Blockboard is a panel with a solid wood core, which may then be glued and overlaid with a cross grain rotary veneer or with chipboard or MDF.
Blockboard is a type of board made by wooden pieces inserted between ply of hardwood which bonded together under a high pressure and temperature. It has good screw holding capability and also resistant to warping which makes it an excellent material for applications such as partition walls, doors, tables and shelves.
Available Thickness: 15, 18, 21mm.
Available Size: 1220x2440mm.
Origin: Indonesia, China.
Brands: Twin Rose, Blue Elephant, Tiger, Bear.
These boards have good dimensional stability (even when exposed to humidity), and exhibit high resistance to warping or twisting. Also have a better ability to hold nails and screws, compared to other engineered boards such as particle boards or MDF (medium density fibre boards). Another important characteristic of blockboard is that it is light in weight, because the core blocks that form the bulk of the board are of softwood that has much lesser density and weight compared to hardwood. Because of having low weight it is easier to transport. Can be finished using paints, varnishes or can be laminated. With proper finishing such as by gluing laminates on its surfaces, blockboards can be made to appear exactly like their costlier counterparts viz. plywood. Another feature of blockboards is that they can are also easy to work with for carpenters using their regular wood working tools. In contrast, carpenters find it very difficult to work with other engineered boards such as MDF or Particle boards as these types do not hold nails and only screws have to be used.