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tyskkvinna

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06-18-2012 01:03 PM

I am looking for some sources to buy cabinet-grade plywood. Specifically, I am looking for something a little on the unusual side.. interesting woods or grains.. preferably out of a darker wood(s). The edge of the ply will be visible in my projects so it should look good on the side as well.

I’ve found a few places and I bet LJs know of a few more. I don’t mind having it shipped- I’m going to need quite a few sheets so I expect to buy in bulk any way I got at it.

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lumberjoe

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 01:15 PM

I’m not sure if they ship, but it would be worth asking, but http://www.cwghardwoodoutlet.com/ has a great selection. While I was FAR less than impressed with the hardwood I bought there, they have some very nice plywood. I inquired about QSWO plywood. The owner told it is available and very expensive (about 270 for a sheet), BUT a lot of the A1 white oak ply looks quartersawn on the back side. We took a trip through the warehouse and he showed me some examples. Sure enough, he was right. The website lists the species in stock, but just about anything you want can be special ordered. The sides looked fantastic as well.

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David Kirtley

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 01:32 PM

World Panel Products has some different kinds of things. The marine plys such as Okume and Sapele can be quite pretty. There are generally many more layers than found on typical plywood. The thin layers give an interesting edge finish. It will typically be A grade both sides.

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 04:28 PM

Marine plywood is good because it doesn’t have voids on the edges when you cut it.

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 02:57 AM

Since you are in my hometown you might want to look at Ton Tin lumber at 565 Godfrey. Check them out online or drive over and talk to them.

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tyskkvinna

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 03:01 AM

oh hey! That’s about a mile from my workshop. I will totally check them out tomorrow.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 03:09 AM

You could try Youngblood Lumber. I know they carry a lot of hardwood plywood. They are located in Minneapolis. I am not sure about shipping, but you could give them a call.

http://www.youngbloodlumber.com/hardwoodplywood.html

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 06-20-2012 08:12 PM

if you want to explore veneering your own plywood for the best grain choices I recommend

Certainly Wood in NY

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 04:50 AM

Badger Hardwoods of Wisconsin (Walworth, WI) might be close enough to keep the freight bill reasonable. For a darker wood, I see they carry African mahogany plywood.

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