1/2 inch baltic birch plywood where to buy?

Each sheet of our 1/2” Baltic Birch Plywood is constructed from high-quality, one-piece birch laminations for exceptional strength and screw holding power. The density of the plies (40% more plies than standard plywood) results in excellent stability, while the increased thickness of the face plies means far more resistance to sand-through.

True Baltic Birch is made in the Baltic Region with the biggest producers being Russia and Finland. Outside of the US it is sometimes called Finnish Birch or Russian Birch plywood for this reason. It is made from only top quality birch veneers laminated together with no filler wood.

Baltic Plywood veneers are great for furniture making . Baltic Plywood is great for clamp racks, bookshelves, and various wooden stands. Its flexible nature is great for sliding skateboards. Easier to work on laser engraved products.

Grade “B” – Selected one-piece face generally light and even in color. Occasional small pin knots and some brown streaks may be allowed. Grade “BB” – One-piece face generally light and even in color. Grade “CP” – One-piece face very close to grade BB. A couple extra ideas to take a look at are: rejected from bb for small defects with more streaking, and grade “c” – one-piece utility grade veneer.

Russian Birch, also referred to as Baltic Birch, is generally regarded as being of a higher quality than standard birch plywood. Russian Birch is also known for its combination of strength and visual appeal. Due to its unique construction, core layers of birch veneers form a void-free core.

We can see if we can figure it out! baltic Birch is the plywood of choice for a number of uses because it’s inexpensive, stable, holds screws exceptionally well, and it’s made with waterproof glue. Use Baltic Birch for your box bottoms, drawer sides, scroll saw art, shop jig-making and other craft work. Actual thickness is 12 mm, and you choose your widths and lengths.

What finish to use for Baltic birch?

Sand lightly with 220. Tack off the dust. Use an alkyd primer. If you have any knots or voids, use a shellac-based primer (like Zinsser BIN).. Sand lightly again with 220.. Use an oilbased paint for the top coat. You can use poly on top to make it rock hard (polycrylic on latex; pu on oil).

Things You’ll Need120-grit sandpaper, cloth Pre-stain conditioner2 poly brushes. Water -based wood stain.

Can baltbaltic Birch sheets be cut to size?

Baltic birch is manufactured in 60″x60″ sheets, so we have to cut them down for shipping. You choose how you prefer to have them cut, and we’ll ship right to your door. This gives you the most flexibility for your project needs. Custom cutting to other sizes is available! Call to inquire 800-423-2450.