PLYWOOD (Douglas Fir - Pine)
Softwood plywood is manufactured by laminating thin sheets of
softwood veneer together. The panels are graded according to the
quality of their face and by their strength. Softwood Plywood
panels are available for both interior and exterior use, and are
easily worked with the same hand and power tools as most other
types of lumber.
Softwood plywood can be handled with ordinary woodworking tools
and basic skills. When hand sawing or cutting on a table saw,
support the panels firmly with the best face up. Cut with the best
side down when using a portable power saw. Do not force-feed the
panel into the tool or the tool into the panel too quickly because
this will increase the roughness of the cut and may induce
splintering-out on the exit side. Proper backup of the material
also can reduce splintering.