Russian/Baltic Birch Plywood
Baltic birch’s core is unlike traditional plywood you may be used to seeing: the layers of inner plies are 1.5 mm-thick solid birch veneer, cross-banded, and laminated with exterior grade glue.
Baltic Birch Plywood is graded with a face and back grade designation. The following face/back veneer grades are available from our warehouse facilities:
B/BB: Single piece face and back veneer. Face veneers are considered clear and free of defects with a light-uniform color. Back allows 3-6 color matched patches, which are oval in shape and egg sized. Inner cores are solid birch single piece veneers.
BB/BB: Single piece face and back. Both face and back veneers allow 3-6 small color-matched patches on average and some light mineral streaks. Tight pin knots may be present. Inner cores are solid single piece veneers.
BB/CP: Single piece face and back. The “CP” back veneers are downgraded from “BB” grade veneers, which allow for unlimited patches and sound knots, but does not allow for open defects. Inner cores are solid birch single piece veneers.
CP/CP: Single piece face and back. Face and back grade veneers allow unlimited sound knots and repaired splits and unlimited patches. The panel is sound both sides and designed for laminating.
C/C: Patches, open knots, and small veneer splits allowed. Veneer lap and small core voids permitted. This panel is not sanded and would be used for structural purposes.
- Lengths – 5′, 8′,10′, and 12′
- Widths – 4′,5′
- Grain Direction – Long Grain and Short Grain
- Thickness – 3mm,6mm,9mm,12mm,15mm,18mm,25mm
- Grades – B/BB, BB/BB, BB/CP, CP/C, C/C
- Face Veneer – Birch
- Core Veneer – Birch
- Back Veneer – Birch
- Adhesive – NAUF exterior, fully water resistant phenolic glue
- Resists exterior weathering
- Does not need edge tape or solid edge banding
- Clean Joinery
- Attractive appearance
- Exceptional strength, machinability
- Dimensionally stable
- NAUF (No added urea formaldehyde)
- Can be specified FSC® certified
Baltic Birch is most widely know for its multi-ply construction that gives it an attractive edge. Baltic Birch is valued for its appealing light color, and features a uniform grain, smooth texture and outstanding durability. It may also be pressure treated with fire-retardant chemicals when required.
- Drawer components
- Display shelves
- Cabinets and built-ins
- Substrate for veneer overlay
- Shelving and partitions
- Laser cutting and engraving
- Exposed edge applications
BRANDS YOU CAN TRUST
We carry only the highest quality wood products by the best brands in the industry. We carefully select the brands we distribute; they must be of the highest quality and employ the very latest in industry standards. We take our product selection very seriously because we want only the best for our clients. Your satisfaction is our top concern.
Chesapeake Plywood 3400 East Biddle Street. Baltimore MD, 21213
Tel: 410-244-0055 – Fax: 410-244-1269