Plywood can be made from hardwood (such as teak wood or Gurjan wood) as well as from softwood (such as pine, cedar or mango wood). Hardwood plywood is usually stronger and of better quality compared to that made from softwood. In this article we will list the various types of woods used for making plywood, but before that here is a brief mention of how plywood is made. Plywood is made by glueing/bonding several layers of wood veneers (thin slices/layers of wood) over each other. These thin slices are obtained either by rotary-cutting or slicing timber logs. Rotary-cutting is more common and includes rotating the wooden logs using a giant lathe like machine while a cutter peels the layers from the logs. These veneers are then cut to desired sizes, graded based on their quality, dried using mechanical dryers, and then placed and pressed over one another under high pressure and temperature.