Walnut B Grade Plain Sliced Book Matched Plywood

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Walnut Hardwood Plywood

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SKU #: WABPSBM

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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 Slice:

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:

Walnut 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.

Why Walnut?

  • Highly durable and strong
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Takes finishing and staining well
  • Easily workable

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 Walnut 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.

B Grade Plywood:

The grading standard for Hardwood plywood comes from the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (HPVA). Grade B plywood offers desirable appearance and natural characteristics. Color characteristics are similar in appearance to A Grade plywood. More burls, larger pin knots and mineral streaks are allowed but not at the expense of desirability. B Grade plywood is excellent for richly colored application and more economical price points.

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:

American Black Walnut trees are native to North America and are dispersed throughout the Eastern half of the continent with the largest concentration found in Ohio and Missouri. Representing only 1% of all standing hardwood timber, Walnut is the least available hardwood. Harvest rates versus growth rates based on US Forest Service census numbers show that 60% more Walnut is growing annually than is being harvested. Walnut is considered sustainable although not as abundant as many other woods.

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 Slice:

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:

Walnut 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.

Why Walnut?

  • Highly durable and strong
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Takes finishing and staining well
  • Easily workable

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 Walnut 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