Choosing the best learning tower for your learning tower: Plywood vs. Solid Wood

Globally, the markets are flooded with plywood furniture making it cheaper for people to get one. However, when making the choice, people often ask what is the difference between the two and which is better.

What is the difference between plywood & solid wood?

Plywood is a mixture of wood and glue so we can say that it’s engineered wood. It is manufactured by gluing layers of veneers, which are thin sheets of peeled wood together to create plywood boards for manufacture.

On the other hand, solid wood is the wood that is obtained from trees that have been fallen for this purpose. The trees are taken to sawmills where they are sawn into planks which are specially dried and then used to create pieces of furniture. 

Which of the two is stronger?

Since solid wood is a homogenous material, it is stronger than plywood. The sheets of veneer that have been glued together to make the plywood can often come apart if they are exposed to humidity or hot, dry conditions.

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There is no doubt that a beautiful piece of solid wood furniture will not only be stronger and more durable but also more pleasing to look at, as each type of wood has some attractive characteristics and colours of its own that make it distinguishable.

On the other hand, plywood is plain with no decorative features in its finish. As plywood is made from multiple sheets of veneer, it is inevitable that there are holes in the layer which makes it unsightly and potentially water/food stains to sip in. 

How to care for the two different surfaces?

Plywood with good laminates is easy to clean with a wet cloth because it is moisture-resistant and scratch-resistant. However, if the laminate is thin, it may get damaged easily.

Solid wood tower can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth.


Solid wood is more expensive than plywood because of the low supply and high demand. However, at BerryBear, we believe in making solid wood tower more affordable for every household. 


Not only is natural wood better than plywood as far as strength is concerned, but it is also more beautiful. Learning tower made with solid wood is still one of the best choices for every kitchen. 

At BerryBear, you will find solid wood learning tower of excellent quality and at affordable prices because we believe only the best for our children.