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1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Birch Plywood

$39.95 /each
  • Soy-based PureBond adhesive is formaldehyde-free
  • Hardwood plywood strength, performance and durability
  • Easily create lasting, beautiful furniture, cabinets and more

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Professional-grade

VENEER-CORE HARDWOOD
PLYWOOD

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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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Formaldehyde-Free

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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Cost-Effective

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

Veneered construction gives these decorative PureBond Birch Plywood Project Panels the strength, flatness and rigidity to satisfy the most discerning craftsman. Each 5-ply sheet is assembled with a soy-based PureBond technology to fortify its structural integrity, with the added benefit of being formaldehyde-free so it will not off-gas toxic fumes over time as UF-constructed plywood is known to do. The decorative veneers are precision-cut from domestically grown, sustainably harvested birch trees, producing visually alluring wood grains on the face and back of the panel that exhibit the warmth, beauty and timeless quality of natural hardwood. Featuring real timber throughout, the core veneer consists of natural yellow poplar substrate laid in alternating cross bands for utmost stability and ruggedness. It's a cost-competitive alternative to urea formaldehyde-laden plywood and will not contribute to air-quality degradation like composite panels. For extraordinary results on your next carpentry or woodworking project, add this 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. panel to your arsenal for construction of cabinets, entertainment centers, wall panels, coffee tables, bookcases, toy chests, benches, desks, shelves and more. The decorative veneers have a smooth finish that allows painting or staining to make it uniquely yours.

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  • 5-ply sheet is assembled with smooth, patch-free birch veneers
  • 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 1/42" 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 4 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.453 in. x 48 in. x 96 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 45 lbs.
  • Grade: C-3 - See Grading Guide for additional information
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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is this plywood exterior plywood? would like to use it for outside christmas figurines.

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No, it would not be ideal for that application.
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no, it's not an exterior grade plywood.
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May 8, 2016
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It is interior. There appears to be some MDF in the core, not water resistant at all.
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Flowery Branch, GA, USA
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April 11, 2016
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No, this face veneers would release from the internal plys and flake off if exposed to exterior moisture for a few days.
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Chesterfield VA
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March 2, 2016
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not exterior glue; properly sealed, say with PU, it should survive a few seasons before refinishing needed. sealing the edges is crucial; I'd pot a rabbeted frame.
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February 13, 2016
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Yes, the plywood can be used for outdoor use.
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February 12, 2016
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Hello Luke,
The panel is intended for interior applications. It is not recommended for exterior applications. The glue used to bond the layers is water resistant – but not waterproof.
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Warping

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February 18, 2016
Do you think this is the best 4ftx8ft option for painting, staining, and epoxy (artwork) ? Without warping over time..
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Yes, as long as you're not using it outside it should be very stable over time.
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It has a very smooth finish which would be good for artwork but only if you are going to use it inside and all edges are to be sealed.
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Plywood by its design is very stable. The laminates run at right angles to each other, preventing warping.
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March 22, 2016
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In small pieces, maybe 18" square, you will not really notice much warping, so to make plaques, I'd say it is fine. But if you needed a larger piece, say 2'x4' and it was not supported with some sort of framework, then you should expect it to warp a bit, which is true of all plywood. If you need a large, flat, unsupported plywood surface, you should probably go with Baltic birch which has more plies ( Read More
In small pieces, maybe 18" square, you will not really notice much warping, so to make plaques, I'd say it is fine. But if you needed a larger piece, say 2'x4' and it was not supported with some sort of framework, then you should expect it to warp a bit, which is true of all plywood. If you need a large, flat, unsupported plywood surface, you should probably go with Baltic birch which has more plies ( and is WAY more expensive). Read Less
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the more plies the greater resistance to warping; this only has five plies; should work great if stringers are attached to the back and the edges are sealed.
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what is the exterior hardwood veneer thickness?

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pictures provided make the hardwood outer veneer look extremely thin. What is the thickness of the exterior veneer. BTW ... that's a pretty basic piece of information for plywood. You really ought to provide it as a rule.
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It looks to be about 1/32".
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1/42"
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I agree. I couldn't find any consistent way to measure the thickness, but using my calipers its about as thick as copy paper.
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can't be more than 0.020" ... not much thicker than a sheet of 22-lb paper!
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December 10, 2015
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Hello Brokenstriker,
The veneer thickness of the Birch is 1/42” or .024” thick. It is thin in order to stretch the natural resource. It provides enough Birch veneer to sand lightly before applying finish to the veneer.
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Would this be suitable as an underlayment?

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I need more height than 1/4" (or 7/32). It is going on a 1/2" floor.

I removed a 3/8" particle board underlayment for rolled vinyl, but the new tile can only go on over plywood.
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It would work, but I would used cheaper C/D plywood, cheaper and very durable.
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No, the face plys are thin veneer without any ability to handle moisture of any sort. They would buckle and release under that kind of use.
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over-engineered for that, but it'd work; especially for rolled vinyl, you'll want the ultra smooth surface.
for me, I like moisture-resistant materials for your app and this product isn't.
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i think youd be better with luan underlayment (doubled up to .45in) or sanded plywood. this is a finished hardwood sheet. Youre paying for the birch veneer.
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August 10, 2015
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Hello jmal,
The ½” Birch plywood will work for that application. It is not intended to be used for an underlayment product. It is a decorative product for cabinets, built-ins, etc. It is a moisture resistant product – but not a waterproof product.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Would be better if not damaged during shipping I'm actually quite surprised that a full sheet of plywood arrived in relatively good condition, especially considering all the footprints on the outer packaging (see photos). There were 2 significant flaws/damage on the appearance side of the sheet, one on each end (also see photos) that were major enough I wasn't able to work with them; however, for the primary project I had in mind - I was able to cut them off and use the rest of the sheet. The cuts I did make didn't have any voids or tearing of the appearance side & only minor rips on the back side. It also took stain really well with only a light sanding (220 grit). Overall I would recommend this product if you are able to find it in a local store so as to avoid the uncertainty of shipping. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice grade and finish This is a cabinet grade birch veneer plywood that is acceptable for cabinet doors. etc. The front of the sheet is a better grade but the back side is acceptable for the interior of cabinets, etc. There are none of those "football" patches on the back side. One of the nicest things about this product is that it is formaldehyde free so you can use it indoors with the confidence that the health of your family or your customers won't be compromised. If you're doing work for customers, the "formaldehyde free" designation is a great selling point. The interior veneers are poplar which makes the panels a little bit lighter than pine, etc. If you're buying in the store it's worth it to go through the stack until you find the sheet that's perfect for you. This is a quality product at an affordable price. I hope you find this helpful. June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good econmmical product This is my third time to use Purebond plywood on a project, and I am once again very happy with the product. I have no issues of voids or veneer lifting at all. This birch will be bifold doors on a pantry that I’m building, using Poplar Purebond for the cabinet sides. The veneer is super smooth, requiring no sanding prior to staining and finishing, and very little grain was raised during the staining and finishing, using water based finishes. This product cuts easily with a 140 tooth blade in a circular saw. Overall in my experience this is a quality product at a reasonable price. May 8, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not like it used to be! This 1/2 inch by 4 foot by 8 foot purebond birch plywood is not as good as it used to be. I like the fact that the layers are glued with a soy based adhesive. The fact that the plywood is basically only 3 layers with 2 very thin veneers doesn't make the plywood super strong. Keep that in mind when it comes to the project that you have in mind. As far as my project the plywood worked out fine for my needs. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good wood I have bought different sizes and types of wood from this supplier and have had very good luck in the quality of the wood. I use it mainly for small projects and after the finish coat, I have a product that I am very happy with. This is the first time I have used the Birch plywood and would use it again in the future. I also did not have any blemishes in the wood. July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highest Quality Plywood This is about as good as plywood gets--The birch veneer is beautiful, free of blemishes, and apparently seamless (looks like they use some kind of spiral cutting to get huge continuous sheets from the lumber). One side of the sheet is totally consistent, the other side just has some slightly darker spots, but those are still relatively attractive. As far as I can tell, the core is entirely void free. This would be great for cabinetry, or for any shop project where you need a consistent, stable wood. June 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Smooth surface ready for paint I wasn't happy to see this plywood only has three internal plys between the face veneers. I would have liked to see at least 5, like other quality furniture grade plywood. While I'm using this to build some cabinets (which will be painted), I don't think this is the best material choice for something with structural implications. This would be great for decorative work, like trim or craft projects though. April 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Plywood Used to Be So Much Better For non-critical apps, especially when the job will be painted, this will suffice. It's rated "C-3" ... intended for use where one side will predominantly be seen but the other side needs to be reasonably clean, the back of items in this grade are generally good material but may have staining, less that acceptable veneer splices, scratches or other blemishes. This material works well for use as shelves, drawer sides & end panels. The product has a 5-ply core and veneers that can't be any thicker than 0.025". I will be using the piece to make a golf club caddy for a pair of clubs where I don't need a durable "furniture-grade" finish. Ten years ago, the product would have been a 11-ply and have a much thicker veneer. That's all I ever used for cabinets. March 2, 2016
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