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Oak Fancy Plywood Quality Standard

Defects

A

B

C

 

Red
Oak

White
Oak

Red
Oak

White
Oak

 

Sapwood

No

No

5% of
surface

5% of
surface

10% of
surface

Heartwood

No

No

Slight

Color Streaks or Spots

Slight

Slight

Slight

Color Variation

No

Slight

Slight

Sharp Color Contrasts at Joints

Not allowed

Not allowed

Yes

Matching

Book Matched
Slip Matched
Pleasing Matched

Yes
Specify
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Specify
Specify
Yes

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Min. Nominal
Width of Face     
Components

Plain-S
Quarter
Rotary

127 mm
76 mm
127 mm

76 mm
76 mm
102 mm

No Limit

Small Conspicuous Burls & Pin Knots-Combined Avg. No.

3 per 1 m2

5 per 1 m2

No Limit

Conspicuous Burls-Max. Size

9.5 mm

12.7 mm

No Limit

Conspicuous Pin Knots-Avg. No.
Dark Part-Max. Dia.
Knots-Max. Dia.

No

3 per 3 m2 
3.2 mm
6.4 mm

No Limit

Scattered Sound & Repaired Knots-Combined Avg. No.
Max. Dia.-Sound
Max. Dia.-Repaired
Avg. No.-Repaired

No

4 per 3 m2 

9.5 mm
3.2mm
4 per 3 m2 

3 per 1 m2

2.7 mm
12.7 mm
4 per 3 m2

Mineral Streaks

No

Max. no. 1
Max. area 2 x 3.5
mm

Max. no. 3
Max. area 2 x 3.5 mm

Bark Pockets

No

Max. no. 2
Max. area 3.2 x
25.4 mm

Max. no. 2
Max. area 6.4 x 50.8 mm

Worm Tracks

No

Slight

Slight

Vine Marks

Slight

Yes

Yes

Cross Bars

Slight

Yes

Yes

Rough Cut / Ruptured Grain

No

Slight

Slight

Blended Repaired Tapering
Hairline Splits

Max. no. 2
Max. area 1 x 152
mm

Max. no. 4
Max. area 2 x 152
mm

Max. no. 4
Max. area 2 x 152 mm

Repairs

Small Blending

Blending

Blending

Ray Fleck

Slight, Blending

Slight, Blending

Yes

Rift & Comb Grain

· Rift permits 25.4 mm in 305 mm maximum grain slope, 12.7mm in 305 mm maximum grain sweep; fleck not to exceed 9.5 mm in width.
· Comb permits 12.7 mm in 305 mm maximum grain slope, 12.7 mm in 305 mm maximum grain sweep; fleck not to exceed 2.4 mm in width.
· All the above should be mended with wood - wool.

· Unfilled wormholes, open splits, open joints, open bark pockets, or doze not allowed in above grades.
· Sap allowed in rotary only unless otherwise specified.   
· 10% sap allowed in rift, comb, quarter-cut and plain-sliced; 20% sap allowed in rotary.
· Outside components will be a different size to allow for edge trim loss and certain types of matching.
· Unless otherwise specified, quartered permits unlimited fleck.

Dimensional Tolerances

Item Dimension Tolerance
Thickness (mm) < 9 +/- 0.30
≥ 9 +/- 0.50
Width (mm) 1220 +/- 0.50
Length (mm) 2440 +/- 1
Cross Length (mm)   ≤ 2
Cross Length Warping (mm)   ≤ 4
Length Warping (mm) For plywood with a thickness > 6, warping shall not exceed 1.0% of the length

Physical and Mechanical Properties

Item Plywood Base
Moisture Content (%) 8 - 12
Adherence Test at the Core Maximum separation after boiling and stretching 25 mm
Adhesive Strength of the Veneer (MPa) ≥ 0.50

N.B. Different specifications can be considered

 
  
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