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Old May 29th 08, 06:42 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?

Thanks.

Arthur



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Old May 29th 08, 07:16 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On May 29, 5:42*pm, "Arthur2" wrote:
Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?


If it is it'll probably cost an arm and a leg.

A local joiner may be able to scarfe (sp) 2 sheets together, or have a
go yourself (google).

cheers,
Pete.
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Old May 29th 08, 10:12 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Arthur2" wrote:

Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?



Plywood is made in larger sizes but is cut down for shipment, mostly
to 2440 x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft) with, exceptionally 3050 x 1525mm
available. To get sizes bigger than this you would need to buy
directly from manufacturers who are mostly in either Finland or
Canada.


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Old May 29th 08, 11:49 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Bruce wrote:
"Arthur2" wrote:

Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?



Plywood is made in larger sizes but is cut down for shipment, mostly
to 2440 x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft) with, exceptionally 3050 x 1525mm
available. To get sizes bigger than this you would need to buy
directly from manufacturers who are mostly in either Finland or
Canada.


I've never seen bigger than 8 x 4. Where do the bigger sheets go?


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Old May 29th 08, 11:55 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"The Medway Handyman" wrote:



Bruce wrote:
"Arthur2" wrote:

Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?



Plywood is made in larger sizes but is cut down for shipment, mostly
to 2440 x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft) with, exceptionally 3050 x 1525mm
available. To get sizes bigger than this you would need to buy
directly from manufacturers who are mostly in either Finland or
Canada.


I've never seen bigger than 8 x 4. Where do the bigger sheets go?



I have used them in formwork for large concrete pours. I've only used
10 x 4 (3050 x 1220) because the 10 x 5 (3050 x 1525) were too large
to handle. Some years ago I was quoted prices for a much larger sheet
but it would have had to be cut specially in Canada and delivery time
was an issue.

There are several UK suppliers of larger than 8 x 4 sheets. I can
give you some contacts if you need them.

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Old May 30th 08, 12:12 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Thu, 29 May 2008 21:49:06 GMT, "The Medway Handyman"
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Bruce wrote:
"Arthur2" wrote:

Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?



Plywood is made in larger sizes but is cut down for shipment, mostly
to 2440 x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft) with, exceptionally 3050 x 1525mm
available. To get sizes bigger than this you would need to buy
directly from manufacturers who are mostly in either Finland or
Canada.


I've never seen bigger than 8 x 4. Where do the bigger sheets go?


I had to specially order (from my local sawmill) a couple of 10' x 4'
sheets of " WBP - it wasn't cheap; ISTR paying over 100ukp
(delivered though).
It only took them a few days to get the stuff.

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On Thu, 29 May 2008 17:42:46 +0100, "Arthur2"
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Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?


Most plywood specialists. It's to order, and expect to have to buy a
whole palletload. It's also not stocked across the full range. I've seen
2'x16' (in feet, 'cos I is old) but you can get 4' x extra-long in
low-grade stuff for formwork (concrete shuttering).

There's also a trade in high quality unjoined plywood for trim work, but
most of that is the core board scarfed up from 8' lengths, then a single
face veneer that goes the full length (try someone like Shadbolts in
London)

3m is about the max and even that's rare to find over 2.44m.

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Old May 30th 08, 12:59 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Arthur2" wrote in message
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Is plywood available in lengths greater than 3050cm?
and if so, where?

Thanks.

Arthur


Useful information from a number of you. Thanks.

I ony asked because the 'stair bulding' book I have has a guy building a
string from plywood
but it doesn't say howlong it is.
For my 3.6m long requirements it sounds cheaper to buy 50mm x 300mm pirana.

Thanks anyway.

Arthur



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Arthur2 wrote:
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I ony asked because the 'stair bulding' book I have has a guy building a
string from plywood
but it doesn't say howlong it is.
For my 3.6m long requirements it sounds cheaper to buy 50mm x 300mm pirana.

Thanks anyway.


Tempting the fate that befalls everyone who corrects the
spelling/grammar of a post on Usenet, I think there is something fishy
about pirana (almost). You probably mean parana. :-)

But you did also make me wonder if glulam would be suited?

http://www.finnforest.co.uk/default.asp?path=200;256;1317;1318;1322;2431

Doesn't look like it is standard in quite the size you want, but I don't
know what flexibility you have in your design at this stage so it might
be useful. (I know nothing about it beyond what I have seen - on the box
and made into big boxes. :-) )

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"Rod" wrote in message
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Arthur2 wrote:
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I ony asked because the 'stair bulding' book I have has a guy building a
string from plywood
but it doesn't say howlong it is.
For my 3.6m long requirements it sounds cheaper to buy 50mm x 300mm
pirana.

Thanks anyway.


Tempting the fate that befalls everyone who corrects the spelling/grammar
of a post on Usenet, I think there is something fishy about pirana
(almost). You probably mean parana. :-)

But you did also make me wonder if glulam would be suited?

http://www.finnforest.co.uk/default.asp?path=200;256;1317;1318;1322;2431

Doesn't look like it is standard in quite the size you want, but I don't
know what flexibility you have in your design at this stage so it might be
useful. (I know nothing about it beyond what I have seen - on the box and
made into big boxes. :-) )


Interesting product and I will call 1 or 2 supliers for quotes. All of the
web sites I've found
have a minimum glulam thickness of 56mm which is too much I think.

But I bet its expensive at any thickness.

Arthur



 




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