Atypical Sized Panels
Unique applications, requiring unusual thickness or lengths.
Thicker panels are used as shelving, countertops and in furniture and
fixtures. Thinner panels are used as cabinet door inserts, drawer bottoms
and panel skins. Ten foot panels may optimize yield or simply provide a
longer, un-jointed span. Six and seven foot panels are typically for
Composites, ArmorCore® and veneer cored panels, and many domestic face and back veneers are available in 120" lengths. Composite-cored, 120" panels are limited to 1-1/8" or less in thickness, while veneer or ArmorCore panels can be up to 1-1/4". Thin panels may be ordered in thickness sizes of 1/8", 5/32", 5.2mm, 5.3mm, 5.4mm, 5.5mm, 7/32" and 1/4". Panels thicker than 1" include ApplePly® at 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" and veneer core at 1-1/8", 1-1/4", 1-3/8" and 1-1/2". Composite panels are limited to 1-1/4".
The environmental characteristics of atypically sized panels are determined by the materials selected. Most panels are available as No-Added Formaldehyde constructions and Forest Stewardship Council certified. NOVA finishes may be applied to veneer core panels 5/32" through 1-1/4" thickness and composite panels thinner than 1-1/8" can be prefinished. Two-sided finishes are not recommended for heavier panels.
Panel performance is linked to the core type. See ApplePly and ArmorCore for the details of those options. Particleboard and MDF cores are available with specialized characteristics like Class A Fire Rating. Contact your supplier for information about the characteristics of your unique panel selection.