Plywood to buy

I want to make an extension to my dining room table, approximately3' x 4'. I want to match the color, stain, and edge to the existing table. it will bolt on to the existing metal table frame on one side with two bolts, and have one leg set on center about 18" in from the edge. I anticipate using 1x4 about 4" in from edge (approx) to match existing to beef it up and keep if from torquing.
What would be a very good furniture grade 3/4" plywood to buy for this project? Going to rout the edge to round with the little edge on there.
Birch core with veneer?
Any suggestions, caveats, or tips appreciated.
TIA
Steve
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What type of wood is used in the existing table top? Also if you plan on routing the edge to match the existing top wouldn't that dictate using solid wood rather than plywood? Or is that what your plan is for the 1x4 using it as edging?
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The same species as the existing. Anything else and you are buying problems.
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The face veneer is what I'm talking about. Core doesn't matter all that much, will likely be poplar or lauan depending upon where the ply was made.
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On 6/6/2014 3:51 PM, SteveB wrote:

GOOD LUCK! You have quite a task ahead of you. If you really want for this to look good and you are not experienced in doing this type of modification I strongly suggest you let a pro do it.
Consider also that you might get out with less cost by buying a table the size you want.
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I guess it depends on the original wood of the table. Matching stain can be tough, but you can usually get pretty close if you are using the same wood. If we aren't sure my wife and I use oak face cabinet grade plywood and oak trim. Sometimes routed to match or complement. Look at the back and you can often see the original wood, but if it has a veneer all bets are off.
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