We take a look at Beech-Faced Eucalyptus Plywood, available in the UK from DHH Panel Products as an alternative to Birch Plywood
DHH Panel Products has introduced a new timber product that can be used as an alternative to Birch Plywood, which it says complements the company’s existing range of high quality European birch plywood products.
Beech Pro is a Steamed Beech-Faced, Eucalyptus Grandis core plywood, that stands as a versatile and sustainable alternative to Russian Birch Plywood across various applications.
With 1mm B/BB graded veneer faces, paired with a machine jointed core, this plywood mirrors both the aesthetic and structural qualities of Birch Plywood in many ways.
Derived from sustainably managed forests in Uruguay, South America, with Beech face veneers from Europe, Beech Pro offers the strength and quality characteristics,
paired with a commitment to responsible sourcing, to satisfy most specifications and sustainability requirements.
Exceptional core construction
The core of Beech Pro is constructed with solid faced, machine-jointed Uruguayan Eucalyptus veneers, which eliminates core gaps and minimises overlaps.
The attention to detail in full core construction, with 18mm having full 13-plies, makes Beech Pro an outstanding panel with exceptional strength, screw fixing and machinability.
Coupled with core aesthetics, this makes the panel usable for all high level joinery applications where the panel edge will be revealed.
Beech Pro also offers flexibility in terms of size and thickness, as it is available in panel sizes of 2440mm x 1220mm or 3050mm x 1220mm, with thickness options ranging from 3.6mm (3ply) to 25mm (15ply).
Beech Pro has been subject to extensive trials, carried out by DHH Panel Products before the product was brought to the market.
From basic cutting and laminating, to CNC processing and lacquering, Beech Pro has proven to be easily machinable, adaptable, and suitable for almost all types of high-end joinery with quality 1mm face veneers.
The plywood also offers exceptional screw-holding and strength due to the specie combination and its technical multi-laminated core.
With clear one piece veneers, the 1mm Steamed Beech faces can be reworked and finished to a high standard, whether lacquered, oil or paint coated.
Having already been calibrated and sanded to a smooth finished face, the panel is suitable for joinery or fit-out work where both face and edges are going to be visible and revealed.
From a structural perspective, Beech Pro is CE2+ certified, making it suitable for loadbearing applications. Its credentials are further reinforced by the product’s UKCA Certification and endorsement from third party testing, BM Trada Q Mark, for thicknesses of 9mm and above.
Feedback from DHH Panel Products’ customers have praised Beech Pro for its strength in framing applications, while others have found it to be an exceptional product for
laminating and even clear lacquering.
Beech Pro carries 100% FSC® Certification, which is testament to its compliance with responsible forestry practices and has full UKTR supply chain documentation. Additionally, it has an E1 Formaldehyde Rating, symbolising low emissions and environmental credentials.
This sustainable, highquality product opens up new possibilities for designers and manufacturers alike, reaffirming DHH Panel Products’ commitment to delivering excellence in panel solutions while championing sustainability and responsible sourcing.