I was looking online at Baltic birch plywood and I ran across Maple multiply. Question is is there a reason why I would use maple multiply over Baltic Birch. From what I was reading the maple is heavier and is more resistant to scratching. It also looks like a maple has more Plys and cost more.
SOUNDS LIKE YOUVE ALREADY GOT YOUR ANSWER ON THIS ONE.
I was also reading an article that said using a veneer core plywood may give you some issues that won't show up till after finishing because it may transfer any variations to the top. They said for cabinets you should use mdf core plywood.. Does that make sense
THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AD FOR MDF TO ME.
I PERSONALLY PREFER PLYWOOD OVER MDF FOR MOST PROJECTS.
Check out this other link. They list a bunch of different plywoods and also go into a little about how it's constructed and history
Maple on the left.
Baltic on the right.
It seems like there is so much to learn about plywood.. Even so much to say that manufactures will change the name of their plywood once it gets a bad rap to the name of a good selling plywood.
"The species used in imported plywood can also be a mystery. The names the material is sold under are not the names of specific species. From Luan to Chen-Chen, the names given are trade names for groups of species, which may or may not have similar properties. These names may also change from time to time. If one imported name gets a bad reputation, the same product may be sold under a new name, and people will try it, hoping that it will be better. Sometimes material from one continent will be sold using the name of a successful product from another. On the world market, there are between 50 and 100 trade names in use, and little or no regulation or standards" ( popular woodworking.com)
The choices are crazy first the letter system. Them the core. Then where its made. I mean china, domestic, import.. Really what's the difference between china and import?Wouldn't China plywood be an import?
Sorry this just turned into a rant.. Back to the real question uses for maple multiply.