Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

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Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby Billinthedesert » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 am

I was in Lowe's this morning and wandered past a unit of this 5mm poplar plywood from Patriot Lumber. It is clearly labeled for interior use only. Wondering if anyone has used it in Teardrop/TT construction.

http://www.patriottimber.com/RevolutionPly-Plywood.php
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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby MtnDon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:28 pm

If/when it gets wet it delaminates readily.
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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby working on it » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Their warranty lists so many caveats that it seems they actually warranty nothing, and certainly won't cover extreme usage, like camping usage in a teardrop, nor in such a non-standard application. Just buy regular plywood, and soak it in the mix. IMHO
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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby Billinthedesert » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:51 am

Figured as much, darn it. It is good-looking material.
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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 am

Billinthedesert wrote:Figured as much, darn it. It is good-looking material.


FInd some Baltic birch. You can throw a chunk in a bucket and leave it there for a month. Pull it out and dry it off. No delamination, no swelling.

The biggest cost of building a teardrop is labor. (I get the willies when I see folks using OSB.)

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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby Billinthedesert » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Tony, I am with you on OSB. Yuck. I'll visit a couple of the real lumber yards and ask about Baltic birch. It is probably the most-mentioned plywood on TNTTT and sounds like wonderful, affordable stuff.
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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby Tom&Shelly » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Billinthedesert wrote:Tony, I am with you on OSB. Yuck. I'll visit a couple of the real lumber yards and ask about Baltic birch. It is probably the most-mentioned plywood on TNTTT and sounds like wonderful, affordable stuff.


I called Rugby in Albuquerque a month ago, and they had some Baltic birch in stock for about $11 a sheet (1/8" 5'x5'), if you want to go that far. Please don't buy him out though, we haven't bought ours yet. :) They are not open on weekends and don't deliver to residences. Our hauling trailer is a 4 by 8 Harbor Fright with fenders in the way, so we have to figure out how to get it home safely.

I have great hopes for the Baltic birch: We want to use it on our interior walls as well as for the head liner and roof. The AC plywood we bought from RAKs (Edgewood) has cracks on the A side; we found better quality stuff from a Lowes in Albuquerque. My home builder knew Hunter from Hunter lumber in Edgewood, and said Hunter retired and sold his business to RAKs because he was tired of dealing with customer dissatisfaction with the worsening quality wood from his distributors.

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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby Billinthedesert » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:23 am

Tom, I may very well have to travel to ABQ or El Paso, although Las Cruces may have what I need. I guess I need to get that 5X8 Northern Tool trailer here soon, so I can haul plywood. I don't have the roof rack cross members for my Forester and good ones would cost 2/3s of the cost of the NT trailer. First I have to check with Foxworth-Galbraith and 84 Lumber here in Alamo, as they may have what I need -- or can order it for me.
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Re: Uses for "RevolutionPly"?

Postby NorthEGPhoto » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Well, i used it to skin my build and do the interior, and coated it with 4 coats of behr alkyd paint. it was stored in a barn, it did get wet. I guess we'll see in a few years if my choices are available for public shaming.

When I was working with it, I noticed it was pretty damn tough to get a screw started on it, and it seems to be fairly tough to scratch up. You can see me applying it in my build thread, though it is a time lapse.
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