An “A” face on plywood should be matched for both grain and colour. All veneer splices should be book-matched for a visually pleasing appearance. There should not be any abrupt changes in colour or grain between the splices.
An “A” face will not permit sound knots, repaired knots or rough-cut veneer. An A face may allow slight mineral streak and/or vine marks.
The number of defects such as pin knots or small burls varies according to the specie of veneer.
This is the best face grade on plywood normally stocked and is often used for upper-end cabinetry, architectural millwork, and quality furniture.