Core Range - Natural Plywood 

Our Natural Plywood range radiates the warmth that can only be achieved with timber.  Each panel is a unique expression of nature, that engages our emotions and senses like no other material.  It retains its character and integrity over time yet transforms as it takes on a patina of age, so it becomes more beautiful as it tells the story of life.  A 'real' material with longevity and soul.  Made from White Birch, a multi layer hardwood ply that is the best in the world for joinery. The range is available in doors, drawer faces, panels, kickboards and bench tops. Can be ordered in any of the four Core Handle designs, including the 'Hole' designed in collaboration with Interia.

Shown above is Natural Plywood with 'Finger Pull' handles. 

Shown above is detail of 'Finger Pull' handle and Black Laminated Ply counter-top.

Shown above is Natural Plywood with 'Finger Pull' handles.

Shown above is Natural Plywood with 'Hole' handle and Black Laminated Ply counter-top.

Product Information

Drawer Fronts, Doors and Panels

You can order the Natural Plywood Core Range in all of the sizes required to fit the METOD kitchen carcass system from IKEA.  


The fronts are made from 18mm 'A/B Grade' Chain of Custody Certified Birch Plywood with Multiedge Laminations.  A very robust long grain medium density hardwood with an E0 emission rating.  Total thickness of panel is approximately 18mm.  The Chain of Custody Certification ensures the timber is sourced using environmentally responsible forestry practices.  To use the material responsibly we optimise it for every order, so grain matching and consistent grain direction are not to be anticipated.  We believe the accidentally deliberate application of responsibly optimised material to be a integral part of our design for the range.

The fronts are available 'Straight off the Saw' requiring some sanding and finishing or 'Finished' where the faces and all edges have been sanded and the entire panel finished with two coats of a natural hardwax with a satin or matt finish.

If you need doors 140cm tall or more, we recommend ordering an MDF door with a birch veneer face and edge, to avoid too much movement in the door (see 'A Word About PLY'). We can still supply you with tall plywood doors, but at your own risk.


Available handles for the Natural Plywood Core Range are as follows:

'Finger Pull' - a circular cut out approx. 40mm diameter, suitable for doors or drawers (see images above)

'Cut Out' - a rectangular cut out at top of door or drawer 130mm wide x 28mm deep (see main image above)

'Hole' - a solid timber sleeve for finger pull, designed in collaboration with Interia, available in Blackbutt, Celery Top Pine or Oak (see image above)

'Plain Door' - no cut outs in door or drawer face, suitable for IKEA push to open system or to apply your own handle (see main image above)

For further information about handles - see Handles



You can order the Natural Plywood Core Range in panels suitable for counter-tops.  We strongly suggest ordering a sample of Natural Plywood to determine if it is suitable for you before ordering it as a counter-top.  Counter-top panel thicknesses available are approximately 18mm and 30mm.  We do not recommend overhanging the 18mm thick counter-top by more than 20mm, and the 30mm thick counter-top by more than 200mm.

The range of Laminated Plywood Counter-tops are also suitable for pairing with the Natural Plywood fronts.

  Our other Core Designs:

Linoleum Surfaced 
Plywood -
Matt, elegant and natural

Check out the Linoleum Surfaced Ply

Laminated Plywood -

Inspired by the Scandinavian kitchens of the 70s


Check out the Laminated Plywood

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