The Advantages
Plywood is a very popular material for construction and furniture manufacturing. It is lightweight, quite smooth to handle, comes in convenient sizes and the user can cut it exactly into the required dimensions. It is a pliable material and hence nails and screws can be freely employed.
The Disadvantages
The principal disadvantages of plywood have been its lack of resistance to water, heat, sunlight, termite, borer, etc. Nevertheless, of late, the manufacturers have taken measures to amend these obstacles. The consequence is that, nowadays, some brands of plywood are available in the market without any of these disadvantages. Though this material is more expensive than the common plywood, people do not complain paying a little more for the sake of a superior product.
The Alternatives
Comparatively, the alternative products in the market like particleboard, blockboard, etc., are not that much user friendly. For example, people find it troublesome to apply nails and screws on them. However, the manufacturers of these products have already taken steps to eliminate the drawbacks. They assert that as people become more acquainted with the products they will find it comfortable to handle them.
The Benefits
Therefore, the end user can choose from a generous variety of products. Whether the alternative products will replace plywood or not, the competition is heating up and the consumer certainly stands to gain a lot in the future.

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