BIRCH PLYWOOD INSPECTION TIPS and bUYING GUides
1) Zero Core Gap and no overlapping
There is no void in plywood. The cores veneers are also uniform. There is total absence of any overlapping among the core veneer.
2) Thicker Face Veneer
Face thickness of Birch is 1.25 mm face against 0.4 mm or 0.5 mm of traditional ply face. Thin face makes the ply surface damage easily.
3) Superior Screw/Nail Holding Capacity
Because the core layers of Birch are actually veneers of Birch Wood (rather than a softer, secondary wood) and form a void-free core, Screws bite and clench 100% of their threads.
5) Attractive Edge Appearance
One of the fortunate benefits of Birch is that you can leave the edges exposed if you like the look. Because the core is free of voids and the exposed edges sometimes have an appearance that works for the project, and this saves you time and material- no need to spend time and effort an applying edge tape or solid edge banding unless you want to. Simply sand and finish the edges as they are.
6) Calibrated Plywood
Since the plywood is fully calibrated, there will be no waviness on its surface. It makes it more suitable for pasting of laminate or veneer and gives a smother surface finish to your furniture.
7) Durable and long lasting
Because the core is free of gaps, your joinery also won’t suffer from glue starvation- they’ll get 100% glue coverage. Anything you build out of Regency Birch should last a good, long time.
8) It is among the most suitable ply for CNC Cutting and Engraving
It is one of the few types of wood that can come in large enough sheets and yet be consistently dense through its thickness to be cut with a laser.