Plywood Finishes

Available with a large variety of surface veneers, including plastics, plywood is nailed directly to framing members or furring. Small finish nails, such as 4d, should be used, with a spacing not exceeding 6 in. All edges should be nailed down, intermediate blocking being inserted if necessary. The plywood should also be nailed to intermediate members. When joints are not to be covered, the nailheads should be driven below the surface (set). Under wood battens, ordinary flat-headed nails can be used. Water-resistant adhesive may be applied between plywood and framing members for additional rigidity. (See also, Art. 10.12.)