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We provide a range of types of plywood sheets for different applications, which can be cut to any size or shape using our CNC router for a high level of precision and repeatability. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your CAD drawing or a sketch and we can create it. As well as cutting hardwood ply to any shape or curve, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting. We also provide laser cutting, CNC engraving services and miter cutting services for a wider range of decorative options.
Our state-of-the-art UV printers allow us to print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a consistent and professional finish at a much faster rate than painting - birch plywood is particularly well-suited to this as it has a smoother texture. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. And with optional next day delivery, your products can be with you quickly too. For larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. Have a bigger project taking place? Contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
Hardwood plywood is plywood sheeting that utilises hardwood for both the face and back veneer of the panels, compared to a softwood such as pine or cedar. Hardwood ply comes in a host of varieties, from ash, birch and cherry to maple, poplar and oak. Each of these woods has unique properties and provides a range of aesthetic properties to choose from for your project. This material has taken over from solid lumber as the material of choice for applications such as cabinetry or furniture as it is solid, appealing to look at and more affordable. We offer custom-cutting services for our hardwood plywood sheets for added convenience, as well as fast delivery so you can make use of your products as soon as possible. Our most common sizes are 12mm hardwood plywood and 18mm hardwood plywood.
Hardwood Sheets Cut to Size Grades
Wood comes in a variety of grades - for our hardwood plywood sheets, we offer the grades listed below. Please see our plywood grading guide for more information on the types available.
Hardwood plywood is made from stronger timbers and is commonly used for applications which require longevity. Chinese hardwood plywood is a high BB/CC grade wood which means it has few knots and slight discolouration to the surface of the wood, with a CC grade reverse.
Advantages of Using Hardwood Plywood Cut to Size
There are many benefits of using hardwood plywood, which is testament to its popularity in the construction and manufacturing industries. It’s a versatile material that is well-suited to applications where the wood will be on display, as it has a smooth and aesthetically-pleasing surface that can be painted or stained. It’s resistant to warping and bending, particularly in the thicker sheets, and provides a long-lasting finish to any application it’s used for.
Hardwood plywood is more affordable than solid lumber sheets but still delivers a high-quality material that is less likely to split, crack or shrink compared to other cheap woods. Hardwood ply also has a low expansion rate and provides incredible strength, so it’s perfect for applications that require stability and durability. It’s a great wood to use for DIY projects, as it’s easy to work with and can be cut to size using an electric saw or a handsaw without difficulty.
Applications of Hardwood Plywood Cut to Size
The most common use of hardwood plywood is for millwork in the creation of chests, built-in closets and wardrobes, kitchens, cabinets and doors. It can also be used for panelling in homes or commercial spaces, for toys and musical instruments, sport equipment, skateboards and more. The majority of hardwood ply is made with a formaldehyde-free glue that is not moisture-resistant, which makes it a suitable for material for indoor use but not exterior applications. For applications where damp and moisture are an issue, marine plywood is a more suitable option that can cope with such environments.
Delivery charges are based on the size of the largest panel you order and how quickly you'd like to receive it. All delivery charges include excellent standards of packaging to ensure your order gets to you in great condition. For small orders below 297mm we use Royal Mail and larger orders are sent with reliable couriers such as DHL and TNT. For the longest side up to 1200mm delivery, this maximum is also met when both dimensions are over 750mm.
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Your delivery address doesn’t need to be the same as your billing address. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
You are also more than welcome to come and pick your acrylic up from us. Our address is Unit 51-52, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR.
We will email you confirmation of your order, including your order details, your order number and the price that you have paid.
When your delivery is ready for dispatch, we will email you. This email will include the courier’s tracking number where possible. If you have ordered a smaller piece of acrylic, you will receive a notification from the courier detailing roughly when your order will be delivered on a specific day. If you have ordered a larger piece of acrylic, you may not receive any notifications from the courier, and unfortunately our courier also can’t specify a delivery time. If you are out, the courier will leave a card to allow you to arrange a new delivery time to suit you.
Due to factors beyond our control, we can’t guarantee that orders will be delivered when specified during our communications with you.
Your order should arrive packaged and in perfect condition, just as it left us. It will come with a layer of protective film over each surface (mirrored acrylic only has protective film on one side). If your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please refer to our Orders Damaged in Transit information.
We reserve the right to charge extra delivery costs if the dimensions/format of your order require us to use a specialist delivery company.
We can arrange for delivery on Saturdays/before midday, please contact us for more details. There will be a supplement for these services.
There is a supplement on deliveries to the Scottish Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland, Eire, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This supplement will be calculated when you add your delivery details to your order.
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-3mm.
What is your delivery timescale?
3-7 working days.
Is mirrored acrylic like normal mirror?
Mirrored acrylic is a flexible material, and needs to be attached to a perfectly flat surface. We recommend attaching it to MDF or something similar, making sure the adhesive is spread in a thin even layer across the acrylic. we also recommend using the 5mm thick acrylic as it is more rigid.
Can you cut any shape?
Yes, in acrylic. We will shortly be able to also cut any shape in polycarbonate as well.
What's your standard radius corner?
20mm, but we can cut to your requirements.
How many holes do I need in my acrylic?
1 per corner should be sufficient for smaller pieces. You might want to consider an extra hole in the middle if your sheet is larger.
Can I cut acrylic?
Yes, you can. Just take it slow and easy.
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
Not if it is gas or electric. You need a gap of 5cm between an induction hob and the acrylic.
Do you fit the acrylic?
No, we don't. We do provide some templates which should help you to take your measurements. The acrylic is easy to install by any competent DIYer.
What's the difference between acrylic and Perspex?
Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.
What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Take a look at our handy guide here.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
There will be a £6 processing fee for any amendments needed after placing your order.