Baltic Birch Plywood is the most versatile plywood available.
Baltic birch plywood is unique because of its all-birch veneer core that’s cross-banded and laminated with exterior grade glue, making for a superior stable sheet. It also has a thicker face veneer than traditional cabinet grade plywood.
Baltic birch is a plywood product native to the northeastern region of Europe around the Baltic Sea. It is manufactured for European cabinetmaking. This begins to explain the product’s odd sheet size of 5’x5′.
Baltic birch’s core is unlike traditional plywood you may be used to seeing. Its high-quality multiple plys (veneer layers) provide a panel that is able to handle heavy loads or high impacts. The plys are nearly void free (no missing knot holes) and perform well even on stereo cabinets and other demanding projects.
Its flexibility in thinner thicknesses means it is a go-to item to use on skateboards or curves. The face veneers are slightly thicker, allowing a solid finishing surface to sand, stain, and seal. If the edges are exposed, their density and fineness look good. All these characteristics provide a solid item to use in your next project.
7 Reasons to Use Baltic Birch Plywood
- Cleaner Joinery
- Superior Screw Holding
- Improved Strength and Stability
- Thicker Face Veneer with Reasonable Quality
- Nice Appearance
- Great for Laser Cutting and Engraving
- Accepts Paper Back Veneer for More Decorative Projects
Front Range Lumber stocks 5×5 size in ⅛”, ¼” ⅜”, ½”, ⅝”, ¾” and 1” thicknesses. The 5×5 panels are more economical than the 4×8 sizes.
If you have any questions on how to use Baltic Birch Plywood, our experienced staff is happy to help. Give us a call or stop in!