than you would expect so the primer seals the plywood, and allows it to take to the paint more easily keeping your surface smooth and sealed.
Can you bend plywood?
It is possible to bend plywood. There are numerous ways of bending plywood, but if you are after a sheet that cannot be bent, look at our MDF sheeting.
What is plywood used for?
Plywood can be used for a wide range of versatile structural applications whether interior or exterior, from furniture to internal panelling.
How strong is plywood?
Plywood is relatively strong as it is numerous layers of wood pressed together. For a stronger piece of plywood, look for 5-ply or multi-ply sheets as these will have more layers, and thus more strength.
What are the types of plywood?
We sell a variety of types of plywood, including softwood, hardwood, marine, and birch, all of which have specific characteristics and will aid specific projects. For more information on the respected types, read their descriptions at the bottom of their product pages.
Can I cut plywood?
It is possible to cut plywood yourself, but we are able to do it for you if you request at the point of ordering. To do so yourself please follow safety procedures, and use a sharp saw else you risk the sheet breaking.
How is plywood made?
Plywood is made by glueing a series of thin veneered sheets of wood together. Each adjacent layer is rotated by up to 90 degrees to reduce the risk of splitting when nailed in at the edges. This technique, referred to as cross-grain, improves strength, stability and prevents warping, making it an excellent general-purpose construction panel.
How do you seal plywood edges?
Plywood should be sealed to prevent moisture from affecting the sheets and causing warping. The sealant you use will depend based on how you intend to use the plywood, but you should use something quick-drying and can withstand all temperatures, and be compatible with paint if you intend to paint your plywood.