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

  • Free custom cut available - See details below
  • Soy-based PureBond adhesive is formaldehyde-free
  • Hardwood plywood strength, performance and durability
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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 homedepot.com to minimize waste.

Use this 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. PureBond Maple Plywood Project Panel for your next cabinetry or furniture project and never worry about it releasing airborne contaminants, as formaldehyde-laden products are prone to do. Decorative maple veneers grace the top and bottom of this 5-ply panel, with other hardwood layers sandwiched between and glued with a soy-based PureBond technology that is environmentally friendly and won't off-gas toxic fumes like UF plywood. The natural warmth and beauty of real maple gives the top and bottom veneers a splendid appearance that forms the foundation for impressive DIY creations, such as serving trays, end tables, pet food centers, footstools, wall pockets, shelves and more. It's a cost-competitive alternative to products that may degrade indoor air quality over time, and its water resistance further strengthens its endurance for lasting performance.
  • CLICK HERE TO HAVE YOUR PLYWOOD CUSTOM CUT. Please complete your purchase after the form has been submitted. Note: The form is not available on mobile devices.
  • 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 2 ft. x 4 ft.; Actual: 0.453 in. x 24 in. x 48 in.
  • Direction of the grain is the length of panel
  • Each panel weighs approximately 12 lbs.
  • Grade: B-2 - See Grading Guide for additional information
  • Available in additional species- Alder, Cherry, Cedar, Hickory, Mahogany, Poplar, Red Oak, Walnut, and White Oak
  • California residents

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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Product warranted against glue or bond failure. Product replacement provided.

Questions & Answers


What is the weight of a 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. panel?

Asked by WorkingFromHomeMom December 1, 2020

That panel weighs approximately 12 lbs.

how do i arrange for the free custom cut

Asked by Jill October 25, 2020

on the product page their is a link to the free custom cut if your on a computer.

Can the board be bent to 45degree?

Asked by Buddy October 14, 2020

I would not try to bend this board. It is too strong and stiff. I can't imagine why you'd want to.

Is this considered food safe? I'd like to use a food safe finish and use this to cover a small ta...

Asked by JPMN September 19, 2020

The wood panel itself should be food safe but you should give it at least a couple of coats of polyurethane varnish to water proof it. It comes unfinished.

Is this ready to paint/stain or does it need sanding?

Asked by SA September 6, 2020

it is ready.

Can i have this drilled with hole for cornhole board?

Asked by Rich August 13, 2020

Yes there is already a Columbia Forest product that is pre-drilled for a cornhole board. Search for "Plywood Corn Hole Board Top" and there are a few options with the pre-drilled hole.

Is there veneer on one or more edges, or only on the 2 larger flat surfaces?

Asked by Tanner July 23, 2020

Only flat surfaces front and back.

is 2x4 ft actual size

Asked by spider July 1, 2020

Size and shape are very accurate.

The dimensions are perfect. Could my free cut be a center hole for a patio umbrella?

Asked by 1001Turku June 27, 2020

Hello, we would not be able to cut the circle in the center of the panel. At this time we can only do square cuts. Thanks, Kevin

Can this soybased product be used over a grade level concrete floor? I will have a vapor barrier ...

Asked by Barb June 3, 2020

We do not recommend this product for flooring application. The veneer is thin and only meant to be decorative, it may not hold up to heavy wear from floor traffic.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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  • 94% recommend this product
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I use these in my laser machine to cut out...
I use these in my laser machine to cut out 24” monograms and they are always great for my customers.
I used this to make a custom coffin longboard for my husband (Maple is a really soft, sturdy wood...
I used this to make a custom coffin longboard for my husband (Maple is a really soft, sturdy wood for boards) and it made a REALLY fun and awesome personalized gift with my Skil-saw and ebony stain I bought from Home Depot. My husband was completely blown away at the quality of the wood/board and that I could have easily spend $200 purchasing something like this but was able to do it all on my own from Home Depot (aside from the grip and wheels ofcourse). I love this wood and the characteristics are beautiful
by Cali
Arrived in a box in perfect condition. Worked out...
Arrived in a box in perfect condition. Worked out great for a shop project.
by HomeDepotCustomer
New Kitchen
This plywood is awesome. I used this to build new cabinets for my kitchen. The finish is beautiful. I am very pleased with the outcome. I will definitly use this again when I remodel the bathroom.
by Landlord
great material!
great material!
by JR
This wood is great for projects. Really nice grain! Love working with this product.
This wood is great for projects. Really nice grain! Love working with this product.
by FarmersMarketFans
The Pure Bond maple composite was good to work with. The finish didn't have any blemishes and it ...
The Pure Bond maple composite was good to work with. The finish didn't have any blemishes and it machined cleanly.
by JiminFla
Quality looking plywood
This has a nice quality uniform look to the plywood. I had this shipped to me and it came well packed with no damage anywhere on it. Easy to cut with a table saw or hand power saw. I used this for the bottom of drawers that I made. It takes stain nicely and evenly. This size is easy to handle and work with. Defiantly be ordering more of this to use in my woodworking shop.
2 people found this helpful
Nice enough for Furniture
I was really surprised at the nice smooth finish on this piece of plywood. One side is smoother than the other. It is nice enough to use for furniture. Since this was mailed, one of the corners was a little banged up. You can see the crunched corner of the box in the photo. Both sides of the plywood were clean and had no knots. The smoother side has one panel that is a little darker than the others. The Maple bond is about 1/32" thick. Since this is 3/4" thick, it is a nice heavy piece of plywood. I'd recommend this, but you'd need to check each piece of wood for flaws.
by sd5cats
5 people found this helpful
While I have done plenty of DIY construction and finish work, have made a number of furniture projects and small, high quality interior items, and built some outdoor and shop cabinets, this project is my first attempt at quality interior casework. I planned for a long time, designed and drew dimensional and elevational sketches , and made extensive cut and process lists before deciding to purchase these project panels from Home Depot. All the reviews indicate 'Ships Free to Store' as an option. It is NOT. The estimated shipping costs were high, but weighed against a 12 mile drive to a proper lumber yard, I elected to make this purchase based upon the positive reviews. ACTUAL shipping costs were MUCH HIGHER than estimated, totalling 70% of the product cost. All of the panels--I purchased 9 of the 2' x 4' in 3/4" and 3 of the 4' x 4' in 1/4"--were damaged, with crushed and very rounded corners, and several with peeling and delaminating veneers at the edges. I intended to use the 3/4" panels as case for console-height bookcases, with three additional panels purchased to laminate with the case to form the top and the 1/4" for the backs. I had to carefully trim all the rounded corners and peeling edge veneers so as to begin with fresh edges. There were no usable machine edges to use as reference. Not only did this trimming add a couple hours of setup time to the project, it also left me without enough material to use for the bookcase tops. I definitely understand that the quality of the packaging is the responsibility of the shipper (Columbia Forest Products), and care taken in the shipping is the responsibility of the shipping company (UPS), but the excessive charge for shipping was made by Home Depot, and all of the foregoing is germane to my product review and needs to be included here. Potential buyers deserve to understand how shipping cost effects overall product cost, and how shipping damage contributes to product wasteage, especially in combination with product quality issues. These panels have NO wood plys whatsoever. The veneers encapsulate what appears to be two different MDF/wood composite-types of materials. The thin-veneer + no wood core combination means these panels have little potential for fastener holding, so all edges needed to be pre-prepped with glue sizing to maximize potential gluing strength, and in addition to gluing I decided to use both pocket screws and edge screws to ensure holding strength. Only time will tell whether they will hold. As I mentioned before, the veneers are thin; ultra-thin, actually--wallpaper is thicker than the maple veneers on these panels. In combination with the composite cores, this actually contributes to the primary positive quality of this product: it machines very easily and precisely, and allowed for me to cut extremely sharp dadoes and rabbets for the shelves and backs of the cases. There was no chip- or tearout, but that is largely because there is nothing TO chip- or tearout. However, the concern remains the same, that the gluing strength just will not be there, and as the shelves are of solid maple 11.5" wide, maximum glue hold would be desirable. The outside of the case where I might have otherwise reinforced with screws or other mechanical fasteners is visible, so no possibility of that. I did a load calculation for solid maple and cross-braced accordingly, and with solid wood trim and top plus a rigid back I will hope that there will be no pressure outward on the cases from the weight within. These cases COULD push apart from the shelf load, as 4 of the 3/4" panels were markedly warped-fortunately inward (according to the "A" face of the veneer), and that indicates to me a lack of dimensional stability in the product. Dimensional stability is why I chose to case this product in plywood in the first place, so that is incredibly disheartening. Added to that dimensional instability is what I now know to be THERMAL instability as well--after the cases were assembled I moved the off-cut portions of the panels out of my small heated shop and into my 'woodshed;' this shed is enclosed and weather-tight, but unheated and only partially insulated, and therefore not much different than your average unconditioned garage space--you know, the place where most people have their workshops. After ONLY TWO DAYS in this shed, I noticed that all the off-cut sections were warping, with veneer delamination all the way across their surfaces, rendering them unusable for other purpose. A total waste of 30% of my purchase. Be advised and warned if you intend to store the raw product or partially finished project in unconditioned space such as garage, shed, unheated basement or unheated shop. Upon completing case and shelf assembly, I noted a few places where glue had squeezed from joints and onto the veneers. In attempting to clean this up, I sanded the veneers lightly by hand with 220 grit sandpaper and a sanding block. The veneers are so thin that a small amount of Titebond squeeze-out was able to soak all the way through the veneer, and I was only able to figure this out by accidentally sanding THROUGH the veneer to the substrate underneath. By hand. Gingerly. With 220 grit paper. THAT is a thin veneer. If you must sand this-and it is nowhere near finish-ready when you get it--you absolutely MUST maintain an extremely deft touch with your sanding procedure. I recommend 320 grit paper, no more than one pass, and DO NOT under any circumstance get glue anywhere where it can be seen and interfere with your finish. When it came to fabricating a top for the bookcases, I decided not to purchase any more of this product and instead special order furniture-quality maple plywood from my nearest lumber yard. Although these project panels are described as a 'cost-effective option,' when shipping costs are factored in, they are not. Especially when compared to far superior maple plywood--I purchased a single sheet of "true 3/4" maple ply for $15 less than the average cost of 4 of these quarter sheets (with shipping factored in), and that includes paying for a rip cut at the lumber yard so I could fit the sheet into my SUV. Any expected convenience of having the panels delivered was well overbalanced by the amount of prep work and product waste that I experienced. Next time I decide to case a project in plywood, I will special order and drive 12 miles to the lumber yard, or drive 27 miles to the nearest specialty lumber retailer and buy off the rack. I won't purchase these again, not on a bet or a dare. As it is, the project is completed. I decided after purchasing additional maple ply elsewhere to go a different direction with my bookcase tops. My concern with the finished product, which I had envisioned as something between high-level casework and fine, heritage furniture is that the quality of the case material-these maple plywood project panels-is just not there and will likely affect the life of the furniture I made. It took me three and a half weeks of evening-and-weekend free time to make these three bookcases (plus an additional two weeks of evenings and weekends to prep and finish the tops I eventually chose to make), and they should last my lifetime-and my daughter's, and her future children's too...but if scratched with the vacuum or left in an unheated space for two days, that will be the end for the casework. I am angry at Home Depot for selling these, and even angrier at myself for buying them and using them. What is done is done, I guess, but be warned before you buy. I have included a photo collage of the completed cases in my workshop, where the finish I applied is curing out before I bring them indoors.
by Caleone
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