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Forum topic by Rob posted 10-23-2017 07:56 PM 1107 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2017 07:56 PM

I live in an area where finding plywood that is clear on both sides and sanded both sides is just about impossible. There are no real hardwood dealers here, only the BORG and a few “lumber Yards” that are really mini versions of the BORG. The quality of materials isn’t any better.

I can drive 90 minutes to Rockler and get their version of Baltic Birch but I’m hoping to find something cheaper than what they sell their version for (24” X 60”=$25). Really what I need is 24” X 24” X 1/2” clear both sides. If it has voids, I’m ok with that because I can fill them with wood putty if necessary. If it’s 23 7/8” X 23 7/8” x 15/32” I’m ok with that too.

Is there anyplace online that sells that sort of thing?


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 10-23-2017 09:25 PM

Rob, you could check with a local cabinet shop to see where they buy their stock or maybe they would let you add your needs to one of their orders. HTH

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-24-2017 08:12 AM

Thanks Art. I’ll do some calling around town. There has to be someplace that can sell me some decent stuff

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#3 posted 10-24-2017 09:36 AM

Hey Rob I have a two stacks of plywood and just did a check on what you are wanting none are C2S or S2S, so I think you will be looking for a while finding some.

Then the price of it will be interesting I dont think “nornal ” retail outlets will stock it but the best of luck in your investigation.
As Art indicated you may have to go to the manufacturer and then try and piggy back on a bigger order.

However if you only want a piece 24” x 24” and can live with C1S S1S drop by and I will cut a piece off for you, no charge. Sadly I just took a load of off cuts to the local school for them to use, they were rapt!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 10-24-2017 09:47 AM

robscastle, Unfortunately living in New York State makes Australia a little too far to just “Drop by”.

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#5 posted 10-24-2017 09:51 AM

Opps yep I just googled the address and realised where you were ! came back to delete it, Sorry about that Chief!

Just out of interest and while I am wasting your time what at are you doing with C2S S2S ?

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 10-24-2017 06:17 PM

Update: There is only one custom cabinet maker in my town. They won’t order for me and won’t sell me anything they have. I even offered to pay a substantially marked up price. So I went to my local lumber yards. Best price I could get for Baltic Birch 60” X 60” X 1/2” is $60 a sheet with a $50 shipping charge. So $110 for one piece of decent plywood. Cheaper for me to drive the 90 minutes and buy what Rockler sells.

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#7 posted 10-24-2017 06:36 PM

Wow!

1/2” bb here is about $25 per 5’x5’ sheet.

you might also check with sign shops if there are any local. They use a lot of flat ply/MDO for their work.

Rockler isn’t too bad a fall back position however.

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#8 posted 10-24-2017 08:50 PM

Rob dependending what your intending to do with the ply You could however consider cutting one sheet of sheet of of S1S 1/4 thickness and glue them together back to back.

Note: You may already know this but BB does not necessarly mean its C2S and S2S it is however close. The exact equivalent of C2S S2S is AA.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 10-24-2017 09:05 PM

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Single-Piece-of-Baltic-Birch-Plywood-12mm-1-2-x-24-x-30/253220142529?hash=item3af518bdc1:g:ANwAAOSwyXhZxDyB

Seller is clear about the grade in the description.

I concur with the poster above who mentioned
gluing 2 1/4” pieces together to get 2 “perfect”
faces.

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#10 posted 10-24-2017 10:31 PM

If coming up to buffalo you might see if woodworkers-clubhouse.com can order you some. Lenco also usually has some decent stock sheets. https://www.lencobuffalo.com/product-p/p12ba.htm (disclaimer, I know the guy who runs woodworkers clubhouse).

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#11 posted 10-24-2017 11:43 PM

BuffaloBrewer, thank you for that information. I did go up to the Rockler store before seeing your post and I bought 10 24” x 60” sheets of BB plywood. I will definitely need to get more down the road so I bookmarked both Lenco and woodworkers-clubhouse. Thanks again!

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#12 posted 10-25-2017 12:07 AM

What A holes.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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