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Plywood plies?

Postby M. Olsen » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:33 pm

I was loading up some scraps of plywood last night and it brought on this question. What type of 3/4" plywood should I ask for that will have the most number of plies?

I'm looking for 4x8 sheets so baltic is out. Last night I counted 11 plies on one piece os scrap, 7 plies on another and it seems like the ACX that I used on the floor of my utility trailer only had 4 or 5 plies. I also need it to be exterior grade for my new side walls. Any help?

Thanks so much.

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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:52 pm

Mike, we used 4x8 Baltic birch cabinet grade ply w/exterior glue and 13 plies...we get it from a cabinet shop located right behind us(very handy)
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Postby M. Olsen » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:04 pm

Thanks for the reply madjack. What does it run, price wise, per sheet? Sounds like I might have to make some calls and try to round some of this up.
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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:57 pm

Mike. ply prices vary wildly around the country...even in the same town or place of business...I think we paid around 35 bucks a sheet...
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Postby Juneaudave » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:33 pm

madjack wrote:..I think we paid around 35 bucks a sheet...
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Postby M. Olsen » Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:26 pm

I called one lumber wholsaler and they quoted me $70.00 per sheet for 3/4" birch 4'x8'. OUCH!

Still shopping. I'll call more places tommorow.
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Postby dwgriff1 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:46 pm

Mike,

I think the only thing you are going to find in exerior around here is Fir. That is not bad, but it is heavy. I assume that you are making the sides all in one piece.

The difference between "regular" and "exteior" plywood is the glue, for the most part.

Look at this site: http://www.lumberproducts.com/Products/ ... lywood.htm

They are out of Portland, but have a warehouse in Boise and Salt Lake. There should be a cabinet shop buys from them, (they are wholesale only) in your area. They should be able to help.

They have the best selection I know of, though Intermountain out of SLC has an equal selection.

If you can chisel a bit on the exterior part, there are more options.

If I can help let me know.

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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:10 pm

...thinking I may have been mistaken(NEVER HAPPENS ...yeah right) I went back and checked receipts and I was ...we paid $28.78 per sheet...as I said, prices vary wildly...good luck on your shopping...
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Re: Plywood plies?

Postby alaska teardrop » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:26 am

M. Olsen wrote:What type of 3/4" plywood should I ask for that will have the most number of plies?
    Click on:
    'Hardwood Plywood Core Types' for how the various types are made.
    'Hardwood Plywood Grades' for grading characteristics of several types of wood.
    And 'Plywood Weights' for a selection of types & sizes.
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Postby M. Olsen » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:55 am

Well I went to the big orange box Saturday night and came away thinking about 3/4"certified sanded ply wood. The current flier has it priced at $32.95 but at the store it was priced $29.99. In the flier add it stated the following, "Face veneer is Douglas Fir. Excelent for interior or exterior use." So I presume that the glue used is an exterior grade glue. Might need to get a little better confirmation of this though.

This plywood is a 5 ply sheet. I would have liked it to have more plies but.... I'll see what happens in the next day or so. I might have to go get three sheets and then put the board stretcher to two of the sheets until they are 9'long instead of 8'. We'll see.

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Postby dwgriff1 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:47 am

When you finish with the board strecher, can I borrow it!

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