Plywood Cladding

Plyco's Shadowclad provides a beautiful, sustainably grown, exterior plywood used largely within the construction industry for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

What is Plywood Cladding?

Exterior Cladding (also referred to as Shadowclad) is an exterior structural plywood product which can be used for both decorative and bracing purposes and is available in either primed or un-primed. The product is also sustainably grown, which is a major environmentally friendly benefit for any project you are working on.


Two different finish options are available for Shadowclad. We offer both a Natural Finish and a Primed Finish, which each have the option of coming in Grooved or Textured. All Exterior Cladding comes in 12mm thickness, while we offer two sheet sizes for each variety: 2440 x 1216mm and 2745 x 1216mm.  

Plyco's Grooved Shadow Timber Cladding Plywood Product manufactured in Melbourne
Plyco's Ungrooved Shadow, Timber Cladding Plywood Product manufactured in Melbourne

Shadowclad Process

Shadowclad is produced from Pinus Radiata veneers, bonded with an A-Bond adhesive and manufactured in accordance with Australian Standards.


The finished sheets are H3 LOSP preservative treated to provide long-term protection from decay. Shadowclad Groove and Shadowclad Texture are decorative sheets with a band-sawn surface and with a groove profile option.


For Radiata Pine designed for interior cladding, be sure to check out our Radiata VJ100!

What is Plywood Cladding?

Exterior Cladding (also referred to as Shadowclad) is an exterior structural plywood product which can be used for both decorative and bracing purposes and is available in either primed or un-primed. The product is also sustainably grown, which is a major environmentally friendly benefit for any project you are working on.


Two different finish options are available for Shadowclad. We offer both a Natural Finish and a Primed Finish, which each have the option of coming in Grooved or Textured. All Exterior Cladding comes in 12mm thickness, while we offer two sheet sizes for each variety: 2440 x 1216mm and 2745 x 1216mm.  

Plyco's Grooved Shadow Timber Cladding Plywood Product manufactured in Melbourne

MDF Applications

Standard MDF is primarily used for interior work, while Moisture Resistant MDF can be used for some exterior applications as well as in moisture prone areas like kitchens, laundries and bathrooms.


MDF is able to be easily painted, cut, machined and cleanly drilled without splintering or chipping. These qualities mean MDF is great for applications like shop fitting or cabinet making. 

Shadowclad process

Shadowclad exterior plywood is produced from Pinus Radiata veneers, bonded with an A-Bond adhesive and manufactured in accordance with Australian Standards. The finished sheets are H3 LOSP preservative treated to provide long-term protection from decay. Shadowclad Groove and Shadowclad Texture are decorative sheets with a band-sawn surface and with a groove profile option.

Plyco's Ungrooved Shadow, Timber Cladding Plywood Product manufactured in Melbourne

Shop for Shadow Plywood Cladding here!

$136.36
--Plyco's raw 12mm grooved Shadowclad on a white background--

Shop for Shadowclad

$136.36
--Plyco's raw 12mm grooved Shadowclad on a white background--
--Plyco's raw 12mm grooved Shadowclad on a white background--
$136.36

Typical Cladding applications

Exterior Cladding is used widely throughout building and construction and as a result it’s used in a number of different projects. Shadowclad can be used for anything from resorts and hotels, stables and agricultural buildings to things like premium industrial structures. The versatility and sheer variety of applications which can utilise our Shadowclad is one of its greatest strengths.

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