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    Matt Dunlap Guest

    Agathis Plywood?

    Last edited by Matt Dunlap; 04-01-2008 at 03:31 AM.

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    Dec 2006
    New Zealand
    Plywood made from one of the Agathis species?

    The wood from the NZ kauri is fantastic stuff, but no longer commercially harvested. This stuff will probably come from related species from Borneo, Australia or Fiji?

    It's a softwood, but fairly hard and durable. Problem might be getting solid wood to match up with the plywood for banding?



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    Houston, Texas
    I have used it on and off for 3-5 years. It is also like virola and meranti which is inexpensive enough yet flat enough for deck tops to be covered with tile or plastic laminate. I don't ever remember using it for a staingrade project or for paintgrade either. You can try it. Hogan's Hardwoods used to carry all three intermittently as I remember.
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