ANSI Plywood Grading Standards & Descriptions

FACE GRADE: Applications

A

Where excellent appearance is very important as in cabinets and furniture.

B

Where the natural characteristics and appearance of the species are desirable.

C
D

Provide sound surfaces but allow unlimited color variation. Repairs in increasing size ranges allowed respectively from C to D. Suitable for applications where surface will be hidden or a more natural appearance is desired.

BACK GRADE: Descriptions

1
2

Provide sound surfaces with all openings in the veneer repaired except for vertical worm holes not larger than 1/16.”

3

Some open defects. Repaired splits, joints, bark pockets, laps and knotholes can achieve a sound surface if specified by the buyer.

4

Some open defects. Knotholes up to 4″ in diameter are permitted. Open splits and joints limited by width and length.