Has Anyone ordered plywood from a company called Panoply
(http://www.panoplycorp.com /)? I am interested in their cherry ply
which has a good price ($79 for a 4x8x3/4 sheet) but I am curious about
quality and shipping costs. I am going to call them about the shipping
but if anyone has gotten some product and could comment on quality and
service I'd appreciate hearing about it.
Thanks in advance.
Shipping would most like be by common carrier freight and probably the same
price for 10+ sheets as 1. Typically there is a minimum charge for freight
and it is probably more than the cost of 1 sheet of plywood. You might wont
to consider "loading up". I would however, be interested in hearing what
you find out.
The shipping turned out to be pretty reasonable.
The nice person on the phone quoted me the crating and shipping charges for
4 sheets of the 3/4" and 4 sheets of the 1/2". The total shiiping costs were
$260.31 and she said it would be about $50 cheaper if it was delviered to a
So now .... Does any one know about quality? I may order a smaller piece as
a sample before I jump in with a big order. Looking at my project (wall of
office builtins) I am going to need more sheets than I guessed when I got
I suspect this is Chinese plywood; they send the cherry logs over,
laminate them, then send the finished plywood back. I picked up 10
sheets for $66 ea. (4x8x3/4) in the SF bay area last month. Plainsawn
veeners, the ply looks good with no voids so far.
Your shipping is about $32 per sheet; which brings your final
cost to just over $100 a sheet. You should be able to find
it locally for close to that price, unless you're in the middle of nowhere.
Thanks for the input. To clear up the math .... the quote I got was for
a total of 8 sheets (4 sheets of 1/2" and 4 sheets of 3/4") If you
count in the cost of the wood (4@ $69 and 4@$79 = $592 ) I get a total
delivered cost of $852.31. So about $106 a sheet average delivered from
TN to the philadelphia area. I agree that if I order more the shipping
costs/sheet should go down.
I am comparing this to a quote of $123/sheet of 1/2" and $143/sheet of
3/4" cherry for a local lumber place delivered. Maybe I should shop
around more locally to what what better deals I can find.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a cherry ply source in the Philly
area? I'd need it delivered since I don't have a vehicle large enough
to pick it up. Although I suppose I could harrass a friend with a
vehicle or rent a vehicle if the price was rght.
Thanks in advance.
Industrial Plywood in Reading. They *may* deliver, you'll have to call to find
out. BTW, its worth the trip to visit them. It's a plywood/sheet goods candy
You're the second person I've suggested this outfit to in just a few days.
I have no connection whatsoever with the company. Just a happy customer.
Thanks for the recommendation. I saw your other post after I posted my
last note... The industrial plywood site has quite an impressive list
of items. I am thinking of making the trip up. I actually live NW of
Philly so Reading isn't all that far. The problem is that they have
discontinued their Saturday hours. (at least that's what the website
says). I wonder if they will be open President's day which I have off.
In any case, I'll have to call, check their prices and see if they
will deliver down my way.
Thanks to all and if anyone actually gets some ply from Panoply let us
all know about the quality!
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