Untraditional in their construction, our Baltic birch panels prove to be an extremely stable option, especially well suited for large panels. They will undergo virtually no expansion or contraction in any direction and will greatly resist cupping.
Baltic Birch Plywood
To achieve these traits, we use high grade, one inch thick Baltic birch plywood. It is primarily manufactured for European cabinetmaking. Unlike traditional plywood, the layers are thick solid birch veneer, cross-banded, and laminated with exterior grade adhesive, making the sheet well balanced. Because the core layers of Baltic birch are actually veneers of high quality birch (rather than a softer, secondary wood) they form an almost void-free core. Conversely, traditional veneer core plywood has voids and is also made up of softer materials.
Woodworkers prize the stability and quality of Baltic birch plywood with a thickness of three-quarter inches being the most common choice for thick panel applications. We go a step further and use one inch thick stock, which promises a flatter product. We offer standard sizes in the Kaluga line, but also custom-craft these panels upon request.