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Antique Cypress Bookshelves

Posted by drsung (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 17, 07 at 17:08

I am planning on making Antique Cypress Bookshelves for a small study in my new house. What type of plywood should I use to best match the old cypress? I can purchase new cypress plywood but it quite expensive. Anyone have any ideas? What do cabinet shops typically use?


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RE: Antique Cypress Bookshelves

Why not use solid cypress all the way around? It's got to be _the_ most stable softwood ever invented.
And the aroma will be better from solid than from ply. You did say a "small study", so it should be manageable to do it from solids. Just a few pennies more ;-)
It's kind of ridiculous to have to pay $120 a sheet for half-inch plywood with "exotic" veneers.

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