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Forum topic by Howie posted 11-15-2010 02:16 AM 1030 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Howie

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11-15-2010 02:16 AM

Is it just me or is PW going up in other parts of the country. I priced some Oak PW today(big box store) and it was $45.00 per 4×8 sheet. It also was made in China.

-- Life is good.


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lilredweldingrod

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 03:32 AM

Our HD got rid of the Chinese stuff about 6-7 months ago and now they are quietly sneaking it back in. I always check and make sure I but American or Canadian. The 3/4 oak was $48.00.
I had 6 sheets of the Chinese maple plywood last year and it started to come unglued setting in the rack. Real junk.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 03:48 AM

It would not surprise me if all commodities start an up swing. All those people in India and Chine doing American jobs we lost are starting to buy a few things. Clothes were the first and the price of cotton has doubled in the last couple of years. They must be starting to move from huts to houses.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Camper

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 06:41 AM

not that i disagree with you Topa about the urbanization in China and India, but the real reason for the increase in cotton prices is due to a “perfect storm”. The reserves were at an all time low, China which is the largest producer of cotton had climate related issues which damaged a lot of the crop and there is another reason which escapes me now…

-- Tampa-FL

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 07:04 AM

i didn’t hear about the crop failure, that will do it every time :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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flatboarder

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 02:35 PM

It’s been $45.00 per sheet here now for atleast two years and thats the very very thin oak veneer. I buy what they call domestic which comes from South America the veneer is much thicker and you dont have all of those empty voids like the chineese junk. All you have to do is look at the sides of the PW at say HD or L. and you can see what I’m talking about. Also count the number of plys compared to the domestic as well. I can purchase the domestic for about the same price as the china brand and most of the time it’s less. It doesnt tear out as bad either when using your dado blade. Again thats another reason not to buy junk from that place. Were being robbed every day and most people are enjoying it. Keep America Green , by keeping our $ here. Take time and do the research.

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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Camper

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 04:17 PM

Topa, yes crop failure will do it every time but it is also a consequence of lack of diversification in world markets where the market for a lot of goods are dominated by one or few countries and a hick-up with a single one sends the a bunch of dependent sectors tumbling….cotton is interesting in the sense that it can grow in a lot of parts of the world but most countries other than the top producers lack the significant mechanization-automation to harvest it to be effective in the world market.

sorry howie, did not mean to hijack your thread with talks of cotton market but as you know I am seeing the same prices as you :)....you may want to check with the lumber stores around to order some. I am not sure if the price or quality would be any different. I really never ordered plywood through anyone.

-- Tampa-FL

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 06:31 PM

I’m with you Hoowie.
I just bought two sheets to top off my workbench, and although I admit I’m getting older, I about had a heart when it rang up to right around $100.00

-- Eric, central Florida

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