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Lightbulb need source for 1/4" ply in New Jersey

Gentlemen/ladies as the case may be...

I usually have no problem finding materials for my projects but I'm kinda stumped on this one.
I'm constructing a set of western red cedar garage doors, 108" x 84".
The problem: I need 2 sheets of 1/4" x 4' x 9' lauan or equivilant AC pine plywood to back the sections.
Does anyone know of a supplier within 100 miles of Trenton NJ where I could purchase such plywood?
I tried google but keep getting suppliers that don't handle that size

ANY help is greatly appreciated! e-mail me @ [email protected] Thanks!
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Harbor Sales has 4' X 9' and they will cut it to any size you need. They're just outside your 100mi range, but I think they will deliver to NJ. They have THE best plywood I've ever seen.

http://www.harborsales.net/tabid/130...oductTypeId=26
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Thank you for the information... I'll try them today.
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For a garage door make sure the plywood is rated exterior. I don't think you are going to find lauan plywood that is exterior. There used to be 1/4" fir plywood that was rated exterior but I haven't seen any of that in years.
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Gentlemen/ladies as the case may be...


I'm constructing a set of western red cedar garage doors, 108" x 84".
The problem: I need 2 sheets of 1/4" x 4' x 9' lauan or equivilant AC pine plywood to back the sections.


ANY help is greatly appreciated! e-mail me @ [email protected] Thanks!

What do you mean here? Is the plywood going on the inside as reinforcement or dead air space for insulation and NOT in the structure of the doors like "raised" panels in grooves? It will make a difference in the type and grade of plywood.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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For a garage door make sure the plywood is rated exterior. I don't think you are going to find lauan plywood that is exterior. There used to be 1/4" fir plywood that was rated exterior but I haven't seen any of that in years.
Thanks for the heads up Steve...

I should have included more info... the plywood is a backer for each section of a horizontal opening door that appears as a vertical set.


The 'frame' is 2x6 western red cedar, the filler material is 3/4" bead board the plywood holds everything in line.

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Thanks for the heads up Steve...

I should have included more info... the plywood is a backer for each section of a horizontal opening door that appears as a vertical set.


The 'frame' is 2x6 western red cedar, the filler material is 3/4" bead board the plywood holds everything in line.
You still should probably use exterior plywood. Since the garage isn't climate controlled the moisture in the air sometimes makes interior plywood delaminate.
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Since the garage isn't climate controlled
The garage is my shop and is climate controlled but exterior grade plywood is always a better choice than interior, at least for moisture purposes. I kinda wanted to clear coat the plywood for a better look and maintenance purposes. Either one will suffice.
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Plywood isn't what it used to be. A lot of it is made in china and will delaminate just from the humidity in the air.
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