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Columbia Forest Products 3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Birch Plywood
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Columbia Forest Products

3/4 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
$49.98 /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.

Veneered construction gives these decorative PureBond Birch Plywood Project Panels the strength, flatness and rigidity to satisfy the most discerning craftsman. Each 7-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 3/4 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.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • 7-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: 3/4 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
  • Available in additional species- Maple and Red Oak
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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

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August 19, 2016
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True Baltic Birch plywood is more used for building cabinet grade where appearance and strength is desired. I would normally use the type of veneer plywood sold here for something where strength and appearance are not important. This stuff is more of a shop grade plywood then cabinet grade, in my opinion. I've been doing advanced woodworking for about the past 16 years.
Baltic birch plywood is unique
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True Baltic Birch plywood is more used for building cabinet grade where appearance and strength is desired. I would normally use the type of veneer plywood sold here for something where strength and appearance are not important. This stuff is more of a shop grade plywood then cabinet grade, in my opinion. I've been doing advanced woodworking for about the past 16 years.
Baltic birch plywood is unique because of it’s all-birch veneer core that’s cross-banded and laminated with exterior grade glue, making for a superior stable sheet. It also has a thicker face veneer than traditional cabinet grade plywood.
Baltic Birch:
Superior Screw Holding, Cleaner Joinery (box joints, dovetail joints etc), Attractive Appearance, Thicker Face Veneer with Reasonable Quality,
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April 21, 2016
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Yes it is different, a different species that grows in a different geographic area. Baltic birch will be more yellow.
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There are many differences. Baltic birch plywood has about twice the number of plys as birch plywood, and usually the plys are made entirely of birch. All those plys and glue layers create a high density, extremely strong and generally flat product.
The birch veneer plywood is only birch on the surface; the substrate plys are made from other hardwoods, like poplar. With fewer ply layers there are Read More
There are many differences. Baltic birch plywood has about twice the number of plys as birch plywood, and usually the plys are made entirely of birch. All those plys and glue layers create a high density, extremely strong and generally flat product.
The birch veneer plywood is only birch on the surface; the substrate plys are made from other hardwoods, like poplar. With fewer ply layers there are fewer glue layers.
Baltic birch is stiffer, stronger, and more costly. Read Less
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February 4, 2016
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Yes, the are different, the Baltic Birch has more plies.
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January 28, 2016
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Hello,
Yes, Baltic Birch is different than the ¾” PureBond Birch. Baltic Birch is produced in Eastern Europe and will have more inner plies. ¾” PureBond Birch is 7 ply and the Baltic ¾” equivalent will have 13. Depending on the grade of the Baltic Birch – you may have football shaped wood patches in one side of the panel. Baltic Birch typically comes in 5 ft. x 5 ft. panels. If you have more questions
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Yes, Baltic Birch is different than the ¾” PureBond Birch. Baltic Birch is produced in Eastern Europe and will have more inner plies. ¾” PureBond Birch is 7 ply and the Baltic ¾” equivalent will have 13. Depending on the grade of the Baltic Birch – you may have football shaped wood patches in one side of the panel. Baltic Birch typically comes in 5 ft. x 5 ft. panels. If you have more questions you can reach me at kcrisp@cfpwood.com.
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Veneer Thickness

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How thick is the layer of veneer on this plywood? Also, is the picture shown really of this product? I see 5 ply in the picture, but answer to questions say it is 7 ply.
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It is very thin. Would not stand up to much of any sanding
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It's 5-ply with veeners ~ 0.030"
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March 11, 2016
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Hello Webster,
The ¾” Birch is a 7 ply panel. It will have 5 thick layers of wood and 2 thin layers of decorative Birch on the face and back of the panel. The decorative Birch is .023” or 1/42” thick.
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March 10, 2016
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The veneer on this product is 0.023 of an inch thick.
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Can this plywood be used as a bathroom underlayment for tile?

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The adhesives used in its construction are not moisture-resistant.
Now I know you're saying, "but water will never see it." Ha.
Go with the pros ... use cement board over plywood sheathing.
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No. Plywood used as underlayment for tile being installed with thinset mortar or mastic must meet the criteria dictated by the manufacturer of the mortar or mastic. Usually this means plywood rated and stamped as "Exterior" by the plywood rating system used by the manufacturer of the plywood. You should read and understand the technical documentation furnished by the manufacturer of the setting Read More
No. Plywood used as underlayment for tile being installed with thinset mortar or mastic must meet the criteria dictated by the manufacturer of the mortar or mastic. Usually this means plywood rated and stamped as "Exterior" by the plywood rating system used by the manufacturer of the plywood. You should read and understand the technical documentation furnished by the manufacturer of the setting materials, they usually base their requirements on their own testing data and the specs prescribed in publications put out by trade organizations like the Tile Council of North America. That being said I have seen installations of floor ceramic tile over particle board that had lasted 20 years without issue... That does not mean that you should do it. My recommendation, use a tile underlayment product designed for tile and install it according to the instructions. You will be better off in the long run. Read Less
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February 20, 2016
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no plywood is good for that
use hardieboard
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November 23, 2015
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Hello Chris, The product is not intended to be used in this application. The adhesive used to bond the wood layers is a water resistant adhesive - but not a waterproof glue line.
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Is this plywood FSC certified?

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The Forest Stewardship Council certified thousands of acres in North America and Canada and the main thing I like is their quest to ensure availability for future generations. If Store source can not verify check with Purebond or the parent company
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April 21, 2016
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I see no certification stamps on the sheet.
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Nothing on the label affixed to the sheet said that.
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November 12, 2015
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Hello db,
This item is not an FSC item. We do have FSC product available that could be special ordered at the Prodesk. An associate can give you the details on cost and lead time.
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3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Birch Plywood is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Flat & Solid with Some Issues This five ply plywood, plus two thin veneers, is not warped at all and feels very solid. Unlike many lumber products these days the size was as advertised, a full 8' by 4' by 3/4". It did arrive with damage to one corner so that few inches will not be usable. Closer inspection also revealed some gouging on the board face and three areas near the edge where the veneer had split. The accompanying photos illustrate these points. I would recommend the product but with the caution that the purchaser knows what they are going to use the board for and is aware of any issues.
Date published: 2016-08-02
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good effective product This PUREBOND PLYWOOD IS CABINET GRADE MATERIAL. 7 ply, I have used it for additional shelves in existing book units and it looks great stain matches original unit. I used it for a replacement deck on a expensive treadmill where the two ladies beat thru the factory original fiberboard bed. The manufacturer of Purebond uses a formaldehyde free glue. The company sends behind the bond. Happy creating
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Plywood Has Gone Downhill 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; for cabinet carcasses, use at your own risk! The product has a 5-ply core and veneers that can't be any thicker than 0.020". I will be using the piece to make open compartments to hold tools in my shop, 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.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Piece of Wood Was shocked that i could get a 4x8 delivered to my front door. Was shipped via freight. The 3/4 thick piece of Birch was unharmed and shipped fast. The Birch was sandwiched between 3 pieces of 1/2 cherry which i thought was awesome cause you could use the scrap pieces of cherry for other projects. I am using this 3/4 thick piece of Birch for a counter top in a walk in closet island. The birch was very clean and very rare knots. Very smooth and was in perfect condition.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Plywood! I was using a cheaper sanded plywood which I was pretty happy with before I decided to give Purebond a try- and I have to say I love this so much better! I have experienced less tear-out and warping with this plywood, and it finishes beautifully. It is a little pricey, but I figure it's worth it in the long run! I am still saving so much money building furniture vs buying it.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge Voids Huge voids up to an inch wide by twelve inches long. Bought 3 sheets. All had major voids. Some of the layers overlapped and were simply crushed together, causing the layers to separate when cut. Just charge me $10 more and stop with this garbage plywood.
Date published: 2016-06-07
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