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    Dose lowes sell any 1/8'th inch plywood? or some thing similar? I need some thing to make a new rear deck peice for my car. Also if any one knows a good place to get nagahide let me know.

  • #2
    1/8" plywood would be next to impossible to make...lol

    why not look into some 1/4 hardboard? (masonite) anything much more thin and you won't have anything to bite into with screws when you want to secure it down or secure speakers or anything to for that matter....
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    • #3
      Ditto on what Red said + then cover it with spray adhesive and some sort of cover amterial (vinyl, nawgahide etc..)

      Try Walmart for fabrics etc.. or any big craft type store.

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      • #4
        walmart or a fabrics store - like Hancock....if you have one.....a fabric store will have a ****E load larger selection

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        • #5
          for the orig plywood idea - dont they use real thin stuff like that in model boats etc?
          Wont b cheap tho...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by nzKAOSnz
            for the orig plywood idea - dont they use real thin stuff like that in model boats etc?
            Wont b cheap tho...
            Yea, I used to build models as a kid and recall using some of the thin plywood material for things like firewalls on airplanes. I'd check a hobby shop, but it may be difficult locating a large piece if that is what you need.
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            • #7
              Balsa wood? that's too think... how think is luan plywood? it's cheep and probabaly 1/8 inch
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              • #8
                rear deck peice?? is tht th parcel shelf? i remade one for my mzda with some 10mm ply. 1/8 is pretty thin...
                you could try to get some thin wood like cedar or whatnot for tht.....
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                • #9
                  i purchased a 2x4 sheet at home depot, or you can try www.balsausa.com
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                  • #10
                    if you want summit 1/8th thick use hardboard - cheap as chips. But for making a rear deck you probably want summit thicker like the 1/4 inch red sugegsted. If you use MDF don't forget you need a proper mask when cutting it.

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                    • #11
                      proper mask? what? i've been cutting this stuff for the last week... why do you need a mask? and what is the proper kind?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                        1/8" plywood would be next to impossible to make...lol
                        you can get plywood as thin as 1/32.

                        luan play aka door pannel is about 1/8 it's probably what i would use for this application.

                        If you want something a little stronger and easier to work with look for occum plywood at a marine lumberyard. It is availible down to 3mm thickness (I would likley use 4mm) and in these thicknesses it goes for about $35 for a 4x8 sheet.

                        depending on how large of an area you need to span i may concider putting in a framing member to help prevent it from sagging. Just one running front to back in the middle would likley do the trick.

                        good luck

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                        • #13
                          sorry i was wrong you can get it in 1/64 too

                          http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...nnishbirch.php

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scott_fx
                            proper mask? what? i've been cutting this stuff for the last week... why do you need a mask? and what is the proper kind?
                            MDF dust causes cancer. Ypu need a proper respirator type mask (your DIY place should be able to advise you). The simple paper masks are no good.

                            We used to cut MDF at school before they realised it caused cancer - oops!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scott_fx
                              proper mask? what? i've been cutting this stuff for the last week... why do you need a mask? and what is the proper kind?
                              MDF dust is nasty stuff.. possibly carcinogenic.

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