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1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:26 am
by Starchild
Hey guys a little problem on my side of the planet, Completing 2 DR280s and reached the "Back Halves" stage and guess what? There is a shortage of 1/8 Ply Board in the country :wall: (Lucky me). Question, I saw a material called "Hardboard" same thickness, would it work in the cabinets? :fingers: I will post a link to provide a visual https://www.homedepot.com/p/Dimensions- ... /206120948

Thanks in advance

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:53 am
by 88h88
That's basically sawdust held together with glue so isn't going to be able to bend like 1/8 ply would unfortunately.

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:57 am
by Starchild
88h88 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:53 am
That's basically sawdust held together with glue so isn't going to be able to bend like 1/8 ply would unfortunately.
Actually you can roll it up like a cylinder, very flexible

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:10 am
by Bill Fitzmaurice
If it can be bent to the required radius it should be fine. I doubt it has the puncture resistance of birch plywood, so do the full length sides and back overlay option.

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:39 am
by Starchild
Bill Fitzmaurice wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:10 am
If it can be bent to the required radius it should be fine. I doubt it has the puncture resistance of birch plywood, so do the full length sides and back overlay option.
Full length sides and back overlay was what I was planning to do so it's a go!

Thanks again Bill :cowboy:

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:10 pm
by Rick Lee
These work very well. Easier than sheet material. Durable. It's all I ever use for DR's
https://www.homedepot.com/p/SAKRETE-12- ... /100324386

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:54 am
by 88h88
Starchild wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:57 am
88h88 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:53 am
That's basically sawdust held together with glue so isn't going to be able to bend like 1/8 ply would unfortunately.
Actually you can roll it up like a cylinder, very flexible
huh, I stand corrected. Must be a different thing over here.

Re: 1/8 ply board shortage... sad but true

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:15 pm
by caddylackn
Rick Lee wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:10 pm
These work very well. Easier than sheet material. Durable. It's all I ever use for DR's
https://www.homedepot.com/p/SAKRETE-12- ... /100324386
Thanks! I have been looking for an affordable alternative. I will give this a try.