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    Default sheet stock advice.

    What advice can you folks give me on buying sheet stock. I'm about to build kitchen cabinets. Are Home Depot Rona & big box products inferior to specialty shops? I'm looking at paint grade plywoods.

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    Go take a look at the stock. If it looks nice and flat, buy it. Since you're painting it and it's for a cabinet frame ... I can't see an issue.

    Happily and woefully out of date
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    Problem is... I was buying from a local lumber yard because you get better quality at near the same price, but they have to compete with the "Walmarts" of the trades, and I have noticed a decline in quality. I remarked to the salesman and he appologized but said "we have to compete" So, I still go to them but I also nit-pick through the BORG's stack
    Bill "Hickory" Simpson

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    Quote Originally Posted by cueboy View Post
    What advice can you folks give me on buying sheet stock. I'm about to build kitchen cabinets. Are Home Depot Rona & big box products inferior to specialty shops? I'm looking at paint grade plywoods.
    The sheet goods for kitchen cabinets (usually 5/8 melamine-coated mdf) carried by suppliers to the pros is superior in most cases to that which can be purchased by the general public in most big box stores. If you don't have a business license, which is what you'll normally need to purchase from those suppliers, talk to a few small cabinet shops in your local area and see if they're willing to sell what you need at a reasonable mark-up.

    Marty Schlosser
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    Marty Schlosser
    Maker of fine wood shavings in Kingston, ON
    and member of Kingston Woodworkers Association (www.KingstonWoodworkers.ca)

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    Cueboy, we just picked up a bunch of 3/4" melamine from Eldorado Plywoods in Kitchener - they accept cash and carry without business #, and the majority of their sales are to cabinet manufacturers. They were superb to deal with, and even had the edge tape direct shipped from the supplier to our house! (since they do not stock iron-on edge tape)
    Chad of all trades

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    Thanks Beachvillain. I'll look into that one.

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