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Old 27th October 2009, 04:40 PM   #31
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17Hrs? Holy, I didn't realize Ontario was that big. I can be from Vancouver to Calgary is about that.
It's far from a straight line drive, and keep in mind the Canadian Sheild makes it for a very up/down hill route.

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Old 27th October 2009, 04:59 PM   #32
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Going over the Rockies also has a bit of up-down too...

When i was 13 we drove the route you show (going straight at Sudbury to go to Ottawa on the way to Expo 67) pulling a trailer.

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Old 27th October 2009, 04:59 PM   #33
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There is Central Faibank Lumber in Concord if you are close to Toronto.
It looks as though Central fairbank is the winner.

I may still check out A&m Specialty when I'm next down that way.

Thanks everyone for your input.

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Old 27th October 2009, 09:21 PM   #34
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It's far from a straight line drive, and keep in mind the Canadian Sheild makes it for a very up/down hill route.

I've travelled that way before... drove from Abbotsford into T.O.

If you grow up all your life in BC, Ontario is "almost" a trip to the straight, flat, raceway

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Old 28th October 2009, 01:36 AM   #35
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I apologize, I remembered wrong. What I meant to say was that many places sell 17-18mm BB, and some places sell the 19mm variant, commonly referred to as 3/4" BB.
I was in the Oshawa Home Depot today (near Harmony Road) and had a look. They have "Russian plywood" but only in handy panel sizes (24 x 48). This has more and thinner laminations than the BB I had from Central Fairbanks and they are darker. Also the face veneer (and I assume the in between layers) is not clear of knots and defects. Overall quality is poorer.
They had 2 thicknesses - 12.5mm and 17.5mm.
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Old 5th November 2009, 06:17 PM   #36
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I was wondering how much of their catalog they actually had on hand. Have you dealt with them...? If so, how large of a purchase did you need to make...?



Thanks for the link...
Sorry for the delay in answering you.

Regarding A&M: For the most part they actually have all of the wood in stock, they have a large warehouse where they air dry wood for years, another area where they cut their own veneer and then the smaller upstairs room where they have all of the rough cut large dimension boards including many exotics and woods for musical instruments. I believe the baltic birch ply is also up there. I think all baltic birch ply is now metric. They are happy to put whatever you want aside for you to pick up. I would call a few days before you go to give them time to check their stock and organize what you want. If you want any resawing, cuts, jointing or planing done, you have to that arrange ahead of time.

I live nearby and often buy wood from them. Very knowledgeable and pleasant family type business. There is no minimum order.

You should also know that there is another small wood store in Waterloo that also sells baltic birch. I would expect you can find it closer to you at some of the smaller specialty wood suppliers.

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Brendan,

If that is the case it is not real BB, even if it is made of Birch. True Baltic Birch comes in 5'x5' sheets and i've only ever seen 12, 15, 18mm. (but 9mm might exist, if we can get thicker than 18, then i'd very surprised that Chris hasn't mentioned it (althou double 12 or 15 would make more sense anyway)

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It comes up to 24mm here at Robert Bury in Ottawa. But you have to have a commercial account to buy at the places where there are more choices. Kinda sucks if you are not a cabinet maker. Good thing I am!

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RONA in Quebec at least at my local Rona has Baltic Birch... in french it's called "merisier russe".
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I was in the Oshawa Home Depot today (near Harmony Road) and had a look. They have "Russian plywood" but only in handy panel sizes (24 x 48). This has more and thinner laminations than the BB I had from Central Fairbanks and they are darker. Also the face veneer (and I assume the in between layers) is not clear of knots and defects. Overall quality is poorer.
They had 2 thicknesses - 12.5mm and 17.5mm.
I just saw this same product at the Barrie location yesterday. Funny thing is, at the top of the product sticker it says "Russian Plywood" and across the bottom it states "Made in Canada"

Regardless, at a cost of $28.xx the expected quality IMO isn't there...
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Default Baltic Birch sources in Ottawa

Two specialty wood distributors in Ottawa, for those living in Eastern Ontario:

http://www.wood-source.com/new-lumbe.../plywood.shtml

KJP Select Hardwoods - Plywood

KJP is the only place I've seen BB in 4'x8' sheets - great for BiBs and long subs.

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