Plywood Melbourne

Our plywood range is second to none

Cabinet Timbers are plyboard distributors based in Melbourne. Our plywood range is second to none, ranging from Marine plywood manufactured to AS 2272. Exterior plywood manufactured to As 2271 and Interior plywood manufactured to AS2270.

Structural plywoods manufactured to AS 2269 which includes T/G flooring, Cladding, Form ply, Ply Grove and Bracing Plywood.

Structural Plywood

Structural Plywood is usually CD grade, which means C grade veneer on the face, knot holes filled
and sanded. This plywood comes with an A bond glue, which is a waterproof bond, provided the
edges are sealed. It is stress graded, the most common is F 11.

Structural Plywood also comes in a flooring grade, everything is the same except that the flooring is tongue and grooved down the long edges.

There are many and varied uses for structural plywoods, trailer floors, fencing, ramps, external stair
treads, horse stalls and stables, to name a few.


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Concrete Formply is usually made with a stress grading of F 14. It has a phenolic overlay both sides, to make it slippery, so it is easily removed from a concrete pour, also this helps to stop the concrete sticking to it. Its other uses, like structural plywood, is many and varied.

Non-Structural Plywood

Non-Structural Plywood, as its names imply it can be used in applications, where it is non-load-bearing. It also has other names like case grade plywood or pallet plywood. As the name implies it is suitable for pallet and packing applications, also being a plywood it does not need fumigating for export purposes. The veneers used in this grade is usually D, which means knot holes are un-filled,
open slits are permitted, it is also un-sanded.

Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood is a quality plywood, that is imported to Melbourne from Russia, Finland or Estonia. It has a variety of uses, Furniture Making, both interior & exterior, Cabinet making, feature walls, certain parts of boats, Having an A bond glue line, (which is a waterproof bond) makes this plywood very versatile, and all suitable for both interior and exterior applications. One advantage of Birch Plywood is that it is imperial size in the old terms 8 feet X 4 feet, or as we know it today 2.44 metres X 1.22 metres, that little bit extra can make a huge difference on some projects.

Birch Plywood is manufactured using only Birch veneer so there is no substitution.

Marine Plywood Melbourne

Our Marine ply in Melbourne is manufactured using Pine Veneers Australia to Australian standards which is AS2272. Marine Plywood is constructed in a way that it’s used in areas where it might be exposed to moisture for long periods of time. A solid and stable glue bond is used for marine plywood, which is water and boil proof and that adds to its durability.

Marine plywood has long been known as the “Rolls Royce” of plywood, and for good reason. It is a high performing product, suitable when “only the best will do”. Constructed using the highest grade veneers (face and core veneer), it is manufactured from selected species based on density, bending strength, impact resistance and surface finishing characteristics. Marine plywood manufactured to AS/NZS 2272 – 2006 has a permanent Type A Phenolic bond. Austral Marine Plywood is manufactured using plantation Hoop Pine, a designated marine specie. Austral Plywoods is the only manufacturer of Marine Plywood that complies with Australian standards.

Marine Hoop Pine Plywood

Hoop Pine Marine Plywood, is like Exterior Plywood, except its construction is stronger again, also it is A/A grade with its veneers. This makes it very suitable for Shipwrighting, Boat Building and repairs, like all plywood used in external applications all edges must be sealed. Marine Plywood is manufactured to AS 2272.

None of the marine species are naturally durable and preservative treatment is required in marine plywood used in many marine environments such as boat hulls, pontoons and marina applications.

All cut edges should therefore be re-treated in situ. As most preservatives affect resorcinol bonding, advice should be sought from adhesive and preservative manufacturers if gluing of preservative treated plywood is intended.

Hoop Pine Marine Plywood manufactured by Austral Plywoods possesses a stress grade of F17. This superior stress grade is attributable to our premium Hoop Pine resource, the efficient utilisation of that resource, and a commitment to quality manufacture. Marine plywood manufactured to BS1088, as imported into Australia, does not have predictable structural performance.

Marine plywood to AS/NZS 2272 – 2006 has two A grade faces and a Type A bond. In the Australian Standards grading system therefore it has a grading of AA-A bond. There is no second-grade marine plywood.

Marine plywood to AS/NZS 2272 – 2006 should be used in hulls of boats and where specified in other marine applications and in aircraft construction. Marine plywood to overseas standards must not be substituted for AS/NZS 2272 – 2006 marine plywood. For assured performance, marine plywood should be branded with the “EWPAA Tested” marine plywood stamp.

interior plywood

Marine Plywood Sizing

marine plywood
  • 3mm, 4mm, 6.5mm (5 ply), 9.5mm, 12.5mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm – 2400×1200


2700×1200 available upon request

Exterior Plywood Suppliers

Exterior Plywood is manufactured using Pine Veeners in Australia to Australian standards which is AS2271 to be commonly used in exterior applications where a durable, high-quality and aesthetic look is required. This makes exterior plywood in Melbourne perfect to be used indoors, outdoor furniture fabrication, and boats.

Interior plywood available in many parts of Melbourne

Interior Plywood is manufactured using Pine Veneers in Australia to Australian standards which is AS2270. Hoop Pine is one of the popular species of wood that is used to manufacture the same.

a/c plywood

Hoop Pine Exterior A/C Plywood

Austral Premium AC (Exterior) plywood is a high-quality plywood manufactured with a high grace face and a lesser grade back. Exterior plywood is suitable for semi-exposed applications, if finished correctly. Fully exposed applications such as wall cladding is not recommended. Hoop Pine, being a designated marine species is dimensionally stable, easy to work with and is suitable for applications involving long term exposure to Australia’s harsh environment without fear of de-lamination.


A necessity for furniture and linings in potentially wet or damp areas such as bathrooms, laundries,
around kitchen sinks and vanity basins. Hoop Pine (a designated marine specie) is characterised by a
closed-grain and when combined with the type A marine bond it provides a long-lasting surface for a
class paint finish. It is important to remember that light reflective colours in 100% acrylic paint
better accommodate the natural movement of timber.

This is a real advantage when plywood is used in fitments around sinks, showers, verandas and other
potentially wet areas.
Exposed core veneer used as a feature is increasing in popularity. Austral Plywoods is able to
produce exterior plywood with minimal core gaps to beautify this effect.

Exterior Plywood Sizing

laminate plywood
  • 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm, 21mm, 25mm -2400×1200
  • 17mm -1800×1200
  • 12mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm, 21mm, 25mm – 2400×1200
  • 15mm, 19mm – 2700×1200
  • 7mm – 2400×1200, 2745×1200
  • 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 17mm
  • 1.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm (3 ply), 6.5mm (5 ply), 9.5mm, 12.5mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm, 32mm – 2400×1200


2700×1200 available upon request

  • 17mm – 2400×1200


Imported Overlay Film Faced Formply available in;
  • 12mm, 17mm – 2400×1200
  • 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 24mm – 2440×1220
Black Overlay
  • 18mm – 2440X1220


White Overlay
  • 18mm, 24mm – 2440X1220


Grey Overlay
  • 18mm – 2400 x 1200
Short grain
  • 7mm – 1200×2400
  • 5mm – 1220×2440


Long grain
  • 7mm – 2400×1200
  • 5mm – 2440×1220​

Interior Plywood Suppliers

Plywood has become very popular in the recent past due to its many benefits and perks. In fact, it has become so popular that these days there are various kinds of plywoods available specifically including birch plywood and exterior plywood available in Melbourne, interior plywood that can be found in wood markets all across Melbourne, marine plywood, waterproof Plywood and Wood Panels. While they may be primarily the same thing and very similar, all of these are distinct from the other and each has its own benefits that it is popular for. Here is a look at these various kinds of plywoods and their perks.
plywood on the ceiling

Interior Plywood Sizing

  • 3mm, 4mm, 5mm (3 ply), 6.5mm (5 ply), 9mm, 12.5mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm, 32mm – 2400×1200


2700×1200 available upon request

  • 9.5mm, 12.5mm, 19.5mm – 2400×1200
Short grain
  • 7mm – 1200×2400
  • 5mm – 1220×2440


Long grain
  • 7mm – 2400×1200
  • 5mm – 2440×1220​
interior plywood

Interior Hoop Pine Plywood

Austral Premium AC (Interior) is manufactured to AS 2270 and is intended for use in non-structural, interior applications where a high-quality aesthetic finish is required. Typical applications include internal wall panelling, furniture and fitments, interior door skins and ceiling linings. Interior plywood must not be used in exposed, wet or damp conditions.

Shopfitting is an application where the use of Hoop Pine is increasing rapidly. It is easily worked with conventional wood working tools and, being assured of an “A” grade face can save costly time spent trying to improve a lower grade plywood.


AriaPly is a factory finished plywood feature panel that is ready to install. Perfect for ceilings, soffits and internal walls, it is available in 7 attractive colours to suit any project. (Natural Hoop, Ash, Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Jarrah , Walnut and Ebony). Samples are available upon request.

Made from high-quality exterior Hoop Pine plywood, AriaPly is a premium product throughout, finished with a unique 3 coat system that provides both good looks and durability.

Being manufactured in Australia, AriaPly is backed by a 25-year bond warranty and a 7-year coating warranty. Choose AriaPly for your next project and have the peace of mind that it will look good now, and for many years to come.

Fixing AriaPly is easy with our patented fixing solutions shadowFIX and Tec7 X-Tack. Use shadowFIX to easily create a perfect 10mm shadow line; and with no face fixings, the AriaPly will not be penetrated, keeping the protective coating intact. Tec7 X-Tack is an instant grab adhesive system, designed to be used in conjunction with shadowFIX, or by itself if a full adhesion system is desired.

X-Tack glue available on request only.

office designed with plywood
flexi ply

Flexi Ply

Flexi ply is an interior/exterior grade non-structural plywood that is extremely flexible (hence the
name). Flexi ply is made up of thin layers of ply which means it will bend around a tight radius very
easily. Flexi ply is ideal for a range of practical applications that requires bends and curves.

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