Model # 2489

Internet #204636986

Columbia Forest Products 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Aromatic Cedar Plywood Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available)

Columbia Forest Products

1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Aromatic Cedar Plywood Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available)

  • Free custom cut available - See details below
  • Soy-based PureBond adhesive is formaldehyde-free
  • Hardwood plywood strength, performance and durability
$49.00 /each

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Product Overview

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PureBond is available in a wide range of real-wood face veneers, for great design versatility in DIY and professionally-built projects.

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PureBond promotes healthy indoor air quality through its proprietary soy-based resin technology.

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Perfect for DIY Projects

Build cabinets, furniture, wall paneling, shelving, storage solutions, media centers, headboards and more.  

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Standard sheets are 4’ x 8’. Or choose smaller PureBond Project Panels at to minimize waste.

Featuring hardwood veneers cut from American-grown timber, these PureBond Aromatic Cedar Plywood Project Panels emit a cedar fragrance that stirs the senses. The reddish hue and natural wood grain of the cedar create a distinctive look that will earn accolades on your next woodworking initiative. Each 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft. panel boasts all-wood construction with yellow poplar core substrate assembled with alternating cross bands for superb strength, flatness and rigidity. The soy-based PureBond technology is formaldehyde-free, keeping your home or office safe from any off-gassing of harmful fumes commonly associated with UF-constructed plywood. Water-resistance allows this 5-ply hardwood plywood to tolerate moisture better than urea formaldehyde-laden panels and the multilayered construction makes it less likely to warp than solid hardwood. It is an inexpensive way to craft visually alluring carpentry pieces like coffee tables, bookcases, workbenches, shelves, toy chests, cabinets, wall panels and more. Use these Columbia Forest Products panels knowing that the material comes from sustainably harvested forests that will be replenished for future generations.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • CLICK HERE TO HAVE YOUR PLYWOOD CUSTOM CUT. Please complete your purchase after the form has been submitted.
  • PureBond hardwood plywood is an environmentally friendly, cost-competitive alternative to panels manufactured with urea formaldehyde (UF), which may degrade air quality over time
  • Contains 100% natural wood bonded with a food-grade soy-based adhesive that does not emit toxic air contaminants
  • The decorative top and bottom veneers, measuring approximately 1/32" thick, exhibit the beauty and timeless quality of natural hardwood and are suitable for painting or staining
  • Water-resistant composition has a higher moisture tolerance than UF panels and is less likely to warp than solid wood
  • Allow panel to acclimate to interior climate conditions for several days before customizing - for interior applications only
  • For best cutting results, use an 80-tooth (or greater) table saw blade intended for sheet goods or a carbide-tipped circular saw plywood blade
  • Common: 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.453 in. x 24 in. x 96 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 23 lbs.
  • Grade: B-2 - See Grading Guide for additional information
  • Available in additional species- Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Mahogany, Maple, Poplar, Red Oak, Walnut, and White Oak

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Customer Questions & Answers

To confirm, these panels are veneered on both sides?

Asked by: Mike
Yes, premium veneer on both sides. The knots are pretty, not just filled voids. Great product.
Answered by: aquaman
Date published: 2017-02-24


Asked by: CHICA
I would say no because the cedar is a very thin veneer and will definitely crack and break under foot traffic.
Answered by: Neuf350Z
Date published: 2017-03-20

Can this be used as a counter-top?

Interested in going over my old laminate counter-top with this to match the cabinets. Just want to make sure it's going to be safe for this particular application.
Asked by: Jay
It will not make a good counter top, for it will absorb moisture, food, oils and anything set upon it. If you really like its looks, you could cover it with three coats of clear floor epoxy, which I've used on wood tables, and it will not absorb anything, but you will lose its aroma.
Answered by: PeterH9
Date published: 2016-08-05

Can this be used for the closet floor?

Asked by: SG
Why not? If you have anything in the closet you won't see the attractive cedar, and its aroma will be reduced. You can put it on the floor.
Answered by: PeterH9
Date published: 2016-07-26
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Customer Reviews

1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Aromatic Cedar Plywood Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful wood but has imperfections The cedar veneer on this panel is very thin so there are some imperfections that you may not be able to work around, depending on your project. I have a couple of areas where there are knots and when my piece arrived the pieces around the knot fell out, leaving the plywood visible. There are a couple of other imperfections where you can see the plywood as well so keep that in mind. Luckily, the project I'm working on allowed me to work around these issues. I didn't have any issues cutting. Having the right blade makes a big difference. Cedar tends to be expensive, so this is a great inexpensive way to get the look, and smell, of cedar for a project. It's also very light weight so it's easy to handle. The panel arrived very well packed and I didn't experience any shipping damage.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My recommendation depends on the purpose of using this product. I'd not recommend it if someone i... My recommendation depends on the purpose of using this product. I'd not recommend it if someone is looking for a closet that will spell of cedar. The smell doesn't last for more than a few weeks even in a closed space. Other than that, is is a nice looking product.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aromatic panels that were delivered in good shape. I plan to order several more of these in the f... Aromatic panels that were delivered in good shape. I plan to order several more of these in the future for my pantry.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aromatic Cedar Plywood Excellent, on time delivery. Met my needs for my project.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and beautiful I am glad Purebond is getting into this market of higher quality veneer plywoods. These are great with making specific wood projects where you can use hardwood along with the plywood veneer and keep the same wood species. The quality is what you would expect from a lumber yard. It cuts great, with limited tear out, and the grain patterns on the veneer are fantastic. They stain well. The only thing you have to watch out for is that the veneer is very thin to keep the weight down. Other than that, I fully endorse this product. Oh, and the aromatic cedar smells amazing! This would be a fantastic choice to line the inside of a clothing chest with, or use for draws, or even a humidor.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tabletop for my workbench I was working on a workbench in the garage, and got 90% done, all it needed was a tabletop. And not just any old tabletop; some people use an old door or some regular plywood. This is not your standard plywood. It's very thick and high quality. It's exactly what I would expect. There weren't any defects that I could see, and it's very smooth on both sides. It is exactly what I wanted sitting on my workbench, and will be put to good use for a long time!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cedar veneer over a poplar base As described, this is a thin cedar veneer over a poplar sub-base. You can definitely smell the cedar when you sand or cut the veneer, but it is thin and will splinter if you are not careful. Be sure to use the right type of saw blade. Working with this plywood, we did not detect any odor from the glue. We used it to build a small serving tray and it worked well. Do keep in mind, that only being a 1/4" thick, it has a tendency to bow.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product The aromatic cedar plywood worked great as a liner for the cherry wood hope chest I'm building. I first tried to use tongue and groove cedar as a liner but it was difficult to get square. Your cedar plywood was easy to measure and cut, and the fit is nearly perfect! Thanks for a great, easy-to-use product.
Date published: 2017-03-14
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