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Birch Ply

Birch Ply

Birch Ply production is centred around Russia and the Northern Baltic, the Birch tree grows slowly in this region producing a denser wood which is most suited to plywood production. At Southern Timber we always try to source production from this region as opposed to Chinese Birch which can feature softwood combi core sandwiched between Birch faced veneers. This part of Europe has been largely covered with birch tree for hundreds of years and most of the production companies are PEFC or FSC certified.

BB Grade Birch Ply
Birch plywood comprises thin veneers of birch cross-banded and with face veneers that can be both long grain and cross grain. The construction leads to an attractive edge on the ply which contrasts with the very pale but consistent ply face.

This is a quality ply, it is durable and easily worked material that is available in a variety of sizes and grades. Birch Plywood has a wide variety of applications including interior and exterior use in building and construction, transport, packaging, furniture, joinery and many others.



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BB Grade Birch Ply
The quality of Birch Plywood is determined according to its face veneer grades At Southern timber we keep BB grade ply in stock, it is reasonably priced and has a fine finish and is suitable for interior paint finish, hard wax oils or veneering. Any knots or holes over 6mm are replaced by butterfly wood patches, the grade allows up to 20 per sheet. Sound knots are allowed.

We keep BB Quality Birch Ply in the following thicknesses

   ●  4mm
   ●  6.5mm
   ●  9mm
   ●  12mm
   ●  15mm
   ●  18mm
   ●  25mm

Our standard stock sizes are 2440mm x 1220mm, we can obtain 3050mm x 1525mm sheets to Special order.

Phenolic Faced Birch Ply
We also keep stock of Russian or Baltic phenol faced ply we prefer this product because of its better quality than the Chinese phenolic ply which tends to utilise softwood ply beneath the phenol exterior.

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