* HELP *
Instagrammers ! I'm having a plywood problem and need your advice ? Firstly - is it practical to use in bathrooms ? I'm wanting to create a floating shelf to hold an oval sink and expose the piping underneath. Secondly, which ply is best to go to achieve this gorgeous pale colour pictured above ? Finally - how can you keep it from turning yellow and getting stained ? Oh and finally, finally any recommend timber suppliers in Manchester ? Thanks all x #askinstagram
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  • object_style* HELP *
    Instagrammers ! I'm having a plywood problem and need your advice ? Firstly - is it practical to use in bathrooms ? I'm wanting to create a floating shelf to hold an oval sink and expose the piping underneath. Secondly, which ply is best to go to achieve this gorgeous pale colour pictured above ? Finally - how can you keep it from turning yellow and getting stained ? Oh and finally, finally any recommend timber suppliers in Manchester ? Thanks all x #askinstagram

  • sianesmeDo you know any fab places that make plywood kitchen units? Ive got my eye out!
  • object_style@ola_studio lovely ! Very handy tips 👍🏻
  • alisonrosalindmMy partner @glen_horne_carpentry might be able to help both of you @object_style @sianesme
  • object_style@alisonrosalindm thanks Alison ! Yes please any advice would be great 👍🏻
  • jenjadecraigMarine grade plywood x
  • _blabarGood shout, I've been wondering the same thing!
  • alisonrosalindmI'd get in touch with him directly... I haven't a clue! @object_style
  • acornandpipCheck out reclaimed & bespoke in Chorlton xx
  • karen_barlowI've just sent you a direct message with some specialists attached who will advise & recommend other suitable woods x
  • vix__wrightWe used a lot of birch ply in our old house. I used in the kitchen as cabinets and work tops. Also l clad all the upstairs floors in it and finished it with half white Osmo oil - which is a really lovely pale bleached finish. After using it a lot through out the house we found it worked great as flooring and cupboards etc but l swore l wouldn't use it again as a countertop around water! The natural of the material means it delaminates as the laminating is only 1/2 mm thick. Marine ply is great around moisture but doesnt really have the same aesthetic as the birch. Have you thought about Douglas fir a light durable pale wood comes up lovely when the White oil is applied. Good luck
  • object_style@vix__wright thank you for your detailed post ! Having made some enquiries to timber suppliers this afternoon they are all advising against ply so the Douglas fit might be a better option with the white osmo oil you've suggested 👍🏻 x
  • twinsplusonemummyWe've just had a bespoke cabinet built in our bathroom in birch ply by a local (Urmston) joiner. It looks so nice and we had it stained using Osmo half white oil to get rid of the yellow colour and then a water protector over top. So far so good but now a bit worried about what @vix__wright has said about delamination..!
  • object_style@twinsplusonemummy I can't see the half white version of the Osmo online ?! Did you get yours from the official site ? X
  • twinsplusonemummy@object_style our joiner ordered it but I'll check which one it was and where from. It needed a couple of coats. We also made shelves and window sills with it too to match.
  • object_style@twinsplusonemummy thanks 👍🏻
  • aaalexchristieSure @sammo1789 would be able to give you some tips if you still need them!
  • selectedhomme_uk👍
  • gemmaryan07Birch ply would be the best. Ask @glen_horne_carpentry he is brilliant with this kind of project
  • brambleshedYep agree birch ply is lovely and pale I use it quite a lot. I would research marine ply for a bathroom, it's going to be exposed to a lot of moisture. Good luck and look forward to seeing the photos!
  • m3indsRing me tomorrow.
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