Knotty Pine plywood inspection and QC checklist

Knotty Pine plywood inspection and QC checklist

Knotty Pine Often called “White Pine” though botanically it belongs to the Yellow Pine group. Color White to pale yellow .

Knotty Pine plywood for cabinet making and other uses, origin, please see below for grading key.

Knotty Pine plywood has a large number of knots and is used especially for paneling, doors, cabinets and furniture. Generally, mismatched veneer is most desired.Joinery, millwork, fine furniture, wall panels, kitchen and bath cabinetry, furniture frames.


Light yellow to creamy white sapwood with reddish brown heartwood. Resin ducts form narrow brown lines parallel to the grain. Relatively straight grain. Characteristically very limby, resulting in large numbers and varying sizes of knots throughout.
Knotty Pine PLYWOOD GRADING KEY:

Plain sliced, Rotary cut .

AA – Good or Good Sequence
A – Good
B – Good, Sliced B, RC Sound
C – Rotary Cut Solid
1 – Sound, Same specie, Specify cut
2 – Solid, Same specie, Specify cut
3 – Rotary Grain
4 – Reject Back

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