Plywood Marine B/BB

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Configure Plywood Marine B/BB

Product information

  • Especially for use outdoors and in humid areas
  • Strong and light sheet material
  • Does not bend under heavy loads
  • Hardly warps
  • Priming before finishing recommended


Plywood sheets can be used for countless different projects. Plywood marine is the variant that is suitable for outdoor use or in humid areas. This is not only because the sheet is bonded with waterproof glue, but also because the wood species is more resistant to moisture and weather influences. In addition, the wood has a beautiful pink-red colour.

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Product properties

Specific gravity (kg/m3)500
Visual gradingB/BB
Thickness4 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, 22 mm, 40 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm
Type Plywood
VariantOkoumé plywood Waterproof
Application (climate)Outside, if pre-treated
Base / Wood typeMarine
Application (general)Structural
BondingWBP, Exterior
Quality markFSC® mix 70%
Top layer typeUnfinished

Order cut-to-size plywood marine sheets online

Easily order cut-to-size plywood marine sheets online. Plywood can be cut or milled to size into various shapes. The most commonly chosen shape is a rectangle, but we also mill circles, ovals, hexagons or even parallelograms for you. Do you want to have your do-it-yourself project neatly finished? Then choose one of the available (edge) finishes.

Plywood marine: what is it?

Plywood marine is the plywood variant which is resistant to moisture and is therefore used for outdoor applications or in humid areas. The sheet is, as with plywood birch, bonded with a waterproof glue. Marine is more resistant to moisture, which makes this variant suitable for outdoor applications. But of course you can also choose the sheet because of its beautiful pink-red colour with coarse flames and the fact that it is easy to work with. Plywood is made up of various veneer layers. These layers are glued crosswise on top of each other. This results in a stable sheet. The sheets have an attractive edge that can be used for visual applications.

Plywood quality B/BB

The quality of plywood surface layers is indicated by letter combinations and refers to the visual assessment of plywood wood. There is a letter designation for the visible side (top) and one for the reverse side (bottom). It refers to the quality of the deck veneer, the quality of the gluing, for example, is indicated differently. Read more about all visible qualities here

This board material has visible side B/BB. The top side has visual quality B, the underside visual quality BB. A plywood panel with face quality B/BB usually has an acceptable visual quality, but does show some imperfections. On the front (the "B" side), colour variations, small knots, repairs and other irregularities may occur, albeit to a limited extent. The reverse side (the "BB" side) may contain more imperfections, such as large knots, repairs and colour variations.

Because of its slightly lower visual quality, plywood with the visibility grade B/BB is often used in applications where aesthetics are not the highest priority. It is used for structural purposes, internal cladding, furniture construction and other applications where the visible surface is less important.

It is important to note that visibility grades can vary depending on local standards and specifications. When purchasing plywood, it is advisable to consult the specific ratings and standards of the manufacturer or supplier to ensure that the wood meets the requirements for the intended application.

In general, plywood with sight grade B/BB offers reasonable visual quality for applications where aesthetics are not a top priority. It combines functional properties with an acceptable surface that meets the basic requirements for many construction and timber projects.

Available thicknesses of plywood marine

Plywood can be ordered in different thicknesses. You can easily specify your desired thickness during the ordering process. This way you can be sure that the sheet material meets your requirements: both the size and thickness of the material. The following thicknesses are available: 4 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, 22 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm and 40 mm.

Machining plywood marine sheets

Plywood marine is a hard sheet material type. It is easy to work with when you have sharp tools. For drilling holes, we recommend a wood drill with centring tip. Pre-drilling is also recommended with this sheet material. This sheet material can discolour prematurely, so always finish it with a (clear) varnish, stain or paint. Use an edge sealer to finish the edges of plywood to prevent the lacquer or stain from being absorbed into the sheet material, which can lead to the veneer layers loosening. Are you going to use marine outside? Then it is important to seal the edges with an edge sealer. To be able to enjoy the project outside for a long time, this sheet material still needs protection against humid weather conditions.

Specific applications of plywood marine

Plywood marine is very suitable for projects such as dormers, facade cladding, doors, tabletops and worktops.

Alternatives to plywood marine

Is water-resistant okoumé plywood not the right type of wood for your job or are you looking for a plywood variant that is easy to treat with a varnish or paint and suitable for outdoor use? Then go for multiplex okoumé watervast gegrond. Or check out our other plywood panels below:

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