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Posted on Is all Baltic Birch the same?

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#1 posted 07-09-2017 03:24 AM

It’s been awhile since I used plywood from Menards so I can’t remember much about it. The baltic birch the local hobby stores sell is pretty decent but the price is prohibitive at around $5 for a 12”x24”x1/4” piece. I get 60”x60” shipped to me from Raynor Rinn Scott at a much better price. Just got a bundle of 33 pieces in this week. It’s never perfectly flat and it’s not uncommon for one piece out of the bundle to have a veneer face that is brittle and flaky. There are occasional voids and I lost one part today due to a void showing up after I cut it out.

What I’ve never figured out is why the Europeans like 5’x5’ plywood. I’m just tall enough that I can grab the sheet across the span to move it. Shorter people would be hard pressed to pick up a sheet.

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