|Forum topic by rg33||posted 203 days ago||545 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
203 days ago
So I went to pick up two sheets of A1 cherry from my local lumberyard this morning and when I got home I found that both had a couple of dings on the good side.
My question is primarily for those of you who use a lot of cabinet grade plywood, are dings something to be expected or are they enough for it to be acceptable to not want/return the sheets?
This is my first try working with Cherry, so first of all I had a bit of sticker shock when the sheets were upwards of $100 each, and I could not pick and choose since the lumberyard where I bought them from had to special order them as they did not have any on hand. This place has a good reputation for customer service and the couple of times I’ve visited, they have been great and patient with me (as an amateur woodworker).
The dings themselves are more like a small scratches. One sheet has one which is about 2 inches in length, but located right smack in the middle of the sheet; it also has a couple of dings on the bad side. The other board has a smaller ding about an inch long about a third of the way down the sheet. I guess I should have looked them over more in detail when I was there but they have odd hours and so I had to run to pick them up while trying to not be late for work. I could work around them and size my pieces as best as I can (they’re too deep to steam out) but my question for the experts here is, is it acceptable (in a similar situation as mine) to be choosy when picking up special ordered plywood, or will I just be pissing off the guys at the lumberyard and be giving the small time woodworkers a bad name. thoughts?