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Lightweight Furniture Ply

Morland produces lightweight furniture boards based on a plywood core. The panels look good, cut and machine cleanly with no break-out, are impact resistant, and do not add excess weight.

The poplar is sourced from forestry that is certified sustainable under the PEFC scheme. Morland operate a sustainable foresty “chain of custody” certification scheme so the timber can be traced to source. We deliver to you without breaking that chain guaranteeing sustainable material for your build.

For volume supply the “recipe” of the boards can be fineesed to suit the application. We have decades of experience in determining the correct board construction and properties combined with the decorative surface.

For smaller volume customers we have a base product based on  ilomba-faced poplar plywood. Poplar plywood has a density of approximately 440 kg/m3, compared with around 600 kg/m3 for normal plywood.

According to, on average, every 100kg of weight in a vehicle reduces MPG by 4%. A full van fit can use five sheets so that is an extra 100kg if you do not use lightweight furniture ply.

The board we specify is 15mm nine plys. Every ply improves the screw retention properties of the board. The industry norm is five or seven ply on 15mm board. By using Morland nine ply the material it ideal for vehicle fit where the furniture fixings are subject to extraordinary testing for the movement of the vehicle.

The surfaces we offer vary. Our stocked range uses a “hard” continuous pressure laminate surface, sometimes called Vohringer ply. Our bespoke range allows you choose any high pressure laminate surface you desire to have a unique interior. (Van vis)


Morland estimate that we offer over two thousand different laminate surfaces that we can apply to poplar plywood to create a lightweight furniture board. Our van visualisation tool is there to give you a feel for the choices. Our online shop gives a flavour of the Formica and Morland ranges of laminate. Any of the can be bonded to one side or both with a minimum order quantity of three sheets.