Frogwood™ Engineered Laminated Birch Plywood

Frogwood is a manufactured engineered laminated birch hardwood, constructed with the grain of all the individual laminations aligned along the same direction. This ensures that when Frogwood blanks are turned, the material cuts consistently without any tearing of the material.

ALL Frogwood blanks are cut with the grain.

Frogwood laminations are dyed using water-soluble FDA approved dyes, and every panel of the material made goes through an autoclave moisture removal process. This extends the manufacturing time, but it minimizes any shrinkage issues and eliminates the cracking problems often seen in imported laminated birch materials.

As in most laminated bonded wood products, Frogwood does contain some formaldehyde from the lamination bonding agent. Levels are kept as low as possible consistent with the delivery of a robust reliable product.

Quality USA Made Colored Laminated Wood

Visual appeal for your craft projects and commercial products


Bold colors and excellent finishing qualities for consistently outstanding results

Frogwood™ Laminate Colors

These are the base colors available for Frogwood; any combination of these colors can be mixed to create your own custom layups. Custom color orders have a two panel minimum, and a lead time of four weeks plus shipping time.

Below the solid color images, you will find our standard color sets.

To truly appreciate the colors in a Frogwood blank you have to machine it, revealing the darker surface colors and the transition to the lighter core colors of every layer of the block. This section gives you an idea of the saturated surface colors of each lamination, and the cut pieces photographed in our Frogwood Blanks product pages show you how those colors come to life in your finished product.

Black

Our darkest, most saturated color

Charcoal

Almost as dark as Black, but with less saturation through the thickness of the layer giving more grey tones.

Natural

Natural undyed birch, with darker bonding agent giving a superb grain effect.

Brown

A deep brown hue the color of dark chocolate

WineWood

A softer brown with red tones

Red

Deep burgundy red

Magenta

Deep magenta with pink inner tones

Blue

Royal blue, for striking color combinations

Green

Forest leaf green

Olive

This green is softer, makes a great green component in camo mixes

Frogwood™ Standard Colors

Any Frogwood Blank, Panel, or Cut Panel size can be purchased in any of the above solid colors or any of the standard colors shown below with no minimum order requirement.

Custom color layups are available with a two panel minimum, and a lead time of four weeks plus shipping time.

Camo

  • 8: Charcoal
  • 1: Brown
  • V: Olive

Patriotic

  • 8: Charcoal
  • 1: Brown
  • V: Olive

African Violet

  • 1: Brown
  • 7: Magenta
  • 8: Charcoal

BlueBell

  • 9: Winewood
  • 1: Brown
  • 6: Blue
  • 6: Blue

Neon

  • 7: Magenta
  • 7: Magenta
  • 0: Black
  • 0: Black

Gaelic

  • 9: Winewood
  • N: Natural
  • 5: Green

Classic

  • N: Natural
  • 0: Black
  • N: Natural
  • 8: Charcoal

Lilac

  • 7: Magenta
  • 7: Magenta
  • N: Natural
  • 1: Brown



 

Thin Red Line

  • 0: Black (to edge)
  • 2: Red
  • 2: Red
  • 0: Black (to edge)



 

Thin Blue Line

  • 0: Black (to edge)
  • 6: Blue
  • 6: Blue
  • 0: Black (to edge)

Limited Warranty

  • In the event of a manufacturing defect, we will replace or refund the defective product. We may request that you return the part for analysis, in which case we will pay for return shipping
  • We aim to provide pieces that are at least the dimensions stated, but due to normal manufacturing tolerances we can only guarantee +/- 1/16th inch
  • Colors vary with lighting conditions; we photograph all pieces either in sunlight or natural-light balanced fluorescent lighting. However, computer screens vary from device to device, and also change as they age. We can not guarantee that the colors that you see on the screen are an exact match to the colors of the material
  • Always wear protective clothing and eye protection when turning any material

Working with Frogwood™

Machining Frogwood

Use very sharp cutting tools, carbide if possible. Medium spindle speed for turning with low to medium feed rate for roughing. High spindle speed low feed rate for finishing. Consider this material like cutting cherry not soft like pine or hard like ash. The material is birch which has been bonded together with an adhesive under pressure which tends to make it slightly harder.

Finishing Frogwood

Frogwood is made from birch, a reasonably open-grained material. This takes well to all types of shellacs, Polyurethanes and other surface finishes. This material can also be finished with CA glue finish if desired. In our experience when producing finished products using this material, many customers preferred a simple high polish waxed finish.

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Our goal is to provide items made to a consistent quality standard with short lead times. We believe the best way to achieve this is to work exclusively with American suppliers for our raw materials and manufactured parts.

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