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Old 07-01-2019, 05:50 AM   #11
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I have used a lot of luan, but be a bit careful of the chinese stuff as it has more of a tendency to get moldy. If that is all that is available coat both sides of it, and edges too.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:56 PM   #12
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I used 5mm. Worked ok. Screwed into 2x2 thermal breaks on the ribs. Use screws with a washer head to avoid pull thru.
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Lowe's has a product called RevolutionPly. It's made of American poplar and has a really good look to it, much nicer than luan in my opinion. It's 5mm thick and has the same flexibility as luan and can be stained or painted and looks really nice if left natural.
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Lowe's has a product called RevolutionPly. It's made of American poplar and has a really good look to it, much nicer than luan in my opinion. It's 5mm thick and has the same flexibility as luan and can be stained or painted and looks really nice if left natural.
I was in Lowes last week and was eyeballing that for our ceiling, actually! It would look good other places as well.

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Cautionary note: I had the devil's own time of it, getting 1/8" (@ 3mm) luaun to conform to the wall/ceiling curvature. 5mm will prolly need to be kerfed halfway to Hell to make that fit...
Not that I won't see if my Lowes ain't got some next time I amble in. They didn't b4.
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Cautionary note: I had the devil's own time of it, getting 1/8" (@ 3mm) luaun to conform to the wall/ceiling curvature. 5mm will prolly need to be kerfed halfway to Hell to make that fit...
Not that I won't see if my Lowes ain't got some next time I amble in. They didn't b4.
Thankfully I've got a Collins which has very little heavy curve. I plan to have a shelf hiding the curved portion, or will cover with a 1-by at a 45-degree to the wall.

I agree I wouldn't want to try to bend around that curve with something that thin!

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