Sheet Materials are engineered woods that are made by binding the timber material together with adhesives. The timber is typically formed into tiny strips and bound to create layers with wooden veneers sometimes used if appearances are important.
At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies we offer a great range of sheet wood that is suitable for a variety of tasks depending on their thickness and construction. Some sheets are suitable for general use, whilst others available are moisture-resistant and/or load-bearing, meaning that they can be used in external or structural situations. It is important to double-check that the board you are purchasing is suitable for the intended application.
The high-quality sheet materials that we have on offer include:
Plywood sheets are a perfect choice if you are looking for something that is versatile and ideal for general use. We have a selection of plywood available that can be used to build furniture and shelving. Certain types of ply can also be used as panelling, walls, and flooring.
Chipboard available from Howarth Timber & Building Supplies comes in two grades; P1-grade chipboard is for standard joinery use, whilst P5-grade is suitable for structural use such as chipboard flooring.
OSB or Oriented Strand Boards are also available in two grades. OSB2 is ideal for general use such as shelving and pallets, whilst OSB3 is the better choice for humid environments.
MDF or Medium Density Fibreboard is a popular choice for the construction of furniture because it usually has a smooth surface that will accept paint, allowing you to achieve the perfect finished look. Some MDF sheets will have a timber veneer if you want to achieve a wood grain appearance.