Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088

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Re: Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:56 pm

Baron

I've seen birch plywood for cabinet work. I don't know if it was Baltic. It was good looking material. I don't know about the glue.

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Re: Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088

Post by matt167 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:27 am

The birch that I know of has only interior glue. Most high end lumber yards and box stores carry it. If you are just looking for cheap stuff you can get easily. Doug Fir ABX is available down to 1/4" in most manufactures. This is the type of thing that a good lumber yard will special order for you.

There are also exotic type underlayments that are available which could be acceptable but they are only available in 1/4" and 3/8"

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Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088

Post by OKIBOY » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:18 pm

Thanks to all posters this information is very helpful. mrintense your build is inspiring. I have recently retired and moved to coastal NC. I have taken on building a plywood over frame 18 ft skiff. Kindest regards.

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Re: Okume 1088 vs Meranti 1088

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:07 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Baron

I've seen birch plywood for cabinet work. I don't know if it was Baltic. It was good looking material. I don't know about the glue.

Bill
Bill,
I tried some of that nice looking 1/4” Birch plywood, it’s crap. Your suspicion about the glue was right on, I could peel off the birch layer with my finger nail. Threw most of out. Marine grade plywood only, it’s worth the cost every time !
Matt B

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