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    Plywood

    Is there any good reason why i shouldnt use plywood as an interior wall cover for the inside of a wood house ?

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    No, but bamboo is nicer.

    Oh, and welcome to TD.

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    Probably do to my lack of looking around, but I have only seen damn thin plywood sold.

    Do they sell 1/2 or 3/4 inch plywood in Thailand?

    Having said that the OP could get by with 1/4 inch, but the walls would be flimsy.

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    I'd love to get hold of some 3/4 marine ply.

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    they certanly do 12mm ply, which I have used for shelving inside cupboards

    it is expensive though

    as JJ said, bamboo board is very nice for a wooden house

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    Is bamboo board expensive ? i was actually thinking of a type of plywood with some sort of bamboo effect on it if that exists.

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    plywood here is very flimsy and warp quick , bamboooooos good ..

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    We have used bamboo plywood on many projects. Can't remember, but it was not dirt cheap nor was it expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    I'd love to get hold of some 3/4 marine ply.
    So would I.

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    Sounds like bamboo board is a good idea cheers.

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    massage time. catch you later.

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    ply and marine ply is available here, also mdf board, the bamboo woven stuff starts around 380baht per sheet.

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    Plywood is ok if you are going for that exquisite trailer trash look, just jocking! go with the bamboo
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    bamboo board used as interior lining, it gives a nice feel

    you should use a reasonably thick board, say 6mm, otherwise it will warp slightly.

    It is a good idea to insect proof the inside, and it can be finished with polyurethane on the outside
    I have reported your post

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    That looks pretty nice i think ill go for somthing like that. We are probably going to build next year near Mukdahan.

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    Just as information for those who might be interested, 7, 9 and 15mm marine ply, BS 1088 (Lloyds approved) marine ply is available from a friend of mine who imports directly from the manufacturer in Malaysia, to Phuket. PM me if you would like his contact details.
    Cheers

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    ^^^ Looks nice Andy.

    I'll be doing that.

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    damn, I should have patented that idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    I'd love to get hold of some 3/4 marine ply.
    So would I.
    There is a guy who advertise Marine Plywood on bahtsold.com

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    I just joined, getting used to using the message board...I want to build in Buri Ram. I've seen a couple of people say they know good contractors but no names or contact info...Also, I designed my house but now I need to know what kind of drawings are needed to get a building permit in Buri Ram...Do i need engineered and stamped by a Thai?...Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post



    bamboo board used as interior lining, it gives a nice feel

    you should use a reasonably thick board, say 6mm, otherwise it will warp slightly.

    It is a good idea to insect proof the inside, and it can be finished with polyurethane on the outside
    Really like this look and would recommend it to anyone thinking about using plywood. Plywood will warp and does not look near as nice as bamboo. There is a good reason there in not a lot of plywood available in Thailand and I would stick to the indigenous building materials.

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    I have bought cheap ply in many thicknesses in Roi -Et and Udon from Global House www.globalhouse.co.th/. The last lot I bought in Udon was dismally poor quality.
    Even though I checked every sheet. There where many voids.
    I did find a small store not far away who stocks much better quality ply.
    I will go and get the address and phone number. perhaps they can tell you their supplier

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    I have recently used some 15mm ply for making a wardrobe interior

    I bought it from a woodyard and it was "A" grade, which means it was halfway decent on at least one side

    The "B" grade did not loook so nice but was perfectly serviceable

    good quality, same as back in the UK (maybe even the same board)

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    Here is an old photo of our 'guest house' which a few members of TD have stayed in. The bamboo plywood looks as good today as it did when it was installed.


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    Bamboo plywood? Cost and size?

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