ApplePly® is premium quality, hardwood plywood. Valued for its virtually solid hardwood core and the attractive edge appearance of thin, uniform innerplies, ApplePly has won a following from architects and architectural woodworkers, furniture and fixture designers, case good manufacturers and professional and amateur woodworkers alike. Appleply's attractive edge has been a featured design element in interior fit outs of major retailers including GAP, Nike, Body Shop and Children's Place. It has been selected for furniture design classes at The Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design and Appalachian State University, and found applications as diverse as drawer sides and telescopes.


ApplePly is specified for its attractive edge, high strength and solid hardwood core. In addition, because the innerplies are thin, uniform hardwood veneers, ApplePly machines beautifully. This product replaces dimensional hardwood lumber in many applications.

  • Hardwood core
  • Attractive solid edge, which doesn't require edge banding
  • Superior machinability
  • Lightweight
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Minimal voids
  • No Added Urea Formaldehyde
  • CARB compliant
  • Available FSC Certified
  • Choice of face and back species

Where Used

ApplePly is widely used in retail fixtures, contemporary furniture and architectural interiors, where its attractive edge is incorporated as a design element. It is also widely used to make woodworking jigs, drawer sides, puzzles and toys. Because it is virtually void free and constructed from hardwoods, ApplePly machines like solid wood.

Construction Details

ApplePly is constructed from 1/16" Birch innerplies using a two-step lamination process and no added urea-formaldehyde adhesive. Innerplies are first assembled into a core blank and size sanded to a metered tolerance before being overlaid with selected face and back veneers. This process insures a solid, smooth and flat product and eliminates telegraphing of imperfections in the core. The all-hardwood construction machines beautifully without tearout or burn. Because of its machinability, ApplePly is often substituted for solid wood.


ApplePly is available in 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" thickness and 48-1/2" x 96-1/2" panels. In addition, 3/4" panels are available in 48-1/2" x 120-1/2".


All domestic and most imported face and back veneers are available in ApplePly, though it is commonly stocked in Maple. All States' NOVA UV cured coatings can be applied to ApplePly panels, and custom component machining is also available with some minimum quantities. ApplePly is made with soy and phenolic adhesives.


Unless otherwise specified, ApplePly is constructed without the use of urea-formaldehyde adhesives. It exceeds CARB 93120.12 and qualifies for LEED IEQ Credit 4.4 for Low Emitting Materials. Similarly, ApplePly is typically constructed from FSC Certified inner plies, but you must specify FSC Certified material to receive proper documentation. Birch inner plies are imported from Poland or Russia and the product is manufactured in Eugene, Oregon.

Mechanical Specifications

  Modulus of Rupture (PSI) Modulus of Elasticity (PSI) Screw Withdrawl (Lbs. of Force)
Product Parallel Perpendicular Parallel Perpendicular Perp. to Face Perp. to Edge
1/4" ApplePly® 7.477 5,199 745,716 443,927 649 516
1/2" ApplePly® 8,855 8,380 830,436 910,679 " "
3/4" ApplePly® 8,731 9,429 1,026,885 1,048,433 " "
3/4" Conventional 5,000 4,000 600,000 500,000 " "