At Smoot Lumber and Stock Building Supply we carry a wide variety of specialty plywood’s and panels for all of your needs. Products include Marine Grade, Tempered Hardboard, Pegboard , Homasote, Plybead, PVC, and T1-11.
Marine Grade Plywood is assembled gap and void-free in all layers, and laminated together with special, water-proof glue that holds the various layers together. When immersed, water has absolutely no effect on the glue or the strength of the lamination of marine grade plywood. Marine grade plywood will not commonly delaminate, bubble, buckle, or warp. Upon cutting marine grade plywood, no voids will be discovered on the cut edges and is a superior grade of plywood, and a substantially better product. It is generally manufactured out of Fir.
Hardboard is a type of fiberboard, which is an engineered wood product. It is similar to particle board and MDF but is denser and much stronger and harder because it is made out of exploded wood fibers that have been highly compressed. It differs from particle board in that the bonding of the wood fibers requires no additional materials although resin is often added. Unlike particle board, it will not split or crack. Hardboard is produced in either a wet or dry process. The wet process leaves only one smooth side and dry processed hardboard is smooth on both sides.
Homasote is a brand name that has become synonymous with the product generically known as cellulose based fiber wall board, which is similar in composition to papier-mache, made from recycled paper that is compressed under high temperature and pressure and held together with a glue and typically is ½” 4×8. It is also manufactured as a cork board.Forest Products