NBL® (No Black Line)

NBL® laminates provide the custom woodworker with superior flexibility and performance when compared to other wood-backed products. NBL®’s patented 3-ply construction produces an extremely pliable, moisture-resistant sheet without the black edge associated with phenolic and foil backers. Minor substrate imperfections are “absorbed” and hidden by NBL®’s thermo-set joined face and parallel grain, all-wood-backer. Ease of application and over 100 different species and cuts make NBL® wood-on-wood laminate the proven choice for trouble-free projects.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers a patented multi-ply construction, including an internal moisture barrier
  • Tenderized to bend and wrap a tight radius
  • Parallel grains provide balanced construction for flat storage and easy post forming
  • No unsightly edge lines as with phenolic and foil-backed veneer
  • Prevents bubbling, solvent seepage and telegraphing
  • Pre-sanded
  • Ships easily by UPS


Technical Specifications

Information provided is based on 4’ x 8’ sheet

  • Thickness: .040 plus or minus .005
  • Size Availability: 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 8′
  • Machine Surface Sand: 150 grit
  • Packaging Standard: 1-5 pcs / 6-10 pcs
  • Typical Box Size:11-3/8″ x 11-3/8″ x 50″ / 7″ x 7″ x 99″ tube
  • Weight/4X8 Sheet: 3.94 lbs
  • (Bending Radius) Flexibility: 2-4″
  • Standard Size: 4’ x 8’
  • Maximum Size: 5’ x 12’
  • Recommended Glue: Solvent-based contact (flexible glue line), Urea formaldehyde cured in a press (rigid glue line)



  • Best to store in a climate controlled environment (Heated in winter/Air-conditioned in summer)
  • Relative humidity of 35% is best
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight


Color and Grain Appearance:

  • Variation can be expected from sheet to sheet and lot to lot
  • Sequence matching available upon request


General Application Information:

  • Inspect material for satisfaction of quality and grade prior to lamination
  • All veneer should be acclimated prior to application
  • Ideal temperature for application is 70-80° F
  • Ideal humidity is 35%
  • Surface must be clean, dry and smooth (free of dust, grease, wax) to ensure a good bond
  • Use of solvent-based adhesives is recommended. Water-based adhesives are not recommended
  • Veneer scrapers are recommended for hand application to allow for maximum pressure. “J” rollers are not recommended
  • Adhesive should be allowed to cure for 48 hours prior to finishing


Stocked for Next Day Local Delivery:

  • P/S Hard Maple
  • P/S Red Oak
  • P/S Cherry
  • Rotary White Birch

Nearly all other species can be drop shipped by UPS to you within 3 days.