A: Technically all plywood is veneer. Each ply is a"veneer".
Home Depot carries birch veneered,which you found, and they also carry oak veneered.
If you are looking for a different species of finish veneer, you may have to buy the
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- Single Piece of Baltic Birch Plywood, 3mm - 1/8" x 24" x 30"
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- Single piece of Baltic Birch Plywood, 3mm - 1/8" x 24" x 30"
I built a 2 x 12 sealed back non-resonant cabinet from 3/4" Douglas Fir plywood from Lowes. I think the cabinet sounds pretty good. However, I keep seeing everywhere that birch (particularly baltic birch) is the building material of choice and many seem to think it has the best sound. Many manufactures advertise using Birch in their cabinets and it seems to be almost a standard. The only way I can see it affecting tone in a solid non-resonant speaker cabinet is if the reflective or absorptive properties of the wood are favourable some how and in turn affect how the speaker resonates itself. I would think that the physical construction of the plywood and whether it has voids or not would be more significant in this regard than the wood type though. Birch plywood (often called Baltic Birch) is used for applications where very high quality and stability is desired. The big difference between birch plywood and regular construction grades of plywood is in the quality of the wood used and