RE: [MedievalSawdust] Plywood & Outdoors
- Or epoxy,maybe with six ounce glass, And UV inhibiting
--- Bill McNutt <mcnutt@...> wrote:
> If you seal it ENUFF, you're right. But I've rarely__________________________________________________________
> seen end-grain plywood
> sealed ENUFF where it's used to touch bare ground.
> Normal wear and tear,
> even from careful use, scuffs the finish from the
> parts that touch the
> ground, and allows water to wick up.
> Plywood exposed to the ground almost always
> de-laminates. If you're going
> to make plywood furniture, you're usually
> well-served to put solid-wood
> skids on the bottom, anywhere that the plywood
> touches the ground.
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> Of Siegfried
> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:19 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Plywood & Outdoors
> I just realized that I made a suggestion to some
> folks, and now I'm
> doubting it. Just wanted to hear someone else say it
> to me, or tell
> me I'm an idiot.
> They were going to make some plywood chairs
> (Greydragon Style) ...
> They were looking at Home Depot at the 'Exterior
> Grade Plywood'.
> I told them that if they wanted to make some much
> nicer looking
> chairs, for not really that much more ...
> To call the local hardwood supplier here, and look
> at getting some
> Birch plywood. That it will make nicer and more
> stable chairs. And
> that as long as you seal it up well (a few good
> coats of poly) that
> you don't need to worry about it being exterior
> grade. Since it's not
> going to be sitting outside 24x7.
> But then something hit me. Is that a true statement?
> As long as you seal the wood well, is it ok to use
> Birch plywood in an
> outdoor wet inevironment? (ie, Pennsic) Or is the
> stuff going to
> delam on you?
> What made me think of this, was that I have a 'fake
> cabinet' I built
> to hold my dishwasher. I did it out of Birch ply.
> The Dishwasher
> leaked at one point, and the plywood soaked up the
> water and the
> bottom edge of it there is now delam'd.
> Though it may just be that I didn't have it sealed
> well enough.
> THL Siegfried Sebastian Faust - http://crossbows.__________________________________________________
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