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.