3M introduces its new 3M Reinforced Polyurethane Foam, a lightweight and rot-resistant alternative to plywood for use in structural and semi-structural applications. These polyurethane foam ...
Light weight alternatives to Plywood? Posted by wallyworld on Saturday, October 11, 2003 11:14 AM I am looking for a light weight alternative to using heavy 1/2 to 3/4 plywwod for my planned, portable layout. Has anyone successfully tried using foam insulation board for the table top in o scale?
A Lighter Alternative to Plywood. ... Plywood has been a go-to material because it generally works and the price is right. ... a said to be lightweight, rot-resistant alternative to plywood with ...
The type of wood used in the manufacturing of the plywood is also very important in determining its weight. While balsa wood isn't technically speaking the lightest wood you can find, it is the lightest used in plywood as the other, lighter varieties are non-practical for most building applications.
It's this alignment that makes OSB different from wafer-board or chip-board, where the fibers are randomly aligned. Building codes recognize plywood and OSB as being structurally equivalent. OSB typically weighs more than lightweight plywood, but is a less expensive alternative. High Density Fiberboard
Lightweight plywood is made from different low density woods in the same alternating-grain structure. Oriented Strand Board. Oriented strand board, or OSB, is a type of board used as structural panels like plywood, but OSB is made up of small, thin chips or strands glued together.
I am looking for an alternative to plywood for a car-bed project I'm working on. My current design is for plywood but I'm curious if there may be a plastic or foam material that is somewhat inexpensive yet maintains the strength. Can you recommend a method or material? I've seen some forums where foam/fiberglass can make an interesting alternative.
A Lighter Alternative to Plywood. A new building material or the perfect material for a surfboard? Lindsey Frick | Jul 03, 2012. 3M Reinforced Polyurethane Foam comes in 4x8-ft sheets.