Model # 165891

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Columbia Forest Products 1/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Birch Plywood
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Columbia Forest Products

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

  • Soy-based PureBond adhesive is formaldehyde-free
  • Hardwood plywood strength, performance and durability
  • Easily create lasting, beautiful furniture, cabinets and more
$2492 /each
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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.

  • Soy-based PureBond adhesive is formaldehyde-free
  • Hardwood plywood strength, performance and durability
  • Easily create lasting, beautiful furniture, cabinets and more
Veneered construction gives these PureBond Birch Plywood panels the strength, flatness and rigidity to satisfy the most discerning craftsman. Each 3-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 1/4 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.
  • 3-ply hardwood plywood panel is assembled with smooth, patch-free birch 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, measuring approximately 1/42" thick, exhibits the beauty and timeless quality of natural hardwood and is 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 4 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.203 in. x 48 in. x 96 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 21 lbs.
  • Grade: C-4 - See Grading Guide for additional information
  • Available in additional species- Maple and Red Oak
  • Note: Product may vary by store

Product Overview

Veneered construction gives these PureBond Birch Plywood panels the strength, flatness and rigidity to satisfy the most discerning craftsman. Each 3-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 1/4 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.

  • 3-ply hardwood plywood panel is assembled with smooth, patch-free birch 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, measuring approximately 1/42" thick, exhibits the beauty and timeless quality of natural hardwood and is 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 4 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.203 in. x 48 in. x 96 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 21 lbs.
  • Grade: C-4 - See Grading Guide for additional information
  • Available in additional species- Maple and Red Oak
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual product Length (ft.)
8
Actual product thickness (in.)
0.203
Actual product width (in.)
48
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
1/4
Nominal Product Width (ft.)
4
Product Depth (in.)
48
Product Height (in.)
0.25

Details

Plywood Type
Hardwood Plywood
Pressure Treated
No
Tongue and Groove
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
See store for details

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual product Length (ft.)
8
Actual product thickness (in.)
0.203
Actual product width (in.)
48
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
1/4
Nominal Product Width (ft.)
4
Product Depth (in.)
48
Product Height (in.)
0.25

Details

Plywood Type
Hardwood Plywood
Pressure Treated
No
Tongue and Groove
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
See store for details

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Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: Luke
It would not work well outside
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-06-01

Warping

Do you think this is the best 4ftx8ft option for painting, staining, and epoxy (artwork) ? Without warping over time..
Asked by: Kc
No. A good choice for art for a permanent installation is "Baltic Birch". The product here is a 5 layer core made of 4 softwood layers around a medium density fiberboard center. The softwood layers are not void-free and there are I patched internal air pockets where branch knots fell out of the softwood when it was sliced. The two birch veneer layers are 0.024" (1/42" or 0.6mm) thick. Of the total of 7 layers, 4 are functional 2 are decorative, one is a spacer. The laminating glue is mildly water resistant for interior use only, it's not exterior grade glue, it's not marine grade glue. The panel weight is high, indicating a high glue percentage, the manufacturer uses a non-formaldehyde binding resin. The total panel thickness is just 0.703" closer to 11/16" or 1/16" thinner than 3/4". The birch veneer layer is handsome, but it is not a dense wood sourced from a cold area and a soft veneer layer sands through easily. 3/4" Baltic Birch is a 13 layer laminate. All layers are dense tight grained birch, almost always sourced from somewhere that was part of the former Soviet Union, but suitable birch also exists in northern New England and in Canada. The layers are all around 1.4mm (0.055" 1/19") thickness with no unpatched defects and no inner layer voids. A nominal 3/4" panel will be an 18mm panel, about 23/32" or 1/32" thinner than 3/4". Baltic Birch is available in 5'x5', 4'x8' and 10'x5' panels, with either urea or phenolic laminating resin. The 5'x5' size is more widely available than the other sizes in areas with poor distribution. The veneer layers are reasonably dense and thick and don't sand through unexpectedly.
Answered by: Oliver
Date published: 2017-08-30

Is Baltic birch plywood different than the birch plywood listed? If so, what is the difference? Thanks, johnv

Asked by: johnv
Yes. True Baltic Birch is Russian Birch, 13 ply. It generally remains flatter, is stiffer, and much more durable than home store varieties of typical birch plywood. Baltic Birch is the best choice for finer cabinet goods and is wonderful for sturdy construction of shop jigs and fixtures. The birch plywood listed here is also very good for fine case goods, but is slightly more prone to warping when stored improperly in humid atmospheres. Baltic birch is much better for anchoring fasteners thru the sheet. Edge screws don't hold well in either. I usually resort to biscuit joinery when joining the edges.
Answered by: ML
Date published: 2017-07-27

what is the exterior hardwood veneer thickness?

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.
Asked by: Brokenstriker
If you read the product overview all the information is there. !/47 of an inch thick.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-02-22
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Customer Reviews

1/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Birch Plywood is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 141.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad, but you definitely need a better saw to cut through this cleanly. Like others have ment... Not bad, but you definitely need a better saw to cut through this cleanly. Like others have mentioned, the laminate is somewhat thin, so if you have an older blade, a wobbly blade, or just a cheapo saw that can't get up to the higher rpm, this will splinter all over the place. For the price, I would have expected a bit better quality, but if you cut this with a higher quality saw, you should have no problems. This is extremely easy to use a kreg jig on, and the board was straight as an arrow with no bowing. The wood grain actually looks nice, but pay attention at the store as many had some wood filler in them because of scratches and dings. All in all, not bad, but a bit expensive considering how thin the laminate is.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cut up this sheet of plywood to make a cabinet divider only to find that the center of the sheet ... Cut up this sheet of plywood to make a cabinet divider only to find that the center of the sheet had no glue.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a good plywood. It is very good as compared to the Chinese junk plywood I have had to buy... This is a good plywood. It is very good as compared to the Chinese junk plywood I have had to buy in the past. It is not quite up to the premium USA made plywood but then again it was not near as expensive. I use this product in my tooling operations where they are laminated in to a large block up to 30 inches thick then CNC machined to a form from which I will make the tool that makes my final product. For general cabinetry and or bookcase shelving work where you are going to put a veneer or stain the the panel it will serve well. We found almost no delamination and separation in the plys. Overall a good product that works well.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'd give it a 3 star if the price was halved. But for $50 per sheet, there were too many small v... I'd give it a 3 star if the price was halved. But for $50 per sheet, there were too many small voids. I was happy with the look and the straightness of the board, but the voids was a big disappointment.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Defective Product Purchased a sheet recently for a childs toy box. I have purchased sheets in the past for cabinets and it was great! Cut for the box, assembled with trim and poplar, and sanded the box. Everything looked great. As soon as I applied primer, voids under the veneer bubbled up and thr joints between veneer sheets lifted. I was able to peel up the veneer with my finger nail! The final product looks terrible, even as i continued to wood fill and sand. Worst of all, HD did not stand by their product and refused to offer any refund or store credit. Unfortunately I dont know how to identify a defective sheet vs a good sheet at the store. I will be seeking a new plywood source.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beautiful piece of wood that takes stain... This is a beautiful piece of wood that takes stain well. Even the back side was close to perfect.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I rated this plywood a 3 because it's average with both good and bad aspects. The overall grain ... I rated this plywood a 3 because it's average with both good and bad aspects. The overall grain looks good, the panel doesn't have voids and the exterior is not full of patches. On the negative side, the outer veneer is so thin that you have to be very careful when cutting because it splinters and chips very easily. If your use will expose both sides and you want to stain the panel, plan on some additional waste because the manufacture places a barcode sticker on the panel with adhesive that can't be completely removed, so it won't take stain evenly. Don't plan on sanding this away because you will quickly go through the very thin outer veneer. If your use doesn't require a nice looking piece of wood, then this panel is too pricey for your use.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought this plywood to build a vanity for my bathroom. Front side is good although the veneer ... I bought this plywood to build a vanity for my bathroom. Front side is good although the veneer is very thin. Back side is another story. There are voids in the veneer, a lot of knots (which are okay) and the finish is very rough. I tried to sand the roughness out with an orbital sander and quickly sanded through the veneer, with the roughness remaining. I find this product to be unacceptable, especially at $50 a sheet. I'll be looking for another supplier for my next project.
Date published: 2016-12-21
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