As soon as you can convince them that it will sell
"Hot & Heavy" , it would be in the stores in weeks.
How many "units"(50 sheets) of Baltic Birch can they sell in
reality ??? Not very many... The home centers count on one
thing in sales...Very large volume.
What part of the country are you in? I went to my local HD, looked
around - nothing. Asked an employee working in the plywood aisle,
and he gave me that same blank look I always get when I ask for baltic
birch or talk about 5'X5' sheet goods. I'm in central New Jersey.
On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 06:37:26 GMT, "Bob Davis"
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
Chris: Do you have Baltic Birch plywood?
HD Guy: Birch plywood? Right over there.
Chris: No, "Baltic" birch plywood.
HD Guy: Bal.. huh? What plywood?
Chris: It's called "Baltic Birch" also known as cabinet grade
plywood. It has 11 plys instead of 7, no voids, and...
HD Guy: <looks confused about usage of "plys" and "voids"
Chris: ... comes in 5x5 sheets.
HD Guy: <confidently now because I have said something he knows about>
Plywood comes in 4x8 sheets. We can cut it for you though.
To be fair, I have had similar conversations at some of the
hardware/lumber combo stores in my area. Finally found a lumber yard
nearby that carries 1/2 and can order the thicker stuff. There is
some stuff that I don't even BOTHER asking for at the Borg anymore.
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