Sheathing is a layer of plywood sometimes installed on floors (as subflooring), walls (keeps the neighbors from seeing what you are doing) and roofs (a buildings blanket). The plywood sheets range from 3/8ths to 5/8ths of an inch thick and come in 4×8 sheets.
To make plywood sheathing, layers of wood are shaved from trees in the same way the government removes money from our wallets: one layer at a time until there is nothing left.
If you examine plywood closely you may notice a repetition of the wood grain pattern. These patterns are similar in nature to the patterns in clouds. With some imagination, you can make out interesting images. I once found a board that looked uncannily like President Coolidge.
The growth of a global economy has generated great needs on American industry to build containers of all shapes and sizes and since a plywood sheathed crate is the most effective, it is also the most commonly used packaging product. A plywood sheathed crate is often easier to design, more durable, and costs less because it has a lower tare weight and cubic displacement. Since a plywood crate does not require diagonals, the material and installation costs of diagonals may be weighed against the packaging cost.
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