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Thread #27051   Message #329812
Posted By: Gary T
29-Oct-00 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: Are Seagulls Plywood?
Subject: RE: Are Seagulls Plywood?
Spaw, a detail question if you please: I understand that plywood, meant to be a structural material to some degree, is made with the grain in alternating layers laid at right angles to each other (first layer, north-south; second layer east-west; third layer north-south; etc.). This is to maximize its overall strength and minimize flexion. In the laminates used for instruments, are the grains alternated in successive layers, or all grains lined up in the same direction, which would presumably simulate a solid wood more closely?

Thanks, Gary