Spalted 1/4” plywood ideas?

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Forum topic by Tluurts posted 09-19-2019 01:31 PM 261 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-19-2019 01:31 PM

Hey guys,

Was at the Home Depot and caught a glimpse of some 1/4”

2’x4’ plywood that had spalting on it so I pick it up, but I don’t have any idea what I could turn this bad boy into. Looking for ideas

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#1 posted 09-19-2019 01:37 PM

Would look good as panels in frame and panel doors for a cabinet.

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#2 posted 09-19-2019 02:29 PM

It would look even better in my shop:)

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#3 posted 09-19-2019 02:44 PM

I’d use it as a backer to a scrolled picture….

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#4 posted 09-19-2019 06:32 PM

I’d be seriously looking at the edges for signs of any delamination. If that happened before it was plywood, I really wonder how it survived the picking phase? That would be to them a defect, and they don’t become plywood usually. If it happened after it was plywood, most likely, then at one point it was pretty saturated. That can and will affect the glue used, and it may become unstable.

Just throwing that out there in case you do use it as a panel on something nice, and it goes to $#!) on you.

Is the panel flat, without sponginess where you see the spalt? How do the edges look. lot of gappy stuff?

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