Material Choice Guide

Not everyone is the same and neither are your needs so why settle for the same materials for your items. With us we provide 2 material choices as a standard on the majority of our Wooden Craft Shapes while also offering special order options for many more.

Our standard stocked materials are

3mm Birch Ply - A Light Coloured Grain, Great to be left Natural as well as Decorated. All rounder. May contain Knots, Blemishes, Plugs. We lightly sand both sides before dispatch to provide a nice touch and a better looking piece. This material is from a sustainable source and governed by the Forestry Stewardship Council Scheme.

4mm Oak Veneered MDF - A dark colour prominent grained material that provides a great natural look. Ideal to be left natural and wonderful to be used for engraving. This material is veneered with a quality finish on both sides. As this is a veneer and not a laminate the grain will differ and may contain knots or blemishes. We lightly sand both sides before dispatch to ensure a nice touch and a better looking finished piece.

In addition to our stocked material we can also offer the following items as special orders.

3.2mm MDF - Darker Colour, No Grain, Ideal for decoration.

0.8mm, 1.5mm & 3mm Finnish Birch Ply - A premium quality plywood from a sustainable source in Finland and governed by the Foresty Stewardship Council Scheme. A slightly darker colour to that of the Standard Birch Ply with a more defined grain. Higher quality and smooth feel making it ideal to be left Natural to get that great wooden look. Looks wonderful when engraved,  providing a stunning colour contrast. Three width options with the thinner widths being best for decorating cards and other items by being fixed in place. May contain Knots and blemishes. We lightly sand both sides before dispatch to ensure a nice touch and quality finished piece.

1.5mm Exterior Birch Ply - A treated birch plywood making it perfect for use in outdoor positions where it will be exposed to the elements. This material is great for Wedding signs and directional arrows amongst other things. This material may contain Knots & Blemishes. 

3mm Mosa Bamboo - Available in either a natural lighter coloured material or in a Caramel darker coloured grain. This matieral is sustainably sourced from Eastern China and governed by the Forestry Stewardship Council Scheme. The Bamboo features a more prominent tighter grained look making it ideal to be used to show it's grain and wonderful colours. This material may contain knots and Blemishes. After cutting the edges are more of a black look providing a stunning colour contrast to the front faces. We lightly sand both sides before dispatch to ensure a nice touch and quality finished piece.

3mm Cork - A superb material to use and work with, with it's interesting texture and darker colouring this material is perfect for engraving. Cork naturally works well with liquids making it a great choice for custom Coasters and similar items. 

Plastics - We can supply a number of Acrylics & Perspex pieces with clear look or double layer colours (ideal for engraved colour contrast), right down to Glittered and Metallic pieces. If you've got an idea in mind then let us know and we'll show you the options that would best suit.

We have provided a few of these alternative materials for sports teams, companies & inidividuals, a few examples of these can be seen on our Bespoke/Custom Service page.