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Weldtex, Combed or Striated Plywood

Postby JeffNichols » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:05 am

My name is Jeff Nichols, and as owner of Eichler Siding, I'm interested in learning more about Weldtex, Combed or Striated Plywood. It was used both as interior paneling and exterior siding. It has a very unique look to it. Very fine "veins" running in parallel to each other.

This material is known by at least three different names. I understand it was produced in the '40's and '50's by US Plywood and is no longer available. I'm working on a process to produce it again. However before I can do that I need some information on it. If you have any interest in this project and or have any information on the material please respond here, and or send me an email.
Thanks! Jeff

If you are interested in my survey/discussion of this material on FaceBook, please go to http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2 ... &topic=336

Click on the link below for a picture of Weldtex.
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Re: Weldtex, Combed or Striated Plywood

Postby Stephen » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:10 am

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Postby Dan O. » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:33 pm

It was a while back that I posted a link to the original patent doc for that stuff; I'd swear up and down it was here but can't find it. Other stuff I can't remember include the name of the designer that held the patent...Dex something is all I can recall (somebody pitch in). The stuff was pretty popular, Paul Frankl employed it in a lot of his designs and I've seen it used in panel form, tongue and groove decking and even beams surfaced on all sides. The process was described as a method for transforming the (unpleasant?) surface of douglas fir plywood into something decorative. The patent doc went on to describe what was basically a power planer with specially profiled cutting blades. In the thread (that exists somewhere) I made the suggestion that one could easily have custom planer blades cut and possibly convince a mill to turn out a short run of sheet product.

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Postby JeffNichols » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:35 pm

We manufacture siding for mid-century homes, specializing in Eichler's and Eichler clones.



visit www.eichlersiding.com for more info.

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Re: Weldtex, Combed or Striated Plywood

Postby JeffNichols » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:24 am

We manufacture siding for mid-century homes, specializing in Eichler's and Eichler clones.



visit www.eichlersiding.com for more info.

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Postby Stephen » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:36 am

Stephen Meade

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Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect

http://www.OCModHomes.com

http://www.CliffMaySocal.com

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Postby Joe » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:47 pm

welcome Jeff.

I have seen the Weldtex stuff used on 3/4 high interior walls in Cliff May homes.

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Weldtex now being produced

Postby JeffNichols » Thu May 23, 2013 6:52 pm

Just a quick update. Weldtex is now available.

If you are interested in learning more about this great product check out.

http://eichlersiding.com/wpblog/?page_id=39
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