Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
The birch and maple plywood at the box stores is noticeably harder than the sanded plywood they sell that Steve mentioned. I'm building a set of kitchen cabinets right now for my son. He wants shaker style cabinets painted white. I used birch lumber for all the face frames, door frames, and finished end panel frames. I bought 1/2" and 3/4" birch plywood from Home Depit. It's actually prett decent, with one side being real nice, the other side pretty good too. Both sides suitable for painting.