The shade of Hickory on the top veneer was uniform (light (as pictured) with do darker alternatio...
The shade of Hickory on the top veneer was uniform (light (as pictured) with do darker alternation - 1 star). NO smell ... solid, straight, square - used to apply to wall to which TV wall mount was added. Finished with Oldie's Wood Butter (3 coats) Trimmed out with some inexpensive PVC molding.
Wall was Sheetrock on top of cement block - added 1 x 1-1/2 board on top (hidden by mount covers.
Had to do this project because wanted to replace Samsung 50" (crt) with Sony XBR 55" - which was about 1=1/2 to wide for opening.
This i think (fixed built in cabinet dimensions) is the curse of built in's - but here's the cure.
All 4 corners we're damaged to the point they weren't usable. There also appeared to be several w...
All 4 corners we're damaged to the point they weren't usable. There also appeared to be several waterspots on it. The only reason for 2 stars was because I only needed a smaller piece that I was able to cut of the larger 2x4 piece. I'm hoping the damage was during shipping and not sent out like that by HD! It would have been returned if I needed a full 2x4 piece. Whatever size you get, don't plan on using the entire piece because you'll have to cut the corners more than likely.
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Jul 12, 2017
I realize you're probably better off with a full panel in terms of cost, but sometimes I think it...
I realize you're probably better off with a full panel in terms of cost, but sometimes I think it's worth it to get these smaller project panels. They're easy to move, you don't have break down a 4x8 panel, and they're much easier to store if you're not getting right to a project. The stability and grain of this panel was especially nice compared to some of the other panels I've used. Perhaps it's the Purebond but regardless I'm quite happy with this one.
I am very pleased with the elegant grain pattern on both sides of the hickory project panel that I received. Each side has a different look that is common with typical hickory wood grain. There are no imperfections or marks in the veneer of this project panel. I am planning on making a small footlocker style storage box. I am staining this panel with a light coat of weathered gray stain and then polyurethane it with several coats of triple thick poly.
The piece of plywood that I received was very high quality. The sheet was very flat (probably within a 1/16th across the entire surface). The thickness was also very uniform (within one or two thousandths) and the veneer was blister and wrinkle free. All in all, I couldn't have asked for more.
One observation, the venner did chip out significantly when cut with a dado stack on the table saw. Just an FYI to anyone planning this operation on this product. A router might have given a smoother edge.
Very high quality plywood, would definitely recommend
I am a huge fan of this plywood and have used several different types of it (see my reviews). As you can see in the picture the plys are very thick. As with all of the other species I have used no plugs on either face - although one face seems to be a little nicer than the other. With that said, either could definitely be a "show face", and I have yet to find a void when either cutting or drilling into it.
I am always a little nervous about getting sheet goods shipped, but it comes sufficiently packaged can can withstand even the most zealous of delivery drivers.
This piece in particular will be used for a cross cut sled. Being that absolute precision is necessary, I need the most stable material I can get - and this fits the bill. The Hickory veneer is sufficiently thick and tough enough to withstand what I am gong to put it through.
The piece is also dead flat. Not even a tiny little bit crown or twist across the entire length.
I'm really glad home depot carries true hardwood furniture grade plywood. Finding a reputable supplier can be difficult when not buying in bulk. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.