Model # 3028

Internet #204856423

Columbia Forest Products 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. PureBond Prefinished Maple Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available)

Columbia Forest Products

1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. PureBond Prefinished Maple Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available)

  • Free custom cut available - See details below
  • PureBond uses formaldehyde-free, soy-based assembly technology
  • Cost-competitive decorative hardwood plywood
$7.20 /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.

Conserve time, expenses and exertion on your next cabinetry or woodworking project with the PureBond Prefinished Maple Plywood Project Panel. A UV-resistant medium gloss coats the face veneer on this 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. panel, protecting your carpentry creations from fading, scratching and chipping. Harvested in a sustainable manner, American-grown maple trees form the foundation for the decorative veneers, exhibiting the natural warmth and beauty of hardwood that supplies visual allure for shelves, cabinets, end tables, serving trays, wall panels, benches, letter baskets and more. The soy-based PureBond technology used to assemble each 3-ply panel is formaldehyde-free, so it will not off-gas toxic fumes as UF-constructed plywood commonly does. All-wood construction includes yellow poplar veneer core layered in alternating cross bands for superb strength, flatness and rigidity.

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  • Project panel is assembled with a prefinished maple veneer applied to only the face side of this panel; the back of the panel is not intended to be exposed
  • 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 veneer exhibits the warmth, 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: 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft.; Actual: 0.203 in. x 24 in. x 24 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 3 lbs.
  • Grade: B-4 - See Grading Guide for additional information

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is there any type of finish on the back side? If not standard, is that an option when ordering?

Asked by: WoodMan
I don't know if there is an option for that, but the reverse side is sort of a plain white, not bad looking either. Perhaps using two sheets back to back would work for your project..?
Answered by: LindaLW
Date published: 2016-08-26

Is this intended to be kept this way or can I paint over it?

I want to get panels that I can paint over right away without sanding. Since this has a clear coat to it already, can I just paint over it?
Asked by: Sue
Yes, you can apply any acrylic or oil based house paint. Even artists paints will adhere to the durable polyurethane finish. Be aware that you can apply paint to bare wood too without sanding. The only issue is how smooth you want the final surface. They also sell pre-primed plywood, which is the absolute BEST surface for accepting paint. I've used those a bunch, and they are real time savers. They are very smooth and require NO sanding whatsoever to accept paint. If you spray the paint on, these pre-primed and sanded panels can make very nice signs, boxes, jig & fixtures... all sorts of things. Just search the HD website for "pre-primed handi-panels." Good Luck! ;-)
Answered by: GeoWright
Date published: 2016-08-02

Is this wood panel suitable to use as a cutting board in the kitchen?

Asked by: Teabag
I wouldn't think so because it is an indoor plywood and so will not stand up to water, dampness, etc. The edges are not finished-they are not sealed. Also, I would guess the finish that is on the panel is not meant to come into contact with food.
Answered by: Brian
Date published: 2016-04-21

How thick is the maple veneer on this product?

Asked by: Jimmy2f
Hello, The Maple veneer is 1/42" thick. It does have a coating on it that is between 1 - 1.5 mill thick.
Answered by: Columbia Forest Expert
Date published: 2017-03-07
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Customer Reviews

1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. PureBond Prefinished Maple Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Attractive Panel for Furntiture and Cabinets This pre-finished attractive panel is flat and square with a multi-layer core that is bond together well to form a strong moisture resistant panel that is ideal for indoor furniture and cabinet projects. The manufacturer applied gloss finish to both sides of the panel is durable and beautiful with no imperfections and should last for years when cleaned with non-abrasive cleaning products. A carbide tipped circular saw blade works well for cutting this panel to size with minimum splintering or tear out on the edges of the panel. I used this panel for a very strong and attractive computer table top that I secured to a support frame using small angle brackets under the panel to have no visible hardware on the top surface.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific customer service I purchased these project boards to line a linen cabinet. I emailed the rep (Kevin Crisp) from Columbia Forest Products to ask if they could cut the boards to size for me. He could not have been more helpful. He answered all of my questions quickly and helped me decide between a few different options. The boards arrived in good time. There were a couple of minor scratches and pressure dings in the pieces, but I just turned those faces around. I'm pretty sure that if I had tried to cut them myself, I would've caused more damage just through handling the boards. In any event, I'm very happy with the way the project turned out, and I'm especially pleased with Columbia's responsive customer service! They were a pleasure to work with.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cabinet doors and drawer fronts Excellent product. Very flat and no blemishes. Saves countless hours of finishing time. Will continue to use.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Maple Veneer Plywood This is a very high quality maple veneer plywood which would be useful in many woodworking projects. I am using this for a sign application, but it could have many uses. As you can see from the picture below, it is a very clear maple veneer which should hold up very well. It is free of any significant blemishes. It was finished with a nice clear coat and it was very smooth. I would highly recommend this maple veneer plywood!
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Plywood Panel! I needed a prefinished maple plywood panel to add additional shelves in our kitchen cupboards. This panel fit the bill perfectly!!! I've always been extremely satisfied and happy with the plywood panels I've purchased from Home Depot. The Columbia Forest Products plywood is the best quality I've seen. It's solid, knot free, straight, no warping, no de-laminating, and looks good on both sides. I've tried over and over to take the easy way out, and attempt every so often to see if I could find good plywood panels within the stores, but always come away empty handed. Ordering the plywood is as easy as could be. Every time I placed an order, the panels arrived within a few days. Well worth the time and cost. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Panels for DIY projects This 3/4in.x 2ft.x4ft. Pre-finished Maple Plywood is perfect for most small projects. You can carry this size panel in the back seat or trunk. The "half sheet" panel is ideal for handling. Light weight and easy to carry anywhere. The packaging is such that the panel is well protected for shipping and handling. The edges are void free making the edges easy to sand and paint or stain. It’s a water-resistant compilation that tolerates moisture better than formaldehyde-bonded plywood, while the 7-ply layering makes it less likely to warp than solid hardwood. The decorative hardwood panel is assembled with a soy-based PureBond adhesive that won’t emit airborne contaminants over time, as UF-constructed plywood is prone to do. These panels are available in larger sizes
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful panel; beautiful finish This is a very nice pre-finished "handy panel" of maple veneer. It is finished on both sides with a clear sealer. The panel I got is perfectly clear wood on the front meaning it is free of voids, knots, etc. and has one dark area in the wood veneer on the other side. This is not a problem for me as I know the imperfections in color that are to be found in Maple and this color variation adds to the visual interest of the piece for me. The finish on both of the front and back surfaces is remarkable. The finish is perfectly clear and the panel's smooth as glass. I will cut this panel into shelves to go alongside some cabinets I have and I will band the cut edges and sides with maple or a contrasting wood banding material. This is a beautiful pre-finished maple handy panel.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitchen cabinets Been building my kitchen cabinet box frames using this product. The plywood is wonderful to work with and looks great. The prefinish removes a tedious step for DIY projects. They cut clean, but use some painter's tape over the cut line, for extra piece of mind. Kevin, the Columbia rep, has been a great deal of help through my project and I wish to acknowledge that. Shipping is very fast. All in all I am so happy the way my interior cabinets look and saved loads of money in the process.
Date published: 2015-11-29
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