Premium Hardwood Panels

The ApplePly Story

ApplePly® is the popular, premium hardwood core invented by States Industries. Like all States’ substrates, ApplePly can be fully customized, including thickness and length, face and back veneers, finishes and machining options.

Though there are many imitators, there’s only one original ApplePly!

Attractive Edge Detail

ApplePly’s uniformly thin plies of light-colored Birch give it a visually attractive, solid edge that doesn’t require edge banding. The strong pattern of the edge is often used as a primary design element.

A History of Superior Craftmanship

Originally introduced in 1984, ApplePly® immediately became the premier panel of choice for high-end professional installations. Since then, it has continued to gain followers including architects, designers, furniture makers and other craftsmen. ApplePly is famous for its eye-catching edge, which is frequently used as a primary design element in furniture, fixtures and architectural installations.

Why Choose ApplePly?


Virtually void free with uniform hardwood layers, eliminating the telegraphing of imperfections to produce an exceptionally flat panel

Visual Edge

Thin, uniform innerplies create an attractive edge, which doesn’t require edge banding and is often used as a design element


Machines beautifully, like solid wood, without tear out or burn

Surface Uniformity

Constructed from Birch innerplies, assembled into a core blank and sanded to a metered tolerance, creating a solid, smooth product

Thickness and Length Options

Thickness48-1/2″ x 96-1/2″48-1/2″ x 120-1/2″

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Customize Your ApplePly Panel

Like all of States’ plywood products, you can customize every detail of your ApplePly panel. Learn more about how the panel customization process works and explore additional core options.

Specify your face and back veneers, available in all domestic and most imported species

For a prefinished option, apply one of our NOVA UV-cured coatings, with a range of color and gloss options

Save time and money with custom component machining (available with some quantities)

Accolades and Applications

ApplePly’s attractive edge has been a featured design element in major retailers including GAP, Nike, Body Shop and Children’s Place. It has been selected for furniture design classes at The Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design and Appalachian State University, and it can be found in applications as diverse as drawer sides and telescopes.

Construction Details

ApplePly is constructed from 1/16″ Birch innerplies using a two-step lamination process and no added urea-formaldehyde adhesive. Innerplies are first assembled into a core blank and size sanded to a metered tolerance before being overlaid with selected face and back veneers.

This process insures a solid, smooth and flat product and eliminates telegraphing of imperfections in the core. The all-hardwood construction machines beautifully without tear-out or burn. Because of its machinability, ApplePly is often substituted for solid wood.

ApplePly is made with soy and phenolic adhesives. Birch inner plies are imported from Poland or Russia; the product is manufactured in Eugene, Oregon.


ApplePly is constructed without the use of urea-formaldehyde adhesives. It exceeds CARB 93120.12 and qualifies for LEED IEQ Credit 4.4 for Low Emitting Materials. Similarly, ApplePly is typically constructed from FSC Certified inner plies, but you must specify FSC Certified material to receive proper documentation.

Mechanical Specifications

Modulus of Rupture (PSI)Modulus of Rupture (PSI)Modulus of Elasticity (PSI)Modulus of Elasticity (PSI)Screw Withdrawal (Lbs of Force)Screw Withdrawal (Lbs of Force)
ProductParallelPerpendicularParallelPerpendicularPerpendicular to FacePerpendicular to Edge
1/4″ ApplePly7,4775,199745,716443,927649516
1/2″ ApplePly8,8558,380830,436910,679649516
3/4″ ApplePly8,7319,4291,026,8851,048,433649516
3/4″ Conventional5,0004,000600,000500,000649516

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