1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood 20" x 30"
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.
The length or width may be undersized by 1/8".
Grade & Size
|Grade||BB/BB, which is the second highest grade available. Both the face and the back veneers are single piece veneers with no splices. Both face and back veneers can have up to 6 small color-matched patches (egg sized footballs or another shape), some light mineral streaks or tight pin knots. Inner cores are solid single piece veneers.|
Actual thickness is 12 mm. Widths and lengths may vary by 1/8".
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- Core of solid Birch veneer laminations means better gluing and screw-holding than other plywood
- Edges can be routed
- Edges can be left bare or covered with edge banding or solid banding
- Thick face veneer allows you greater margin for sanding without worry of sanding through
- Available in 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" thickness
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