Why would you select marine-grade wood or plywood when building or buying outdoor furniture
? The key word here is marine
, as in, by or near the ocean or other body of water
. Also known as waterproof plywood, this type of plywood is made using water-resistant hardwood layers and gorilla-strength glue. Marine plywood is often used for outdoor projects like fences, gazebos, boats, and patio furniture -- objects that could experience damage due to moisture and condensation.
Marine-grade plywood is constructed from layers of wood, bonded or blued together, with the layers running at right angles to one another using waterproof glue. The higher-quality marine-grade plywood is made up of more and thinner layers of hardwood, making them stronger and more durable.
Also Known As: marine wood, waterproof wood, weather-resistant wood
Mike used marine-grade plywood to build benches at his house overlooking the Pacific.