DIYAPASON-L Digest #320 - Wednesday, May 16, 2001
 
Voidless birch and cedar
  by "homer valenzona" <dochome@hotmail.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Voidless birch and cedar
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Voidless birch and cedar From: "homer valenzona" <dochome@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 11:26:23   Hi, I'm tryin to build pallet and slider chests and would like to know if "voidlesss birch plywood" is a special kind of plywood distinct from the home hardware variety of birch plywood. I plan to use this as the top and bottom board. The toeboards, grid and frame are going to be poplar and rackboards of pine from old tubular pneumatic chests. Secondly, is there an advantage of using cedar over pine for pallets. I am =   willing to buy cedar but I have dry, well seasoned, clean pine and would like to use those. The basis for the choice of wood are the catalogue descriptions of chests by organ parts supply houses. Any comments / advice =   would be appreciated. Thanks Homer _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Voidless birch and cedar From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:04:29 -0400   Hi Homer,   What you're looking for is Marine plywood. In our area it is carried by a local hardwood supplier. You won't find it in home centers. look for businesses carrying specialty lumber.   Just to share an experience: be careful mixing ply wood with solid wood components.   We redid the the damaged ends of a chest by replacing the solid wood with plywood. Due to its structure plywood does not expand or contract as much as solid wood (sugar pine on the rest of the chest) So depending on the season - humid summer vs dry winter - the chest constantly leaks badly. we'll do it over soon.   John V