We offer several types of plywood for your project which we can cut to any size or shape on our CNC router for a high level of precision and exact duplication. Whatever shape or design you have in mind, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your CAD drawing or a sketch, and we can create it for you. In addition to cutting any shape or curve, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on plywood sheets as well as virtually any other sheet material. We also provide laser cutting services, CNC engraving for additional versatility.
If you’re looking for a great surface material for printing, birch plywood sheets offer a brilliant finish due to the smooth surface texture. Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go for a consistent finish and a quick turnaround time. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. And with optional next day delivery, your products can be with you fast. For larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. Got a bigger project taking place? Contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
6mm birch plywood is a high-quality multi-ply sheeting that delivers excellent physical and mechanical properties. It’s a common material in packaging, furniture, construction and vehicle manufacturing, as well as a number of other precision engineering applications as it is strong and easy to work with. Plywood is one of the most widely available manufactured board materials and by opting for a birch variety, there’s the added bonus of an elegant appearance as well. Birch plywood is considered a hardwood plywood that is more typically used for decorative purposes, compared to softwood plywood, but it can be used for a variety of purposes.
6mm Birch Plywood Grades
The birch plywood that we offer comes in high BB/BB grade which makes it ideal for general use, furniture, painting, laminating, and veneering. Please note that bb/bb grade can have plugs on either side of the sheet, if you are clear finishing and require a plug free finish then please ask us about higher grades.
Benefits of 6mm Birch Plywood
6mm plywood is easy to work with, so it’s great for DIY projects – it can be cut easily with a fine-tooth panel saw. It also holds screws well so final products will hold together securely and remain stable. Birch plywood is also ideal for creating mitred edges or dovetail joints – the finishes available with this wood are much more uniform and cleaner, as the layers of the wood are more consistent. 6mm birch plywood is a strong and durable material that ensures that any application it is used for will stand the test of time and remain stable for years to come. Although birch is a stunning wood without the need for stains or painting, it can be stained easily as well, allowing for a range of finishing options. Our other, most popular sizes are 18mm birch plywood and 12mm birch plywood.
Applications of 6mm Birch Plywood Sheets
Birch wood is a stunning wood that has a lovely sheen and a rich finish that makes it ideal for decorative applications. From cabinets and pipe boxes to tables, chairs and other furniture items, 6mm plywood is great for delivering stability and is less prone to warping or bending than thinner plywood sheets. This thickness is also ideal for engraving and laser cutting, so it’s perfectly suited to signage for both exterior uses and for indoors, such as for door signs in businesses or around the home. For commercial industries such as construction, plywood is also a great option for creating frameworks and for cladding walls. At this thickness, the plywood sheets can be used for cabinetry, storage containers, toys and shelving.
If you require your 6mm birch plywood sheets to be cut to a specific size or shape, we provide a custom-cutting service and fast delivery to help you get started on your project as soon as possible.
|Material||Wood - Plywood|
|Available Thicknesses||3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1200mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|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 is birch plywood used for?
Traditionally birch plywood sheets lend themselves for use in decorative projects, furniture such as tables, chairs, or finished cabinets. As it’s an aesthetically pleasing material, birch plywood sheets are also well-suited to applications such as tables, shelving, cabinetry or signs.
Is Birch ply waterproof?
Birch plywood is unfortunately not waterproof as it is made from layers of birch veneers. For our best water-resistant sheet see our Marine Plywood sheets.
Is birch plywood good for cabinets?
Birch plywood is perfect for cabinets as it is a very aesthetically pleasing material as well as great to manipulate into the desired shape or application.
What thickness is birch plywood?
How do you finish birch plywood?
Birch plywood can be finished with lacquer or varnish. Birch plywood is also ideal for painting, staining or glueing.
Can you paint plywood?
You can paint plywood, but be sure to use primer, as plywood will absorb more paint than you would expect so the primer seals the plywood, and allows it to take to the paint more easily keeping your surface smooth and sealed.
Can you bend plywood?
It is possible to bend plywood. There are numerous ways of bending plywood, but if you are after a sheet that cannot be bent, look at our MDF sheeting.
What is plywood used for?
Plywood can be used for a wide range of versatile structural applications whether interior or exterior, from furniture to internal panelling.
How strong is plywood?
Plywood is relatively strong as it is numerous layers of wood pressed together. For a stronger piece of plywood, look for 5-ply or multi-ply sheets as these will have more layers, and thus more strength.
What are the types of plywood?
We sell a variety of types of plywood, including softwood, hardwood, marine, and birch, all of which have specific characteristics and will aid specific projects. For more information on the respected types, read their descriptions at the bottom of their product pages.
Can I cut plywood?
It is possible to cut plywood yourself, but we are able to do it for you if you request at the point of ordering. To do so yourself please follow safety procedures, and use a sharp saw else you risk the sheet breaking.
How is plywood made?
Plywood is made by glueing a series of thin veneered sheets of wood together. Each adjacent layer is rotated by up to 90 degrees to reduce the risk of splitting when nailed in at the edges. This technique, referred to as cross-grain, improves strength, stability and prevents warping, making it an excellent general-purpose construction panel.
How do you seal plywood edges?
Plywood should be sealed to prevent moisture from affecting the sheets and causing warping. The sealant you use will depend based on how you intend to use the plywood, but you should use something quick-drying and can withstand all temperatures, and be compatible with paint if you intend to paint your plywood.