April 04th 2019

Out of the woods with bathroom smarts.

At Fine Fixtures, our products are built on a longtime obsession with details. It is our knowledge of the product, the features, and the manufacturing materials that produce truly epic collections built to last a lifetime.

If you’re like most of our clients, you may be confused about the different types of wood.

The basic four.

1. Plywood:

2. Solid wood:

Manufactured via thin ‘plies’ of wood veneer, the wood is then glued together in adjacent layering, with each grain rotated up to 90’ to one another.
Also known as lumbered wood, this refers to non engineered wood and has no hollow spaces. Instead of manufacturing them via binding strands, fibers or veneers with adhesives, they’re sturdy, but have faults of their own.

3. Pressed wood:

4. MDF:

These are engineered wood materials made of combined wood veneers, shavings and particles that are bonded under extreme heat or pressure.
 Medium density fiberboard is an inexpensive and durable form of wood that has a smooth finish for painted coat perfection. Made of sawdust and glue fusing, it’s available in varying thickness ranges.


Up against a wall.
Generally, solid wood is known as the strongest form of wood for most products, however it is difficult to structure the design implementations in its rigid form. It’s why innovation is truly the starting point of great product initiatives at Fine Fixtures.

The direction of excellence.
For moist areas, such as kitchen and bathroom interiors, humidity levels can damage the wood. We turned to plywood for better non permeable finish to our product line. Plywood is cut against the grain, in its rounded direction. With the grains stacked opposite one another, it provides a textured wood appeal with an original grain and better moisture control.

Plywood vs. solid wood.
When comparing solid wood to plywood, the multiple thin layers within a stretch of plywood gives no chance for moisture damage. We give solid wood the plank (pun intended :)) when it comes to longevity, since it’s known for bending when wet. While solid wood panels are sawn and then kiln dried, the problems start when they’re repeatedly exposed to moisture.

Mold and mildew control.
Even porous woods can be non permeable, making them repel moisture to prevent mold and mildew from forming in your bathroom area.

Cross-graining for strength.
Since plywood layers are attached with their grain running in alternating directions, they expand and contract way less than other forms of wood. Due to its credibility as a stronger wood form, we’re glad to be incorporating more of it in our Fine Fixtures commitment to a better product range.

Our experts are hung up on perfecting every bit of wood or textile that goes into our product line, but it’s always good to let you know what goes on BTS at Fine Fixtures.

It is here that we’ll be updating you on our finds, inspirations and informational bits that will help you shop with confidence.

One response to “A COURSE ON COARSE.
Out of the woods with bathroom smarts.”

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and
    I am waiting for your next write ups thanks once again.

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