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Anyone used tigerply prefinished for cabinet boxes? Its half the cost of columbia that i use now. Wondering if i can lightly sand one side and spray pigmented pre cat laquer over it for finshed cabinet sides. Please actual users over opinions on exports.
I use it all the time for cab boxes. I get it locally at a big box store for around $45/sheet. I have also have had good luck scuffing and coating with SW precat and also SW ProClassic oil base.
Here in Florida,mist called dragon ply and although most of my cabinetry which is euro frameless and very modern, has white melamine interiors, we occasionally use prefinished ply. Never had a problem with it, but the unfinished side is not great for staining and finishing. There are occasional patches and the grain is not the best. We prefer to make full 3/4"end panels. We use the prefinished birch most of the time as it is way cheaper than the maple and often very clean with few dark streaks. 3/4" for carcass with 1/2" backs. Drawers have 3/4" front and backs from left overs and 1/2 " sides and bottoms. Harold.
I have used it and it is ok. It is a scarf joint lamination vs full ply lam but not too many voids. So far no issues with delamination. For a custom kitchen I would probably fo with a better core but for a vanity cab its fine.
I always put end panels on my cabinets so I have not tried scuffing and staining.