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Maple Plywood

Maple Plywood: Maple veneer
  • 4mm-60mm thick (composites up to 100mm)
  • Stock thickness: 4mm-35mm
  • Stock size: 2550x1250mm
  • Stocked in closed core = no open defects anywhere in the panel
  • To special order up to:
    2550x1830mm (maple throughout) or
    3660x1220mm & 2500x2070mm (maple faced)
  • Can be supplied raw or precoated with lacquer, oil or special finishes

Overview

Used for many applications where a very strong, white coloured plywood is required, maple plywood is a high-quality, strong plywood of uniform strength.

Typical examples of applications where maple plywood is regularly used include toy & model making, vehicle manufacturing, interior decoration, exterior decoration & for various sports applications.

This wood is also available as maple fineline plywood

In detail

Winwood Products is a maple plywood supplier offering the following configurations/options:

Maple Throughout Plywood

Maple Plywood: Maple throughout plywood

This product is produced using uniform 1.66mm thickness rotary peeled European maple veneers throughout (most often called sycamore in the UK), in the construction of the core and for the faces.

It is used in many applications where a plywood product offering high-performance & dimensional stability in a consistant manner is required, and has the added advantage of being faced with rotary peeled maple/sycamore.

Maple Faced Plywood

This is a description covering 'maple combi plywood' (where every alternate veneer is a different specie to maple) and 'maple twin plywood' (where just the faces are maple, with the core of 100% other wood).

Generally, maple faced plywoods are based on cores of beech plywood, poplar plywood, silver fir plywood, although it can also be mixed with a core of oak plywood, etc.

Some of these species help to achieve a panel that is lighter in weight, without affecting greatly the technical characteristics that maple throughout plywood offers, or to alter the panel to achieve a particular aspect that you may find applies to your particular need, for instance where a contrasting wood is used to give a more striking visual appearance to the edges.

Unidirectional maple plywood (maple drawerside plywood)

Maple Plywood: Unidirectional European maple drawerside plywood

Maple plywood can be manufactured specifically to your requirements, for instance if you require a plywood with unidirectional veneers, i.e. where the grain of each veneer is laid in the same direction. This arrangement is regularly used in the manufacture of drawer surrounds, and leads to the product being called maple drawerside plywood.

This product is used where a uniform construction is a benefit, e.g. for drawersides or mouldings, fir increased stiffness/strength in one orientation.

Generally, the core veneer immediate beneath the face is bonded at right angles to all others, as this has been found to offer increased stability across the face and therefore to reduce the incidence of splitting on the face veneer due to the increased flexibility of the panel across the grain, although the mill can lay all the veneers in the same direction if specifically instructed.

Information

Core qualities:

All veneers used in maple throughout plywood are solid, so the core would be descried as 'closed' - i.e. without open defects. Maple combi plywood & maple twin plywood can be supplied with other woods as closed core veneers, or standard core veneers (allowing some small knotholes and open defects in the core of the other woods).

Technical Details:

  • Thickness:
    • 3-60mm - thicker plywood by arrangement
  • Standard sizes:
    • 1250x1250mm, 2200x1250mm
  • Special sizes:
    • Other sizes available, subject to agreement up to maximum 2200x1850mm
  • Tolerances:
    • Length/width: up to 1m @ ±1mm, up to 2m @ ±2mm , 2m & above @ ±3mm
    • Thickness: +0.2mm, -0.5mm
    • (Others by arrangement)
  • Face grades:
    • I/II, II/II, II/III, III/III
  • Specification:
    • EN 636-2 - Covered exterior usage
    • EN 636-3 - Fully exterior usage
  • Other features:
    • No open defects throughout the core
    • Also available with unidirectional veneers
    • Can be supplied as 100% maple throughout plywood, or with a core to any required mix of other species
  • Standard thicknesses:
  • 4.5mm =3.1 kg/m
  • 8.0mm =5.5 kg/m
  • 11.5mm =7.8 kg/m
  • 15.0mm =10.2 kg/m
  • 18.0mm =12.1 kg/m
  • 21.5mm =14.5 kg/m
  • 25.0mm =16.5 kg/m
  • 28.5mm =18.8 kg/m
  • 30.0mm =19.5 kg/m
  • 35.0mm =22.8 kg/m
  • 38.5mm =24.6 kg/m
  • 40.0mm =25.6 kg/m
  • 45.0mm =28.4 kg/m
  • 50.0mm =31.5 kg/m
  • 56.0mm =34.7 kg/m
  • 60.0mm =37.2 kg/m