Birch plywood is a popular fine-grained wood. It is commonly used for home improvement projects, particularly cabinet making, and this includes desks and shelves. It is also popularly used in making children's toys (especially dollhouses), playground fixtures, and sports and musical equipment. Birch does not have an intricate grain pattern, so it is often considered to be plain or even dull. However, birch does come with a nice smooth and pale finish, and this adds a touch of elegance to the wood and the finished product.
Shar Ply Birch is a strong yet flexible cross-banded plywood, made throughout from birch veneers and faced with a joint-free birch veneer. Veneers can be left in it natural state, lacquered, waxed or stained.
- Kitchen cabinets, door mirrors
- Partition walls, sight screens
- Furniture parts
- Sound insulation latticework
- Toys, souvenirs, cards
- Musical instruments
- Icehockey sticks
Size and Colors
Birch Plywood is available in the standard sizes(Thickness) 6mm, 8 mm, 12mm, 15mm and 18mm
It is perfect for home furnishings, as it has a nice, rich sheen, and it gives the end product a nice, elegant finish. Additionally, birch plywood allows you to customize the end product as per your wishes; you can leave it untreated or have it stained. It can also be worked and smoothed over, or it can be left as it is. Either way, you can rest assure that the finished product will still look good.
It is known for its durability. The process of forming the birch plywood reinforces the strength of the original piece of wood. Birch plywood is formed by layering up three or more layers of birch. This adds a great amount of stability and strength to the plywood.
It does not have many knots or jagged edges. It is smooth and is not known to splinter or crack. This makes it the wood of choice for cabinet (and other furniture) makers as well as toy makers. In fact, it is ideal for any child-friendly construction.
Birch trees are native to northern Europe (mainly Finland and the Baltic) and Russia. It is an abundant, fast growing species. This means that there is no destruction or disruption of biodiversity when birch is felled. It is better to opt for this renewable source than other options that might have a negative impact on the environment.
- homogeneous surface of a consistent high quality
- strong, excellent bending strength
- light and decorative
- easy machining and surface treatment
- taint and odour free