Wood from sustainable sources is a way to live happier and healthier lives. There have been many innovations in interior design that have helped us live greener. Sustainable plywood is one such innovation. Modern engineering has made plywood kitchens more sustainable. Continue reading to learn why a plywood kitchen is the best choice.
A word on sustainability
Sustainability is a term that refers to green living practices that don’t deplete natural resources. Sustainable development, production methods, and sourcing practices take a long-term perspective, striving to meet the current needs without compromising the future. Brundtland’s report states that the world community must work together to reduce the use of resources. Or to commit to only using sustainable resources to meet the needs of future generations. This is exactly why we created the Respect Food project.
What is Plywood?
Although plywood (also called veneer ply) might seem like a new concept, layered wood was used in a building from 1500BC in Egypt. The first plywood sheets that were standardized as we know them today were introduced to America in 1928.
Plywood is made up of thin wood sheets (also known as wood veneer) and an adhesive. To bond the layered sheets of wood and adhesive, they are compressed. Because of its strength, durability and versatility, plywood is often used in construction and furniture manufacturing.
How can plywood be made to last?
Plywood’s sustainability is not determined only by where it is sourced but also by how it is manufactured. Plywood waste is much lower than traditional lumber processes. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council certified plywood) is a guarantee of ethical manufacturing and formaldehyde-free plywood. Although formaldehyde has been used in adhesives since its inception, it has been significantly reduced since 1979.
Plywood is not only ethical but also affordable.
You can make plywood sheets from softwoods, hardwoods, bamboo or a mixture of both. It is best to use plywood that has been locally sourced from sustainably managed forests and has also been produced locally.
Plywood is being resurfaced as a great construction material. It is also enjoying renewed admiration for its natural beauty. Witlof, a pioneering company that creates unique and custom-made kitchen designs, is committed to using the best materials and latest technology. Witlof kitchens are distinguished by contemporary cabinetry and the use of plywood. Witlof also has a sister company, Holte, which aims to create affordable, sustainable kitchens with craftsmanship-quality and environmentally responsible materials.
Opendesk, another company at the forefront of alternative manufacturing, opposes mass-produced products and encourages local artisans to grow their craft. Although the concept is simple, it’s revolutionary. You can then search for a design that you like and get quotes from local craftsmen in your area. The next step is to choose a manufacturer and receive your furniture in four weeks. Opendesk eliminates shipping costs and uses plywood as its primary material. CNC machine manufacturing is the best method of making furniture. It can create furniture for living rooms and bedrooms, offices, bedrooms, and kitchens.
How to Use Plywood in the Cooking
Plywood is versatile enough for use in any kitchen, from walls to utensils.
Although structural plywood can be used in constructing a home as a central component, it is best to use AA-grade interior plywood for a more pleasing look. Although interior plywood isn’t a structural component, it offers more strength and supports than drywall. This makes it an excellent choice for cladding. To give the wall the warmth and natural look of wood, seal plywood can also be attached.
Plywood floors can be a beautiful and affordable alternative to hardwood floors. There are many options for plywood flooring, whether you want a parquet or plank floor. These floors may not be as durable as solid hardwood floors, but they can last for a lifetime if maintained with the same care as solid wood floors.
Cabinet-grade plywood is usually made from hardwood. The inherent properties of the source would provide the pattern and color. Beautiful light colour is often achieved by using ash or birch wood. There are many options for cabinet doors: plain, cottage-style panels or decorative. You can keep the wood look or paint it to match your kitchen’s style.
You can use finished plywood as a countertop in your kitchen. Make sure the top is properly sealed and take the same care you would for solid wood tops.
Plywood Interior Styles
No matter what interior design you choose, sustainable plywood is an excellent choice for your kitchen. Plywood can either be stained or painted to cover the grain. This will preserve the wood’s natural grain. Some interior styles can take advantage of the lightness and freshness of plywood. These are our top picks:
Modern interiors encourage experimentation and push the boundaries. A sleek backsplash of subway tiles and a black marble countertop can make a striking contrast to the casual look of plywood.
Scandinavian design is well-known for using blond plywood furniture in interiors. Keep the Scandinavian style simple by using light plywood cabinets with black or white details in kitchen finishes and utensils.
Japanese homes are famous for their stunning wood structures. The minimalist interiors of these homes keep only the essential items in the kitchen. Although a kitchen might seem unadorned, the addition of wood with a defined grain creates a harmonious and calm atmosphere. For a Japanese-inspired plywood kitchen design, choose plywood with a light tone and clear grain.
Loft kitchens have an industrial look that pays tribute to the building’s structure. Brick, concrete, and wood are often used as interior decor. Plywood’s beautiful layers make it ideal for industrial kitchens. For a clean look, choose a cabinet design that shows the layers of plywood.
Plywood is a versatile building material that can be used for your home’s structural and decorative purposes. You can be the best green thumb by making sure plywood is sustainably sourced.