A couple of weeks ago, I started building 4 base cabinets for the workshop. Because these were “utility” cabinets and not kitchen cabinets, I decided to buy inexpensive (read cheap) “cabinet grade” 3/4” 18mm plywood from our local DIY box store. After I had ripped everything to size, the 3/4” plywood begin to warp and curl like a can of Pringles. Every part I cut with the excpetion of one, was warped, bent, curled, and one entire 6” x 24” x 3/4” piece came completely delaminated after I ripped it to size!)
Only after I experienced this, did I jump on here and investigate the quality issues other have experienced. Now I know there are other blogs on LJ about cheap china ply, but I just have to vent somewhere!
Anyone want a shop full of “cabinet grade” ply for free?
-- Shane, Guttenberg, Iowa