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Old 05-06-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Creating new cabinet

I removed the propane furnace under the bath sink in the rear of my 64 Bambi 2, giving me access to replace plumbing as well as creating some welcome storage space. I need to cover the access with something. Best fix would probably be a cabinet door similar to the others in the trailer. They appear to be 3/8" (red or white?) oak plywood but I cannot find that thickness anywhere. Any other creative ideas to cover the opening? Perhaps a roll up door or other cover?
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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You can make your own 3/8" plywood by gluing 1/8" and 1/4" together. I would do that with a glue like Titebond, but you could also do it with contact cement.

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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How about gluing a piece of 1/8" Plywood on the back of 1/4" oak? Google 1/8" baltic birch plywood if the idea is of interest.
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I don't want rain on your parade here but, you want to be really careful how make a panel in this fashion. Such a panel will be exposed to huge temperature and humidity changes and thus must be very stable. You will notice that all plywood is made with a center veneer and equal veneers on both sides of center. Any deviation of this principle and your panel will very likely curl or bow from the inherent stresses caused by expansion and contraction due to temp and humidity changes. I have been sorely disappointed on several occasions when I tried to glue two pieces of plywood together. My suggestion would be to get a piece of 3/8" plywood and glue a veneer to both faces so the assembly is perfectly balanced.
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