I recently bought 10 sheets of plywood at auction, but I am not sure
exacly what it is. The sheets have 5 layers or plywood in the center.
The plywood layers are contained within a layer of particle board
(maybe MDF?) on each face. The particle board in coated with a very
thin white plastic. The plastic looks like melamine, but the auction
listed these as "vinyl covered plywood." The sheets are 7/8" thick.
The plywood is void free, and I plan to make laundry room cabinets out
of them some day. Does anyone know more about what these sheets might
How do I tell vinyl from melamine? The auction people were not good
at identifying sheet goods, so I can't trust that they got it right.
The stuff was all in mixed stacks. I bought "pecan" veneer plywood
that turned out to be Honduran mahogany. Another fellow bought
"cherry" and ended up with marine grade teak. If it is vinyl, what is
the downside vs. melamine? Is it easier to scratch?
Sound like Armor Core sold by States Industries.
It was sold as a lightweight product (plywood) that would be
laminated (veneered) on the face (particleboard) without the
usual telegraphing and snakiness of plywood.
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