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Old 25th February 2011, 09:33 PM   #471
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Really all the wood from home depot is ****? I just checked online and it says my local store has domestic made mt baker 1/2" ply. A sheet is $42.

The closest lowes is about 20 miles from my house, and there's a $5 toll on the way. The home depot is local so it's easier to buy there and probably the same price after gas etc.

But if that wood sucks then I'll just go to lowes and get the one you suggested.
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Old 25th February 2011, 09:38 PM   #472
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Really all the wood from home depot is ****? I just checked online and it says my local store has domestic made mt baker 1/2" ply. A sheet is $42.

The closest lowes is about 20 miles from my house, and there's a $5 toll on the way. The home depot is local so it's easier to buy there and probably the same price after gas etc.

But if that wood sucks then I'll just go to lowes and get the one you suggested.
I really like home depot, but not for the plywood. All of the china ply is extremely bad.

If you go to lowes, call before you drive. One lowes by me has auroco, the other one never heard of it....

Also buy PL premium expanding polyurethane construction adhesive (in a tube) it's the best.
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Old 25th February 2011, 11:05 PM   #473
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"Also buy PL premium expanding polyurethane construction adhesive (in a tube) it's the best. "

Destructive testing on joints shows that it is inferior to ordinary PVA.
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Old 26th February 2011, 12:08 AM   #474
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The Lowes / Home Depot plywood is tricky. Plywood is a commodity and they shop around for deals.

What they get will vary by region and it with vary within the year. So be careful about recommendations on the internet. They will occassionally carry stuff at a good discount that is termed a special buy. Sometimes it is void free and sometimes it is not. Asking the guy who works in the store may or may not be very informative.
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Old 26th February 2011, 01:52 AM   #475
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Void free is the key. You can look for marine grade too.
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Old 26th February 2011, 01:57 AM   #476
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Destructive testing on joints shows that it is inferior to ordinary PVA.
I love destructive testing but........... how bad can it be?
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Old 26th February 2011, 02:05 AM   #477
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"Also buy PL premium expanding polyurethane construction adhesive (in a tube) it's the best. "

Destructive testing on joints shows that it is inferior to ordinary PVA.
ahh... but it's the expanding part that I love so much. There are many 'non 90 degree' joints in the ss15, and PL just fills everything in, and it's air tight.

I've done destructive joint tests on the PL, I always delam the ply.

The auroco is as close to absolute void free, even thickness ply I've found. (that I can afford)
It sure beats any ac ply I've used. Here's a link to the span rating if you want to know it's L/
http://www.araucoply.cl/informacion2...24&cat=0&fin=0

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Old 26th February 2011, 03:39 PM   #478
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Hi Y'all,

Has anyone tried the Home Depot Sande plywood?

SandePly 12mm and SandePly 18mm

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Old 26th February 2011, 04:27 PM   #479
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Hi Y'all,

Has anyone tried the Home Depot Sande plywood?

SandePly 12mm and SandePly 18mm

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Oliver, you missed my post. This is a commodity and the vendor shops around.

Do NOT assume that the plywood at Home Depot or Lowes in your neighborhood is the same as in my neighborhood. Do NOT assume that the plywood you got at Lowes last year will be the same as what you get at Lowes this year. If the stuff is labelled as special purchase (in fine print next to the SKU number), then what you see next month is very sure to be different.
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Oliver, you missed my post. This is a commodity and the vendor shops around.

Do NOT assume that the plywood at Home Depot or Lowes in your neighborhood is the same as in my neighborhood. Do NOT assume that the plywood you got at Lowes last year will be the same as what you get at Lowes this year. If the stuff is labelled as special purchase (in fine print next to the SKU number), then what you see next month is very sure to be different.
The only thing is the expensive stuff does not change that much it may sit on their shelfs for years waiting for a speaker builder. Andy
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