Specialty Veneer Cores

At Far East American, we recognize the demanding needs of the wood products industry. We understand that one size does not fit all.  We also clearly know that not all Chinese plywood is created equally. Far from it in fact.  To that extent, we have developed multiple specialty cores to give you a variety of core options, to meet your demanding need for quality imported plywood. Plywood you can trust, from the source you can trust.

Versaply Core

  • 11 ply machine dried, scarf joint composed all Poplar veneer core.
  • Excellent quality core veneer, controlled MC level, expertly repaired inner plies.
  • 2-step calibration offering a tighter thickness tolerance w/ fewer core voids/laps than standard VC.
  • Produced only at our finest factories, Versaply consistently outperforms ordinary veneer core.
  • Offered in stock from 12mm – 18mm, 4’x8’ panel size.

Versaply Lite Core

  • Ultra lightweight, plantation grown paulownia / poplar inner ply veneers.
  • 9 ply machine dried, machine composed veneer core construction.
  • 2-step calibration for exceptionally tight thickness tolerance.
  • Excellent machinability, outstanding strength to weight ratio.
  • Offered in 9mm – 18mm, 4×8’ panel size.

Meraply Veneer Core

  • Highly stable, 11 ply machine dried, machine composed all Poplar veneer core.
  • Core components strictly regulated for quality, number, moisture content, repairs and splices.
  • 2-step calibration for exceptionally tight thickness tolerance and smooth appearance.
  • Proven quality, specifically designed for high-end cabinet applications, furniture parts and lamination.
  • Offered in 12mm – 18mm, 4’x8’ and 4’x6’panel sizes.

Lamination Grade Core

  • 11 ply machine dried, machine composed Poplar and Eucalyptus combination veneer core.
  • High quality inner core components specifically regulated per ply to eliminate core defects.
  • Unique three step lay-up process produces panels with thickness tolerances significantly better than industry standards.
  • Designed for demanding lamination applications and offered as a ½’ oversized panel.
  • Produced in 9.3mm, 12mm, 12.7mm, 15mm and 18mm. 4’x6’, 4’x8’ and 48.5” x 96.5” available.
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Eucalyptus Veneer Core

  • Highly stable, plantation grown all Eucalyptus inner plies.
  • 11 ply machine dried, machine composed core construction featuring aesthetically pleasing edges.
  • 2-step calibration for exceptionally tight thickness tolerance.
  • Excellent strength and machinability, highly suitable for furniture and drawer side applications.
  • Offered in 5.2mm, 12mm and 18mm. 4’x8’ panel size.

Finger Jointed Fir Lumber Core

  • Finger Jointed Fir Lumber core with poplar cross bands or optional MDF cross bands.
  • Components are edge glued with finger jointed ends producing a virtually core void free panel.
  • Panels are produced strictly with CARB II Certified Glue.
  • Offered in 18mm 4×8 panel size.

MDF Cross banded Veneer Core

  • Sturdy, 5 ply machine dried, machine composed Poplar veneer core with MDF Cross bands.
  • High quality inner core components specifically regulated per ply to eliminate core defects.
  • 2-step calibrated veneer core, tight thickness tolerance, perfectly smooth MDF face and back surfaces.
  • Specifically designed for lamination, high end furniture, cabinet, painting or UV finishing applications.
  • Offered in 12mm – 18mm, 4’x8’panel size.

Glues and Species

We offer our entire line of specialty veneer core panels with a CARB II Certified glue or E-1 / E-2 glues as well as Melamine & WBP Phenolic Type I exterior glues.

Panels can be layed up in White Birch, Natural Birch, Red Birch, Okoume, Lauan, Red Oak, White Maple or Poplar in a variety of grades.