Shop Grade Hardwoods
Shop grade hardwoods are hardwood sheets that can have imperfections from the manufacturer
MDF is medium density fiberboard. VC is veneer core or plywood. C/C is chip core.
UV is a finish that is applied to the plywood that can be clear coat or have a stain.
Mill stands for Mill option back. This is a veneer that is used to balance the board which is chosen for utility not looks. 95% of the sheet is generally usable.
The unique attribute of shop grade plywood is that often times if you only need to have one good side shown you can save a significant amount and still achieve the same results.
Check out our “On Grade” Hardwoods – plywood without imperfections – here.
The American Hardwood Assocation will also give examples of different species.