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CABINET & MARINE GRADES

One of the most versatile sheet goods, hardwood plywood is used to construct everything from fine furniture and cabinets to shelving. It is quite resistant to shrinking, twisting, warping and cracking. We have it available in several thicknesses and a wide variety of species.

 

CABINET GRADE PLYWOOD PRICES


MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD PRICES

 

BALTIC & UV-2 BIRCH PLYWOOD BUNK PRICES

 

CABINET & FURNITURE GRADE PLYWOOD PRICES
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH OUT NOTICE. PRICES UPDATED 08/25/16
ITEM # 4 x 8 - ALDER 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090760 1/4"  Alder Ply.Interior PS A4 78.00 75.40 72.80 70.20
342090780 3/4"  Alder Plywood Interior PS A1 126.00 121.80 117.60 113.40
ITEM # 4 x 8 - BAMBOO 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342002400 3/4"  Bamboo Carmel AA 2Side 148.50 143.55 138.60 133.65
ITEM # 4 x 8 - BENDING PLYWOOD 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090970 1/8" 3mm  Poplar Lite/Ply Bendable 33.64 32.55 31.47 29.08
342002150 3/8"  Lauan Ply Barrel Bend 47.19 45.54 43.89 41.91
342090660 3/8"  Lauan Column Bend 44.80 43.20 41.60 40.00
ITEM # 4 x 8 - BIRCH - NATURAL 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342002010 1/8"  Birch Plywood Rot. A-4 25.63 24.62 23.79 22.61
342002100 1/4"  Birch Plywood WP A-4 28.40 27.80 27.00 26.00
342002130 1/4"  Birch Plywood Domestic WP A-4 42.00 40.50 39.00 37.50
342002200 1/2"  Birch Plywood WP B-2 64.86 63.28 62.55 57.91
342002300 3/4"  Birch Plywood Rot.WP B-2 73.50 70.88 68.25 65.63
ITEM # 4 x 8 - BIRCH - UV COATED 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342002260 1/4" 5.2mm  White Birch UV Coated-1-Side  A-4 20.63 19.94 19.25 17.88
342002250 1/2" 12mm  White Birch UV Coated-1-Side  C-2 42.00 40.60 39.20 36.40
342002340 1/2" 12mm  White Birch UV Coated-2-Sides  C2 39.75 38.43 37.10 34.45
342002350 3/4" 18mm White Birch UV Coated-2-Sides C2 51.75 50.03 48.30 44.85
ITEM # 4 x 8 - BIRCH - RUSSIAN 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342019200 1/4" 6mm  European Birch B/BB 55.05 53.22 51.38 47.71
342019400 1/2" 12mm  European Birch B/BB 96.00 92.80 89.60 83.20
342019500 3/4" 18mm  European Birch B/BB 127.50 123.25 119.00 110.50
342019450 1/2" 12mm  Russian Birch BB/BB 63.00 60.90 58.80 54.60
342019550 3/4" 18mm  Russian Birch BB/BB 78.00 75.40 72.80 67.60
342090670 3/4"18mm  Russian Birch W/Film Face 94.50 88.20 81.90 78.75
ITEM # 5 x 5 - BIRCH -  RUSSIAN 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090640 1/8" 3mm  Russian Birch B/BB 21.00 20.30 19.60 18.20
342090520 1/4" 6mm  Russian Birch BB/BB 20.25 19.58 18.90 17.55
342090530 3/8" 9mm  Russian Birch B/BB 36.00 34.80 33.60 31.20
342090480 1/2"12mm  Russian Birch BB/BB 33.00 31.90 30.80 28.60
342090540 5/8"15mm  Russian Birch BB/BB 48.20 46.62 45.05 41.90
342090500 3/4"18mm Russian Birch BB/BB 48.75 47.13 45.50 42.25
ITEM # 4 x 8 - BIRCH - CHINESE 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090860 1/2"  Chinese Birch Ply. C-2 36.75 35.50 34.25 33.00
342090840 3/4"  Chinese Birch Ply C-2 49.98 48.28 46.58 44.88
342090870 1/2" Chinese Birch C-2 Carb Certified 33.35 32.20 31.05 29.90
342090850 3/4"  Chinese Birch C-2 CARB-Certified 40.60 39.15 37.70 36.25
ITEM # 4 x 8 - CEDAR 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342013200 1/4"  Aromatic Cedar Ply PS A-4 70.50 68.15 65.80 63.45
342020950 1/4"  Spanish Cedar Plywood PS A-4 84.36 81.51 78.66 72.96
342020980 3/4" Spanish Cedar Plywood PS A-1 156.00 150.80 145.60 140.40
ITEM # 4 x 8 - CHERRY 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342003300 1/4"  Cherry Plywood PS A-4 69.00 67.16 63.94 59.80
342003350 1/4"  Cherry Plywood PS 2-Sides 80.56 77.91 75.26 71.55
342003370 1/2"  Cherry Plywood PS 2-Sides 108.68 104.88 101.08 95.00
342003400 3/4"  Cherry Plywood PS A-1 132.75 128.33 123.90 115.05
342003250 1/4"  Cherry MDF Core PS 2-Side A1 85.47 82.58 79.70 73.34
ITEM # 4 x 8 - DOUGLAS FIR 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090680 1/4" Douglas Fir Vertical Grain A4 90.68 87.75 84.83 78.98
342090700 3/4" Douglas Fir Vertical Grain A-1 150.00 145.00 140.00 135.00
ITEM # 4 x 8 - HARDBOARD - TEMPERED 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342020600 1/8"  Tempered Hardboard 18.00 17.40 16.80 15.60
342020800 1/4"  Tempered Hardboard 28.50 27.55 26.60 24.70
ITEM # 4 x 8 - HARD MAPLE 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342004400 1/4"  Hard Maple Plywood WP B-4 42.54 41.35 40.46 37.78
342004450 1/4"  Hard Maple Plywood White 50.32 48.62 46.92 44.20
342004500 1/2"  Hard Maple Plywood WP B-2 68.51 66.15 64.26 60.01
342004600 3/4"  Hard Maple Plywood WP B-2 77.72 75.04 72.90 68.07
342004620 3/4"  Hard Maple Natural Plywood C-3 WP 71.40 68.85 67.32 64.77
342004660 3/4"  Hard Maple Plywood White 111.00 107.30 103.60 99.90
342004750 3/4"  Hard Maple Natural Plywood D-3 WP 61.63 59.50 57.80 53.98
342090080 3/4" Hard Maple Plywood C3 UV Coated-2-Sides  94.50 91.35 88.20 81.90
342090100 3/4  Silver Mpl C2 Uv 2-Side 88.16 85.12 82.08 79.04
342090250 1/2" Hard Maple Plywood C3 UV Coated-2-Sides 72.03 69.63 67.23 62.43
342004350 1/4"  Hard Maple MDF-Core 2-Sides B1 65.86 63.64 61.41 56.52
ITEM # 4 x 8 - HICKORY 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342005600 1/4"  Hickory Plywood PS A-4 55.10 53.20 51.30 49.40
342005700 3/4"  Hickory Plywood PS A-1 122.01 117.86 113.71 109.56
ITEM # 4 x 8 - KHAYA 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090720 1/4"  African Mahogany Khaya PS A-4 62.63 60.54 58.45 56.36
342090730 1/2"  African Mahogany Khaya PS A1 92.10 89.03 85.96 82.89
342090740 3/4"  African Mahogany Khaya PS A1 115.13 111.29 107.45 103.61
ITEM # 4 x 8 - MDF 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090560 3/4"  MDF *Ultra-Lite* Solidcore 37.10 36.57 35.78 34.45
342090210 3/4"  HDF Ultracore Platform 65.25 63.00 60.75 58.50
342050020 1-1/4"  Mdf Regular Interior 50.40 49.35 47.92 46.13
ITEM # 4 x 8 - MELAMINE 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342020810 3/4"  Melamine White 2-Side 42.00 40.60 39.20 36.40
ITEM # 4 x 8 - PINE 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342014200 1/4" Knotty White Pine Plywood PS A-4 54.75 53.29 51.83 49.28
342014300 3/4"  Knotty White Pine Plywood A-1 96.00 92.80 89.60 83.20
ITEM # 4 x 8 - RED OAK 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342007900 1/8"  Red Oak Plywood PS A-4 Imported 23.63 22.84 22.05 20.48
342008000 1/4"  Red Oak Plywood PS A-4 Imported 30.80 29.92 29.04 28.16
342008030 1/4"  Red Oak Plywood A2 Rot WP Domestic 54.00 52.20 50.40 46.80
342008200 1/4"  Red Oak Plywood PS 2-Side 39.75 38.43 37.10 34.45
342008400 1/2"  Red Oak Plywood Rot WP B-2 66.75 64.53 62.30 57.85
342008450 1/2"  Red Oak Plywood PS A-1 83.25 80.48 77.70 74.93
342008500 3/4"  Red Oak Plywood PS A-1 92.63 89.54 86.45 80.28
342008600 3/4"  Red Oak Plywood Rot WP B-2 71.28 70.20 67.50 66.42
342008250 1/4"  Red Oak Plywood Qtr.Sawn A-4 78.20 75.90 73.60 69.00
342008260 1/2"  Red Oak Plywood Qtr.Sawn/Rift 101.53 96.94 93.67 90.39
342008700 3/4"  Red Oak Plywood Qtr.Sawn/Rift 130.40 124.00 118.40 112.00
342091010 3/4"  Red Oak Ply Ps Ab Imp 48.00 46.50 45.00 42.00
342091020 3/4"  Red Oak Plywood UV Coated- 2-Sides 90.44 87.42 84.41 81.39
342008050 1/4"  Red Oak MDF Core 2-Side A1 63.64 61.49 59.34 54.61
ITEM # 4 x8 - WALNUT 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342009600 1/4"  Walnut Plywood PS A-4 72.60 70.40 68.20 63.80
342009800 3/4"  Walnut Plywood PS A-1 140.66 134.31 129.77 119.79
ITEM # 4 x 8 - WHITE OAK 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342011900 1/4"  White Oak Ply Ps A-4 69.00 66.70 64.40 59.80
342011990 1/2" 1/2"White Oak Ply A1 Ps 99.16 99.16 99.16 99.16
342012100 3/4" 3/4 White Oak Ply Ps A1 120.00 116.00 112.00 104.00
342011950 1/4" White Oak Plywood Qtr Sawn A4 90.10 87.45 84.80 79.50
342011960 3/4" White Oak Plywood  Qtr Sawn/Rift Sawn 145.07 137.95 131.72 124.60
342011940 1/4"  White Oak Rift Swn A-4 108.75 101.50 97.88 94.25
MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD PRICES
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES UPDATED 08/25/16
ITEM # 4 x 8 - HYDROTEK 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090190 1/8" 4mm  Hydrotek Marine Ply BS-1088 41.44 40.04 38.64 35.84
342011120 1/2" 12mm  Hydrotek Marine Ply BS-1088 98.42 95.10 91.77 85.12
342091100 1/4" 6mm  Hydrotek Marine Ply  BS-1088 52.54 50.77 48.99 46.15
342091110 3/8" 9mm  Hydrotek Marine Ply BS-1088 76.22 73.65 71.07 66.95
342091130 3/4" 18mm  Hydrotek Marine Ply BS-1088 145.04 140.14 135.24 127.40
ITEM # 4 x 8 - OKOUME 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342016610 1/8" 3mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-6566 72.39 69.12 65.85 63.05
342016620 1/8" 4mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 63.37 60.74 59.00 55.50
342016780 1/4" 6mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 95.10 91.11 87.12 82.46
342016870 3/8" 9mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 103.25 99.66 96.08 92.49
342016970 1/2" 12mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 132.58 128.79 125.00 121.22
342017070 3/4" 18mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 196.77 189.98 183.20 176.41
ITEM # 4 x 10 - OKOUME 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342090810 1/4" 6mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 155.20 150.35 145.50 140.65
342090830 3/8" 9mm  Marine Prem Okoume BS-1088 174.40 168.95 163.50 158.05
ITEM # 4 x 8 - TEAK 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342018000 1/4" Teak Plywood Marine Type-1 Glue 86.70 83.81 80.92 78.03
342018100 1/2" Teak Plywood Marine Type-1 Glue 165.00 159.50 154.00 148.50
342018200 3/4" Teak Plywood Marine Type-1 Glue 188.50 184.60 180.70 175.50
342090600 1/4" Marine Teak/Holly Plywood 169.05 163.42 157.78 152.15
342090620 3/4" Marine Teak/Holly Striped Plywood 230.63 222.94 215.25 207.56
ITEM # 4 x 8 - SAPELE 1-3 PCS 4-6 PCS 7-9 PCS 10+ PCS
342091080 1/4"  Sapele Mahog. Ps A-4 69.00 64.40 62.10 59.80
342090290 1/4" Sapele Ribbon Ply Marine Type-1 Glue 72.08 69.75 67.43 62.78
342090310 1/2" Sapele Ribbon Ply Marine Type-1 Glue 122.45 118.50 114.55 106.65
342090330 3/4" Sapele Ribbon Ply Marine Type-1 Glue 147.25 142.50 137.75 128.25
BALTIC & UV-2 BIRCH PLYWOOD BUNK PRICES
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES UPDATED 08/25/16
UNIT # THICKNESS GRADE  SPECIES SIZE  QUANTITY $/SHT CORE REMARKS
WBP0061 18MM C-2 UV2S BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $37.25 VC WPF UV2S
WBP0062 18MM C-2 UV2S BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $37.25 VC WPF UV2S
WBP0063 18MM C-2 UV2S BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $37.25 VC WPF UV2S
WBP0064 18MM C-2 UV2S BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $37.25 VC WPF UV2S
WBP0066 18MM C-2 UV2S BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $37.25 VC WPF UV2S
WBP0039 12MM C-2   BIRCH WHITE 4X8 78 $25.00 VC CARB II WPF RAW
WBP0030 18MM C-2   BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $33.93 VC CARB II WPF RAW
WBP0037 18MM C-2   BIRCH WHITE 4X8 52 $28.72 VC WPF RAW
RBP0082 9MM BB/BB BIRCH RUSSIAN 5X5 44 $12.44 VC CARB II
RBP0093 9MM B/BB BIRCH RUSSIAN 5X5 44 $20.00 VC CARB II
RBP0076 12MM BB/BB BIRCH RUSSIAN 5X5 33 $18.96 VC CARB II
RBP0087 12MM BB/BB BIRCH RUSSIAN 5X5 33 $18.96 VC CARB II
RBP0092 25MM BB/BB BIRCH RUSSIAN 5X5 16 $38.56 VC CARB II
RBP0100 25MM BB/BB BIRCH RUSSIAN 5X5 16 $38.56 VC CARB II
RO0005 5.2MM A-4 RED OAK 4X8 67 $19.45 VC CARB II
WL0001 3/4” Shop WALNUT 4X8 21 $75.00 VC SHOP GRADE
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MAKING SENSE OF MARINE PLYWOOD CHOICES
by Luke Wolstenholme, of Wolstenholme International
The many options and price points available to fulfill a wide range of marine applications make it important to understand the trade-offs.

Choices can range from the top of the line European Okoume marine in certified or non-certified, to the marine Meranti panels, or domestic Douglas Fir. These options and price points are available to fulfill a wide range of marine applications.

Its well known and often specified in trade journals and magazines such as WoodenBoat magazine and Professional Boatbuilder, that European Okoume marine plywood is the best choice of plywood for boat construction due to the fact that Okoume offers a great amount of durability without adding too much weight.

There is always that trade off with any marine plywood. Durability usually means, high density. For this reason, Okoume, Sapelle, Douglas Fir, and some specific types of Shorea (Red Meranti for example) are most commonly used in boat building. All of these species offer durability without adding excessive weight. These species peel exceptionally well as the trees are typically quite large in diameter -- a key factor in producing both core & face veneer that are free from knots or voids.

Marine plywood such as Hydrotek, produced to European standards, offer more ply’s, and are uniform in specie throughout the panel (Red Meranti). These panels are less expensive than the European Okoume marine plywood, and they offer a greater durability and hardness than Okoume panels, however they are always heavier then Okoume panels, and typically not produced to the same quality standards. All of these panels we are discussing are produced with a Phenolic glue line, which is a waterproof glue.

Sapele marine plywood is not as commonly available in the US market as the cost of a sheet of Sapele is almost double that of Okoume plywood. However, Sapele offers a much harder face veneer than the Okoume plywood, which while durable, is considered soft.

 

BRITISH STANDARD 1088 (BS1088)
OR BRITISH STANDARD 6566 (BS6566)
Boat builders in the United States are requesting more and more that their plywood be made to the British Standard 1088 (BS1088) or British Standard 6566 (BS6566) known to be the toughest standards for plywood manufacturing.

The key point of this British Standard 1088, is that no core gaps greater than 0.3mm are allowed. Other, key points of the standard are the thickness of the face veneers -- they must be at least 1.0mm after sanding. Face thickness is always the most costly part of plywood manufacturing (as the nicest veneers are used for faces), and the BS1088 standard insures that your plywood will have a full thickness face. The British Standard 6566, is not as common as the BS1088 standard, both here and in Europe. However, as the BS6566 standard is still more stringent then the American PS-1-95 standard for marine Fir plywood, some companies do still offer this grade.

 

In addition to BS1088 standard, you will also find that some marine plywood manufacturers offer a “Lloyds” certified BS1088 panel. The Lloyd’s Register Group is a maritime classification society and independent risk management organization providing risk assessment and mitigation services and management systems certification.

 

Historically, as Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, it was a specifically maritime organization. In the late 20th century it diversified into other sectors, including oil & gas, process industries, nuclear and rail. Today, only about one half of imported marine grade Okoume plywood carries the Lloyds certification. Marine plywood mills that are certified by Lloyds, pay a fee in excess of $10,000 to have inspectors from Lloyds visit their manufacturing facility on a regular basis and test current production to ensure that it meets the British Standard 1088.

 

Some mills will produce marine plywood that is Lloyds certified, and some mills will produce a panel that is “made in accordance with” the Lloyds standard. The British Standard 6566 is not currently certified by Lloyds, however, it is still used as a guideline by some marine plywood manufacturers.

 

One thing to note about Okoume plywood is that, as previously mentioned, the marine grade quality is almost exclusively produced in Europe. Within the last five years or so, China has begun to utilize the Okoume logs for face veneers and they are laminated to the Poplar core that’s grown extensively throughout China. The Okoume logs themselves come from Gabon in central Africa. This product may go by the name of “Okoume” plywood, but it’s nothing like the Okoume produced in Europe. Typically, you will find only the face veneer is made from Okoume, and its peeled at thickness’ of 0.3mm or 0.5mm.

 

The type of glue most commonly used in China is interior (Urea) glue and its almost always laminated to a Poplar core. Panels of this quality have in some ways ruined the reputation for Okoume, but this is quite a different product to the marine grade panels we’ve discussed here.

-- Contributed by Luke Wolstenholme, of Wolstenholme International.

 

 

 

WE'VE GOT BUNK QUANTITIES OF BALTIC & UV2 BIRCH PLY

PERFECT FOR CABINET SHOPS! We now have plywood in bunk quantities for constructing your cabinet boxes. These dimensionally stable, economically priced sheets will be kind to your budget. Also perfect for building exhibits, displays, built-ins, just about any commercial or residential project requirements.

Find Baltic & UV2 Birch Ply product listing with pricing at left listed under 4'X8' BIRCH - Prefinished. Or call us for a quote - 800-292-5937.

 

USE MARINE PLYWOOD WHEN MOISTURE IS A PRIORITY

Marine plywood is manufactured to the highest standarads, from durable face and core veneers, with few defects so it performs longer in humid and wet conditions and resists de-laminating and fungal attack. This type uses top quality adhesives and is most commonly graded as A-A, with two top grade faces. Pricing is below left.

 

MAKING SENSE OF MARINE PLYWOOD CHOICES

The many options and price points available to fulfill a wide range of marine applications make it important to understand the trade-offs. Read more...

 

BS1088 LLOYDS REGISTER & BS6566 CORE QUALITY: WHAT ARE YOU REALLY GETTING?

Known to be the toughest standards in plywood manufacturing, boat builders in the United States are requesting more and more that their plywood be made to the British Standard 1088 or British Standard 6566. Read more...

Boat builders in the United States are requesting more and more that their plywood be made to the British Standard 1088 (BS1088) or British Standard 6566 (BS6566)

 

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR THE PRICE?

Prices listed are per sheet. 1 thru 10pc pricing may be obtained by mixing thicknesses and specie. 25pc pricing is for same thickness and specie. 25pc Bunk may contain up to 10% Shop Grade (a couple sheets may contain slight defects), and are special ordered.

 

DIMENSIONS

4’x8’ sheets in stock. Other sheet sizes available by special order with minimum quantity requirement. Thickness: 1/8”, 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4” in stock. Other thicknesses available by special order. Call for more details 800.292.5937.

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Our European Birch plywood is produced by a quality controlled process using a superior glue bond coupled with a multi-ply design, giving the plywood superior strength, rididity and dimensional stability. The foreign grading system uses alpha designations to refer to the quality of the plywood B(S), BB, CP, L, and C with B(S) being the best. The first set of letters refers to the face. The second set refers to the back.

 

HALF SHEETS AVAILABLE

For your smaller plywood projects, we have half sheets, with minimal damage, of many species -- all at garage sale prices. Call us at 800-292=5937.

 

PLYWOOD TERMINOLOGY

PLYWOOD SURFACE GRADES

A-1, A-4...These alpha-numerical designations refer to the grade of the plywood face and back surfaces. Plywood can have faces and backs of different grades. The letter identifies the face surface grade while the number identifies the back surface grade. Face Grades range from A thru E, with A being the best. Back Grades range from 1 thru 4, with 1 being the best. Plywood with a 1 or 2 back grade will have the face and back of the same specie. Plywood with a 3 or 4 back grade can have a back surface of a different specie than the front surface.

 

PLYWOOD SURFACE GRAIN PATTERNS

There are two ways to influence the plywood surface grain pattern -- by the types of veneer cuts, and veneer matching during the glueing process.

 

1. VENEER CUTS: Depending on the manner in which a log is cut, strikingly different visual effects can be achieved with the wood’s grain and characteristics. Two logs of the same species, cut in different ways will produce distinctive veneers.

ROT (Rotary Cut): The entire log is cut or “peeled.” It can yield full sheets of veneer with broad grain pattern.

PS (Plain Slicing): The flitch, with the heart side against the slicer table is cut parallel to a line through the center of the log.

RC (Rift Cut): A cut angle of 15 degrees to the radius of the flitch (half log) is used to minimize the ray flake affect in oak.

QS (Quarter Slicing): This method prodcuces a series of stripes -- straight in some woods, varied in others. Most species have the same look as rift cut.

 

2. VENEER MATCHING: The natural coloration and arrangement of a veneer panel face determines the resulting visual effect. Different matching techniques are used for specific panel applications.


BOOK MATCH: Every other piece of adjacent veneer is turned over, resulting in identical, but opposing patterns.

PLEASING: Veneers are matched by color or similarity, not necessarily by grain characteristics.

RANDOM: Veneers intentionally do not match at the joints, providing a casual effect.

SLIP MATCH: Adjacent veneer sheets are joined side by side, same sides up, for a uniform grain pattern.

 

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