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Oak Plywood

Oak Plywood: Oak veneer
  • 4mm-50mm thick (composites up to 100mm)
  • Stock thickness: 19mm (Merchant Grade oak faced birch plywood)
  • Stock size: 2440x1220mm
  • Oak faced to special order in bespoke size up to max 3700x1530mm or 2500x2130mm
  • Oak throughout to special order up to 2550x1530mm
  • All items supplied uncoated, or can be prefinished with lacquer, oil or special finishes to special order


This product can be used in a variety of different ways and is suitable for many applications. It is commonly requested for its hard-wearing surface layer veneer (e.g. for flooring applications), or due to its high strength & rigidity (e.g. musical instruments). It is also regularly used in the manufacture of decorative furniture, where the core is to be seen, or even accentuated.

This wood is also available as oak fineline plywood

Panel types

Winwood Products is a oak plywood supplier offering the following configurations/options:

Oak faced plywood

Oak Plywood: European oak faced plywood - on fir core

  • Supplied in pallets and less than pallet quantities
  • Standard thickness from 4mm up to 50mm (thicker by arrangement)
  • Standard panel size 2440x1220mm, 3050x1220mm & 3050x1525mm
  • Calibrated to 120 grit as standard
  • Can be supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil

This product is typically supplied with sliced oak veneers bonded on both sides of a commercial plywood core such as birch plywood, lightweight poplar plywood, or okoume lightweight marine plywood.

These face veneers are normally 0.6mm before sanding, but faces of 1.4mm or 2.4mm oak veneer can also be used for decorative edge finish and/or bonded using D4 glue where panels may be exposed to higher moisture content.

Most commonly, the products supplied are oak faced birch plywood or oak faced lightweight poplar plywood, but can also be supplied with cores of silver fir plywood, beech plywood, maple plywood. The reasons for choosing a particular arrangement may be manyfold, but such combinations are regularly chosen to reduce the weight of the overall panel, to reduce the cost, or to offer a contrasting edge as a decorative feature.

Oak throughout plywood

Oak Plywood: European oak throughout plywood
  • Supplied in pallets to special order
  • Standard thickness 10mm up to 50mm
  • Standard panel size 2500x1250mm & 3100x1250mm
  • Calibrated to 80 grit as standard
  • Can be supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil

European Oak throughout plywood is a very strong and stable alternative to panels manufactured from single-layer edge-glued oak lumber strips, while offering a panel that is made from 100% European oak.

Plywood of this type is generally produced using 1.7mm rotary peeled oak face veneers on a core of 1.7mm rotary peeled oak veneers. Sliced veneer can also be used to achieve a closed core construction if preferred - typically jointed in a random-matched manner, with options such as book-matched veneers also possible.


Core qualities:

Sliced oak faced plywood and rotary peeled oak throughout combi plywood, are typically supplied on standard core plywood, which allows some knotholes and open defects within the core, e.g. as is standard with birch plywood or lightweight poplar plywood core.

In larger quantity, oak throughout plywood can also be constructed using sliced oak veneers throughout with core veneers that are 'closed', i.e. no open defects allowed anywhere within the core.

Technical details

  • Thickness:
    • 4-60mm - thicker plywood by arrangement
  • Standard sizes:
    • Oak faced: 2440x1220mm, 3050x1220mm, 3050x1525mm
    • Oak throughout: 2500x1250mm, 3100x1250mm
  • Special sizes:
    • Other sizes available subject to agreement
    • Maximum 3700x1530mm or 2500x2100mm (oak faced)
    • Maximum 3100x1250mm (oak throughout)
  • Tolerances (panel size):
    • ±1mm (lengths up to 1m)
    • ±2mm (lengths up to 2m)
    • ±3mm (lengths of 2m and above)
    • (Others by arrangement)
  • Tolerances (thickness):
    • Oak throughout plywood:
    • <25mm @ ±0.5mm
    • ≥25mm @ +0.5mm/-1.0mm (95% of panels expected @ ±0.5mm)
    • (Others by arrangement)
    • Oak faced plywood depends upon the core material chosen
  • Face grades:
    • Merchant grade A/A, A/B, A/Balancer
    • Commercial Joinery: A/A, A/B, A/Balancer
    • Premier Architectural: Two sides, or one side / balancer
  • Specification:
    • EN 636-2 - Covered exterior & high moisture content interior usage
    • EN 636-3 - Fully exterior usage
  • Other features:
    • No open defects throughout the core (closed core)
    • Available with unidirectional veneers (oak drawerside plywood)
    • Can be supplied as 100% oak throughout plywood, or with a core to any required mix of other species