Two weeks ago I took the twenty minute drive into the big city to buy a couple of sheets of oak plywood.
I was given a choice on two types. One was sixty-six dollars for two sides no voids with rolled veneer and the other was two sides no voids with rolled on one side and ship matched on the other at sixty dollars even.
Why would the ply with the ship matched be less than the rolled?
Ship matched being when the face looks like similar boards, six inches wide jointed side by side. Rolled is with the veneer taken in one long cut around the log, so that in looks like continuous face grain.
I would rather build with the ship matched out on the decorative side, because it looks more like sticks of wood and less like ply, and it cost less. Would it cost less to make ship matched?
I look forward to your reply’s. I hope I have made myself clear, and am using the right terms. If my terms are dated or wrong, I will certainly appreciate the corrections.