In this study, the effects of waiting time of alder (Alnus glutinosa subsp. barbata) veneers before drying, on some properties of plywood, were investigated. Veneers produced at laboratory conditions were divided into four groups considering their waiting time before the drying process. pH and 1% NaOH solubility of these four groups of veneers were determined. No significant differences were found in solubility and pH values obtained from test groups. In addition bending strength, shear strength and formaldehyde emission values of plywood, produced from these veneers, were investigated. While bending strength and formaldehyde emission values of the plywood showed no differences, the shear strength of the plywood produced from veneers immediately dried after production was significantly higher than the one of other groups.