Originally I was all for ordering a lift of this material, now I’m having second thoughts.
To be accurate, while this is very high quality plywood, it is not technically cabinet grade. Its intended purpose is for (oh so very smooth) architectural concrete. At $60/sheet we would still be somewhere around half of retail range (this stuff really doesn’t come retail from a cash and carry building supply store). The face veneer is very red in colour, and if you wanted to band the plywood edges, (my guess is) it would be incredibly difficult to find a veneer for this.
This material is superior to the quality of any plywood that you will find at a building supply store in Kamloops, but the red veneer may severely restrict what it could be used for. Please have a look at the physical sample at the space to confirm it will work for you before committing.
Part of the reason I was drawn to it initially, was due to having issues with other plywoods such as the face veneer lifting in some corners, and chipping out along cuts. I have since been informed that many of the issues surrounding other materials could be addressed by purchasing saw blades with more and finer teeth. These other materials, while not quite as easy to deal with, could be sourced for somewhere around 1/2 the price, and will have more applications based on the look of the face veneer.
To be clear, I still like the idea of ordering this material, but only if the vast majority is bought up by members (~40 sheets IMO) with a slim remainder being slotted for specific projects around the space. This is some of the highest end material on the planet for concrete forms, and it will work well for other applications, but may be overkill for some of the projects we have coming up.
Sorry to waffle on this, but the more I think on it, the more I realize that something more cost effective may fit more of the building needs of the space. I do not want to dissuade anyone from ordering, as this is an INCREDIBLE deal, but I do think we need a clear cutoff for how many sheets we would need to sell to make this work.