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Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby soapcreek » Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 am

Called the local Home Depot and Menards and neither are able to get 1/8 birch plywood. I have a couple small lumberyards to check yet but I was curious where everyone was sourcing their 1/8 birch plywood? I’m in Iowa. Considering I’m going to cover it in Linex I’m wondering if I should consider a different material.


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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby KTM_Guy » Thu May 17, 2018 11:04 am

Hardwood lumber sellers. Places that cater to cabinet shops. You can check with cabinet shops but they will probably up the price.

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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby QueticoBill » Thu May 17, 2018 11:17 am

You don't say where in the world you are, so hard to offer specific. I find it at www.owlhardwood.com. Some googling of larger metropolitan areas near you should turn up a supplier.
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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby soapcreek » Thu May 17, 2018 11:38 am

QueticoBill wrote:You don't say where in the world you are, so hard to offer specific. I find it at http://www.owlhardwood.com. Some googling of larger metropolitan areas near you should turn up a supplier.


Southeast Iowa to be more specific but 2-3 hr drive to multiple metro hubs.


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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby Zomby Woof » Thu May 17, 2018 3:44 pm

I haven't started building yet and I'm not an accomplished wood worker but doing my research I was surprised (though I shouldn't have been) at the difference in quality between the box stores and the specialty suppliers, and the specialty guys are cheaper!

The box stores aren't doing you any favours.
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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby QueticoBill » Thu May 17, 2018 7:26 pm

I found one in St Louis and one in Dunlap IA. There should be one in Quad cities but I didnt find it. Try finding a custom cabinet or casework shop and ask where they order from.

I wonder if there is a way to find out who imports it and whp their deslers are. And some firms seem to ship anywhere, but probably eadier and less expensive to drive several hours.
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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby Sparksalot » Thu May 17, 2018 8:11 pm

+1 on the woodworking shops. I've found this to be the place to go in both Dallas and Austin areas.
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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby dwminnich » Fri May 18, 2018 8:40 am

A search for "Baltic birch southeast Iowa" turns up several possibilities to check.


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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 18, 2018 10:08 am

I go to the only lumber yard in town (that's three hours from the nearest box store) and tell them I need ten sheets of 1/8" BB. "It'll be here Thursday."

When you ask if they have it, and they say no, ask if they can order it.

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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby georgecardonajr » Fri May 18, 2018 9:56 pm

soapcreek wrote:Called the local Home Depot and Menards and neither are able to get 1/8 birch plywood. I have a couple small lumberyards to check yet but I was curious where everyone was sourcing their 1/8 birch plywood? I’m in Iowa. Considering I’m going to cover it in Linex I’m wondering if I should consider a different material.


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Check and see if you have a Wurth Wood group in your area.




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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby coyote » Sat May 19, 2018 7:49 am

I used "Cedar Creek Building Supplies", in 2013. On line I note a store in Des Moines. I had to, 1. visit "Big Box" store, make the deal ( with a manager) , 2. Pay "Big Box" store, 3. Go to Cedar Creek and provide receipt and load 1/8 birch. Not too difficult and big box only upped the price by 2 bucks a sheet.
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Postby Dusty Mark » Tue May 22, 2018 1:57 pm

I ordered mine from Edensaw in Tacoma. They did a great job packing it for shipping via freight carrier. They’ll give you a good quote. Shipping isn’t free, but at least you’ll be using good materials on your build.
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Re: Where are you buying 1/8 birch?

Postby soapcreek » Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 pm

Liberty Hardwoods in Ankeny, IA stocks 5x5 sheets and you can buy direct. I made the drive today to secure what I need. Thanks for the input all.


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