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#1 posted 10-22-2012 11:49 PM


I’ve never had a problem with using sheets goods as soon as I got them to the shop. Your plywood will probably be either a 5 or 7 ply plywood, which means there will be 5 to 7 different layers of wood laminated together (each layer runs perpendicular to the other) This is what keeps your cabinet grade plywood stable. Usually the more ply’s makes a better and more stable plywood. You can find 9 ply in some cases, but expensive, so most lumber yards don’t carry it.

FYI; cabinet plywood is graded by its quality of the surface of each side. One side will be graded by letters and the other side will be grade by a number. A; being the best and 1; being the best for the other side. A1 would be the best and usually D4 is more of a shop grade or paint grade plywood. You may already know that, just thought I would pass it along.

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