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Offline Richard/RMW

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Readily available specialty sheet goods sources near Philly
« on: November 22, 2022, 07:40 AM »
I'm trying to locate specialty sheet/ply products like Valchromat/Paperstone/MR MDF/MDO/Medite/formply/etc. that are (1) available around Philadelphia MSA/SNJ and (2) available in small quantity to DIY buyers.

Basically, I'm looking for alternatives to birch ply or MDF that are suitable for hard use, very stable & resistant to the elements. Color-thru is a bonus, or with edges that don't require banding or overlay to look decent. I want stuff I can beat on with a hammer, that takes fasteners well and works with WW tools. "Reasonably" priced is also a bonus, like < a couple hundred a sheet or equivalent for smaller quantity. I don't want much.  [big grin]

My uses include outdoor products, shop jigs and fixtures. I've found lots of beautiful products that are either only available from wholesale distributors (Fess Hall, Atlantic Plywood, etc.) or are NAINA. Valcromat looks great (for interior uses) but seems to be Euro-centric in DIY quantities. My ask is a long shot, and I've Googled my fingers to nubs...

Appreciate any specific suggestions. Thanks in advance.

RMW
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Readily available specialty sheet goods sources near Philly
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 09:25 AM »
Richard are there any cabinet shops around that you check for drops or have them add a sheet or two to an order?

That might be your easiest option.

Ron

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Readily available specialty sheet goods sources near Philly
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 09:32 AM »
Richard are there any cabinet shops around that you check for drops or have them add a sheet or two to an order?

That might be your easiest option.

Ron

Great suggestion for larger quantity, thanks Ron.

I did just order some King Starboard on eBay, but I'm hoping to find something other than plastic in small quantity. Next time I'm near our new Rockler I plan to grab a piece of phenolic ply to have around.

RMW
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Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: Readily available specialty sheet goods sources near Philly
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 01:01 PM »
Roberts has pretty much everything you could imagine including black Valchromat and sell retail but they're about half way out Long Island from NYC. https://www.roberts-plywood.com

Industrial Plywood also sells retail but are somewhat similarly far from Southern NJ in Reading PA. http://www.industrialplywood.com