TIME TO TRY PLY?
James Treble on how to use this pale timber in your home.
INTERIORS were big in 2016, with a strong emphasis on blonde timbers, pastel hues, marble and metallics. In 2017, we will see a fresh approach to this popular look: a stronger focus on natural materials, colours and textures, and simple, functional materials in furniture and homewares.
Plywood, cork, concrete and jute are making a comeback. Plywood, in particular, lends itself to many trends because of its versatility, warmth and raw, textured quality. Plywood is a strong force to contend with because it is such an accessible (some would even say ordinary) material, but that is exactly its advantage!
Dollars and sense Good-quality ply is more expensive than MDF, but it’s a much more cost-effective option than veneer or solid wood.