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#1 posted 05-21-2008 05:38 PM

In 30 years in this trade, I have yet to see plywood that is without “voids” that “doesnt warp”, “twist” “curl”. I just got about 12 sheets of 3/4 and 5 sheets of 1/2” maple veneered plywood ” made in Canada, bought from a “reputable” wholesaler…..........voids and maybe not as warped as that which you buy from the big box stores, but all the same it sure isnt as flat as still water.

I used the “real baltic birch” for some drawers and used the blum motion guides. Frustration mounted because some drawers worked perfect while others didnt. Using a caliper I found that the thickness of the “good stuff varied by up to 2 mm…..........which caused the problems.

Thus the beauty of MDF, particle board, and solid wood.

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