Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer

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Product information

  • Multifunctional
  • Strong panels
  • Multi-layer construction
  • Lightweight
  • Even and elegant appearance
  • Popular birch look
  • Perfect alternative to plywood birch
  • For indoor use only


Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer is a panel composed of multiple layers of poplar and eucalyptus and is finished with a natural look thanks to the top layer of wood veneer. This top layer is made of birch with sight quality B/BB. The panel is multifunctional and a suitable alternative to birch B/BB plywood, which is currently difficult to obtain. The top layers and end edges have yet to be treated.

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Product properties

Specific gravity (kg/m3)550
Face gradeB/BB
Thickness9 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, 22 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm, 40 mm
Type Plywood
VariantMultiplex Populier Berken B/BB Gefineerd
GrainYes, lengthwise
Application (climate)Indoors
Wood type of surface layerPoplar
Functional useDecorative
Colour shadeNatural / None
Glue typeWBP, Exterior
Sheet structureMultiple layers
Top layer typeVeneer layer
Top layer2 sides


  • Wall panelling
  • Ceiling panelling
  • Exhibitions
  • Shop fitting
  • Indoor furniture
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • DIY projects
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Ordering customised Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer boards online

Order cut-to-size Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer easily online. Veneered Plywood can be cut to size down to the millimetre. We deliver the panel fully custom-made to your home. Are you curious about the possibilities? Configure your product, and you will have your project ready in no time.

Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer: what is it?

Plywood panels are boards composed of several veneer layers. In this case, a core of populier and a top layer of berken veneer. Plywood is one of the oldest and, partly for this reason, one of the most popular variants among wood panel materials. 

Core of poplar and eucalyptus

This plywood panel is composed of several veneer layers. These layers are cross-glued to each other. This results in a stable panel. Nevertheless, it is still wood that has been glued together; during sawing and machining plywood can release tension, which can cause longer panels to have a slight curve. For this reason, it is important to assemble these panels properly.

Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer, sheet material with a natural surface layer

Unlike melaminated board material, the top layer of veneered panels is a layer of real wood. This gives the material a calm, natural look. Because it is a natural product, there may be colour and texture differences between different panels. No two panels are the same. In addition, it is important that this panel is finished with a lacquer or oil as desired. This prevents discolouration and preserves the top layer. 

Veneered birch wood

Birch-look wood veneer has a light and elegant aesthetic, characterised by a pale yellow to light brown colour and a fine, even grain with subtle variations. The veneer often has a fresh and modern look.

The appearance of birch veneer is timeless and versatile, making it a good match for different interior styles. The colour of the veneer usually ranges from light yellow to light brown, depending on the specific source and treatment of the wood.

Birch veneer is often appreciated for its simple and attractive appearance, and it can be used for furniture, cabinets, interior finishes and decorative elements. Its even grain and bright colour allow birch veneer to be effortlessly integrated into various designs, from traditional to modern, adding a sense of freshness and timeless beauty to interiors.

Plywood quality B/BB

The quality of plywood surface layers is indicated by letter combinations and refers to the visual assessment of plywood wood. There is a letter designation for the visible side (top) and one for the reverse side (bottom). It refers to the quality of the deck veneer, the quality of the gluing, for example, is indicated differently. Read more about all visible qualities here

This board material has visible side B/BB. The top side has visual quality B, the underside visual quality BB. A plywood panel with face quality B/BB usually has an acceptable visual quality, but does show some imperfections. On the front (the "B" side), colour variations, small knots, repairs and other irregularities may occur, albeit to a limited extent. The reverse side (the "BB" side) may contain more imperfections, such as large knots, repairs and colour variations.

Because of its slightly lower visual quality, plywood with the visibility grade B/BB is often used in applications where aesthetics are not the highest priority. It is used for structural purposes, internal cladding, furniture construction and other applications where the visible surface is less important.

It is important to note that visibility grades can vary depending on local standards and specifications. When purchasing plywood, it is advisable to consult the specific ratings and standards of the manufacturer or supplier to ensure that the wood meets the requirements for the intended application.

In general, plywood with sight grade B/BB offers reasonable visual quality for applications where aesthetics are not a top priority. It combines functional properties with an acceptable surface that meets the basic requirements for many construction and timber projects.

Available thicknesses Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer

Plywood can be ordered in different thicknesses. You can easily specify your desired thickness during the ordering process. This way you can be sure that the sheet material meets your requirements: both the size and thickness of the material. The following thicknesses are available: 9 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, 22 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm and 40 mm.

Machining Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer sheets

Plywood poplar primed is a soft wooden sheet type. It is easy to work with. Make sure you have sharp tools for minimal splintering. For drilling holes, we recommend a wood drill with centring tip. Pre-drilling is recommended, but not required. This sheet material can discolour prematurely, so always finish it with a (clear) varnish, stain or paint. Use an edge sealer to finish the edges of plywood to prevent the lacquer or stain from being absorbed into the sheet material, which can lead to the veneer layers loosening.

Specific applications

Plywood is very suitable for projects such as floorboards, joinery, moulds, but also for decorative applications such as tabletops, a countertop, furniture and toys.

Alternatives to Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer

Is Plywood Poplar Birch B/BB veneer not the right type of wood for your project or are you looking for a variant which is easy to paint? Then go for poplar plywood with a primer. Are you looking for plywood for outdoor use? Then go for plywood okoumé waterproof. View our other plywood panels here:

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