Found two potential sources here in Ohio, sadly about as far away as could be and still in state, both in or near Toledo. Called the nearest one this morning and was told they had none in stock but could get some within a few days. I asked if his supplier was in Ohio, said yes sort of hedgingly, I said "aw come on..." he said alright since he was going to have to pay retail himself. Turns out it's a wonderful hardwood lumber company I have spent way too much money at over the years, but never thought to ask because they don't advertise their plywood inventory.
HAH! Just got back home with 3 nice sheets of domestic 1/8" rotary cut, $43 each. A bit pricey but now I can hopefully finish the darn ceiling, so worth every penny, well, dollar. Plus they're in the middle of Amish country which is quite beautiful.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2015 11:55:38 GMT -8 by kirkadie
I can't believe we shouldn't be able to find this for a good price somewhere in Maine!! Nice to find another Mainer on the board too :-)
Believe it... One of the foremost reasons this paneling is so expensive and hard to find is because for the last 6 years or so it has been illegal to transport. Mills still made it, but no one could transport it from state to state and in some cases county to county. This was due to a beetle that was hiding in birch products that was responsible for devastating forests. Now that beetle has been eradicated but without a large demand for the product, lumber yards have not picked up the pace on stocking it again. Large manufacturing companies have learned to live without it and are no longer in need of it. So if you can find it at any price, consider yourself lucky.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...