Weldtex, Combed Plywood

Available in plywood panels and solid stock lumber (oak, birch, ash, etc.) for door panels or milled into clear cedar or redwood for t & g exterior siding.  Call for details. We’d love to hear about your project and answer any questions you might have.  Click below to see a short YouTube Video presentation of Weldtex panels.

Weldtex Video

Also vintageplywood.com

Weldtex PanelWeldtex which was originally manufactured by U.S. Plywood has not been made since the 1970′s until now!  Sizes available in 3/8″ thick panels

  • 15 7/8″ x 96″
  • 23 7/8″ x 96″

Note: Though we do not produce a 48″ wide panel, due to the nature of the unique Weldtex, or combed pattern, when you join two long edges together the joint appears to be seamless. So in reality you could cover an entire wall with the panels and never know that there were narrower than 48″

Click below for a YouTube Video Presentation of our Weldtex reproduction and ideas.

“Weldtex panels let you arrange horizontal or vertical stripes: checkerboard, diamond, and even herringbone patterns.  You’ll discover countless decorating schemes!” (from Life Magazine ad, circa 1957)

For a wonderful history of Weldtex and it’s creation, please check out Mary Ottoson’s website “Heritage Revival” you will also find a link there on her research paper “Weldtex the Plywood Panel that Grows Old Gracefully” (Link listed below)


Not only plywood!  The combed effect or striations shown in these samples is available in plywood and solid lumber.  “Weldtex” was originally made in 3/8″ thick plywood panels, however we are able to produce solid stock lumber for door panels as well to cabinet makers to work with. Scroll down near the bottom of this page and you will see some of those examples as well.

For a Video Presentation of our Weldtex/Combed Plywood click on the links below.

Weldtex Video Presentation (click)

This is a little better than looking at a still photo of the pattern.  Keep in mind that we simply laid two sheets together without any fastening, so the joint is not tight, but you get the idea.

Here’s some comments from our recent customers…

“Jeff I just typed in Weldtex and your name came up. My grandfather had it in his house and I just love it. My house was built in the early 50′s. What I would do is take my Sheetrock down and put the Weldtex up. Most of my house has knotty pine in it, and I think the Weldtex would go nicely with it. I like the sizes your making because its easy to handle. I need to remeasure how much I need then I would like to place an order with you.”

“Looking to replace Weldtex interior 4′x8′ wall panels in 2 9×12 rooms. Flood damage due to super storm Sandy here in NJ has caused need to replace. It was a rough texture surface. Thank you for your phone call. Will send picture as soon as a have access to email/server.” (Ed. note. we eventually shipped 41 sheets of Weldtex, pictures to follow… we hope!)

“Hi Jeff,  Everything turned out wonderful can’t even tell a difference the product matched up perfect. Will contact you sometime after the first of the year and would like to order some more for another area of my daughter’s home. She was extremely happy. Thank you so much. Hope you and your Family have a wonderful holiday and a HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Thanks again.”

Below are some photos sent in by one of our first Weldtex customers, note how nice the seams worked out.

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We have recently learned that there are many homes in the New Jersey area (we ship) that were damaged in hurricane Sandy.  If you are interested in learning more about our Weldtex product please give us a call or shoot us an email to jeff@eichersiding.com

Lately we’ve been experimenting with different ways of applying and using Weldtex.


Weldtex Fish… wall hanging, measures about 32″ wide and 24″ high.

4x4 Weldtex

Consider exposed beams, below is a sample of a very basic 4×4, nothing fancy except it has the unique Weldtex texture applied.

Hardwood Wtex 3 samples  Here’s a sample of three different hardwoods, mahogany, maple, and walnut, milled on solid stock 3/4″ lumber.  They have been finished with some high gloss lacquer, satin would be nice too.

Below is an edge view of 3/4″ solid stock walnut showing the depth of the Weldtex pattern.

Hardwood Wtex Walnut


Below is an edge view of 3/8″ plywood, these are available in 23 7/8″ x 96″ sheets.  Call for details on 23 7/8″ x 120″  415-328-0520 or email, jeff@eichlersiding.com


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Weldtex used here surrounding the window, this is a home in Canada we shipped to.
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Here’s a sample of 1×6 T & G clear “A” grade redwood with the Weldtex texture milled into the face. We also added a V-groove at each joint to match the existing pattern a customer in Tulsa, OK has. The same material can be milled without the V-groove for a more continuous look.  We can also mill this out of clear western red cedar, or pine for an interior application, like a wainscot installation.


cropped T and G Wtex