APA - The Engineered Wood Association

Plywood - The Original Engineered Wood Product

plywood Manufactured from thin sheets of cross-laminated veneer and bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, plywood has been one of the most ubiquitous building products for decades.

Plywood manufactured by APA member mills is available in a wide variety of appearance grades ranging from smooth, natural surfaces suitable for finish work and underlayment to more economical grades used for wall sheathing and subfloors. With more than a dozen common thicknesses and over twenty different grades, it’s easy to specify the right panel for the job.

For Detailed and Technical Information

If you're looking for detailed and technical information on plywood, you may wish to jump directly to the plywood section of the Publications Store. Here you will find a complete listing of all APA publications featuring plywood, including case studies, technical sheets, builder tips and more. Many of these publications can be immediately downloaded for free. This section is searchable by keyword.

The APA Mark of Quality

Plywood Trademark

APA trademarks appear only on products manufactured by APA member mills. The mark signifies that panel quality is subject to verification through APA audit– a procedure designed to assure manufacture in conformance with APA performance standards or the standard shown in the mark.