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18mm BB/BB Birch Plywood Sheets

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Our 18mm birch plywood boards offer rugged durability and blonde hardwood beauty for your next heavy-duty woodworking project. Expertly engineered with cross-laminated birch veneers, these 18mm plywood sheets provide incredible strength and stability that resist warping while maintaining an affordable price.

Get your 18mm birch plywood cut to your exact specifications with our fast processing, precision, and CNC machining. With quick custom fabrication and shipping, our quality birch plywood keeps your build moving forward. Discover the versatility of these strong yet workable BB/BB graded boards for furniture, flooring, cabinetry, crates, and more demanding applications.

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Min: 100mmMax: 2440mm
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Min: 50mmMax: 1220mm

Approximate Weight: 45.02 g

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18mm birch plywood is a superior quality sheet material with a smooth surface and a precision finish, making it suitable for a host of uses such as display signs, furniture, cladding and fascias. It’s also extremely popular for engineered structures, as it’s less likely to splinter and crack like MDF board so it can be used for everything from playground equipment and toys to doors and sheds. Birch plywood is popular for its versatility and potential to be used both in and outdoors. This dense wood has a pale colour that looks great on its own, or it can be stained and lacquered to great effect. For a popular cheaper option, offering slightly less rigidity is our 12mm birch plywood or OSB boards.

We also offer other plywood types such as marine plywood, for outdoor applications, and softwood plywood, for structural purposes requiring some flexibility.

Benefits & Applications of 18mm Birch Ply

With its attractive blonde wood grain, 18mm birch plywood provides beauty and strength. The thick 18mm boards resist bending and warping even under heavy loads. Birch plywood's layered construction also prevents splintering for smooth, durable edges that need minimal sanding.

Unlike solid hardwood ply, 18mm birch plywood offers affordability without sacrificing quality. For budget-friendly projects, birch ply can be combined with more premium wood types to balance cost. It also pairs well with hardwood veneers for creative mixed wood textures.

Despite its rugged durability, 18mm birch plywood maintains a great strength-to-weight ratio. The lightweight boards are easy to manoeuvre and cut to size with basic saws. Birch also takes finishes like paint and stain exceptionally well.

With advantages like strength, stability, workability, and aesthetics, it's easy to see why 18mm birch plywood tackles demanding applications like flooring, roofing, furniture, sheds, and concrete formwork. Discover how this versatile sheet material exceeds expectations.

Birch Ply Board Specifications

Material Plywood
Finish Birch
Thicknesses 12mm
Maximum Sheet Size 2420mm x 1220mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Plywood Grades BB/BB
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10 % plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

Frequently Asked Questions

What thickness birch plywood should I use?

For lightweight crafts and shelving, go with 4mm or 6mm birch ply. Use 9mm or 12mm for furniture, cabinets, and sturdier projects. 18mm+ birch plywood can be used structurally, such as for flooring.

Is it okay to use birch plywood outdoors?

Birch plywood is intended for indoor use only unless properly treated with exterior sealers. For outdoor projects, marine-grade plywood is a better choice.

How do I get a smooth finish on birch plywood?

Birch plywood's smooth sanded face allows for an easy quality finish. Stain, paint, lacquer, or varnish birch plywood for protection and aesthetics. Apply a sealer first for best results.

What's the best way to cut birch plywood?

Use a sharp fine-tooth blade and cut slowly to prevent tear-out on birch plywood edges. You can also score the cut line with a utility knife before cutting for cleaner edges.

Can birch plywood be glued effectively?

Yes, birch plywood can be edge glued or face glued successfully with PVA wood glue. Ensure proper spread, clamping pressure, and cure time for durable glue bonds.

How should I store birch plywood sheets?

Keep birch plywood lying flat, indoors, and away from moisture sources. Avoid leaning sheets against a wall long-term. Covering sheets helps limit dust and debris accumulation.

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4.7 / 5 430 reviews
Kelvin Steele, 29th May
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Excellent speedy service
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Alan, 29th May
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I've ordered many times now with Cut My. I've always been very happy with their wood and service.
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Michael, 29th May
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Very pleased with the quality of the wood, the cutting and the packaging. Took a bit longer than I hoped to arrive, but I was forewarned at checkout.
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Laura, 28th May
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Thye website was a little tricky to navigate but it's worth persevering as the service is excellent, product exactly as described and good quality and pricing is extremely competitive. The delivery driver was super helpful and carried the ply sheet into my house for me.
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Mr unhappy, 27th May
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rough. split. discoloured.
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Hugh, 26th May
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Great quality hardwood plywood cut exactly to size. Delivered in good time and was securely packaged. Very happy with buying experience and would definitely recommend Cut My.
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Mark Thomas, 25th May
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I am looking to replace the mdf vanity unit in my bathroom with marine ply panels due to the severe moisture damage it has suffered. I'm not going to say I'm an expert on these matters but being able to buy the pieces pre cut, when needed and at a sensible price has given me confidence I might be able to do the job.
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brian, 25th May
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Very helpful , cut ply of fair quality
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David Meagher, 23rd May
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Arrived a little late but the team at Cut My let me know. Measurements were spot on. All in a good experience
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Philip Braakenburg, 22nd May
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Accurate cutting, profile as ordered. Good service.
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