Hardwood Plywood

Domestic Plywood

Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods  stocks a abundant variety of hardwood plywood products to meet your most critical design applications. These panels are constructed using a variety of core materials, including veneer, MDF, particleboard and composite core. Your individual performance requirements determine core use. Performance requirements incorporate panel flatness, dimensional stability, screw holding ability, flexibility and visual edge appearance.

All face veneers offered through Acadian are of the highest quality available in North America. They include an extensive array of wood species as well as a wide variety of veneer configurations that will best determine the visual appearance of your finished plywood project. Any veneer, core and/or grade component, not stocked by Acadian, is available on a special order basis.

Import Plywood

Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods stocks a diverse selection of imported plywood. All stock imported plywood is CARB Phase 1 certified (many are phase 2 or CARB exempt). These imported panels compliment our domestic hardwood plywood offering by providing both aesthetic value and structural integrity, in many cases, at more affordable price points. Our import plywood line is represented by products from China, Indonesia, Russia and several South American and African plywood producers.

Many of our imported plywood products are plantation grown and are considered highly renewable wood products.

Contact your nearest Acadian Sales Professional for additional information and assistance on your hardwood plywood needs.

 
Domestic Hardwood Species

Alder  

Alder
 
(Alnus rubra)
 
Wood is whitish when first sawn, aging to a light honey brown, straight grained, moderately light. Grain pattern similar to Black Cherry. Often termed West Coast Cherry. Alder has its own grading rules that differ from the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) standard grading rules. Also, Alder is Hit-or-Miss (HorM) meaning that factory surfacing is to a thickness greater than “Standard Surface Thickness”. HorM surfacing may leave rough areas on on both faces of a board
 
Weight – 2.8lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Pacific Coast Alder, Western Alder, Oregon Alder
 
Working Properties – Excellent for turning and polishing; takes glue, paint & stain well
 
Durability –  Rated slightly or non-resistant to heartwood decay.
 
Uses – Core stock for plywood, Cabinets, Furniture
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ A-4 P/S Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ A-1 P/S Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ C-C P/S Veneer Core
Aromatic Cedar  

Aromatic Cedar
 
(Juniperus virginiana)
 
Heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale yellow color, and can be appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes. Has a straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine texture with closed pores.
 
Weight – 3.3lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Aromatic Red Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar
 
Working Properties – Overall, Aromatic Red Cedar is easy to work, notwithstanding any knots or irregularities present in the wood. It reportedly has a high silica content, which can dull cutters. Aromatic Red Cedar glues and finishes well, though in many applications, the wood is left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties.
 
Durability –  Regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack, Aromatic Red Cedar is frequently used for fence posts used in direct ground contact with no pre-treating of the wood.
 
Uses – fence posts, closet and chest linings, carvings, outdoor furniture, pencils, bows, and small wooden specialty items.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ A-L P/S Veneer Core
Ash  

Ash
 
(Fraxinus Americana)
 
Very hard and strong, with flexibility and a texture of “tough”, “soft”, or “medium”, depending on the source of origin. Tough Ash is more brown and grows in the Northern Appalachian region. The soft/medium texture is whiter or creamier in color and is prominent in the Southern regions.
 
Weight – 4.4lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –White Ash, American White Ash
 
Working Properties – Easy to work, and takes glues, stains, and finishes well.
 
Durability –  Heartwood is rated as perishable, or only slightly durable in regard to decay. Ash is also not resistant to insect attack.
 
Uses – flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ C-3 WPF White Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ C-3 WPF Natural Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 WPF White Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 WPF White MDF Core
Birch  

Birch
 
(Betula alleghaniensis)
 
Birch is moderately heavy and is strong and hard. It grows in southeastern Canada, the Lake States, New England, & the Appalachian region as far south as Georgia. Natural color contains both sapwood (white color) and heartwood (red color) or you can purchase “Saps” Birch that is white one face. “Red Birch” (red one face) is also available upon request.
 
Weight – 4.6lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Yellow Birch, White Birch, Swamp Witch Hazel
 
Working Properties – Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tearout during machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
 
Durability –  Birch is perishable, and will readily rot and decay if exposed to the elements. The wood is also susceptible to insect attack.
 
Uses – Birch is one of the most widely used woods for veneer and plywood worldwide. Besides regular sheets of plywood, Birch veneer is also used for doors, furniture, and paneling. Some other common uses for Birch include: boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ B-4 WPF Red Birch Veneer Core
  • 1/2″ B-2 WPF Red Birch Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 WPF Red Birch Veneer Core
  • 1/2″ C-3 WPF Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ All American WPF Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ D-3 WPF Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ C-3 WPF Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 WPF Veneer Core
  • 1/4″ B-2 WPF MDF Core
  • 3/4″ C-3 WPF MDF Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 WPF MDF Core
Cherry  

Cherry
 
(Prunus serotina)
 
Cherry is one of the most beautiful and expensive U.S. Hardwoods. Geography is important to Cherry’s color. Appalachian Cherry, which is grown in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York, has developed a reputation for having the best veneer quality and relatively gum-free Cherry. Southern Cherry is generally harvested from the southern region of the U.S. It is generally browner in color than Appalachian Cherry and the grain tends to be courser due to the longer and faster growing season in the South. Cherry is porous with an indistinct grain pattern and is of medium hardness. Color ranges from light to dark and red or white. It is said that Cherry’s colors can quickly be darkened and aged by exposing it to direct sunlight.
 
Weight – 3.7lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Wild Black Cherry, Cherry, American Cherry, Whiskey Cherry, Cabinet Cherry
 
Working Properties – Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. The only difficulties typically arise if the wood is being stained, as it can sometimes give blotchy results due to its fine, closed pores.
 
Durability –  Heartwood is rated as being very durable and resistant to decay.
 
Uses – Fine furniture construction, Millwork, Patterns, Piano Actions, and turned items.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ A-2 PS Veneer Core
  • 1/4″ A-4 PS Veneer Core
  • 1/2″ B-2 PS Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 PS Veneer Core
  • 3/4″ B-2 PS MDF Core
Cypress  

Cypress
 
(Taxodium distichum)
 
Cypress is popular choice in construction applications where decay resistance is needed. Color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called pecky cypress.
 
Weight – 3.3lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Cypress, Baldcypress
 
Working Properties – Overall, Cypress is easy to work with hand and machine tools, though sharp cutters ought to be used to prevent lifting of the grain. Also, the wood has been reported by some sources to have a moderate dulling effect on cutting edges. Cypress has good gluing, nailing, finishing, and paint-holding properties.
 
Durability –  Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance.
 
Uses – exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trim, and veneer.
 
Available Products:
 
Cypress Plywood:

  • 1/4″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 1/4″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core HEART/DOM BK
  • 1/2″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 1/2″ 8X4 CYP Veneer Core COUNTER/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 5.2MM 4X8 P/S RUSTIC VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 P/S RUSTIC VENEER CORE
  • 5.2MM 4X8 A-L VENEER CORE
  • 12MM 4X8 A-2 VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 A-2 VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 A-2 LUMBERCORE
Hickory  

Hickory
 
(Carya ovate)
 
If you are looking for strength, hardness and durability; Hickory is the best commercially available wood North America. It is uniform, with a fine grain pattern and of medium weight. Hickory has a coarse texture, with a great deal of color variation (known as Calico) between creamy white color (sapwood) and reddish brown (heartwood).
 
Weight – 5.0lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Shagbark Hickory, Wild Pecan, Bitter Pecan
 
Working Properties – Difficult to work, with tearout being common during machining operations if cutting edges are not kept sharp; the wood tends to blunt cutting edges. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
 
Durability –  Considered to be non-durable to perishable regarding heartwood decay, and also very susceptible to insect attack.
 
Uses – Furniture, Millwork, Flooring, tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring, etc
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ A-L HICKORY/PECAN P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ C-1 HICKORY/PECAN P/S VENEER CORE
Maple – Hard  

Maple – Hard
 
(Acer saccharum)
 
Hard Maple is also referred to as Sugar Maple and Rock Maple. Hard Maple uses include furniture, decorative inlays, and bowling alley lanes. Maple grows throughout the Eastern U.S, with the exception of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains. It is brown to light tan or white in color with diffuse, porous and indistinct grain patter.
 
Weight – 4.4lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Hard Maple, Sugar Maple, Rock Maple
 
Working Properties – Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though slightly more difficult than Soft Maple due to Hard Maple’s higher density. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color.
 
Durability –  Being that the sapwood of maple is used, and not the heartwood, it is non-durable to perishable in regard to decay resistance.
 
Uses – flooring (from basketball courts and dance-floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, pulpwood, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ B-2 MAPLE NATURAL R/C VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ A-2 MAPLE NATURAL R/C VENEER CORE
  • 1/4″ B-2 MAPLE WHITE RC WPF VENEER CORE
  • 1/4″ B-2 MAPLE WHITE WPF MDF CORE
  • 1/4″ C-3 MAPLE WHITE WPF VENEER CORE
  • 1/4″ C-3 MAPLE WHITE WPF MDF CORE
  • 1/2″ A-2 MAPLE WHITE WPF VENEER CORE
  • 1/2″ C-3 MAPLE WHITE P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ A-2 MAPLE WHITE WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 MAPLE WHITE WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 MAPLE WHITE WPF MDF CORE
  • 3/4″ C-3 MAPLE WHITE WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ C-3 MAPLE WHITE WPF MDF CORE
  • 3/4″ ALL AMERICAN WHITE MAPLE VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ C-3 WPF VENEER CORE UV Finished 2 Sides
Pine – Eastern White  

Pine – Eastern White
 
(Pinus strobus)
 
Eastern White Pine is one of the most common and widely used timbers for construction lumber in the northeast United States. The long, straight trunks of Eastern White Pine were once prized for use as ship masts. The king of England’s aggravating habit of marking out and reserving all the biggest and best of these trees for use in his navy lead to the Pine Tree Riot of 1772, and played a role in the events leading up to the Revolutionary War.
 
Weight – 2.5lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Eastern White Pine
 
Working Properties – Eastern White Pine is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Glues and finishes well.
 
Durability –  The heartwood is rated as moderate to low in decay resistance.
 
Uses – crates, boxes, interior millwork, furniture, construction lumber, carving, and boatbuilding.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ A-4 PINE WHITE KNOTTY P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 PINE WHITE KNOTTY P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ C-2 PINE WHITE KNOTTY P/S VENEER CORE
Red Oak – Appalachian  

Red Oak – Appalachian
 
(Quercus rubra)
 
In early 2000, the oaks (red and white) were named America’s National Tree by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Red Oak is the most important and prevalent species in the U.S. Pinkish cast heartwood and somewhat stronger grain pattern than White Oak. Sapwood is white in color. Appalachian Red Oak is harvested in the Northeastern Region of the U.S.
 
Weight – 4.5lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –American Red Oak, Cherrybark Red Oak
 
Working Properties – Easy to glue, and takes stain and finishes very well.
 
Durability –  Falls somewhere between slightly durable to non-durable. Red Oaks do not have the level of decay and rot resistance that White Oak possesses.
 
Uses – Widely used in cabinet and furniture making.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ B-2 RED OAK WPF VENEER CORE
  • 1/4″ C-3 RED OAK WPF DOM VENEER CORE
  • 1/2″ C-3 RED OAK WPF VENEER CORE
  • 5/8″ B-2 RED OAK WPF MDF CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 RED OAK WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 RED OAK WPF MDF CORE
  • 3/4″ C-3 RED OAK WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ C-3 RED OAK WPF MDF CORE
  • 3/4″ ALL AMERICAN WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ C-3 WPF VENEER CORE UV Finished 2 Sides
Sinker Cypress  

Sinker Cypress
 
(Taxodium distichum)
 
Also called “Deadhead Cypress”, Sinker Cypress is 100% Heartwood. While the cypress logs were submerged underwater, the sapwood will decay and fall off, leaving only the premium heart grain. Colors can run from yellow to black, as the wood takes on the color of the surroundings while submerged. Most Sinker Cypress is reclaimed from the rivers and swamps in the coastal region of Southern U.S.
 
Weight – 3.3lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Sinker Cypress, Baldcypress, Tidewater Red
 
Working Properties – Overall, Cypress is easy to work with hand and machine tools, though sharp cutters ought to be used to prevent lifting of the grain. Also, the wood has been reported by some sources to have a moderate dulling effect on cutting edges. Cypress has good gluing, nailing, finishing, and paint-holding properties.
 
Durability –  Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance, while wood from younger trees is only rated as moderately durable.
 
Uses – exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trim, and veneer
 
Available Products:
 
Cypress Plywood:

  • 1/4″ 4X6 SINKER Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 1/4″ 4X8 SINKER Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 1/2″ 8X4 SINKER Veneer Core COUNTER/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X6 Veneer Core SINKER RUSTIC/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X8 Veneer Core SINKER RUSTIC/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X6 Veneer Core SINKER PRIME/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X7 Veneer Core SINKER PRIME/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X8 Veneer Core SINKER PRIME/DOM BK
Walnut  


Walnut

 
(Juglans nigra)
 
Heavy, hard, strong wood, rather coarse grained, very durable, rich brown color. Sapwood is white unless the wood is steam treated. Most woods darken with age; Walnut is the exception and becomes lighter in color with age.
 
Weight – 4.1lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Black Walnut, American Walnut
 
Working Properties – Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained).
 
Durability –  Black Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.
 
Uses – furniture, cabinets, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4″ A-4 WALNUT P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ A-2 WALNUT P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ A-2 WALNUT P/S MDF CORE
White Oak  

White Oak
 
(Quercus alba)
 
White Oak, along with its brother Red Oak, are commonly used domestic lumber species. Hard, durable, and moderately priced, White Oak presents an exceptional value to woodworkers. Wherever water is present, in conditions such as boat parts and exterior windows and doors, White Oak should always be used…NEVER Red Oak. The heartwood of White Oak is filled with extractives known as “Tyloses” that make White Oak extremely weather resistant. Light brown heartwood, prominent wood rays and strong grain pattern. More restricted in production than Red Oak.
 
Weight – 5.0lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Fork-leafed White Oak, West Virginia White
 
Working Properties – Easy to glue, and takes stain and finishes very well. 
Durability –  Good rot resistance: frequently used in boat-building applications.
 
Uses – widely used in cabinet and furniture making, marine applications, millwork.
Available Products:
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 1/4 C-2 WHITE OAK WPF VENEER CORE
  • 1/2″ C-3 WHITE OAK WPF VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 WHITE OAK P/S VENEER CORE
  • 3/4″ B-2 WHITE OAK P/S MDF CORE

Import Hardwood Species

Asian Poplar  

Asian Poplar
 
(Liriodendron tulipifera)
 
Poplar is very porous, lightweight, & diffuse. Sapwood is whitish is color and heartwood is yellowish green with a very light weight and fine grain pattern. True Poplars (Genus Populus) include Aspen, Carolona Poplar and Cottonwood, but not Yellow Poplar. Yellow Poplar is a member of the Magnolia family and is preferably called the Tulip Tree or Tulip Poplar
 
Weight – 3.2lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Poplar, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar, Blue Poplar, White Poplar
 
Working Properties – Very easy to work in almost all regards, one of Poplar’s only downsides is its softness. Due to its low density, Poplar can sometimes leave fuzzy surfaces and edges: especially during shaping or sanding. Sanding to finer grits of sandpaper may be necessary to obtain a smooth surface.
 
Durability –  Heartwood is rated as being moderately durable to non-durable in regards to decay resistance.
 
Uses – pallets, crates, upholstered furniture frames, pulpwood, and plywood. Poplar veneer is also used for a variety of applications: either dyed in various colors, or on hidden undersides of veneered panels to counteract the pull of the glue on an exposed side that has been veneered with another, more decorative wood species.
 
Available Products:
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • Imported Asian Poplar Plywood
  • 5.2MM 4X8 C-2 NATURAL WPF VENEER CORE
  • 12MM 4X8 C-2 NATURAL WPF VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 C-2 NATURAL WPF VENEER CORE
Baltic Birch  

Baltic Birch
 
Baltic Birch, aka ‘Russian Birch’, is a popular panel best known for its light color, strength, multi-ply construction, and affordable cost. The most common Baltic Birch size is 5′x5′. However, we are seeing much more 4′x8′ available in the marketplace.
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 12mm 5X5 BB/BB BALTIC BIRCH VENEER CORE
  • 12mm 5×5 BB/CP BALTIC BIRCH VENEER CORE
  • 18mm 5X5 BB/BB BALTIC BIRCH VENEER CORE
  • 9mm 5X5 BB/BB BALTIC BIRCH VENEER CORE
  • 5.2mm 5X5 BB/CP BALTIC BIRCH VENEER CORE
  • 12mm 4X8 BB/BB BALTIC BIRCH VENEER CORE
Bending Luan Plywood  

Bending Lauan Plywood
 
Bending Lauan plywood is a tropical hardwood and one of the largest internationally traded tropical hardwood products. The name lauan comes from trees found in the Philippines but has become a generic term in the US for imported Asian mahogany tropical plywood. Lauan plywood is used for the facing of interior doors, for the backing of wood and faux-wood paneling, for the interior walls of truck bodies, RVs and trailers, shipping containers, subflooring, movie and theatre set construction, cabinet interiors and backing, furniture backing and drawers, picture frame backing and crafts
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 9mm 8X4 VENEER CORE
  • 9mm 4X8 VENEER CORE
Birch  

Birch
 
(Betula alleghaniensis)
 
Birch is moderately heavy and is strong and hard. It grows in southeastern Canada, the Lake States, New England, & the Appalachian region as far south as Georgia. Natural color contains both sapwood (white color) and heartwood (red color) or you can purchase “Saps” Birch that is white one face. “Red Birch” (red one face) is also available upon request.
 
Weight – 4.6lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Yellow Birch, White Birch, Swamp Witch Hazel
 
Working Properties – Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tearout during machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
Durability – Birch is perishable, and will readily rot and decay if exposed to the elements. The wood is also susceptible to insect attack.
 
Uses – Birch is one of the most widely used woods for veneer and plywood worldwide. Besides regular sheets of plywood, Birch veneer is also used for doors, furniture, and paneling. Some other common uses for Birch include: boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.
 
Available Products:
 
Available Products:
 
Hardwood Plywood:

  • 5.2mm C-2 Red Birch VENEER CORE
  • 18mm C-2 Red Birch VENEER CORE
  • 18mm B-2 Red Birch VENEER CORE
  • 5.2mm C-2 White Birch VENEER CORE
  • 5.2mm B-2 White Birch VENEER CORE
  • 12mm C-2 White Birch VENEER CORE
  • 15mm C-2 White Birch VENEER CORE
  • 18mm C-2 White Birch VENEER CORE
  • 18mm B-2 White Birch VENEER CORE
  • 5.2mm C-2 VENEER CORE UV Finished 1 Side
  • 12mm C-2 VENEER CORE UV Finished 1 Side
  • 12mm C-2 VENEER CORE UV Finished 2 Sides
  • 18mm C-2 VENEER CORE UV Finished 1 Side
  • 18mm C-2 VENEER CORE UV Finished 2 Sides
Cypress  

Cypress
 
(Taxodium distichum)
 
BCypress is popular choice in construction applications where decay resistance is needed. Color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called pecky cypress.
 
Weight – 3.3lbs/BF – Kiln Dried to 12% MC
 
Common Names –Cypress, Baldcypress
 
Working Properties – Overall, Cypress is easy to work with hand and machine tools, though sharp cutters ought to be used to prevent lifting of the grain. Also, the wood has been reported by some sources to have a moderate dulling effect on cutting edges. Cypress has good gluing, nailing, finishing, and paint-holding properties.
Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance.
 
Durability – Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance.
 
Uses – exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trim, and veneer.
 
Available Products:
 
Cypress Plywood:

  • 1/4″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 1/4″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core HEART/DOM BK
  • 1/2″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 1/2″ 8X4 CYP Veneer Core COUNTER/DOM BK
  • 3/4″ 4X8 CYP Veneer Core PRIME/DOM BK
  • 5.2MM 4X8 P/S RUSTIC VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 P/S RUSTIC VENEER CORE
  • 5.2MM 4X8 A-L VENEER CORE
  • 12MM 4X8 A-2 VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 A-2 VENEER CORE
  • 18MM 4X8 A-2 LUMBERCORE
Okume Plywood  

Okume Plywood
 
(Taxodium distichum)
 
Okoume plywood made from African hardwood, uniformly reddish in color generally used as a utility plywood and for decoration. The sapwood of Okoume plywood is narrow and has a pale gray color. The heartwood is a salmon pink or light pinkish brown to a dark reddish brown. The texture is similar to that of Mahogany. The grain is straight to interlocked, wavy, and variable.
 
Available Products:
 

  • 5.2mm 4X8 BB/CC VENEER CORE
  • 9mm 4X8 EXT BB/CC VENEER CORE
  • 12mm 4X8 BB/CC VENEER CORE
  • 15mm 4X8 BB/CC VENEER CORE
  • 18mm 4X8 BB/CC VENEER CORE

Plywood Cores

Plywood Cores  
Veneer Core Particleboard Core Lumber Core MDF Core
Veneer Core Particleboard Core Particleboard Core MDF Core
Import Grades
BB/CC = Best Grade
OVL/BTR = Overlay & BTR allows minor defects
INDUSTRIAL = Allows small manufacture
defects usually downfall in processing from B/CC & OVL/BTR
BB/CP = Baltic Birch prime face with a repaired back
B/BB = Baltic Birch prime face with a prime back
 
Veneer Construction
P/S = Plain Sliced
WPF = Whole Piece Face
SPF = SPF = Sliced Piece Face
QSF = Quarter Sawn Face
1/2 PF = Maximum 2 Piece on Face
3/4 PF = Maximum 4 Piece on Face
Shop = Down Fall from any above
grade due to manufacturing
flaws. Still allows for 85%
usable surface.
     

Plywood Cores

Domestic Plywood Grade Guide

Domestic Plywood Grade Guide  
FACE
GRADE
AA A B C D E SHOP
  Highest ANSI face grade. Generally, an architectural grade. If sliced, pieces are slip or bookmatched for pleasing effects for color and grain. Allows larger and more numerous burls, slight color, streaks and inconspicuous patches and pin knots. Sound face, free of open defects, smooth grade. Unlimited color streaks, pinknots and rough cut veneers. Sound grade free of open defects. Allows unlimited defects and repaired defects. Sound grade. All repaired defects allowed. 85% plus reusable panel/grade due to sandthroughs in face veneers 15%of the panel delaminated is allowed.
BACK
GRADE
1 2 3 4
  Highest ANSI face grade. Generally, an architectural grade. Sound surfaces allows worm holes. Permit some open defects. Allows repaired splits, joints, bark pockets, laps and knotholes. Permit knotholes up to 4″ in diameter and open splits and joints limited by width and length.
CORE
GRADE
J K L M
  Most restrictive. Allows minimal size openings. Less Restrictive. Luan Backing Least restrictive. Usually reserved for plies not adjacent to faces and allows round and shaped openings not to exceed 2 1/2″ and elongated openings up to 1″ as visible on the edges of the panel.

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