RE: [bolger] Plywood 101
- I spent a fair amount of time trying to find MDO after reading about it but
had a hard time finding it in Canada (no one in the Stores new what I was
talking about) eventually I found it under the name "Duraply". It comes in
one and two sided and is used for making outdoor signs. My first boat I used
it but to make a decent joint you need to sand down the paper lining on the
one side but it seems to have worked well for the start. It was a small
project and I gave it two my neighbors kids after a few months. I would used
it again if that makes a difference.
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Straight from Bob Vila's website:
Called MDO, or medium density overlay, it's engineered plywood
com/HowTo_Library/MDO_Plywood--T299.html#> with a
resin treated fiber applied to both faces. This gives an extremely
smooth finish that is easy to paint. In addition it's rated for exterior
use, which means it is safe from the elements, insects, or other outdoor
hazards, making it a perfect choice for the new deck or porch
Its commonly used for road signs, and quite a few boats have been made
from it over the years. Good stuff.....
Roger Padvorac wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> What is "MDO"?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Stromski" <j.stromski@sbcgloba
> To: <bolger@yahoogroups. <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> com
> Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 5:48 PM[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Subject: Re: [bolger] Plywood 101
> > I'm currently building a Michalak AF4 out of some very nice 1/4
> "premium baltic birch underlayment" obtained from my local Menard's.
> > ...
> > The bottom panels call for 1/2, so I'm using MDO there, sourced from
> Menards also.
> > ...
> > Regards,
> > Joe
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- The only types of plywood that you know for sure have a good core so
they will not be a problem down the road are the marine plys and good
MDO. Anything else you will find WILL have voides of one kind or
another shortning the life of the boat.
--- In email@example.com, "paulthober" <paulthober@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Don" <dschurricanes@> wrote:
> > Has anyone used AC 3ply plywood...to build a boat...of Phil's
> I built a Gypsy and a Chebacco using ACX. Worked for me, however, it
> didn't save much moolah. Lots and lots of sorting through the pile
> Home Despot. For the last couple of years I haven't seen panels
> labeled ACX. I also built a Nymph using $10/sheet luau [sic]. No
> problem. I built a Cartopper a couple of years ago using BS1088 ply
> and am going to build a Chebacco, Caledonia, or a Tremolino this
> winter and it will also be built using BS1088 ply.
> Forgive me as this has been beaten to death numerous times in the
> past, but I agree with the faction that advocates using the good
> stuff, particularly if you want a lasting product. The bonus is that
> building is easier with quality materials.