Birch Wood Panels, 1-5/8 deep

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Made with pride in the Pacific Northwest, these wood panels are constructed with a Baltic Birch face and a smooth solid Poplar cradle (frame around the back). The cradled back ensures no warping, flexing, stretching, and makes for easy hanging. As the panels get larger the cradle includes more support bars and corners, ensuring solid construction for the most discerning professionals. These panels have a depth of 7/8".

The panel surface has no seams, large knots or raised fibers. The artist can use it as is in its natural state or treat it with various primers or gesso for each individual approach. The panels are made with the highest quality in mind, so all sides and the back are sanded smooth to be left natural or to be stained or painted leaving no need for framing. With the all-around clean finish, some artists use the cradled side of the panel for their artwork. A gesso primer may be applied to add some tooth, but is not necessary to seal the surface. Also available in a depth of 7/8".

Panels larger than 30" x 40" require Store Pickup.


  • 3
    24"x24" wood panels 1/5/8 deep

    Posted by Sherry Karver on 3rd Dec 2023

    I buy these panels only because they are the size I had to have quickly, and I've said this before - they are not 'professional grade' quality. They are student grade. The panels only have one bar on the back and these hokey little squares on either side for support. Also the size advertised is 1/4 inch off on each side. This might not be a big deal to some artists, but for me it is critical because they have to match up with other panels, and when they are off, it is very visible. The company you are buying them from is cheating you about their sizes, and skimping on how they are put together on the back. Check out the ones from Blick. Sorry to say this but they are much better quality, just not the sizes I need.

  • 5
    Cradled Birch Painting Panel 14" x 14" x 1.5"

    Posted by Carol on 17th Apr 2023

    Great surface to work on, well made, and square!

  • 5
    Birch panels

    Posted by CAROL LADEWIG on 8th Mar 2023

    Great quality and wonderful to work with

  • 3
    Birch panels are now ridiculously expensive.

    Posted by Joyce Baranowska on 7th Jan 2023

    I purchased these panels less than two years ago and now the price has more than doubled. Maybe Flax aught to find another company to manufacture them.

  • 4
    Cradled Birch Painting Panel

    Posted by Marlene Walters on 26th Jun 2022

    Good product but inaccurate in size at. 30 x 30 inches. About 1/4 inch or thereabout off.

  • 5
    Wood panels

    Posted by patti oleon on 2nd May 2022

    These are very well made, smooth solid panels. I haven't had them for long, so not sure how they hold up in the future, but am pleased

  • 5
    Birch panels

    Posted by Joyce baranowska on 14th Jan 2021

    Great panels. Nice poplar bracing instead of cheap looking pine. Great if you don’t plan to frame them afterwards. Cradled or tough enough to avoid warping.

  • 5
    Some of the best commercial panels

    Posted by Heather Robinson on 10th Sep 2020

    I find these are consistently very high quality panels to work on, well finished and well put-together. This is my favorite brand of panel to paint on by far.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Judy on 24th Aug 2020

    I have been buying these wood panels since 2016. They are very good quality. Smooth surface. Making it ideal for drawing and painting or mixed media which is my preferred medium. I highly recommend them. My only criticism is that they don’t do bigger sizes than 48x48 inches.