Baltic Birch Plywood – FULL SHEET WITH 3 CUTS (1/2" and 3/4")
Ever tried buying a sheet of baltic birch plywood from Lowes or Home Depot? It's not possible. It’s also tough buying on line, because the panel size exceeds the standard ground shipping dimensions for UPS and FedEx. We feel your pain and have come up with a solution. A standard baltic birch panel is 60x60 inches. If you choose just three dimensions (W, L1, and L2), we will make the three cuts and ship by regular ground shipping.
This is our standard B/BB baltic birch -- same as for our pre-cut panels, but with the full sheet cut-to-size option. If you just need a smaller piece (e.g., 24x36), you can order just a pre-cut panel from our regular Baltic Birch listing under “wood.” If you need specific sizes not listed on our site, it may be more economical to ask us for a quote so you don't pay for the full sheet: firstname.lastname@example.org.PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
OPTION 1: Standard Sizes
Select standard sizes from the drop down boxes - and leave W, L1, L2 BLANK.
- Two pieces of 30x60"
- Three pieces of 20x60"
- Four pieces of 24x36"
- Four pieces of 30x30"
We do not sell 60 x 60" sheets.
OR, OPTION 2: Custom Cuts (Enter W, L1, L2):
- Step 1: Select "Other" from the dropdown box
- Step 2: Enter W, L1, L2 using the instructions below
Here's an example of how specifying dimensions works:
Here are some more details:
- Just three cuts. The goal here is to get the panel small enough that it can be shipped at low cost.
- If you don't want the options given (30x60 etc.) please give us three numbers W, L1, and L2. (L1 and L2 can of course be the same.)
- Here's the tricky part. (Do your best, but if you get it wrong, we'll let you know by email and we'll probably be able to work something out.) FedEx ground requires that the Length + "Girth" of a carton be less than 124 inches, or else there is a huge oversize charge. Our goal is to stay smaller than this.
- Your cuts (W, L1, and L2) need to be such that the biggest piece of plywood has a long side (LS) and shorter side (SS) such that LS + (2 x SS) is equal to or less than 120 inches. If that's true, then we can probably make a carton that fits under the oversize charge.
- We know you didn't come here to do algebra, so here are some sizes that work (remember that for these, the pieces will have a -1/8" tolerance for the blade, so the two 30s might be 29 7/8"):
- Any cuts that result in pieces that fit in a 40x40 inch box. (If your pieces are all smaller than 40x40, then you're all set. So, for example, 4 pieces of 30x30 are no problem.)
- 60x30 two pieces (so really just ripping the panel in half)
- 60x20 (three pieces)
- 48x36 largest piece, with other pieces 48x24, 12x36,12x24
If you have a custom request or questions, please email us at email@example.com with any notes you feel are needed to make clear what you want. We'll take it from there and get your plywood out to you. If the carton will be too large, we'll get back to you right away and work with you to adjust the cuts.
Ground shipping to most US locations is reasonably affordable.
A few other tricks are worth noting. Full 1 inch (e.g., 25mm) baltic birch plywood is hard to come by. You can work around this pretty easily by gluing together two 1/2inch (12mm) panels. It comes out nice. Typically you’ll want to glue this up with regular wood glue (e.g., Titebond or whatever you like) in smaller pieces (e.g., just larger than what you need) and then trim the panel so you get a perfect edge. We have a blog post on this.