A Little History On Paneling

by Leroy
(Neew Jersey)


A little history on paneling The first panel materials plywood began to appear in the last half of the nineteenth century. The manufacture of plywood was made possible by the development of new wood saws, glues, and processing equipment. With continued development, manufacturers introduced more and better varieties of panel materials hardboard, particleboard, waferboard, strand board, and plywood for many different purposes. The information in this section will help you to understand the different panel materials that are commonly available and how to best use them.


You'll find that although the materials here are grouped under the same general heading, they are very different. With most of the materials, there are a list of terms that apply to just a single material. Materials differ in relative strength, durability, how they take paints, stains, and finishes, and how they may be worked and joined all of this is discussed. Materials are also graded and classed and specified differently. With each type of panel material, there may be many variations for different applications interior and exterior underlayment, fire-retardant, etc. All the common variations are explained, and there are instructions for how to tell one variation from the next.Thanks for reading this page on a little history on paneling.

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