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Forum topic by jlt posted 01-06-2013 12:57 PM 2282 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2013 12:57 PM

I am currently building a couple of built-in cabinets for a friend and used the Menards prefinished 3/4” birch plywood. I went to two stores to get even close to acceptable panels and wasn’t altogether satisfied with them (filled knots and VERY thin veneer).

The other home centers don’t carry such a product, but one lumber source here can get it (special order). I’m guessing it would be of better quality and I did not check price with the lumber source since I was trying to avoid the delay of a special order.

What are other’s thoughts? It sure is nice to use that on cabinet carcasses since I do not have a 24/7 heated shop, spray capability or space to finish the plywood.

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 01:42 PM

Where do local cabinet shops go to? Sure hope it is not menards. I am thinking a hardwooods dealer such as general hardwoods, or Paxton lumber. There should be a hardwoods supplier somewhere within an hour drive.

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 02:16 PM

The stuff I buy from my hardwood dealer is made by Columbia Forests Products and is top notch stuff. It can be had in finished one side or both sides, but it is a little higher than Menards. I looked at theirs (Menards) and passed on it. The plies looked like some of the Chinese stuff where it was crushed into a thickness, as opposed to having accurately slices plies glued together. Once you try the CFP stuff you’ll be hooked on using it for cabinets. I think I pay about $54 for 3/4 inch, finished one side.

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