PLYWOOD

HARDWOOD PLYWOOD
ALDER
ASH
BALTIC BIRCH
BAMBOO
BEECH
BIRCH
CEDAR
CHERRY

EURO COLOR PLY – PHENOLIC
FINLAND COLOR PLY – PHENOLIC
FIR VERTICAL GRAIN
LAUAN-MERANTI-OKOUME-BINTANGOR
MAHOGANY KHAYA
MAHOGANY SAPELE
MAPLE
MAPLE MULTIPLY (EURO-PLY, APPLE PLY)
OAK RED
OAK WHITE
PALMWOOD
PINE KNOTTY
TEAK
WALNUT
WENGE
ZEBRAWOOD

PHENOLIC PLYWOOD
FINLAND COLOR PLY – PHENOLIC
EURO COLOR PLY – PHENOLIC

SOFTWOOD PLYWOOD
EXTERIOR PLYWOOD
MARINE PLYWOOD
MDO MEDIUM DENSITY OVERLAY
PINE

PLYWOOD SLICING INFO
PLYWOOD MATCHING INFO
PLYWOOD CORE INFO
PLYWOOD GRADING INFO

Plywood Slicing Information

Hardwood and decorative softwood veneers which are the visible faces of hardwood plywood panels are cut from the trunk or root of the tree. The tree is sliced up into thin sheets of wood called flinches. These flinches are then glue-stitched together in various matching sequences (see plywood matching) to create the face and back veneers of plywood panel.

The manner and angle of the slicing produces different grain patterns in the flinches creating the final appearance of the panel

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Plywood Slicing Types

Rotary Cut

 

Quarter Slicing

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The entire log is cut or “peeled.” It can yield full sheets of veneer with broad grain pattern and no plain or quarter-sliced appearance.   This method produces a series of stripes — straight in some woods, varied in others. A flake pattern is produced when slicing through medullary rays in some species, principally oak. Most species produce the same look as rift cut.
 

Plain Slicing

   

Rift Cut

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The half log, or flitch, is mounted with the heart side flat against the flitch table of the slicer. The slicing is done parallel to a line through the center of the log to produce a distinct figure.   A cut angle of 15 degrees to the radius of the flitch is used to minimize the ray flake affect in oak.
 

Plywood Types

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Hardwood Plywood 

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Softwood Plywood 

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Phenolic Plywood 

 

Information About Plywood

 Plywood Core Info Image

Plywood Core Info 

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Plywood Matching Info 

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Plywood Slicing Info 

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Plywood Grading Info