Easily create lasting, beautiful furniture, cabinets and more
This PureBond Walnut Plywood Project Panel features plain-sliced veneers cut from natural timber harvested in a sustainable manner from American hardwood forests, ensuring premium quality, lasting durability and enduring beauty with each sheet. Fortified with a yellow poplar core substrate, the layers of this 3-ply panel are glued together with a cutting-edge PureBond technology derived from soybeans - an environmentally friendly, formaldehyde-free solution that is water-resistant and will not emit airborne contaminants. Precision-cut in 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. panels with burr-free edges, this decorative walnut plywood is perfect for smaller woodworking projects and serves as a cost-competitive alternative to UF-laden plywood, which is prone to degrade indoor air quality over time by off-gassing toxic fumes. The strength and flatness of these panels gives DIYers and professional carpenters the confidence to construct a variety of cabinet-grade gems for a lifetime of dependability and enjoyment.
3-ply project panel is assembled with smooth, patch-free walnut veneer applied to only the face side of this panel, the back of the panel is not intended to be exposed
PureBond hardwood plywood is an environmentally friendly, cost-competitive alternative to panels manufactured with urea formaldehyde (UF), which may degrade air quality over time
Contains 100% natural wood bonded with a food-grade soy-based adhesive that does not emit toxic air contaminants
The decorative top veneer, measuring approximately 1/50" thick, exhibits the beauty and timeless quality of natural hardwood and is suitable for painting or staining
Water-resistant composition has a higher moisture tolerance than UF panels and is less likely to warp than solid wood
Allow panel to acclimate to interior climate conditions for several days before customizing - for interior applications only
For best cutting results, use an 80-tooth (or greater) table saw blade intended for sheet goods or a carbide-tipped circular saw plywood blade
Common: 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft.; Actual: 0.203 in. x 24 in. x 24 in.
Direction of the grain is the length of panel
Each panel weighs approximately 3 lbs.
Grade: B-4 - See Grading Guide for additional information
Available in additional species- Alder, Cherry, Cedar, Hickory, Maple, Mahogany, Poplar, Red Oak, and White Oak
I had high hopes based on the reviews. My Home Depot does not carry Purebond plywood, and I don't have another local source of quality plywood, but I'd heard very good things about Purebond, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I ordered 2 sheets of 3/4" walnut plywood, both sheets 4' x 4'. Shipping was $99, so I expected them to arrive in good shape. Unfortunately, all four corners of both sheets were smashed and there were a couple big dents along the sides of one sheet. I had to cut about 2" off both sides of each sheet. In addition, one of the sheets had overlapping plies about 8" from one end that made the entire sheet bulge by about 1/8" along its entire length, so I had to cut that entire side off
Both sheets also had a bit of a warp, which I expected, but one was so bowed that laying on my flat workbench, the center was raised by over 1.5". I tried to flatten with water, but was unsuccessful and ended up ruining my project trying to flatten it further.
Including shipping the two sheets combined cost over $200, so I'm pretty disappointed that I ended up with about 4/5 of one usable sheet. I've included a few pictures of the problems I saw.
I did give it 2 stars, because the quality of the plywood (lack of voids, quality of internal plies, etc.) was definitely better than what I can find at my local Home Depot, but I guess you play roulette on whether you'll actually get a usable piece, and I lost.