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apple ply

Valued for its virtually solid hardwood core and the attractive edge appearance of thin, uniform inner plies, ApplePly has won a following from architects and architectural woodworkers, furniture and fixture designers, case good manufacturers and professional and amateur woodworkers alike. ApplePly is constructed from 1/16" Birch inner plies using a two-step lamination process, and no added urea-formaldehyde adhesive. Inner plies are first assembled into a core blank and size sanded to a metered tolerance before being overlaid with selected face and back veneers. This process insures a solid, smooth and flat product and eliminates telegraphing of imperfections in the core. The all hardwood construction machines beautifully without tear-out or burn. Because of its machinability, ApplePly is often substituted for solid wood.

baltic birch plywood

Baltic birch is a plywood product native to the northeastern region of Europe (Russia) around the Baltic Sea.  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 used uniformly, throughout the panel, cross-banded, and laminated with exterior grade adhesive.  It’s a recipe that results in a void-free core with a number of advantages, which is why in the U.S. we’ve discovered that the material is fantastic for thousands of projects in woodworking. Each layer of birch veneer is peeled at 1.3mm or 1.5mm thickness giving the panel a multi-ply edge that is both aesthetically attractive, and offers unmatched strength and stability.

BIRCH, PRE-FINISHED / MAPLE,
DOMESTIC PRE-FINISHED

Pre-finished panels are used primarily on interior vertical surfaces, such as cabinets, closets, fixtures and architectural interiors, particularly where finish consistency across a large number of panels is important.

ITALIAN BENDING POPLAR PLYWOOD

Imported Italian Bending Poplar also known as "wiggle wood" or "wacky wood" is a bending plywood commonly used for cabinet applications, curved furniture parts, fixtures, spiral stairways and displays.

When manufactured in 3mm thickness, Italian Poplar is used as a flexible panel that can bend into desired shapes without rupturing the grain of the face veneers, so the panel can be easily stained, painted, or laminated after being formed to meet the desired radius.  It can be bent to create anywhere from a 5-7" bending radius.  These thin panels can be used in multiple sheets to achieve thicker curved components or singularly as a face covering for curved surfaces or framework. Due to the extremely low density of the Poplar plywood produced in Italy, thicker panels are used in application where weight is a primary concern. Lightweight Poplar plywood is produced as a multi-ply panel that offers both, stability and strength, and a lower price point to other engineered options such as honeycomb or foam-core panels.

In additional to traditional applications such as the model making, children’s toys, and furniture, Italian Poplar plywood is commonly used in yacht and R.V. interiors to reduce weight and allow for heavier decorative finishes, such as marble, metal, or denser wood species such as Mahogany.

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