A wardrobe’s construction, using wood, can generally be done with two materials. 1) Ply wood 2) PLPB (Pre laminated particle board)
Though there is a lot of discussion based on the usage of the above materials in the field of home interiors, listed below are the advantages and disadvantages of the above two materials.
Being the most suggested material for wardrobe construction by carpenters, Plywood is well known for its strength, durability and ease of work. Being available in multiple grades, Plywood is can be found in different price ranges to match the requirement and budget. But being a board made of multiple layers stuck together, Plywood tends to warp with time. The other issue being irregularities on the surface such as undulations and also thickness irregularities are a big concern.
PLPB (Pre Laminated Particle Boards)
Being new into the market when compared to its counterparts such as solid wood and Plywood, PLPB is made by binding wood ships with synthetic resin. Lack of proper knowledge on the board has led to a bad reputation.
While working with PLPB, it is very important to understand the material specifications and choose the hardware used properly. This being a different material from that of Plywood, it would not be wise to use the same hardware. This lack of knowledge by the local vendors and carpenters often led to damages in the fixed boards.
PLPB being a chip board bound by resin, it is hard pressed to remove undulations hence resulting in a smooth finish without any irregularities. Apart from being resistant to termites, PLPB does not warp with time.