Hardwood Panel Products




States Industries LLC is a privately held, hardwood panel producer located in Eugene, Oregon, in the heart of America's wood products manufacturing region. We have established a reputation for innovation by consistently introducing products and processes targeted to improve our customer's capabilities and the value of their products.

Each workday at States, more than three hundred individuals bring their skill, ingenuity and dedication to the task of creating and supplying quality, hardwood panel products to North American woodworkers. Millwrights, electricians, press operators, finish line technicians and all of States' employees create a culture that supports and encourages the fullfillment of our customer's requests. States maintains bills-of-material for more than 400,000 constructions and typically adds 10 new ones daily, each to meet a customer's very specific application. No other manufacturer in our industry is more responsive to the specialized needs of woodworking.

Soystrong Adhesives

SoyStrong™ is your mark of assurance that hardwood plywood from States Industries meets the most rigorous standards for indoor air quality. States' total commitment to soy-based adhesives means that all veneer-core panels are free from formaldehyde resins and are designated NAF for No-Added-Formaldehyde.


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Panel Manufacturing Process

Every part of the States panel can be created to match your precise specifications. Whether you need a small quantity suitable for custom remodel or large quantities for use in commercial applications. Our proprietary manufacturing process allows you to customize every detail about your panel form substrate to the veneer species to the color and unique properties of its NOVA finish. Choose your Substrate, Choose your Veneer, Choose finished or unfinished. Contact us for help select the right combination.

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Hardwood Panels - ApplePly®

ApplePly® is a uniquely designed States hardwood panel product. Constructed from uniform laminations of solid grade 1/16" birch, this all hardwood core panel is strong and lightweight with a minimum number of voids and a naturally attractive edge.

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Hardwood Panels - ArmorCore®

Lighter, tougher, flatter, harder, and stronger are the key attributes of States ArmorCore® substrates. For applications demanding superior performance, ArmorCore® is just what you're looking for. ArmorCore® combines the low weight and high strength advantages of veneer cored panels with the superior flatness and higher density of MDF.

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Veneer Cores

1 Step Veneer, or Conventional Construction is the least expensive way to manufacture a veneer core panel because all laminations including the face and back veneers are assembled and pressed at one time. The drawback to this method is that imperfections in the core veneers can transfer to the surface as high or low spots on the face and back.
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Composite Cores

Particleboard is perhaps the least expensive core for hardwood plywood because its particles are less refined than MDF, yet it is perfect for many applications. It is smoother and more uniform than veneer cores and available in Class A fire ratings as well as no-added-urea-formaldehyde constructions. Particleboard is generally available 1/2" or thicker. While some hardwood plywood producers manufacture their own particleboard, most outsource this core material.
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The entire log is peeled. This method can yield full sheets of veneer. The grain pattern is broad with no plain or quarter-sliced appearance.
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Rift Cut

An angle of 15 degrees to the radius of the flitch is used to minimize the ray flake effect in oak.
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Plain Sliced

The method produces grain pattern. Most logs will also yield some quarter appearance.
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Quarter Sliced

This method produces a series of stripes ' straight in some woods, varied in others. A flake pattern is produced when slicing through medullary rays in some species, principally oak.
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Unfinished Hardwood Panels

NOVA finishes are available in a wide range of options and can be combined as needed for specific applications or can be specified "UNFINISHED"

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Prefinished: Hardwood Panels - Nova®

High quality and beautiful finishes bring out the natural warmth of real wood-grain surfaces. States NOVA® prefinished hardwood panels are custom tailored to bring out that radiance in every application.

NOVA® offers unsurpassed prefinish options with clear, translucent, opaque and printed finishes. Select from satin, medium, and high gloss, or a custom gloss level with precise color matching for your specific application.

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Prefinished: Hardwood Panels - Nova Peak

NOVA PEAK panels allow shops to produce high quality case goods without extensive finishing capabilities. Pre-finished NOVA panels are used primarily on interior vertical surfaces such as cabinets, closets, fixtures and architectural interiors.

NOVA PEAK panels are a stock version of States' custom color capabilities. Since they are produced to stock and not to order, options are limited to the standard offering, ten colors on four species. There are two options on Oak, three on Maple, three on Cherry and two on Mahogany. Thicknesses include 1/4" MDF core and 3/4" ArmorCore. Face grades are A Cherry and Mahogany and B Maple and Oak. NOVA PEAK panels are finished on both sides.

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Prefinished: Hardwood Panels - Nova Lab

Nova Lab finishes have been formulated and applied to meet Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) standards for chemical resistance. They are appropriate to use anywhere interior vertical surfaces are exposed to harsh chemicals, including laboratories, commercial kitchens, work rooms and testing centers.

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Architectural Sample Binder

Request a complimentary Architectural Sample Binder for your firm's library.

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Last Update: 2021-01-26