What's the Difference?

When ordering a custom PLYWERK wood print you may ask yourself, birch or bamboo? Which is better? What's the difference?

While we can’t make this decision for you, we can help you understand some of the major differences between the two. Luckily, in a match between Birch Vs. Bamboo, there’s only one winner...you!



  • 3/4" Thick sustainable birch plywood
  • Cabinet quality with 3/4" solid birch core
  • Lighter weight than bamboo plywood
  • Pretty layered side profile
  • Blank canvas of choice by fine artists
  • Most popular selection for custom wood prints


  • 3/4" Thick sustainable bamboo plywood
  • Actually grass not wood, in fact one of the fastest growing plants on the earth
  • Heavier weight than birch plywood
  • Two different side profiles:
  • "Flute" side is "Sexy" and stylish
  • "Layered" side is beautifully simple
  • More expensive than birch but the feel in your hands is unmistakable

While there are obvious differences between both materials, our favorite piece of trivia is Birch and Bamboo canvases share similar eco-friendly qualities since both are created using only 100% fully sustainable wood.

So there you have it, the differences and similarities between birch and bamboo. If you find yourself still torn with the deeper understanding of how wonderful each choice is, we suggest you get one of each.