An ode to Ply
Plywood is getting more and more expensive and difficult to source, but the look is still appealing. We made some samples (email if you want one) to explain to one of our clients the different look and feel and of course address the most important question these days – the price.
Ply Lookalike ABS Edging
This is the cheapest option and the same price as any straight ABS edge. Without being to biased you get what you pay for but from a distance it’s not that noticeable. It would suit a design where the surface has that similar look. Like this…
Ply lookalike PVC Edge
This is a step up from the ABS edging in cost (not that much more) and a different look if you need a built up edge. It’s a lot more scratch resistant and therefore hardwearing. Again it depends on the look you’re going for but it’s quite a strong edge.
Ply Veneer Edge
This is my favourite as it has a softer ply look and gives that solid ply look without the expense (as you’re not paying for ply substrate but MDF). It’s easy to work with and straightfoward to source.
Exposed Ply Edge
This is starting to get more popular for occasional furniture and hospitality furniture. It has a slight burnt edge look and has a variety of surface finish options from melamine to a polished ply surface. Definitely the most expensive but that is because it is actual ply! Nothing like the real thing.
If you want a sample with all four edges please let us know. For more examples of edges we do, please look at the portfolio.