|Forum topic by BryceVTR250||posted 05-14-2010 07:45 PM||1719 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-14-2010 07:45 PM
I have been designing a bookcase/Entertaiment center for a while now and im just about done and am in material selection phase right now. I have been looking up price lists for a couple of places (avoiding Big box stores) in the CT area and I have been surprised to find that 5 foot by foot sheets of Baltic birch ply-wood are coming in at a lower price per square foot ($2.60) than A1/VC rotary Sawn Birch ($2.63-.80) and 1 place sells 4×8 baltic birch at ($3.02).
none of the pieces are longer than 45 ish inches so length is not an issue.
I was wondering if anyone knew why the 4×8 BB is so much more expensive than 5×5?
also this is one of my first real projects and Im wondering if I can get away with a lower Grade like D3 Birch as long as it will stay flat which is my biggest worry compared to looks?
will post pics of sketchup design later.