Birch plywood

Birch plywood

bereza0A common hardwood species used for plywood production is birch. The birch plywood board is classified as one of the most popular types of plywood due to its superior mechanical properties and beautiful appearance. Birch plywood can be used for interior and exterior applications. In the plywood production process, the birch logs need to be straight with a specific dimension. Only 50% of the birch log is utilized during the production process. The core of the birch log cannot be used and therefore waste products are usually sold to other wood working industries. The advantage of birch is its fast rate of growth (30-35 years) compared to other wood species.

Baltic birch is a plywood product native to the northeastern region of Europe around the Baltic Sea. Baltic birch’s core is unlike traditional plywood you may be used seeing: the layers of inner plies are 1.5 mm-thick solid birch veneer, cross-banded, and laminated with exterior grade adhesive.

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Birch Plywood provides unique combination of strengths, flexibility and resistance to humidity.

Common Birch Plywood Grades:

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.

Baltic Birch Sizes:

3 mm ≈ 1/8″ (3 plies)

6 mm ≈ 1/4″ (5 plies)

9 mm ≈ 3/8″ (7 plies)

12 mm ≈ 1/2″ (9 plies)

18 mm ≈ 3/4″ (13 plies)


Product Name: Birch Plywood

Quality: According to GOST 3916.1-96 (Download) / CARB Certified

Format: 1525 * 1525mm (60 x 60 Inches)

THICKNESS mm SHEETS QTY GRADES
per m3 per pkg B/BB (S2S)* BB/BB (S2S)* BB/Cp (S2S)* BB/C (S2S)* Cp/Cp (S2S)* Cp/C (S2S)* C/C (NS)**
3 142.85 130
4 107.5 100
5 85.8 80
6 71.67 65
8 53.75 50
9 47.78 44
10 42.9 40
12 35.83 33
15 28.67 26
18 23.89 22
21 20.48 19

(S2S)* — sanded two sides

(NS)**- not sanded


Product Name: Birch Plywood

Quality: According to GOST 3916.1-96 (Download) / CARB Certified

Format: 1220 * 2440 mm (48 x 96 Inches)

Structural property: Long, Cross Grain

THICKNESS mm m3 per pkg QTY Sheets per pkg GRADES
B/BB S/BB BB/BB BB/Cp BB/C Cp/Cp Cp/C C/C
6 1,161 65
8 1,191 50
9 1,179 44
12 1,179 33
15 1,161 26
18 1,143 22
21 1,178 19
24 1,143 16
27 1,126 14
30 1,250 14
35 1,146 11
40 1,191 10

Product Name: Birch Plywood

Quality: According to GOST 3916.1-96 (Download) / CARB Certified

Format: 1525 * 3050 mm (60 x 120 Inches)

Structural property: Long, Cross Grain

THICKNESS mm m3 per pkg QTY Sheets per pkg GRADES
B/BB BB/BB BB/Cp BB/C Cp/Cp Cp/C C/C
6 1,807 65
8 1,86 50
9 1,8392 44
12 1,8414 33
15 1,8096 26
18 1,8392 22
21 1,8791 19
24 1,7904 16
27 1,8795 14
30 1,8494 14
35 1,7897 11
40 1,86 10

Product Name: Film-Faced Birch Plywood

Quality: According to GOST 3916.1-96 (Download) / CARB Certified

Format: 1220 * 2440 mm (48 x 96 Inches)

Structural property: Long, Cross Grain

THICKNESS mm m3 per pkg QTY Sheets per pkg GRADES
I/I
6 1,161 65
9 1,179 44
12 1,179 33
15 1,161 26
18 1,143 22
21 1,178 19
24 1,143 16
27 1,126 14
30 1,250 14
35 1,146 11
40 1,191 10

For further information on specifications, terms and pricing, please contact our sales team at Crystal Hardwood, Inc.