The classic look of solid wood.
Appalachian Traditions™ offers the popular lumber look, with plywood's great
properties. Each panel is plank matched, eliminating the repetitive characteristics
found in book matched offerings and opening up new advantages in the shop and on
the showroom floor. Each panel is unique and is available in 5 species: Maple, Birch,
Oak, Hickory and Cherry.
Best of all, Appalachian Traditions is produced in all Columbia Forest Products'
plywood mills in the US and Canada allowing for regionalized shipping and service.
Whether your project is traditional or contemporary, the look of these panels is
unique and full of natural character that works with any style. To streamline regionalized
shipping and service, Appalachian Traditions is produced in 5 of Columbia Forest
Products' plywood mills.
Specify With Confidence
Architects, designers, cabinet and furniture makers looking for distinctive styles
that range from bold to traditional, will appreciate the options in the Appalachian
Traditions Collection. These panels are designed to blend harmoniously whether used
as wall panels or smaller components, like doors. Because they are designed to be
"consistently inconsistent," the panels will never exhibit distracting
repeats or imbalanced shading.
What you Won't Get With Our Panels:
- Avoid mismatched cabinetry. Our panels are sorted for visual uniformity
and ease of matching and blending.
- Avoid the "machine gun" look and other undesirable repeats.
We use a "Consistently Inconsistent" plank match for harmonious blending.
- Avoid the "barber pole" effect. Our panels are manufactured
with tight-side-out construction which ensures even finishing.
Features and Benefits
Plank matched veneers that replicate a true lumber look. Every sheet has a visually
compatible appearance. The natural characteristics are well distributed.
Five Hardwood Species.
Appalachian Traditions is available in Maple, Birch, Oak, Cherry and Hickory. Ash
and Poplar available on special order.
Lumber Plank Match.
Eliminates the repetitive look of traditional book matched veneers. No more "Machine
Gun" effect of knots, burls or mineral in rows. This allows the natural characteristics
to enhance without being a distraction.
Appalachian Traditions is 100% plank matched with tight side out. This will eliminate
the "barber pole" effect that can accompany some book matched veneers.
Eliminates shading due to tight side and loose side flitches alternating in the
Shop Floor and Job Site.
No more presorting of panels, which eases bottlenecks on the shop floor, increases
yields, enables quicker completion and better end results.
Solid Wood Look.
Plank matched to resemble solid lumber. Blends with doors and face frames for an
overall appearance that is pleasing with no panels looking too light or too dark.
Saves time and waste on the shop floor. Finishing is more consistent. Exchanging
any damaged door in the field does not require a match to a light or dark area.
A new Appalachian Traditions door can be sent with confidence.
Appalachian Traditions panel constructions can be specified as FSC®-certified.
Purchasing products with an FSC label supports the growth of responsible forestry