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What are other shops using for utility grade plywood? My issue is that I can get a decent plywood at home depot for $30 with a reasonably nice pine face and good core. But I hate taking the time to go pick it up.
My hardwood suppliers can get me a pine plywood for the same cost, but it's much worse quality. To get the same quality, I've got to spend in the low $40's.
Is it really less money? Who's paying you to go get it. Handle it 3 or 4 times. What's not getting done at the shop?
have it delivered
I just loaded up 20 sheets of the same stuff a week ago and was thinking that HomeDepot could probably deliver it for free.
HD may use the material as a loss leader and not want to sell volume?
I was thinking the same, definitely a loss leader just like the 2x4ís. Our local hardwood suppliers canít match that price. The units of ply are placed literally in the isle by the roll up door/contractor check out area.
Buying less than a unit at a time is always going to cost more from the distribution yards. You aren't valuing your time! HD has delivery service!
We use 1/2 and 3/4" BUL. Aspen throughout. It's like cdx but has 1 sanded face so it holds on the cnc. 20-30 dollars/sheet.
What is BUL? And where do you get it from?
I think BUL stands for b-face, rated for underlayment. Not exactly sure. We get it from cedar creek. Theyre a national lumber supply chain.
Oddly, where the plywood is made is closer than cedar creek, but they only sell it by the semi load.
That sounds like a good product for toe boxes. we have a helluva time finding reasonable material that will stick to the CNC and cut small parts.