Block board is made up of a core of softwood strips. These strips may be up to about 25mm wide. The strips are placed edge to edge and sandwiched between veneers of hardwood. The sandwich is then glued under high pressure.
Commercial Grade Block Board
Oriply Commercial Block Board is manufactured from the combination of selected seasoned, durable hardwood, timber battens, veneers and adhesives. These are bonded with Urea Formaldehyde Resin under high pressure and temperature. Moisture Resistant Block Board. Oriply MR Grade Block board is manufactured from the combination of select seasoned, durable hardwood, timber battens, veneers and adhesives. These are bonded with Urea Formaldehyde Resin under high pressure and temperature.
Boiling Water Resistant Block Board
Oriply Waterproof Block Board is bonded with a high quality Phenol Formaldehyde Resin pressed at a high temperature and pressure to ensure optimum strength and durability. It is made from seasoned solid wood cores placed horizontally and is covered with face veneers. The board is seasoned to moisture content and chemically treated for resistance to wood destroying organisms.
This process makes it very strong. Hence, block board are used where strength of the furniture is of the most important. Block boards are used to make long tables, shelves, doors, paneling and partitions.