Discussion in 'General' started by Ozarktraveler, Mar 15, 2017.
Thanks Tom. The positivity displayed here is one of the many reasons I love this forum.
Had not heard of it. Hmmm.
Most of the layouts here in KC are built using ripped plywood and it has proven to be very stable and easy to work with. Drywall screws are used for assembly. Most importantly, it is a lot cheaper than high quality pine strip wood.
What dimensions do you have them ripped to? Or better, are there any notable limitations?
Keith, what type of 3/4" plywood do you use? The local Big Orange box store had three varieties of them, and all were more expensive, after ripping the 4'x8's, than the 1"x3"s. Though, they're still probably better for the reasons you gave. Am I looking for the wrong wood or am I in the wrong store?
My father was a carpenter for many years, but consider me a notch above a noob.
I found that Lowe's is less expensive than Home Depot.
Craig, we try to stick with the best plywood we can get, cabinet grade birch, A/B.
First open grid benchwork frame section completed. (4'x8'). Made a few mistakes during my learning curve, but nothing major. Most of the remaining sections should be narrower and will use 2x2 legs vs the 2x4s in the larger section.
Need to find a supplier of reasonably priced foam sheets.
Craig, I ask for insulation foam that is damaged, you can get a price discount because of it. You can use caulking to glue the pieces back together if needed.
Progress, not perfection, seems to be my mantra, Craig. Keep working and keep sharing the results. Looking forward to seeing future examples.
Btw... enjoyed your impromptu slide presentation at the Frisco Mini convention last Saturday, (I think it was yours). You and Keith R. are to be commended for a job well done in such a short time filling in for Pat.
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