stage coach bed

Stage coach bed in birch multiply

Why we use Birch Multiply

Birch multiply is commonly used in making children’s toys, musical equipment, desk’s and shelving.

Birch does not have an intricate grain pattern, it has a nice smooth and pale finish, this adds a touch of elegance to the wood and the finished product, it has an attractive satin sheen and birch multiply is among the strongest and most dimensionally stable plywoods.

Birch plywood’s core is unlike traditional plywoods because the layers of inner plies are 1.5mm thick solid birch veneer and cross banded.  This is a recipe that results in a void free core with a number of advantages:

The edges can be routed – we are not limited in our designs because the edge is all over the same.  The exposed durable edges look lovely when curved and  shaped, sanded and finished to create a pure lifestyle look.

Void free core – excellent screw holding ability, because the veneers inside are birch, screws bite and hold 100% of their thread.

The thickness of 3/4” birch multiply will not change much over time, in its width or length, due to its cross-banded layers of 1.5mm thick birch veneers, this also makes the sheets balanced which creates a flatter product and is less likely to warp – which gives our beds and furniture a much longer life.

Aesthetic advantages

Birch plywood has a nice rich sheen with it’s own elegant finish, you can leave it unfinished or use stains.  The finished product always looks good.

Safety advantages

Birch multiply does not have many knots or jagged edges.  It is smooth and it is not known to splinter or crack.  This is why we use it on children’s furniture and toys.  It is ideal for any child friendly construction.

Environmental Advantages

Birch trees are an abundant fast growing species, this means that there is no destruction or disruption of biodiversity when birch is felled.  It is better to opt for this renewable source than other options that might have a negative impact on the environment.


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