I have this open storage bench, I guess that’s what I will call it, that I have designed originally using 3/4” ply. I am rethinking and leaning towards using 1/2” Baltic birch instead. My main motivator is cost, since I have to order my supplies online because I have no good lumber suppliers close to me except for the big box stores.
Anyway my concern is that since this is a bench design and will most-likely be sat on, could the 1/2” handle the weight of a person or lets say for the sake of argument a 200lbs person sitting on it.
I am looking forward to your input. I have not been on this site long but I have quickly come to respect the wealth knowledge that is offered here.