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#1 posted 12-24-2012 02:31 PM

Decent material dealers can provide plywood in many species that as not rotary cut. I’ve even used slip-matched, quartersawn plywood in built-ins. Bring money… The only time I’ve chosen solid wood for flat panels in cabinetry is when the panel needs to be a true Shaker profile, with the raised section facing in.

On a smaller kitchen, built as a hobby, solid stock may actually be cheaper if you don’t have a use for leftover material. If time is money, plywood also saves prep time.

Just adjust the grooves to fit the thickness, as you would with any material. As a technical bonus of modern material, good hardwood plywood can be glued in place.

As far as the “high end” feeling goes… That’s an interesting term… I’ve send plenty of nicely selected, nicely finished, plywood panels, beautifully installed with leaf hinges, in well-made high-end work. I’ve also seen poorly matched solid stock, on doors (outsourced?) poorly mounted on ugly cup hinges, on “other” high end work.

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