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jeepturner

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01-20-2011 03:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak plywood question

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.

-- Mel,


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#1 posted 01-20-2011 08:02 AM

Where did yoi have to go to fiind it? Comptons or Crosscut?

-- 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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#2 posted 01-20-2011 02:26 PM

TS I went to Compton’s . Tried the HD, and all theirs was junk, went to Lowe’s and it was even more junky.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 02:11 AM

Yeah, Pilot I could have been more precise, and I didn’t mean to leave the lapped word in my title. You are correct and thank you much. The correct term would be slip matched. As far as the grade of the plywood thanks there too.
My question wasn’t about the grade, both sides being equal, why would the slip matched cost less? I assumed that the slip matched would involve more work than the rolled. The reason I assume the slip matched would be more work is because the edges would have to be cut and joined. If it’s all done by a machine it would still have to have some kind of more involved selection process wouldn’t it? Maybe it was some kind of special purchase, I didn’t ask, but if there was a reason for it I would like to know. I asked the question here because there could be an answer that isn’t obvious to me.
I sit at a computer writing all day at work, and I have no idea why it’s so hard to come home and get my point across here. I know the fault is entirely my own.
Thanks.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 04:49 AM

Wow, thanks! I feel a bunch better that I have to pay sixty bucks a sheet for it here. Some times I just don’t know how good I have it until someone educates me.

-- Mel,

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