|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 09-05-2012 05:46 PM||1063 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
09-05-2012 05:46 PM
Although I have been a woodworker for years I realize that I don’t really understand the terms that are associated with plywood. How about helping enlightening me?
1. Sometimes plywood comes in 4×8’ sheets, sometimes 5×5’ sheets. Why the difference and what term should I apply to each?
2. Recently I purchased two sheets of cabinet plywood for a shop cabinet. Both sheets were supposed to be cabinet grade. I compared the number of plys to the number of plys in the lower cost plywood from Lowes. They had the same number of plys, so what makes one “cabinet” grade and the other not?
3. Some plywood has 15 or more plys for the same thickness. What advantage is having that many plys? What do I ask for to get the higher ply count plywood?
4. What is Appleply (spelling?) and Baltic Burch plywood?
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri