I'm planning on building a pair of bookcase/hutches like these:
They will be painted, so I'm considering 3/4 birch plywood, something I've
never used before. A local lumber yard quoted me ~$75 per 4 x 8 sheet. Home
Depot has (what they call) Birch Plywood for ~$50.
I know that HD lumber typically sucks but I'm curious: What does the extra
$25 get me at the lumber yard?
P.S. Would 5/8" be good enough for the carcass with 3/4" for the shelves
and top of base?
In my experience, the HD stuff varies by lot. You must inspect and you
can get lucky.
I've gotten some incredible plywood from HD/Lowes for very cheap.
I've also seen horrible, warped, out-of-square crap there.
If you're looking at $75/sheet, you might want to look at plywood with
MDF outer veneers. Best of both worlds and paints up smooth and easy.
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replying to DerbyDad03, Iggy wrote:
You'll have to visually inspect them both. Rumor has it that the Lumber Yard
still gets the furniture-grade plywood with a decent veneer thickness, I haven't
found this to be true at 2 of the Lumber Yards around me. HD's however, is too
thin to ever be refinish sanded.
Otherwise, 5/8's is definitely plenty and even too much for the carcass. 3/4 is
at best only okay for the shelves, real wood planking would be a vast
improvement. But, if you choose the 3/4, then you should angle iron or c-channel
the front and back edges to avoid the inevitable future sag.
replying to DerbyDad03, Iggy wrote:
Because, I'm on the new (1995, over 20-years ago) and improved REAL internet
where it's not needed and only useless clutter, instead of some ticker-tape
nonsense. We talk normally, we don't very annoyingly repeat what others said to
us with our every response.
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You know, I'll never understand the folks here.
You know you are dealing with a bucket of shit, yet you keep going to it.
Why? Don't you know with someone like him all you do is get his filthy stink all over yourself as well?
When someone OBVIOUSLY can't tell when they are wrong and proudly crow at the top of their lungs about their own //profound// stupidity, why waste your time?
I got nothin'....
On 11/11/2017 3:46 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Similar personalities, the type that recognize their selves in the
person that they are arguing with and think they know a way to come out
Like looking in the mirror and arguing with who you see.
On Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:14:08 AM UTC-5, Iggy wrote:
pssst...you are embarrassing yourself.
It's HOH that puts and takes from usenet, not the other way around.
In addition, your BS about including context being outdated is just so
wrong. I participate in both usenet groups as well as web-based forums.
The subject matter ranges from automobiles to hardware technology to
software to woodworking. All but a single one of those provides either
automatic quoting or a "Reply With Quote" button. In the one forum that
doesn't provide quoting, 99% of the users quote via cut and paste in order
to retain context.
In addition, any decent email application, whether web based or local to
a machine, includes the original email(s) for both Reply and Forward.
If you don't know this, then all of your claims of living in modern times
are just BS. If you do know this, then you are just being a dick.
Either way, you are embarrassing yourself.
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