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chris015
04-13-2012, 05:54 PM
I wanted to build my 1st custom box. While getting supplies for a job i checked on the cost of 3/4" mdf at home depot today. It was 30 bucks for a full sheet. is that about right or can i find it cheaper elsewhere?

pro-rabbit
04-13-2012, 05:56 PM
That is about average. It will range from around 28-38 depending on where the store gets their supply and general location.

bhsdriller
04-13-2012, 05:56 PM
sounds the same as the HD here, around $34 with tax.....A local lumberyard has it for like $25

RangerDangerV2
04-13-2012, 05:56 PM
i get it for 10 bucks a sheet :naughty:

bhsdriller
04-13-2012, 05:57 PM
looks like they have a lot of stores...where I get it
84 Lumber Store Locator (http://84lumber.com/storelocator.aspx?srchby=Enter%20Your%20Address)

groundpound4200
04-13-2012, 05:57 PM
I can buy 11 ply baltic birch for about $30 here most of the time

VisceralSound
04-13-2012, 05:57 PM
sounds the same as the HD here, around $34 with tax.....A local lumberyard has it for like $25

^This for me at Lowes.

Mitch86
04-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Lowes is around 32-34 bucks here... It all depends on your location really. But around $30 bucks seems to be the norm.

05fronty
04-13-2012, 06:06 PM
i make lowe's price match a local place that sells cheaper mdf. for like 25 bucks

CHEMMINS
04-13-2012, 06:19 PM
I can buy 11 ply baltic birch for about $30 here most of the time

For a 5x5 sheet?

pro-rabbit
04-13-2012, 06:20 PM
You can always just buy extreme bulk..nothing like a few grand out in wood lol.

bhsdriller
04-13-2012, 06:21 PM
Solid baltic birch? unless you have a hookup I don't believe it

I got some cheap "birch" last time and it was ******. Full of voids, just the outside is birch

pro-rabbit
04-13-2012, 06:28 PM
Solid baltic birch? unless you have a hookup I don't believe it

I got some cheap "birch" last time and it was ******. Full of voids, just the outside is birch

You have to be wary of birch at stores. Most do not carry good void free birch at all.

bhsdriller
04-13-2012, 06:31 PM
You have to be wary of birch at stores. Most do not carry good void free birch at all.


that's what I'm saying..for that price it can't be the good stuff

groundpound4200
04-13-2012, 06:50 PM
For a 5x5 sheet?

4x8 Tigerply. I can take pics of it... they have 5 ply there too

http://www.tigerply.com/coremenu.html

It's the classic core.

CHEMMINS
04-13-2012, 07:05 PM
4x8 Tigerply. I can take pics of it... they have 5 ply there too

TigerPLYŠ (http://www.tigerply.com/coremenu.html)

It's the classic core.

Ah ok, that's not true Baltic Birch. True Baltic usually comes in 5x5 sheets at about $80 a sheet. Every layer is birch in it as well. Not just a veneer.

wenn_du_weinst
04-13-2012, 07:33 PM
I would love for some to to prove they can hear a difference between baltic, and regular birch ply in a car.

CHEMMINS
04-13-2012, 07:37 PM
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I would love for some to to prove they can hear a difference between baltic, and regular birch ply in a car.

It isn't about the sound, it is about strength and weight.

Kangaroux
04-13-2012, 07:37 PM
I would love for some to to prove they can hear a difference between baltic, and regular birch ply in a car.

The only thing I can see happening is weird resonances, but bracing and 45's will take care of a lot of that..

audiobaun
04-13-2012, 07:44 PM
Last week looking @ Lowes, 3/4in,was like $34 a sheet, and the Home Depot-$29.99 I blieve

bhsdriller
04-13-2012, 08:23 PM
I would love for some to to prove they can hear a difference between baltic, and regular birch ply in a car.

I wasn't talking about sound...the cheap stuff is hard to work with, splinters and the layers can even start to come apart. Will split even with pre-drilling