WeekendMiniaturist Posted January 9, 2015 Share Posted January 9, 2015 Help need some opinions please! I'm reviewing floor plans from my library of structures and floor plans in books, and am wondering if members of the forum would post their opinions. I've never done a one of a kind structure / scratch build before. So should I use 3/8" plywood for the walls, or would you use miniature 2x4s and build it like a real home? I could use task board for the walls, or miniature plywood, or crescent board, but that is likely pretty expensive, vs. building with 3/8" plywood. (I've only half built 1 RGT kit in the past : - ) I'm dreaming of a scratch build based upon an art print that I found on line, unfortunately I haven't found floor plans for a similar structure in my research so I only have the front to feed my imagination. What is the preferred plywood for scratch building structures? I'm searching for 3/8" plywood, and I've found 5'x5' Russian Birch slightly less then marine grade4'x8' underlayment about $27 per sheet4'x8 marine grade about 2x as much as underlayment I haven't found any lumberyards who are willing to send me 3" square sample of the stuff, so I'm ordering "blindly"... I do understand cabinet grade and sanded on both sides, but since I've never scratch built a structure on my own, I would welcome your input. I am tempted to pick it up myself, when I'm in Chicago in April,,, so I can see the quality, no one stocks 4x8 sheets locally, and I really don't want to purchase $200+ worth of plywood, sight unseen and be unhappy. The 5'x5' birch that is at my local woodworkers store has been stored standing up and its is warped, and that warped plywood, would also make me grumpy to have warped walls. Tamra Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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