Just starting out with my shop. I am interested in building some cabinets. However i'm having difficulty finding good quality cabinet grade plywood. Stores like home depot and lowes do not carry the good stuff, that all of my woodworking magazines call for. I found one local supplier that requires one to open a business account with a minimum of $5000 dollars to buy from them.
Does anyone in the south jersey area know of a source for a non commercial shop?
The worst place I have encountered is Florida If your not a business. I talked to a supplier and they will not sell me a stick of wood, except if I wanted to buy unfinished maple ply for $145.00 a sheet. I told hot to put it where the sun don't shine!
Hi Mark, I though that Florida had problems with sourcing cabinet grade wood we use various suppliers I am sure you can find good wood in NJ visit our website and see what we have done www.petradesigninc.com
Thank you. After this long nasty drawn out drought I needed a reminder of why I like living in Texas… None of that sort of minimums and commercial account bull *#@!...
FWIW, As long as it has had a chance to stabilize to the climate, the Home Depot cabinet grade ply is more than sufficient for shop projects, most of the time… It has bit me in the tail once, but it wasn't something I couldn't easily work around… I will use it again with no complaints…. My budget can't take the $100+ a sheet stuff for shop projects…
"I'm surprised by this - it's not tough at all to find up here (WI). Menard's has 3/4" baltic birch for around $50/sheet. Heck, even HD sells it, although slightly more expensive."
For what its worth this is not the same baltic birch that you find at woodworking supply. The big box "baltic birch" has fewer plies, 5 from my Home Depot. The stuff you get from the better suppliers has 9. Of course its twice as much.
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