â€¢ lowes lumber question
Hello, I'm starting my first boat build a Flying Saucer. Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:00 pmhttp://www.lowes.com/pd_59298-99899-592 ... 58430&pl=1Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:22 amSat Jul 04, 2015 5:30 amSat Jul 04, 2015 7:42 am
On my very first build attempt, (a Squirt), I made the mistake of using plywood from Lowe's. In addition to the problems mentioned above, I also found, after considerable work in building the stem, that there was so much of a warp in it that the breasthook was 2" off-center when I tried to attach it.Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:01 pmSun Jul 05, 2015 8:43 amSun Jul 05, 2015 7:41 pmMon Jul 06, 2015 11:25 am3/4" marine grade ply cost about $70 a sheet a few years ago. One sheet is enough for a FS.Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:53 pm
Also for my frames, one of the lumber places offer 6 1/4" white oak for $6 board foot.
Marine Plywood (SYP?): $113.67
$93.71 Douglas Fir?Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:31 pmMon Jul 06, 2015 4:58 pmhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/093907007 ... len+l+wittMon Jul 06, 2015 5:18 pmTue Jul 07, 2015 6:37 am
803-473-0597Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:23 pmhttps://rarisboat.wordpress.com/2015/07 ... en-l-witt/Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:24 pmGlen-L.com â€¢ Lowe's Lumber QuestionLowe's Lumber QuestionHello, I'm starting my first boat build a Flying Saucer.
RariRe: Lowe's Lumber QuestionThis looks like oak facing with a cheaper core as the description says "oak veneer". From my own problems using cheap wood substitutes in a boat is a big mistake. Nobody likes to wait when your building a boat but it is the best advise I can give you. Wait until you have accumulated enough funds to purchase quality lumber and you won't be sorry sometime in the future.The wood that Lowes and Home depot carry
You need marine plywood.
I found that Menards carries marine plywood if you have one close.If not there google marineYou don't want to use that plywood for the transom, or any other major parts. it is even exterior-grade plywood, there are likely to be voids throughout the piece.... areas between the plys that are nothing but air. This makes the wood both structurally weaker than marine-grade plywood, AND the void spaces are a possible place to trap water & begin rot. That's not what you want, considering the amount of work you're going to put into this boat., exterior-grade plywood from Lowe's or Home Depot might be suitable for making gussets or cheap seats.