Birch plywood is a high quality multi-ply panel with excellent physical and mechanical properties. It is used extensively in construction, packaging, furniture and vehicle manufacture and other precision engineering applications. Its main attributes are its consistent strength, fine grain texture and ease of finishing. Birch Plywood is available in the following grades.
The best grade available for clear finishing. Good clean appearance, with only minor, natural features such as small pin knots permitted on the ‘B’ Face. ‘B’ grade is only available with ‘BB’ Grade reverse.
Both faces are Grade BB – which allows patches and other knots/ imperfections. Suitable for all general work including CNC Machining or where face grade is not overly important.
A Standard commercial grade which are essentially Good one side Reverse side can have numerous large knots, open splits/defects and discolouration.
Waterproofing plywood edges, and to a lesser extent the board faces themselves, will significantly extend the life of plywood in any environment where water may be present, so we highly recommend this course of action.