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5' Baltic Birch?

Postby Vegabond9 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:54 pm

Where does one find 5'x5' Baltic Birch plywood? Box stores look at me like I have a third eye in my forehead when I ask for it. Local hardware lumber suppliers almost laugh at me. I've searched as far as a 30 mile radius so far.
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Re: 5' Baltic Birch?

Postby Kevin A » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:01 pm

Vegabond9 wrote:Where does one find 5'x5' Baltic Birch plywood? Box stores look at me like I have a third eye in my forehead when I ask for it. Local hardware lumber suppliers almost laugh at me. I've searched as far as a 30 mile radius so far.


Here's one possibility, http://www.dixieply.com/orlando.shtml#products
You might also try a google search for Baltic Plywwod, I found a lengthy list of possibilities.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:03 am

Some lumber yards call it Russian or Finnish Birch, look for Apple Ply too. :thumbsup:
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Postby madjack » Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:03 am

...check with local cabinet shops...most of 'em have it...it is where we get it from, they always have it in stock for their various jobs
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Postby asianflava » Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:07 am

When I was looking for 1/8ply I called 84Lumber and asked if they had any. He said that they didn't, so I asked him if he knew who would. That's how I found my supplier.

I'm not sure exactly where you are but, I just did a quick check and found U-Save Bargain Paneling & Plywood Inc in Orlando, looks like they have a location on OBT and one on Colonial. You can always call and ask if they have it, or see if they know who does.

I'll be driving there tomorrow. To drop off furniture at my sister-in-law's not to buy plywood.
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Postby JunkMan » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:14 am

I got mine from a local hardwood/cabinet shop supplier.
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Re: 5' Baltic Birch?

Postby TomS » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:23 pm

Vegabond9 wrote:Where does one find 5'x5' Baltic Birch plywood? Box stores look at me like I have a third eye in my forehead when I ask for it. Local hardware lumber suppliers almost laugh at me. I've searched as far as a 30 mile radius so far.


I get that reaction at the big box stores all the time. It doesn't matter what I ask for. Damned if I can figure out why.

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Postby Chris C » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:24 am

(I just want to know if he can wink them individually?) :lol:
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Postby owenmpk » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:39 pm

In the Sacramento area I have picked up Baltic Birch from Aura Hardwoods and Auburn Hardwoods. I have found the material from Aura to be of lesser quality in that it varries in thickness and some sheets are not square.
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Postby angib » Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:26 pm

Chris C wrote:(I just want to know if he can wink them individually?) :lol:

That's like when ladies are able to get the tassels to rotate in opposite directions, right? :roll:

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Postby asianflava » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:20 pm

angib wrote:
Chris C wrote:(I just want to know if he can wink them individually?) :lol:

That's like when ladies are able to get the tassels to rotate in opposite directions, right? :roll:

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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:13 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:Some lumber yards call it Russian or Finnish Birch, look for Apple Ply too. :thumbsup:



I couldnt help but notice this post .... :lol:

If they say its Russian Birch... Tell them to do some more study of it.

Unless its a Finnish Company that is making the Plywood in Russia or using The Neighboring Forests... Which in the 1st place is formerly Finland...

Russians dont have the expertise with Plywood.....anymore than taking care of their forests....or Nature in General.

Its most likely Finnish Birch.... And there is a difference in it more than I will say outloud..... ;)

Here in Finland we say that the only good with any quality that ever came from there is Cabbage Chit....

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Re: 5' Baltic Birch?

Postby ThinkLibertarian » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:33 am

If you are in the Atlanta, GA area, you can get 5x5 baltic birch ply in 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4:

http://www.peachstatelumber.com

They also sell domestic and exotic hardwoods by the board foot, hardwood faced plywood, as well as the usual wood products used in construction (OSB, MDF, plywood).

They are a good group of folks and supporters of the local woodworking community.
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Re: 5' Baltic Birch?

Postby Kaz » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:19 am

On the east coast you can get it from boulter plywood in Somerville Ma. I think they ship everywhere or. can tell you where to get it. I know on my next build I will be using 5x10 sheets. More money but less time splicing.
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Re: 5' Baltic Birch?

Postby Gunguy05 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:35 am

Vegabond9 wrote:Where does one find 5'x5' Baltic Birch plywood? Box stores look at me like I have a third eye in my forehead when I ask for it. Local hardware lumber suppliers almost laugh at me. I've searched as far as a 30 mile radius so far.

Did you ever find this? Just curious of sources because I'm up in S GA.
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