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Columbia Forest Products

Model 770579

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23/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Poplar Plywood

  • 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.

For DIYers and professional tradesmen who recognize the importance of going green and using natural timber harvested in a responsible manner, turn to this FSC-certified PureBond Poplar Plywood from Columbia Forest Products. Each 7-ply sheet features decorative poplar veneers on the face and back, which exhibit the warmth and beauty of natural hardwood to supply your carpentry creations with visual allure. Furthermore, the 23/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. panels are manufactured with a soy-based PureBond technology that is formaldehyde-free so it won’t deteriorate air quality, as is common with UF-constructed sheets that are susceptible to releasing airborne contaminants over time. Intended for interior use, these poplar plywood panels are an affordable way to craft authentic hardwood-faced masterpieces such as built-in cabinets, entertainment centers, tables, shelves, headboards, wall panels and more. With an eye toward sustainability, Columbia takes pride in manufacturing this Earth-conscious product and takes seriously its responsibility in replenishing forests for future generations.

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  • Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as a responsibly harvested timber product, which means your purchase supports healthy, sustainable forests
  • 7-ply hardwood plywood panel is assembled with decorative poplar veneer
  • 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: 23/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.703 in. x 48 in. x 96 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 70 lbs.
  • Grade: C-3 - See Grading Guide for additional information
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23/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Poplar Plywood
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With proper painting (both faces/edges), can this be used for exterior applications, e.g. fascia?

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North Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA
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May 24, 2016
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I would not suggest using this product. It is marked as suitable for indoor projects only and may delaminate over time no matter how well you paint it.
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May 8, 2016
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This plywood has some MDF in the core, I wouldn't recommend it for exterior use.
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Renton, Wa.
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December 19, 2014
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The glue used in this plywood is not water proof. No matter how good the edges are painted, the paint will fail sooner or later and the plywood will delaminate.
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No.
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June 30, 2014
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Hello,
The 23/32” Poplar plywood isn’t guaranteed for water proof applications. The Poplar panel has a glue that is water resistant, but not water proof. Even though the product may be painted and seemingly sealed, wood is hygroscopic and it will shrink and swell with temperature and humidity over time that will allow more microscopic cracks in the paint allowing moisture to enter the wood and Read More
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The 23/32” Poplar plywood isn’t guaranteed for water proof applications. The Poplar panel has a glue that is water resistant, but not water proof. Even though the product may be painted and seemingly sealed, wood is hygroscopic and it will shrink and swell with temperature and humidity over time that will allow more microscopic cracks in the paint allowing moisture to enter the wood and eventually deteriorate the glue bond.
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June 29, 2014
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In my opinion I would say no. There are specific exterior grades of plywoods and this is not specifically one. There is too much chance of exterior type of conditions that this product is not specifically made for. I think it is a bit of a chance to use it.
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what kind of finish should I use on the poplar plywood?

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Salem, OR
March 5, 2013
I made a cabinet for use in the garage for holding home canned jars and misc.
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May 8, 2016
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This plywood takes both stain and paint very well.
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March 23, 2016
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Poplar takes all finishes well but I normally use it for projects that are going to be painted as poplar can have some weird colors and grain patterns. It takes paint really well and the wood color does not bleed through the paint.
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You can buy cans of spray lacquer and spray poly that put a quick finish on your project that will make it easier to clean.
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March 23, 2013
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It is a garage so I might do this type of finish.
Since poplar can be a little green and minerals, try a pain whitewash.
I used a water based enamel, thinned out 1 part paint to 3 parts water, then wiped it on after sanding with 300+ grit. I then waiting for it to soak in and dry, then sanded again. Waited a few hours and put more washes on. I wanted to be able to see the wood grain but have it a more
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It is a garage so I might do this type of finish.
Since poplar can be a little green and minerals, try a pain whitewash.
I used a water based enamel, thinned out 1 part paint to 3 parts water, then wiped it on after sanding with 300+ grit. I then waiting for it to soak in and dry, then sanded again. Waited a few hours and put more washes on. I wanted to be able to see the wood grain but have it a more uniform color.
You can always add multiple coats of paint but can't really go back.
I would follow up with a couple coats of poly. Another option of course is plain old pain, poplar takes it really well. Read Less
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March 6, 2013
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Hello Campnails,
It depends on your preference. The Poplar can be stained or painted. If painting I would recommend a good latex primer – followed up by a quality latex paint. If you prefer a stained cabinet – there are many colors available. Your best option is to stop in the Home Depot store and talk with an associate in paint to see what they have available and pick what best fits your preference. Read More
Hello Campnails,
It depends on your preference. The Poplar can be stained or painted. If painting I would recommend a good latex primer – followed up by a quality latex paint. If you prefer a stained cabinet – there are many colors available. Your best option is to stop in the Home Depot store and talk with an associate in paint to see what they have available and pick what best fits your preference. Thanks for the question. Read Less
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Where / how can I get a sheet of this plywood?

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Can't find any store that has it or can get it. Not available on line?
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December 22, 2014
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This item is not stocked in every Home Depot store across the US. If it's not stocked in your area - you can do a special order for it. You can order as little as 1 sheet. It's also available online in smaller than 4x8 size. Here is the link. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Project-Panels-Poplar-Plywood-Price-Varies-by-Size-2953/20485387.
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It might just be out of stock. I had to check a couple home depots around me to find it. They all carried different inventory of this product, in terms of which type of plywood.
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I shop at 3 different Home Depot's in the Seattle area and all carry 23/32 poplar plywood. You can't buy it on line because of the problem of shipping such a large piece. The last time I bought it was in Issaquah a few months ago.
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What grade is this, A/B C/D?

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No markings that I can see, but both sides are very good, A/B at least
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Mine was A/B, one good face and the back wasn't as good, though the sheet I got almost could have passed for say B+ on the backside.
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April 10, 2014
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Hello Hank,
It is decorative hardwood plywood and the grade standard is C for the face and #3 for the back. We follow the American National Standard for Hardwood and Decorative panels. Thank You for your inquiry.
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product at a good price This is my second time to use Purebond plywood on a project, and I am once again very happy with the product. I have read other reviewers talk about voids and thin veneer, but as of yet the three different batches of Purebond I’ve used haven’t presented that issue. The plywood cuts easily with a 140 tooth circular saw blade, and is easy on the blade. The poplar I am using for this project has a super smooth finish, and as this project will be painted that is a plus. I did stain a small area to show how this plywood would appear when stained. Overall in my experience this is a quality product at a reasonable price. May 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for those Painted Projects Don't expect cabinet-grade plywood here. It’s a 5-ply with thin veneers. Being someone who pockets these materials in dadoes, what I found most interesting was the high variation in thickness throughout the board. The nominal thickness measured in at 0.718" but varied from 0.702 to 0.731" ... and that leaves a lot of "grinning" when the dado set is dialed in for the minimum value. So materials like this are best-suited for pocket hole joinery to a face frame. Being poplar, you're not going to stain it ... so the fact that it's not 'stain-grade' is moot. However, it will absolutely perfect for the blanket chest I'm starting on, trimmed out with poplar board and trim. The finish is superior to the birch panels I received. I'd say 120 finish on the 'good' side and 180 finish on the 'better' side. Definitely a great foundation for painting with minimum prep. July 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by QUALITY PRODUCT FROM AN EARTH FRIENDLY COMPANY This 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of poplar plywood has a typical smooth decorative poplar veneer on front and back of sheet that nicely matches poplar hardwood boards to make eye catching projects.. This sheet is another Earth-conscious FSC- certified product from Columbia Forest Products. A company that takes seriously its responsibility in replenishing forests for future generations which is a great attribute in a company. I easily cut this sheet into 18" X 4' long pieces to make shelves for a hallway closet. I cut a poplar board into 7/8" X 4 foot strips and nailed them to front of each shelf. A little rounding off of corners with some sand paper and project was done. Even though shelves will painted to match inside of closet I tested some weathered gray and walnut colored stain on scrap pieces and the coloring came out nice and even. May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I didn't realize that poplar was so heavy! Wow! and Big! that tree must have been Yuge! This is one solid piece of poplar. I have a few ideas for it, but I'll have to think about how I'm going to move it to cut it into pieces... a great deal of care was taken to enclose it inside of two ordinary pieces of plywood, but between three of these pieces, I could build a house for me, let alone a dog house! This plywood is very flat and smooth, no warp or anything, so I think I could build anything with it and have it come out looking like an expert made it! ...that is the idea. But wow, it is heavy. March 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by arrived warped I normally go to a sheet goods supplier and buy my plywood which means that I have to drive there then help load it into my truck then unload it when I get to my shop so I ordered this plywood online so it could be delivered to my shop. It was packed very well which was good because plywood edges are easily damaged. The plywood was not flat when I unpacked it so that was a disappointment. I was going to use it on a customer's cabinets but I will probably use it for building cabinets or a workbench for my shop as I don't want to risk using warped plywood on a customer's job. March 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product Not sure what some of the other reviewers issues are. I build custom cabinets and furniture. I've used 20 sheets of this plywood the last two months for paint grade cabinets and several of the same brand in maple prior for stain grade. Also used a higher priced domestic maple last year from another store as a comparison. -I cut it with a 24tooth blade on a skill saw with a clamp on strait edge and had no problems with splintering. -Takes paint or stain just as good as higher priced sheets. I used Zinsser bulls eye 123 as primer for the paint grade with no issues. -Of the 20 sheets of poplar I did have 1 sheet with a small void in the core, nothing filler can't fix easily. No problems with the maple. -Made in the US, and only costs $40 a sheet ... compared to $100-$120 a sheet other companies charge for a domestic hardwood. -As paint grade much better quality product than the sande plywood, at same pricing. Overall I think its a good product and will use in the future. April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cabinetmaker loves it I buy it 10 sheets at a time. Very good paint grade plywood for cabinetmaking. October 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Okay plywood, but has some drawbacks This is okay plywood, but it's a bit over-priced and it has some drawbacks. The top veneer is very thin and, if you're not careful when doing some light sanding, you can sand straight through it. Also, I found that if you try to round the edges when sanding, the veneer tends to split. It tends to split and chip when you cut it, too, unless you have a very fine saw blade. One of the sheets that I got also had a good-sized void in between the core and the veneer, which I didn't realize until it rained a tiny bit and the veneer over the void soaked up water and bubbled up before I could it out of the rain. If you decide to use it, make sure you take your time and go through the stack to find the best ones, like you would when choosing any wood. November 20, 2015
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