Products

Beaded Panel Plywood

Technical Information

Buffalo Veneer has the capability of beading plywood on both Veneer core and MDF core. Ours is a true “bead”, not to be confused with a “v-grooved” panel, which we produce ourselves on 1 of 2 beaded panel saws. One saw is reserved exclusively for a 1-1/2″ on center pattern, and the second saw exclusively for a 3″ on center pattern.

Materials

(MDF, and Veneer Cores)!

Dimensions

(Available in short Grain/Cross Grain)

Available thicknesses:  (MDF) 1/4″-3/4″. (V/C) 3/8″-1/2″.  *Some thicknesses require minimum quantity!

Lengths:  8′ and 10′

Width:  48″ only! *No Oversized

Applications

Beaded Panel plywood is not intended for exterior use or in extremely damp locations.  Serious risk of failure occurs if used for outdoor applications.

Uses

Beaded Panel plywood is favored for many types of fine woodworking.  Typical applications include a wide variety of case goods and wall panels such as kitchen cabinets, wanes coat, and store fixtures.  Finish holding ability is of course, predicated on the species used for the faces and backs as well as the core, however, our panels are twice sanded using first a 120 grit belt, followed with a 150 grit which leaves a surface in optimum shape for finishing.  180 grit – 220 grit sanding is available upon request, please inquire.

Bending Plywood

Technical Information

These panels can be made in both a 2-ply and 3-ply construction as well as running both the Long, and short grain directions.  Buffalo Veneer both stock, and custom manufacture bending panels.  One must note: the grain direction of the thickest component in the panel determines the dominant bending direction.

Materials

Buffalo Veneer produces Bending plywood in a Veneer core panel only. We use either a “Lauan” or a “Basswood” substrate depending on the customers preference.  Face and back veneers are per the customer’s specifications.  We stock Bending plywood in Birch, Mahogany, and Red Oak.  Other species are available upon request and may require a minimum.

Dimensions

(Available in short Grain/Cross Grain)

Available Thicknesses:  1/8″- 3/8″

Length:  8′ (4x8 and 8x4) (max. of 1/2″ on oversize)

Width:  4′ (4x8 and 8x4) (max. of 1/2″ on oversize)

Applications

Bending plywood is not intended for exterior use or in extremely damp locations.  Serious risk of failure occurs if used for outdoor applications.

Uses

Bending plywood is favored for many types of fine woodworking.  Typical applications include a wide variety of case goods such as kitchen cabinets, stereo components, store fixtures and fine furniture. Finish holding ability is of course, predicated on the species used for the faces and backs.  Our bending panels are not sanded.

Domestic Lumber Core Plywood (LBC)

Technical Information

These panels are constructed from face veneers, cross bands and a core of sawn lumber strips that have been cut and then finger-jointed together.  The layers of these panels are normally in odd numbers such as 5-ply and 7-ply, for example.  Lumber core construction is more costly than Veneer core but provides more benefits.

Materials

Buffalo Veneer’s stock lumber cores are only made in USA, of finger-jointed Basswood, or Aspen with solid non finger-jointed side rails.  A solid finger-jointed core is readily available upon request.  For 3/4″ plywood, the stock cores are .605″ thick.  Cross bands is usually in our special repaired Lauan veneer because of its uniform texture.  Cross band thickness is .05″.  Face and back veneers are per the customer’s specifications.  We stock a wide selection of veneer species at all times to meet your needs.

Dimensions

Made to commercial standards.  (Available in short Grain/Cross Grain)

Available thicknesses:  1/2″ through 1-1/2″ available upon request.

Length:  8′ panels only (can make longer lengths of raw finger-jointed core) (max. 1/2″ on oversize)

Width:  48″ panel (max. of 1/2″ on oversized)

Applications

Our Domestic Lumber Core Plywood is not intended for exterior use or in extremely damp locations. Serious risk of failure occurs if used for outdoor applications.

Uses

Our Domestic Lumber Core Plywood is noted for its tenacious glue, screw, nail, and staple holding ability and is favored for all types of fine woodworking.  Typical applications include a wide variety of case goods such as kitchen cabinets, fixtures, and fine furniture.  It is also used by millwork manufacturers where strength and dimensionally stability are needed.  The Lumber core workability is rated very high and can be rabeted, dadoed, drilled, and machined a host of ways to meet the user’s needs with specification.  Lumber core plywood is dimensionally stable and is used in lieu of solid lumber where concern of shrinking, swelling, warping, or splitting exist.  Finish holding ability is of course, predicated on the species used for the faces and backs, however, our panels are twice sanded using first a 120 grit belt, then followed with a 150 grit which leaves a surface in optimum shape for finishing.  180 grit – 220 grit sanding is available upon request, please inquire.

Particleboard Core (PBC)

Technical Information

These 3-ply panels are constructed using a pre-formed panel, of medium sized, specially prepared wood particles, which are bonded together under heat and pressure, as the core and using single face and back decorative veneers.

Materials

Buffalo Veneer uses the best available particle board for its PB core plywood.  We use cores of 48# density that have excellent strength and stiffness, warp resistance and machinability while offering relative light weight because of the steep density gradient from core to face.  Face and back veneers are per the customer’s specification.  We stock a wide selection of veneer species at all times to meet your needs.

Dimensions

Made to commercial standards. (Available in short Grain/Cross Grain)

Available thicknesses: 3/8″ through 1-1/2″ upon request.

Lengths:  8′ panel, and 10′ panels(3/4″ only in 10′) (max. of 1/2″ on oversize)

Width:  48″ panel(max. of 1/2″ on oversize)

Applications

Particleboard core plywood is not intended for exterior use or in extremely damp locations. Serious risk of failure occurs if used for outdoor applications. Fire Rated(FR) and No Added Urea-Formaldehyde(NAUF) cores are also available upon request.

Uses

Particle Board core plywood is favored for many types of fine woodworking. Typical applications include a wide variety of case goods such as kitchen cabinets, stereo components, store fixtures and fine furniture. Particleboard core plywood is dimensionally stable and is used in lieu of solid lumber where concerns of warping of splitting exist. Finish holding ability is of course, predicated on the species used for the faces and backs, however, our panels are twice sanded using first a 120 grit belt, then followed with a 150 grit which leaves a surface in optimum shape for finishing. 180 grit – 220 grit sanding is available upon request, please inquire.

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Technical Information

These 3-ply panels are constructed using a preformed medium density fiberboard (MDF) panel as the core and a single face and back decorative veneers.  MDF core is usually the most economical way to construct a plywood panel but sacrifices many benefits available in other types of panels such as Lumber and Veneer core.

Materials

Buffalo Veneer uses MDF cores produced in a round tree operation.  MDF cores are typically made from coniferous species such as Fir, and Pine. Our MDF cores have no planer shavings or sawdust and therefore, assure you of a cleaner product to work with. Since the size of the fiber is so well controlled, our panels have a uniform 48# density which means that, in machining, line speed can be kept constant and, in finishing, stains and varnishes take and hold evenly on exposed surfaces.  Face and back veneer grades and species are per the customers specifications.  We stock a wide selection of veneer species at all times.

Dimensions

Made to commercial standards. (Available in short Grain/Cross Grain)

Available thicknesses:  5/32″ through 1-1/4″

Length:  8′ and 10′ panels (10′- 1/4″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 3/4″ only) (max. of 1/2″ on oversize)

Width:  48″ panel (max. of 1/2″ on oversized)

Applications

MDF core plywood is not intended for exterior use or in extremely damp locations. Serious risk of failure occurs if used for outdoor applications. Fire Rated (FR), and No Added Urea-Formaldehyde (NAUF) cores are available upon request, please inquire.

Uses

Fiber core plywood is used for many types of fine woodworking. Typical applications include a wide variety of case goods such as kitchen cabinets, fixtures and fine furniture. Finish holding ability is of course, predicated on the species used for the faces and backs, however, our panels are twice sanded using first a 120 grit belt, then followed with a 150 grit which leaves a surface in optimum shape for finishing. 180 grit – 220 grit sanding is available upon request, please inquire.

Veneer Core Plywood (VC)

Technical Information

This is the standard manner of constructing plywood panels where the faces, cross bands, and inner plies are laid with the grain lines of each veneer running perpendicular to the next. The series of plies are normally in odd numbers such as 3-ply, 5-ply, and 7-ply, for example. Veneer core construction is usually more economical than lumber core construction.

Materials

Buffalo Veneer’s cross bands are made of Fuma, or Poplar veneer. Each ply is carefully inspected and repaired, as needed, to assure the use of a virtually void free panel. Inner plies will vary in thickness to achieve the finished thickness desired in the end product. -Face and back veneer grades and species are per the customer’s specifications. We stock a wide selection of veneer species at all times.

Dimensions

Made to commercial standards. (Available in short Grain/Cross Grain)

Available Thicknesses:  1/8″ through 1-9/16″

Length:  8′ and 10′ panels (we will trim on request. please inquire)

Width:  48″ panel (max. of 1/2″ on oversized)

Applications

Veneer core plywood is not intended for exterior use or in extremely damp locations.  Serious risk of failure occurs if used for outdoor applications.  No Added Urea-Formaldehyde (NAUF) core is available upon request, please inquire.

Uses

Veneer Core plywood offers strength and dimensional stability not found in other wood products and, therefore, is used in lieu of lumber board where concerns for shrinking, warping, swelling, or splitting exist.  It has excellent screw, nail, glue and staple holding ability on the face, but mechanical fasteners do not hold as well on the butt edges and ends.  Typical applications include wall coverings, drawer sides and bottoms, and a wide variety of case goods such as desks, kitchen cabinets, fixtures, and fine furniture.  Finish holding ability is of course, predicated on the species used for the faces and backs, however, our panels are twice sanded using first a 120 grit belt, then followed with a 150 grit which eliminated burnishing and leaves a surface in optimum shape for finishing.  180 grit – 220 grit sanding is available upon request, please inquire.