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It is economical and capable of being produced to precise dimensions. The most commonly manufactured and sold plywood size in India is 2449 x 1219 mm (8 x 4 ft.)
Other sizes such as 6×3 ft., 6x4ft., 7x3ft., 7x4ft., 8×3 ft. are also available.
The following table shows list of the standard plywood sizes in India in square feet as well as the corresponding value in mm.
Plywood Size in sq. feet
Corresponding Size in mm (millimeters)
|8′ x 4′||2449 x 1219|
|8′ x 3′||2449 x 914|
|7′ x 4′||2134 x 1219|
|6′ x 4′||1829 x 1219|
|6′ x 3′||1829 x 914|
The thickness of plywood depends on the type of plywood. The following table shows the thickness range available for the various grades of plywood.
Thickness in mm
|MR Grade||3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25|
|BWR Grade||4, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, 25|
|Shuttering Plywood||6, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25|
The cost of plywood varies, depending on its type and thickness. The list shows a general price range of the different types of plywood;
|Commercial Ply||Rs.40/sq. ft. – Rs.189/sq. ft.|
|Marine Ply||Rs.53/sq. ft. – Rs.244/sq. ft.|
|Fire Safe Ply||Rs.55/sq. ft. – Rs.261/sq. ft.|
|BWR PF Ply||Rs.47/sq. ft. – Rs.267/sq. ft.|
|Shuttering Ply||Rs.55/sq. ft. – Rs.255/sq. ft.|
|Architectural Ply||Rs.58/sq. ft. – Rs.336/sq. ft.|
|Flexible Ply||Rs.48/sq. ft. – Rs.138/sq. ft.|
As shown in the above table, the lowest price depicts the price of minimum thickness of ply whereas the highest price depicts the price of the maximum thickness of ply available in the same type.