Stringer Selection

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Our in-house mill capabilities allow us to offer nearly any conceivable cut or configuration. Some limits are set by the length or width of wood available. Our cedar comes 6” wide and will not fit all rockers, and our plywood has a length limit of 8’1”.

Multi stringers, T-bands, off-set stringers, flares, and wedge cuts are all part of our custom stringer capability. Again, stringer configuration is only limited by one’s creativity.

Parabolic rail stringer configurations are also available in a variety of different blank sizes. Our standard parabolic templates can be used in any of our shortboard sizes to suit your finished board dimensions and requirements.

US Blanks currently offers 5 solid woods, various plywoods, and 2 alternative materials for stringer selection.

Solid Woods

Balsa, Basswood, Cedar, Dark Wood (Cedar Alternative), Redwood

Balsa

Balsa: Very lightweight. Consistent color and grain. Available in any length and thickness. Readily available.


Basswood

Basswood: Consistent color and grain. Available in any length and thickness. Readily available.


Dark Wood (Cedar Alternative)

Dark Wood (Cedar Alternative): Introduced to fill the void when Cedar is unavailable. Variation in color from Cedar-tone to very dark. Available in any length and thickness. Readily available.


Cedar

Cedar: Slight variation in color and grain. Available in any length and thickness. Call for availability.


Redwood

Redwood: Slight variation in color and grain. Available in any length and thickness.

Plywoods

The process of gluing panels of wood together into ply adds strength to the final product. Additionally, the ability to use multiple wood colors within the ply offers aesthetic variety.

3 PLY PANELS

4mm Unidirectional Plywood available in Poplar Ply, High Performance Ply, Team Ply.

Plywoods 2

Appelcore Stringers are a 3 ply, colored-dyed, basswood stringer available in a wide range of color combinations. Inquire for current color availability.

Appelcore

5 PLY PANELS

6mm Unidirectional Poplar Plywood.

Appelcore also offers a 5 ply panel that is 1/4″ thick and available up to 12′ in length. Color combinations vary. Please call us for current color offerings.

7 PLY PANELS

Appelcore offers a 3/8″ thick 7 ply panel, available up to 12′ in length. Color combinations vary. Please call us for current color offerings.

Learn more about Appelcore Stringers here.

Alternatives

PVC is available in 3mm and 4mm, colored red and white.

Powerline Stringerz are a non-woven polymer laminated into a 4-ply panel. The stringer is colorless and translucent, but reflects and refracts the color of the glue line thereby allowing a wide variety color options.

Learn more about Powerline Stringerz here.