Don't do what I did and walk into a wood supply and ask for a 4x8
sheet of Baltic birch, or you may be laughed out of the store
As far as I know, it only comes in 5x5
On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 21:50:23 -0600, "bob"
It is available on the east side of Atlanta at Atlanta Wood Products
Center, AWPC, 5400 Riverview Rd, Mableton GA, 800-954-7804. You come across
I20 and then head north on I-285 to the South Cobb Drive exit. Turn right,
take your first right and it is down about 3/4 of a mile.
at mcewen lumber here in tucson.
it's definitely not a regular stocking item for them. it wasn't even
out on the floor... I suspect that it wasn't even for sale. it was
either one or two lifts worth, stuck back in a corner like it was
someone's personal stash. I don't know what the country of origin was,
but they carry the russian stuff, so I suspect that's what it was.
I had heard that some of the baltic manufacturers were making some 4x8
sheets, but that was the first time I had seen any in the wild. and
it was definitely 4' x 8' sheets though.
Try your local lumber yard. Mine carries 1/2" but they say they can
get 3/4" in 2 or 3 days. If the volume is enough you can probably cut
a good deal as they just have to place the order - little or no
inventory carry time.
According to the very latest issue of ShopNotes....Baltic Birch plywood
comes from somewhere along the Baltic Sea. Russia I suppose. It's
thicknesses are measured in the metric i.e. 18mm for 3/4 inch. Available in
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I forgot about Hardwoods Inc. I'll call them tomorrow.
I found 1/2" baltic in 5x5 sheets at Magic City Plywood, downtown
Birmingham, for $21/sheet (good price).
I've been unsuccessful so far finding 3/4" (pending Hardwoods, Inc). Lowes
can special order but you have to buy an entire bundle at $33/sheet. Bundle
is 40 sheets.
Interesting situation with Lowes. They don't stock baltic birch ply. They
can special order it, from a LOCAL wholesaler. You go to Lowes, pay for the
ply, Lowes calls the wholesaler with a PO, and you go to the wholesaler and
pick it up. Lowes priced 1/2" baltic for me at $29/sheet. Magic City is
not the wholesaler. United Plywood is. United won't sell to individuals (I
tried)). Magic City does. Magic gets my business for 1/2".
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