Cabinet grade plywood

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Forum topic by rrdesigns posted 01-22-2012 05:42 PM 3910 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2012 05:42 PM

Any one know a good source for cabinet grade plywood in the Oklahoma City metro area? Also, how many “plies” are considered ‘preferred’ for high end carcass work? I’m building a chest of drawers that will also function as a big screen TV stand and thought cabinet grade ply would work best for the carcass with a hardwood face frame, drawer fronts and top. Any thoughts or other suggestions?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 05:49 PM

I would contact cabinet shops. Many times they will let ya “piggy back” on their orders, or even sell direct to ya.
I use 7 ply whenevr possible.


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#2 posted 01-22-2012 05:50 PM

You should go to a local cabinet shop and ask them to sell you some cabinet grade ply. The cabinet shop that id a few miles from my home has always been friendly and glad to sell me whatever i needed or even order it for me if they did not have it in stock.

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 08:01 PM

Any commercial plywood dealer will show you samples and
make recommendations. I’ve never bought from a dealer
who who didn’t have somebody on staff willing to talk to
a customer.

There is ply on the market now that has wood plys in the
middle and 1/8” MDF on the faces, surfaces with veneer. It
is very good in terms of flatness.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 08:36 AM

Beth, McKinley’s on Agnew in the stockyards sells cabinet grade plywood. I looked through their samples when I was there a few weeks ago. Forest also sells some of the better grades of plywood around here. I’m sure there are others but the ones I mentioned are the limit of my knowledge. Just stay away from HD and Lowe’s. What they have ain’t worth even looking at.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 03:42 PM

@Darell…Thanks. Heading there today.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 03:56 PM

I can buy cabinet grade plywood from a hardwood retailer about 40 miles away. You will probably never find it at Big Box store. I would google “retail hardwood” or something similar.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 04:08 PM

Does anyone know of a Hardwood supplier in OKC?

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 04:31 PM

Woodcraft sells hardwood. Central Hardwoods (formerly in OKC and now located in Dallas) also makes weekly deliveries to the Oklahoma City metro area with no additional delivery charge.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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