A: A tropical country of origin doesn't mean the trees weren't grown and harvested intentionally and responsibly, specifically for lumber as Handprint is dedicated to sustainable practice that empower makers to feel good about their creativity and purchasing choices. They're also recyclable and biodegradable. In fact, they typically require less energy and natural resources to manufacture than other raw materials.
A: Hello Karen, It seems that there is variation from store-to-store, so what we suggest is that you call the store directly for those details. What you might hear is that the first few cuts are free but beyond that, there is a minor charge, or that there is no cutting done when the dimensions are smaller than x inches, or that you have to schedule a few days in advance. And then again, your location might have none of these rules in place.
A: Yes, but there are alternatives available which are considerably less expensive - and you don't need something this thick. Fiberboard, 1/8" thick, should work fine.
A: Not necessary. Buy underlayment which is thicker and less expensive.
A: Hi DY, According to the product page for the Sande Plywood, that product is not recommended for use as underlayment. You certainly have the right to use it, but there are other products that are considered better-suited for your purposes: OSB (oriented strand board), BCX Ply, PT plywood, attic decking, and just underlayment (rolls that are especially good under vinyl planking). If you would like to see that chart, please return to the product page and scroll down a bit.
A: Good thickness for enhancing the strength and leveling the finish of a poor subfloor.
A: Not quite. When you cut the board you must account for the width of the blade. This is called the kerf and it’s usually 1/8 of an inch. In building a cabinet, corn hole game or other things, being 1/8 short can cause a real waste of a full size piece of plywood. If I’m cutting a piece of plywood into two pieces, one piece will be short by 1/8 inch.
A: Wood was good quality and finish was what I expected.
A: Because both sides are finished and the veneer is without blems or knots.
A: Two reasons. Firstly, it is a high quality product, with nice finishes on both sides. Secondly, it is cut up from larger sheets, and that costs money.
|Brand||Handprint||Columbia Forest Products||Columbia Forest Products||Columbia Forest Products|
|Name||1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Sande Plywood||1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. PureBond Maple Plywood Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available)||1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. PureBond Alder Plywood (Free Custom Cut Available)||1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. PureBond Hickory Plywood Project Panel (Free Custom Cut Available)|
|Nominal Product Thickness (in.)||1/2||1/2||1/2||1/2|
|Nominal Product Width (ft.)||2||2||2||2|
|Nominal Product Length (ft.)||4||4||4||4|
|Project Panel Type||Hardwood Plywood||Hardwood Plywood||Hardwood Plywood||Hardwood Plywood|
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