Home Depot sells a plywood they call Sandeply (I think). I have used it for
jigs and interior projects because it is cheaper than birch and nicer than
regular ply. My son's Scout troop is looking to make some new chuck boxes (they
are used to hold food and cooking utensils while camping). My question isthis,
does anyone know anything about the glue that is used in this plywood? The
boxes will be finished inside and out and are not intended to sit out in the
rain, although I'm sure they will get wet at some point. Will the glue hold up
to this type of use? Would hate to build them and have the ply start to
delaminate on us. Thanks for any input.
I guess I'll have to visit HD myself if I want to know what this stuff
is. That link takes you to a site for Columbia Forest Products. Lots
of plywood info, but no sandeply. Tried their "site search" button -
no results. Maybe they need a new URL.
My troop has 4 boxes made of the cheapest possible 1/2" plywood. These
have held up since they were made sometime in the mid 60's. There has
been a little warpage of the doors, some really ugly paint jobs, and
missing interior items, but no de-lamination of the plywood.
Other than the weight of these things, I often wonder if it's only the
paint holding it together.
Keys to long-lasting construction: good overcoats of primer, paint,
I have had a piece of cdx 1/2 inch plywood in the back of my truck as a
"liner" for four years and it is dented, black with weathering but it is
still solid. It has had firewood thrown on it, carried fieldstones, and
been exposed to all sorts of other indignities. No primer, no paint! The
way to test plywood for waterproof glue is to boil a piece in water for a
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