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Forum topic by Slacker posted 09-26-2008 02:15 AM 1855 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2008 02:15 AM

This may be the incorrect forum to post this, but in the past we have discussed plywood from the big box stores. I am happy to report that this weekend I bought two panels of 3/4” plywood from Home Depot with a big stamp stating that the product was from Columbia something or other, and that it was made in the USA.

You could tell, too. Looking at the edge, the plys were evenly sized and there were very few, if any, overlaps of veneers visible. I built a couple of small cabinets and nothing warped, the shelves fit in the dados, and so on. I am very happy about this development; maybe Home Depot is actually reading this.

Now if we could only get the diyNetwork to bring Amy Devers back, and stop these idiotic shows. That channel got to where it is because of us watching it and sponsoring their advertisers, and now that they are successful, they have dumbed down the whole thing. Where is the guy who used to show us tools in the afternoon without trying to make us laugh? Why do they keep repeating the same This Old House shows? Why is every single show about the “investment” in the house.

Sorry about that… I could rant for a while about this.

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome


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#1 posted 09-26-2008 05:48 AM

I called Home Depot recently, before I drove there 35-miles each way, about some plywood oak veneered if I remember correctly. The guy said they had it and I asked if it was made in China he said yes, I hung up

But I’ve noticed that when the local Menard’s has been offering plywood on sale they list (a little American flag by the types made in the USA) whether it is made in the US, most is except for a couple of sizes. One size not made in the US is 1/4” oak veneered, I had just purchased some recently in 1/4 sheets for work I’m doing. I noticed most in the store to be wavy and cupped there were a couple of slightly cupped pieces so I bought them, bought them to my shop where I laid them on an flat assembly table, clamped them to the edges, and weighted the centers. Left them that way for a week or so and they now stay flat enough for drawer bottoms. My 2 cents for now.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 09-27-2008 12:55 AM

I’ve seen that plywood from Comumbia Forest Products at HD in the past but they don’t always seem to have it in stock. I guess they only have what they can get a good price on at the time. I have noticed that even though it seems to be a high quality product, the sheets seem to take a beating with their handling process loading, unloading etc. That Columbia plywood is a very nice product. Two local lumber yards here stock it routinely.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#3 posted 09-28-2008 02:32 PM

for anyone interested in the south east, arkansas, east texas, louisiana, and mississippi, check out http://www.acadianhardwoods.com . I’ve purchased lumber from them in the past when i was near ponchatoula, la. I talked to them and found out they would delivery when in a route area for only $20 charge. I bought birch and maple ply for an armoire i’m making and the first thing the salesman asked was did I want import or domestic. The domestic was $28 for birch and $35 for maple. It came wrapped and bundled. handled very well and i’ve had no problems with it. And they have a great selection of hardwoods, plys and moldings.
They are a wholesaler but will sale to the general public.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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