Wood Seats: Solid Wood vs Plywood

Restaurant Furniture Canda, as a restaurant furniture manufacturer, wants to help you understand the variety of options available to you when ordering furniture for your restaurant. When placing an order online for restaurant chairs or barstools, you are seldom able to see and feel the finished product. The choice of words when describing the products is crucial and in many cases can be deceiving.

When you see "wood seats" you should ask yourself: Is this solid wood or plywood? A plywood seat is constructed of thin layers of wood to make a seat that looks "solid". The solid wood seats on the other hand are comprised solely of solid wood. The question is: are plywood seats as durable as solid wood seats?

Below, you'll find the differences between the two types of seats - starting with the look of the seat.
Solid wood seats inherit the true beauty of the wood with the grain; the plywood seats will have a flat look.
  • Solid wood seats are thicker then plywood.
  • Plywood seats tend to crack over time, this will not happen with solid wood seats.
  • They will serve you longer and your odds of changing seats every year decreases majorly.
The most important things to remember are durability and looks - Those parameters are the exact reason why a Solid Wood Seat is much superior than plywood. Check your vendor before purchasing and ask the right questions.

If you need further assistance, our sales professionals will be able to help you. Call us at (888) 998-4222 with any question.
Solid Wood Seat vs Plywood Seat
The natural beauty of solid wood compared to the flat look of plywood made of thin wood sheets glued together
Wood Seats Comparison
Material
Our seats are thicker and made out of natural solid wood rather than 5-8 thin sheets of plywood glued together in layers.
Thinkness differences between Solid Wood Seat and Plywood Seat
Wood Stain
Solid wood allows wood stain to penetrate deep inside to reduce the appearance of scratches and dents. The glue used in plywood prohibits stain to absorb past the first layer. As a result, plywood seats are more prone to show scratches and dents.
Stain differences between Solid Wood and Plywood Seats.