The value of wood

The most fascinating and important material in the world

Birch plywood or medium density fibreboard

Different woods, different advantages

Birch plywood

The favorite wood of our customers

When selecting our materials, we place the utmost importance on regionality, quality and sustainability. Our high-quality woods are extremely durable and comply with international environmental standards and European norms. Our premium material is laminated birch veneer lumber, often called multiplex. The characteristic feature of this wood material is its edge, which is created by cross-gluing individual layers of birch veneer. Birch plywood from Finland is one of the best wood-based materials and brings many advantages. It is extremely strong, stable and durable. Yet it is extremely lightweight. Especially for larger furniture and for long horizontal boards without vertical stabilizers, we recommend birch plywood. The material is also useful in the bathroom or kitchen, as it is resistant to moisture. The edges are broken and sanded - with real wood veneers additionally oiled.

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Classic - White, Black and Grey

Birch plywood is available at form.bar in various variants. Most popular with our customers are classic colors such as white, eco white, black, eco light gray and eco medium gray. Our birch plywoods, except for the real wood veneers, are coated with melamine resin. This makes the material water and friction resistant, so your furniture is optimally protected and you can enjoy it for a long time. The addition "eco" means that the surface of your material is slightly translucent. This means that the wood grain of the birch is visible through the resin coating, which gives your furniture a special naturalness.

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Fancy colored - from red to mint

Birch plywood is available at form.bar in various variants. Most popular with our customers are classic colors such as white, eco white, black, eco light gray and eco medium gray. Our birch plywoods, except for the real wood veneers, are coated with melamine resin. This makes the material water and friction resistant, so your furniture is optimally protected and you can enjoy it for a long time. The addition "eco" means, that the surface of your material is slightly translucent. This means that the wood grain of the birch is visible through the resin coating, which gives your furniture a special naturalness.

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Fine real wood veneers

High quality real wood veneers of oak, beech, walnut or birch are perfect for creating an exclusive atmosphere in his home. The woods are cut in thin layers and glued to the birch plywood. This bypasses the disadvantages of working solid woods and still gives an outstanding look. The material is also oiled twice, which further enhances its beauty and quality.

Natural raw materials and their characteristics

Unique structures are preserved

The work with natural raw materials and the constant ambition to optimize resource-saving production, which at the same time meets the highest customer demands, are also reflected in the texture of the surfaces of the wood materials. For many different reasons, melamine resin is an ideal material for coating furniture made of birch wood, for example. The synthetic resin forms a scratch- and light-resistant as well as water-repellent surface. And the carrier material for the melamine resin is made from a recyclable raw material: paper. This paper insert is not only sustainable, but also brings out a natural characteristic - a subtle shimmering through of the grain of the laminated wood. At the same time, each veneer panel is unique in its structure, small knots and inlets are natural phenomena of this valuable material.

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Medium density fibreboard

The favorable alternative

MDF means "medium density fiberboard". It consists of small softwood fibers, mostly from pine and spruce, which are compressed with the aid of binders to form a hard-wearing wood-based material. MDF is not quite as robust and inherently stable as birch plywood, nevertheless a valuable and popular material. The great advantages are the easy processing possibilities as well as the favorable price. Thus, even a personal unique piece of furniture from a master carpenter becomes affordable. Because MDF boards can bend, especially under heavy load, we do not recommend them for very long horizontal boards. MDF is also not the ideal solution in the kitchen or bathroom. In principle, the material should not come into contact with water, as it can then swell if necessary. With MDF, the edges are also broken and sanded.

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MDF in classic shades

We offer three different color variations for furniture made of MDF, from classic to modern. You can choose from a black surface with natural edge, a white surface with natural edge and a white surface with black edge.

Material samples

Convince yourself of optics and haptics

Wood is sustainable

Renewable raw material with good eco-balance helps protect the climate

Many aspects speak for the use of wood as a material. In addition to its material properties, such as the ease of processing and stability, wood is particularly sustainable and good for the climate, because wood stores carbon. Trees and forests are able to produce biomass and oxygen from CO2 and sunlight and permanently bind the CO2. Thus, the use of wood as a building material works against climate change. Moreover, no other raw material can be produced in such an environmentally friendly way. When used sustainably, wood is virtually inexhaustible, as it can be recycled several times and thus remains in a long material chain. In addition, wood grows again and again. However, the commercialization of wood as a raw material also harbors dangers. Tropical forests are particularly affected. Therefore, it is our duty to handle wood materials responsibly. At form.bar and our partner carpenters, we use only wood materials from FSC®-certified forestry for the production of your furniture. The most important goal of the "Forest Stewardship Council", founded in 1993 as a result of the Rio Earth Summit, is to ensure that the world's forests are used in an environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner. The FSC is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Its aim is to ensure that the needs of the present generation can be met without endangering those of future generations.