What Does CDX Refer To?

Have you newly heard of CDX plywood? Do you want to know what it really means? If your answer is yes, then you have come to the right place. The letter ‘X’ refers to the type of adhesive used for bonding the veneers. It stands for exposure, meaning how tough the plywood is for withstanding moisture.

As per the grading standards for this type of plywood, if the wood is exposed to moisture or water temporarily, it will not be damaged that easily. Hence why this type of wood is largely used for outdoor construction. The adhesive used in piling the veneers is water resistant. however, that does not make the wood to withstand rain or snow.

CDX plywood is commonly used under roofing, shingles and also on walls. We know what the letter X stands for and refers too. The question is what do the letters C and D refers to.  Both these letters represent the quality of the front and back surfaces. One side of the veneer is graded C, and the other side of the veneer is graded D. These two sides are bonded with an adhesive which is capable of withstanding moisture. You can find CDX plywood in different thickness levels starting from ¼ to 1 and ¼ inch thickness. The wood contains an odd number of layers which ensures that the glue pulls all the layers in one direction.

Plywood is largely available in the market and it is available in different types too. You can even make furniture projects on your own with it. The plywood is easy to cut as compared to solid wood. As lots of companies are selling CDX plywood, you have to be extremely careful in choosing the plywood from the right company.  Other than this, the wood is inexpensive and strong enough to construct furniture items.