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Forum topic by Cruiszr posted 03-31-2014 06:34 PM 5814 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2014 06:34 PM

Just got back from my local Lowes store where I ran across 3/4 4×8 sheets of wood marked down 50% on clearance. advertised retail price $45.??, clearance price $20.67 sheet. They also gave me my military discount and ended up paying $18.61 sheet. Only had 11 sheets left so I bought all they had. Check your local Lowes store, it may be the same way there. Good luck

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 06:59 PM

Checking tonight! Thanks!

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 07:09 PM

I do not know but I bet they are discontinuing that product. It has very very thin veneers on the surfaces and some voids inside.

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 10:20 PM

I found a great deal on 1/2” 4×8 sheets of Blondewood at Lowe’s within the last month, they were $13.97, down from $33. I had the Lowe’s guy look up why they were on clearance and he said they were phasing that item out and bringing in a new one. He said the new item was exactly the same, but had the word ‘prime’ in the description.

Oh well, I bought 6 sheets and am loving using it currently.

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 10:49 PM

If they lower the price on the 1/2”t my Lowes store I will get all I can, especially if it’s $13.97.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 10:53 PM

I doubt they are bringing it back. My lowes (South bend) Phased it out 2 years ago, and they can’t even find it in the system to order it. I used to use 1/2” all the time for cabinet boxes, and drawer boxes. It was really bright inside a cabinet with clear poly on it, and it painted really nice. No it wasn’t BB, and yes there were imperfections, but it is a great product at the price point. I understand that some people want the highest grade of material for a project, and thats fine, and makes a beautiful finished piece. If you look historically at furniture and casework the outside had the best wood, and the inside was often a secondary wood like pine, or poplar. The way I see it anything goes, you may be making history right now, and think its a mistake. So lets make some dust.

Great score

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 03:56 PM

whats blondewood? never seen or heard of it. Would you find it with all the other plywood at lowes?

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 06:41 PM

When we had it it was right with the birch, and oak plywood. As far as what is it, well it is a smooth finish, light colored plywood. thats all I can really say, I don’t know what tree it comes from.

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 06:57 PM

As I understand it, the blondewood comes from China, and is so named because they won’t specify the actual wood. This was told by a anti-import guy, so take it for what it’s worth. I haven’t used any of it, usually buy domestic birch from the orange store for about the same price.


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#9 posted 04-01-2014 10:37 PM

Don’t know what orange store you’re referring to but I know the HD in my town gets about $55 a sheet for berch. The blondwood I got yesterday was marked down from $45 to $20.68 . When I went to pick it up today they had marked it down again to $16.68 I told them about it and Lowes gave me a $40 refund. Ended up costing me $15.18 with my military discount.

I say that was a good deal!

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#10 posted 04-03-2014 02:46 PM

For those who think wood from USA mills are always better than china mills here’s one for you. My local HD has had bunks of maple ply from a California mill (Columbia). On seeing it was from a USA mill I picked up 10 sheets at $42 per for some cabinets in my solarium.

After cutting up to size I found more voids, splits, bubbles and de-laminations than I ever found in Chinese products.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#11 posted 04-03-2014 02:57 PM

George, I’ve got nothing but praise for the Columbia ply I bought at Home Depot. Haven’t found a bad sheet yet. Perhaps you got a bad batch?

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#12 posted 04-04-2014 12:07 AM

I was at columbia wood products today in craigsville wv. they told me that the oak ,birch and maple plywood was sold at all the local HD store . so not only is it made in america its made in WV from WV trees. it doesn’t get much better than that

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#13 posted 04-04-2014 02:45 AM

Not sure about how Lowe’s determines inventory at different stores, but I have seen items available at one store and not available at the next closest store. One store close to me had 1/2” plywood on “clearance” for $19 a sheet and the next store didn’t even stock it.

Some of the stores in my area are discounting Bessey clamps by 20% while others are at 10%.

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#14 posted 04-04-2014 03:30 AM

After reading the original post, I stopped by Lowes. The rack was empty.

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#15 posted 04-05-2014 07:05 PM

A followup on my previous post about buying some Columbia mills maple plywood. After another poster stated that they had excellent experiences with their products I contacted the company to see about the problems I had with the sheets I purchased.

Within 10 minutes of leaving a message I got a reply from a very nice man asking if I could send him the UPC numbers on the sheets so they could track the milling. I did send him that info and he again apologized and offered to send me a gift card for my trouble.

I was truly impressed with their attitude and process. All this was with within less than an hours time. I believe I just received sheets from a bad batch, and will be looking to purchase more of their product for future projects.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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