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Forum topic by BassBully posted 1978 days ago 1020 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BassBully

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1978 days ago

I purchased several board feet of Ash over a year ago and I am now ready to use them to create an “armoire” storage case. For this project I need 1/4” Ash Plywood to use as part of the casing structure. However, the local stores where I live do not carry it unless someone knows differently.

So, if you’re in Iowa (Close to Des Moines) and know of a place that I can purchase this, please let me know.

Otherwise, would red oak plywood match well with the ash? I know the woods are similar yet different. If someone has combined the two in a project, can you show me a photo or give me a testimonial of the result?

Thank you.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!


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Loucarb

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#1 posted 1978 days ago

I used Ash on a sled project and the grain is very similar to Oak but I don’t believe it will match up that good with the red oak the think it’s closer to the white.

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sIKE

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#2 posted 1978 days ago

Might try online…

http://www.walllumber.com/fur.asp

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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David

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#3 posted 1978 days ago

What about vacuum pressing some nice ash veneer on 1/4 MDF hardboard (a good stable substrate)? Just a thought!

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BassBully

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#4 posted 1978 days ago

I would prefer not to order plywood online if at all possible; although, I may do it if it’s a last ditch effort.

David, you have a good point, I didn’t think of using a veneer. My only issue with that is that I would also have to purchase the vacuum pressing tools but I think they have some manual vacuums online. We’ll see.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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