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#1 posted 02-23-2010 05:12 PM

Using prefinished ply can be a real time saver if you want your cabs to have a “natural” finish. A couple of obvious downsides, however, are the need to avoid dings while you’re working with it, and dealing with the raw edges. Face frames, and/or edge treatments will still need finishing.

I don’t think that I would buy $80/sheet ply (finished or not) without being able to pick my sheets. I use prefinished 1/2” baltic birch for drawer boxes, and have to do a bit of cherry picking to get consistent pieces.

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