$18 per sheet?
Dutchoven61 wrote:Seems ok to me. You paid $18 a sheet? The regular price was under $10 and i got the rebate. did you seal the wood? how did moisture get in? If you had a bad experience with Menards you should have contacted their DC and asked for a corrective action. Giving a bad review here is a little harsh. again my 12 sheets are fine.
I'm guessing I paid around $11 sheet (2008), been a while. Rebates are always good. Good to hear your sheets are fine.
The info sticker of the product said all voids were filled. Once I got into a filled area, I found the voids were filled with the same porous rust color filler used in their bench top vises. I bought a large vise back in the late 1970's for truck maintenance. China castings are marginal to VERY poor which produces many voids. On the flat anvil I used my sledge hammer to pop 'x-part' out. On that heavy vibration sent through the anvil a rather large chunk (3/4") of filler loosened. Luckily it was a place of non-support. BTW: That vise quit clamping so I opened it up. Good steel screw into a POORLY cast threads. Buyer beware. Now I never buy a vise without first seeing the threaded nut. It used to raise eyebrows of clerks at the store. The kids these days simply don't care, they'll never use one.
>>>Back to the wood. Yes, I knew there would be issues for the low price so I was aware at purchase. Pops didn't produce any dummy's in our family. BTW: I tested that porous red stuff that popped out of the vise, it absorbs water and turns soft.
I assumed you might have known about this filler so I didn't go into deep explanation. These supposedly filled voids were the main reason for my caution to you. BUT IF you're not interested in my friendly warning, please ignore. Me... seal the wood?
Of course it was sealed, 3 coats worth and a 4th after the 2 week vacation.
I've been living near Lake Michigan pretty much all my life. The last 14 years just 1.25 miles away. I used that plywood on a trailer which will see adverse weather conditions both parked and traveling. The one thing you can not protect against very well is ambient moisture unless it's parked in a building. A bad experience... see Menards for adjustment.
Ummmm, yes I did go back and complain but it did little use for the product started de-laminating 6 months after purchase. I already knew it was a loss cause but still I felt they needed feedback. They since got a little better product in, maybe I made the difference? I did get one sheet exchanged after cutting into it, the void was way to large for use. Any other smaller voids I filled as i went with a mix of sawdust & wood glue. I was in a rush, that was the quickest fix at that time. I use 2 grades of wood filler, area dependent. Bad review...harsh.
How can giving a viable (good or bad) experience be harsh? Menards has a reputation of buying the cheapest and marginally poorest quality material from china. It wasn't that way when Nards first started, decades ago. You see, I've been around long before there were big-box stores. When I traveled to stores with dad, the largest buildings that sold 'x' were lumber yards and Warshawsky's in Chicago. That was when they had Model A cars in the store just as you walk in. Now THAT is old.
My, as you call it, review is a warning what to watch out for. With my void warning and suggestion on how to find it so you can avoid it, curiousness has me asking, was that a bad thing?
Sorry for the loooong spiel but I feel all that needed to be said.
I'm not into retail sales anymore but I still have a CARE to give to those who will listen.
I also don't like hearing about BAD (here, trailer) experiences, especially if someone COULD HAVE received warning info first. HAPPY BUILDING
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