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Forum topic by Chris Davis posted 09-10-2009 01:41 PM 2056 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Davis

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09-10-2009 01:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pressure treated cabinet grade plywood

Has anybody had experience or know anything about pressure treated cabinet grade plywood. I am quoting a job in Hawaii and the specs call for all wood to be pressure treated for termites. My suppliers don’t know much about it.

I was about to start searching on the net, but thought maybe some LJ’s may have some knowledge in this area. Things like pro’s, con’s, problems, suppliers, etc.

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 03:24 PM

Find one of the lumber yards in Hawaii and give them a call. I am pretty sure every piece of lumber used in any permanent construction not only has to be treated for bugs it also has to be treated for mold and mildew. I would bet you are going to find it hard to find. Then again maybe not. Best bet is to find your local plywood distributor and see if you can get it in your area. You may have to pay shipping costs from the treating facility. I know it is a quote, but shop hard for this product cause you may only have one outlet for it.

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 04:48 PM

Start with these guys,, they are in Vermont. They make plywood for just about any and every application possible. If they can’t help you, they maybe able to turn you on to someone who can.

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 05:42 PM

Chris I have been wandering around the internet and have found several companies that sell this ply, mostly connected to boat building, but other info seems to be harder to find…

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 06:23 PM

I’ve used it on out door projects. It works pretty much as any ply does although I’ve never tried gluing it.

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 06:28 PM

I cvan’t say that I have ever seen “Cabinet grade” pressure treated sheet material. I would be very cautious of such a product because the pressure treating process injects moisture into the substrate, then you are applying hardwood veneer over it. Even pressure treated plywood is notorious for being “potato chipped” and only useful for rough work. Unless someone is pressure treating the core and kiln drying it before veneering it I just don’t see how it could result in a stable product.

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 06:38 PM

Don, I had the same concerns. Thanks all for the help. Keep it coming.

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