This is the seventh edition of CSA O121, Douglas fir plywood. It supersedes the previous editions published in 1978 (metric), 1973, 1961, 1957, 1954, and 1953.
This Standard applies to exterior bond, all-veneer plywood with a minimum of three plies and parallel grain direction of the face and back plies.
This Standard specifies requirements for
(a) a quality system
(b) ply species
(d) panel construction
(f) veneer and panel grades
(g) dimensions and tolerances
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