I just went down to my local lumber supplier to pick up a sheet of Baltic Birch plywood. He informed me that their supply was abruptly drying up—something to do with the war in Ukraine and the supply coming mostly from Russia. I was wondering if anyone else has run into this?
The second question, naturally, is what to use instead? I don’t do a whole lot of cabinet building but rather use it mostly for jigs and some shop furniture where stability and structural integrity is important. My current project is making a batch of Bob Van Dyke’s zero clearance tablesaw inserts. I frequently use MDF, but consider them different animals with somewhat different applications.