BALTIC BIRCH ONE OF THE MOST DESIRED IMPORTS COMES TO US FROM THE BALTIC REGION - ALSO KNOWN AS RUSSIAN BIRCH.  PREVIOUSLY BALTIC BIRCH WAS ONLY AVAILABLE IN 5' X 5' PANELS BUT MORE RECENTLY WE ARE NOW IMPORTING THE 4' X 8' PANELS.  BALTIC BIRCH IS OFTEN DESIRED FOR ITS NICE PLEASING EDGE  - MULTI PLY - AND FLATNESS.  


BDD STOCKS :  RUSSIAN - BALTIC BIRCH PLYWOOD OFTEN DESIRED FOR ITS MULTIPLE PLIES OF BIRCH VENEER THAT PROVIDE SUPERIOR STABILITY AND STRENGTH.  THIS PANEL IS AN EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMER WHEN STRENGTH IS DESIRED, WHEN EITHER THE FACE VENEER OR PANEL EDGES ARE EXPOSED OR WHEN A PLEASING EDGE APPEARANCE IS DESIRED.  TYPICALLY PRODUCED WITH BIRCH VENEERS.

BDD STANDARD STOCK SIZES : 

3MM - 5' X 5' BB/BB - 1/8" = 3 PLY                                                  

6MM - 5' X 5' BB/BB  - 1/4" = 5 PLY

6MM - 4' X 8' BB/BB  - 1/4" = 5 PLY

9MM - 5' X 5' BB/BB - 3/8" = 7 PLY

12MM - 5' X 5' BB/BB  -  1/2"  = 9 PLY   

12MM - 4' X 8' BB/BB  -  1/2" = 9 PLY

15MM - 5' X 5' BB/BB - 5/8" = 11 PLY

18MM - 5' X 5' B/BB  - 3/4" - 13 PLY

18MM - 4' X 8'  -  3/4" = 13 PLY

25MM - 5' X 5'  -  1" = 18 PLY  

B : SELECT ONE PIECE FACE HAS A UNIFORM APPEARANCE AND IS FREE FROM DEFECT.  THIS FACE GRADE IS UNIFORMLY SANDED.  

BB : ONE PIECE FACE GENERALLY LIGHT AND UNIFORM IN COLOR.  PIN KNOTS AND SMALL SOUND TIGH KNOTS ARE ALLOWED.  OCCASIONAL FOOTBALL PATCHES ARE COLOR MATCHED TO THE VENEER.  SANDING IS SMOOTH.

CP : ONE PIECE FACE SIMILAR TO GRADE BB IN QUALITY.  SOUND TIGHT KNOTS AND PATCHES MAY BE MORE COMMON THAN BB GRADE.  SMALL OPEN SPLITS, KNOT HOLES AND DOUBLE PATCHES ARE ALLOWED.  MAY HAVE SOME STREAKS AND DISCOLORATION.  SANDING IS SMOOTH.                                                      


CHINESE WHITE BIRCH 

IMPORTED CHINESE WHITE BIRCH - WHOLE PIECE FACE

  • B2 OR C2 GRADES
  • 6MM, 12MM, 15MM, 18MM THICKNESS 
  • 4 X 8' PANEL SIZE