Russian Birch, B/BB, Hardwood Plywood, 18mm 5x5Size: 5x5 Weight: 63 PC TSCA Title VI Compliant
Baltic Birch Plywood
B/BB - 13 Ply
18mm (3/4") - 1,525mm x 1,525mm (60" x 60") - Veneer Core
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Type: Baltic Birch Plywood
Classification: Hardwood Plywood
Where it Grows
Baltic Birch is not a specific species of birch, but is a general designation of plywood from Baltic states such as Finland.
Baltic Birch plywood is desired for its multiple plies of birch veneer that provide superior stability and strength. Baltic Birch plywood is typically produced with all birch veneers. Baltic Birch is a white wood, with a more open grain than domestic Birch and slightly less dense than domestic Birch
Please note that Baltic manufacturers and distributors handle markings as Length x Width (Length is along the long grain side of the panel). Due to the nature of plywood manufacturing, mills allow for a certain percentage of "falling sizes," which is a byproduct of a full format panel such as 1,525mm x 1,525mm. A falling size panel can have one or more sides shorter than a full-length or a full-width panel.
Baltic Birch is commonly used in the construction of drawer boxes. This multi layer core produces an attractive top edge without having to edgeband the top edge of the drawer box.
Plywood panels can have faces and backs of different grades. In other words, the grade of panel with a BB face and a CP back would be BB/CP. Below is a generally description of the Baltic Birch 10.55-71 grade specifications.
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 tight knots are allowed. Occasional "football" patches are color matched to the veneer. Sanding is smooth.
SDS Russian Birch Plywood