Useful Information

Panel Product Weights

Birch Plywood914192632384153
Poplar Plywood11151922
Gaboon Marine691418232731
FE Plywood8121824303650
Softwood Ply2131
MDF MR1420273340475566

All weights are kilo’s per 2440 x 1220 mm sheet, approximate and may vary according to individual manufacturers production.

Running Metres in a Cubic Metre


All calculations are intended for guidance only.

Cut Information

Quarter Cut (QC)

Quarter-sawn boards have greater stability of form and size with less warping, shrinkage across the width, shake and splitting, and other good qualities. In some woods, such as oak, the grain produces a decorative effect which shows a prominent ray fleck and sapele is likely to produce a ribbon figure.

Quarter sawing gets its name from the fact that the log is first quartered lengthwise, resulting in wedges with a right angle ending at approximately the center of the original log. Each quarter is then cut separately by tipping it up on its point and sawing boards successively along the axis. That results in boards with the annual rings mostly perpendicular to the faces. Quarter sawing yields boards with straight striped grain lines, greater stability than flatsawn wood, and a distinctive ray and fleck figure. It also yields narrower boards, because the log is first quartered, which is more wasteful. Modern techniques reduce the wastage of this type of cut whilst keeping the traditional characteristics.

Crown Cut (CC)

To produce Crown Cut veneers; a slicing machine in which the flitch or piece of log is raised and lowered against the blade and slices of the log are made. This yields veneer that looks like sawn pieces of wood, cut across the growth rings. It produces an effect which are often referred to as cathedrals.

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