My second stop while I was up in sanford was at QPS. It took me a little bit to find the customer enterence door but when I entered I was greeted by 2 young men chit chatting with eachother. They both greeted me and asked how they could help. I explained who I was and I was looking for a good source for plywood and potential lumber that didn’t come from the big box store.
One of the gentleman offered me a tour to show me what they had and we walked around the warehouse. He was very friendly showing me all the different types of plywood they keep in stock. And boy do they have a lot of plywood. MDO, Ultralight MDF, Baltic Birch, Maple Veneer, and some really neat stuff I had never seen before (they had plywood that was already pre-primered for paint I thought that was pretty cool). They also had this plywood that was like 2 MDF sheets on the outside, but a plywood core so it’s strong to screw into but also a stable face like MDF.
I must be a pretty big dork to be geeking out over plywood but it was neat seeing all the different options available to me. A sheet of ultra-light MDF was cheaper than the hardwood plywood at the big box stores.
As far as plywood goes they certianly had anything I think I’d ever need. And from what I could tell their stock was well taken care of and I immagine they go through it pretty fast so they don’t have to deal with warped pieces too often.
Just when I thought I’d died and gone to plywood heaven, I asked if they do any cutting and if so do they charge extra. Sadly they do no cutting, they don’t have a panel saw or table saw on premise. So if I want to buy from them I’d need to devise some sort of sawhorse system that I can fit in my car with enough room to fit the cut plywood. Or rent a truck which adds to the overall cost of the purchase.
Certianly a workable solution, just not an ideal one.
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