Alder Sound Tight Knot Grade Plain Sliced Book Matched Plywood

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Alder Sound Tight Knot Veneer Panel

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SKU #: ALSTKPSBM

Details

Taking a consultative approach to best understand the needs and desires of our customers, we are committed to Delivering the Difference with our specialty hardwood plywood products. Please contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for a consultation to identify the best product for your application.

Hardwood Plywood is defined by the types of slicing, matching, and grade of the wood product. With various methods of slicing and matching, veneers can be customized to each wood species and project, resulting in multiple exceptional options to make any project uniquely artful.

Plain Sliced:

Plain Sliced veneer is produced by cutting roughly parallel to the center of the log, tangentially to the growth rings. Generally, Plain Slicing produces a consistent appearance for each sheet, and creates a cathedral grain pattern on the surface.

Book Matched:

Alder comes Book Matched, a method in which every other leaf or component of veneer from a log is turned over to produce its mirror image at the joint. Like turning the pages of a book, this matching method produces an aesthetically pleasing appearance across the face.

Sound Tight Knots

Alder naturally contains knots. This grade allows for structurally sound and small knots on the surface of the veneer which creates a rustic appearance while remaining stable.

Why Alder?

  • Can be finished and stained to appear as other hardwood species
  • Uniform, small pore structure
  • Glues, stains and polishes well
  • Machines well
  • Evenly textured
  • Abundant and readily available

Hardwood Plywood products are made from beautiful hardwood, designed to showcase the stunning figure and allure of wood. Often stained or finished, these thin sheets are assembled using an engineered core—from veneer core, particleboard, to medium density fiberboard.

Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for more information on how to configure Alder Plywood for your project.

Specifications

Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for further information on specific color and character varieties available and best suited for your project.

Grading Hardwood Plywood is inherently a subjective and difficult process, as although the standard gives rules for specific numbers of defects, there is always personal or operational bias when it comes to the overall appearance of a particular surface. From one grade to the next, not only does variation in appearance get wider, but the amount of overlap between the low end of one grade and the higher end of the next grade down gets wider as well. Because of the inherent individuality of each tree and species, consideration should be given to the overall appearance of the veneer face to determine the appropriate grade for that veneer.

Please consult with your Sales or Specifications Representative, as we can help you determine what is acceptable to you for color, flitch size, size and amount of pin knots, rough grain or other defects in order to get you the product that works best for your applications.

Sustainability:

Alder is the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and is commercially very accessible. It has been used for furniture, cabinetry and turned products for centuries. Alder trees are naturally smaller than many other hardwood trees, and thus widths and lengths available may be limited. Often used as an alternative to Black Cherry, Alder is easily grown, sustainably harvested domestic hardwood.

We recognize the importance of ethically harvested lumber. As our most valuable resource, sustainably harvested forests increase the rate of carbon sequestration and significantly cut carbon emissions. Wood is a renewable and sustainable material for the built environment, requiring less energy than alternatives like concrete or steel. From harvesting to recycling, lumber is the most carbon-efficient choice for building materials. Wood is of the few elements that can increase sustainability in a building’s life cycle, reduce waste, and create positive biophilic health benefits. Increasingly, architects and designers are calling for a return to wood as the prominent basic building material.

As an early adopter of FSC®, we recognize the importance of sustainably harvested lumber. FSC® Certified lumber is available upon request. Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for more information.

Applications

  • Drawer Boxes
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Kitchen Cabinet Doors
  • Signage
  • Vanity Cabinets
  • Vanity Cabinet Doors
  • Wall Paneling
  • Passage Doors
  • Closets
  • Interior Millwork
  • Residential Indoor Furniture
  • Commercial Indoor Furniture

Details

Taking a consultative approach to best understand the needs and desires of our customers, we are committed to Delivering the Difference with our specialty hardwood plywood products. Please contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for a consultation to identify the best product for your application.

Hardwood Plywood is defined by the types of slicing, matching, and grade of the wood product. With various methods of slicing and matching, veneers can be customized to each wood species and project, resulting in multiple exceptional options to make any project uniquely artful.

Plain Sliced:

Plain Sliced veneer is produced by cutting roughly parallel to the center of the log, tangentially to the growth rings. Generally, Plain Slicing produces a consistent appearance for each sheet, and creates a cathedral grain pattern on the surface.

Book Matched:

Alder comes Book Matched, a method in which every other leaf or component of veneer from a log is turned over to produce its mirror image at the joint. Like turning the pages of a book, this matching method produces an aesthetically pleasing appearance across the face.

Sound Tight Knots

Alder naturally contains knots. This grade allows for structurally sound and small knots on the surface of the veneer which creates a rustic appearance while remaining stable.

Why Alder?

  • Can be finished and stained to appear as other hardwood species
  • Uniform, small pore structure
  • Glues, stains and polishes well
  • Machines well
  • Evenly textured
  • Abundant and readily available

Hardwood Plywood products are made from beautiful hardwood, designed to showcase the stunning figure and allure of wood. Often stained or finished, these thin sheets are assembled using an engineered core—from veneer core, particleboard, to medium density fiberboard.

Contact your Sales or Specifications Representative for more information on how to configure Alder Plywood for your project.

Applications

Specifications

  • Drawer Boxes
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Kitchen Cabinet Doors
  • Signage
  • Vanity Cabinets
  • Vanity Cabinet Doors
  • Wall Paneling
  • Passage Doors
  • Closets
  • Interior Millwork
  • Residential Indoor Furniture
  • Commercial Indoor Furniture