What kind of plywood should I buy fo a desktop?
January 9, 2008 4:15 PM Subscribe
What plywood is guaranteed to be straight and rigid? i.e., suitable for use in furniture construction?
posted by robotdog to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have never built anything before, but getting into the idea of carpentry and wanting to build this very-easy-to-make desk:
My problem is I don't understand all the wood choices at my local Lowe's... there seems to be so many different types of plywood and particleboard and mdf... some of the plywood is clearly warped and bowed... some of it appears to be relatively straight and rigid.
Since I want this to be a desktop I, obviously, want something that will not bow or sag.
How do I choose a plywood that will give me a flat, straight surface and will continue to do so after years of bearing weight?