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Has anyone noticed the 1/4" utility plywood Lowe's is carrying. The entire 4' width of the sheet is strips of 1/16" wide veneer. Visually it looks like someone cut a 1/4" rip off of a four foot thick sheet of Baltic birch and stained it pink. I'm wondering what you would use it for. I wouldn't even use it for base cabinet backs in garage cabinets.
 

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i bought a sheet of that last year and it was fine. I went back a couple of months ago and they didn't carry it at the store near me anymore.
 

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About a year ago I bought a piece of 3/4" oak veneer ply from Lowes and it was better then the cabinet grade I bought from the local cabinet wood supplier. Very few voids within the plys. Than about six months later I returned to buy another piece, it was the only one they had left. I asked them to cut it into 4 X 4 to get it in to my car. When he cut it in half the plywood split in half between plys. Yes now there were 4, 3/8" thick pieces of plywood. Good thing I had them cut the wood other wise I would have needed to make a 150 mile trip to return it. One of the joys of living in the boonies.

I wish I had a good source to buy cabinet grade oak veneer plywood. Up here if the plys are good the veneer is bad and if the veneer is good the plys are bad.
 
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