Austral Hoop Pine Plywood

Distributors of Austral Plywood, a leading Australian manufacturer.

Their resources are 100% plantation grown Hoop Pine, carrying a Chain of Custody certification, linked to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) with independent certification and comes with a 25 year lamination warranty with the A-Bond marine glueline.

Hoop pine is a native Australian specie with a blonde colour and fine texture. Being a designated marine specie, it is suited for the harsh Australian environment when used in the proper application.

For ideas on staining the plywood, please view the colour cards on our Resources page.

A/C Grade Hoop Pine

Austral AC plywood has a high-grade face and a lesser grade back giving a consistent and uniform surface exhibiting a warm appearance fit for clear water-based finishing. Exterior Hoop Pine is a designated marine timber species suitable for semi exposed applications, where a high-quality aesthetic finish is required. Interior Hoop Pine plywood is suitable for interior applications, where not exposed to wet or damp conditions.

Length x Width (mm)Thickness (mm)GluelineSpec Sheet
Commonly held stock
2400 x 12003, 4, 5, 6.5, 9.5, 12.5, 16, 19A-BondAC Exterior
2400 x 12003, 4, 9, 12.5C-BondAC Interior

B/B Grade Hoop Pine

Austral BB plywood with face & back veneers exhibiting a more natural appearance including characteristics such as colour variation, filled splits and swirling grain. Suitable for various applications being a durable marine timber species with structural rating. However not generally recommended for high-end clear staining, it’s better suited for a liming white coating or equivalent for appearance.

Length x Width (mm)Thickness (mm)GluelineSpec Sheet
Commonly held stock
2400 x 12004, 6.5, 9.5, 12.5, 16, 19, 25, 32A-BondBB Exterior


Further Inspiration (plywood not necessarily supplied by PPS)

Borgelt & Craig Architects: Tardis & Home Studio

Diverse Builders: Cobram

Industry Information – Austral Premium Plywood

Austral Hoop Pine Plywood
Hoop Pine Plywood Group 3 RatingWarrington Fire Report
The Suitability of Plywood and Ply Composite Products in Different ApplicationsAustral Plywood
Araucaria Hoop Pine Fact SheetHQ Plantations PDF
Araucaria Hoop Pine OverviewHQ Plantations PDF
Emissions Certificate Austral Plywood
25 Year Gluebond WarrantyAustral Plywood
Structural Plywood - Design GuideEngineered Wood Products Association of Australasia
Fire Resistance Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia
Safety Data SheetAustral Plywood SDS
Responsible Wood (Related to Austral Hoop Pine Plywood & ECOPly Radiata Pine Plywood)Responsible Wood Flyer
Green Star Timber Credits (Related to Austral Hoop Pine Plywood)Green Star

When staining or coating Hoop Pine plywood, please ensure that compatible products are used. Water based finishes are recommended for application on Hoop Pine plywood. Austral Plywood has tested and approved stains from Livos Australia as suitable for use with Hoop Pine plywood. Ensuring against other oil based coatings penetrating the face veneers and strongly highlighting the natural figure within the timber, causing it to darken considerably.

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