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Block board is made up of a core of Poplar or Paulownia wood strips, These strips may be up to about 40mm wide, The strips are placed edge to edge and sandwiched between veneers of Poplar, the sandwich is then glued under high pressure.
Block board is not suitable for outdoor use because the glues used are interior glues. When using block board to make such things as doors or tables, it is important to ensure that the core runs lengthways in order achieve maximum strength. Block board may be used to make shelves, doors, paneling and partitions