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Forum topic by MrRon posted 03-24-2016 03:57 PM 529 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2016 03:57 PM

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Does anyone know if American made plywood is available in actual 1/2” & 3/4” thicknesses and if so where can I find it? I’m not sure if “cabinet” grade or “marine” grade plywood is still made in those actual thicknesses.

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 05:56 PM

I can only say that I buy American made (Columbia Forest Products) cabinet ply and the only version that’s actually 3/4” is the pre finished (2 sides). The normal is mostly 1/64” under (31/64”)...I guess on the prefinished the finish thickness helps. I don’t have any 1/2” at the moment, or I’d check it.

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 11:46 PM

Lowes stocks full 3/4” and 1/2” birch ply. The “3/4 is about $50 per full sheet.

Search for “3/4 birch plywood” and it will come right up.


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#3 posted 03-25-2016 06:10 PM

Thank you. I dismantled a wood project I had made many, many years ago using 3/4” DF plywood. It was precisely 3/4” thick and a joy to work with. I treasure plywood like this when I come across it. It remains flat, does not de-laminate and cuts beautifully without splintering. The last plywood I bought was .040” less in thickness and just hand sanding removed the outer layer. Now when I am planning a project,using Autocad, I have to purchase the material beforehand so I can measure the thickness of the plywood I will use in the project. When you are planning using 3/4”, .040” less thickness is too much to accomodate. A micrometer now becomes an essential woodworking tool.

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