Discover the sight quality of wood panels: Your guide from quality A to D

When buying wood and panel materials, it is essential to carefully assess the sight quality. This aspect not only determines the aesthetic appearance of your project, but also influences its durability and suitability for specific applications. The right choice in appearance quality will ensure that your project not only looks great, but also lasts a long time. In this article, you will find more information on the different sight grades of wood panels, ranging from grade A to D. Whether you are a professional or a do-it-yourselfer, this guide will give you the insights you need to make the best choice and get the most out of your wood and panel materials.

Wood is a beautiful and diverse natural product, and the differences in patterns, colours and textures determine the visual quality of wood panels. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer, professional furniture maker or architect, knowing these grades of quality is essential for selecting the right wood for your project.

Quality A: Your choice for premium vision quality

Grade A is at the top when it comes to visual quality. Panels of this grade have an even colour and consistent pattern with minimal or minor natural defects such as knots or cracks. This grade is perfect for projects where appearance is crucial, such as in furniture making, interior finishing or decorative elements.

Quality B: High visibility quality for your projects

With grade B wood panels, you will still find a high visual quality, but with some natural variation. This may include small knots or a slight hue. Brushes and sapwood may also be present. Quality B is ideal for when you want a natural look but with some uniformity, such as for cabinets or detailed joinery. Look for a good balance between natural beauty and consistency when choosing grade B wood.

Quality BB: Quality with imperfections

In BB-grade veneers, the use of propping is allowed. This means that small parts of the veneer, where there are defects, are cut out and replaced with a piece of flawless veneer. Thus, imperfections are effectively repaired. In addition, small cracks in the veneer, especially near the edges, are also allowed with this quality.

Quality C+/CP: for functional use

Quality C falls below the standard sight quality with more variation and visible defects such as larger knots, colour differences and possible cracks. Defects are filled, and fallen-out knots are allowed. This grade is often chosen for building applications where aesthetics are less - or not - important, such as subfloors or textured work. When selecting grade C, consider the size and placement of defects in relation to your project.

Quality C-/CC/D: Functional vision quality for specific applications

Grade C-, CC or D panels have the lowest appearance quality with significant defects such as large knots, significant colour variations and defects that have not been corrected. These are intended for projects where appearance is secondary, such as some construction works or packaging. When choosing this visibility grade, it is important to focus on strength and functionality rather than appearance.


Each quality category has its own characteristics, applications and prices. Choosing the right wood quality for your project guarantees both aesthetics and functionality. Feel free to contact us for more advice or to view our range of wood panels. Your ideal wood panel is waiting for you!

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