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Ted White

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Chinese Plywood???
« on: October 18, 2004, 04:50:11 pm »

Anyone use this stuff yet? 13 ply, heavy as hell and stamped (approved by plywood council, I guess)

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Re: Chinese Plywood???
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2004, 11:21:26 am »

Hi,

Is that the stuff at Home Depot for $29.95 a sheet? I just saw it this past weekend. It looks pretty nice but I have not built with it (or even lifted it). They were selling standard B/C exterior plywood for about 25 bucks a sheet, and who wants to build anything with THAT?!?!

It's interesting timing, having this wood hit the stores right now. Was it only a month ago that the news reports declared that plywood prices were skyrocketing due to the weather disasters in Florida?

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Mike Smith
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Re: Chinese Plywood???
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2004, 05:28:53 pm »

Mike,

This stuff is through a pro millwork operation. 13 ply and extremely heavy for $38 a 4x8 sheet. Seems like a great value, and due to the weight I'm thinking it's quite dense / hardwood mix.
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Re: Chinese Plywood???
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2004, 10:53:06 am »

Ted White wrote on Tue, 19 October 2004 17:28

Mike,

This stuff is through a pro millwork operation. 13 ply and extremely heavy for $38 a 4x8 sheet. Seems like a great value, and due to the weight I'm thinking it's quite dense / hardwood mix.


I believe we found the same thing in 4x4 panels at self-serve lumber that has a shop grade face (includes large knots and a rough surface). We used it to build the LAB subs. I built some TL boxes where I used regular Baltic Birch for face and sides and the 4x4 shop grade for back, interior and double front baffle. I put a 1 3/8" radius on the front baffle and you could not tell where the BB stopped and the shop grade 4x4 starts.
   My guess is both use interior glue.
   For all practical purposes the stuff we have looks to have core plys for face plys and otherwise is interchangeable with Baltic Birch.

   I've had the 4x4 shop Birch in an old wood frame barn for a year and have not noticed any de-lamination or other problems. Same for the LAB subs made from them.

I would like to know where you buy these from please. Send it to my email.
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