I need to buy about 10 sheets of 3/8" BC plywood (or similar) for
a project. It would help a lot if there are no (or few) voids in
the inner ply, because I'm going to cut it into fairly small
pieces. And I need it delivered.
I assume the BORG is not the best place to buy it-- before I call
every place in town, does anyone have a favorite lumberyard in
I found a web page that said there's a difference if the grade
stamp has the word "exterior" or not-- eg, sometimes ACX is
assumed top be "exterior" grade when it's not (supposedly the
"X" means something else). I don't know how that works out in
I was trying to avoid the better grades because appearance is not
important (as long as one side is more-or-less smooth). But the
last piece of plywood I bought at the BORG wasn't fully laminated...
All the 'exterior' means is weather reistant glues rather than not...
The amount of internal voids in construction-grade ply isn't related to
the face grade--only the load rating. My point was that you won't find
any ply that doesn't have voids except cabinet grades.
The phone book says they're in New Berlin, on Glendale Dr (which
is a discontinuous road-- at least four different sections that
don't connect to each other). Looks like maybe just east of
Calhoun Rd. I'll check it out.
PTX is void-free and should be stock at pretty much any real lumber yard.
It's utility stuff, and should be pretty much the same price at all the
real yards. Just let your fingers dothe walking through the yellow pages.
Alpine Lumber is a *big* dealer.
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