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Plywood is one of the most versatile building materials that is being used in almost all the furniture of your house. It is an engineering wood product that is made from thin sheets of veneer. Plywood is widely used for making doors, light partition wall, flooring, furniture, i.e. beds, TV unit, wardrobe or closets, etc. Apart from this, plywood is also used in woodworks for boats and ships.
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In the market, plywood is available in the form of flat sheets. A homeowner must know the size and cost of plywood before buying it from the market. So, here we have tried to provide the basic and popular size and cost of plywood which may be helpful for you, before buying the plywood sheets from the market.
Plywood sheets are 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’x4’). Other plywood sizes such as 6’x3’, 7’x3’, etc. are also available in the market.
Here we have tried to provide some standard plywood sizes which are available in India in square feet as well as the corresponding value in mm.
Plywood Size in feet
Corresponding Size in mm (millimeters)
|8′ x 4′||2449 x 1219|
|8′ x 3′||2449 x 914|
|7′ x 4′||2134 x 1219|
|7′ x 3′||2134 x 914|
|6′ x 4′||1829 x 1219|
|6′ x 3′||1829 x 914|
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Plywood Sheet Thickness
The thickness of plywood sheets 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|
|BWP Grade||6, 9, 12, 16, 19|
|BWR Grade||4, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, 25|
|Shuttering Plywood||6, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25|
In the market, 18mm and 12mm plywood are most used for furniture making.
The plywood price is always calculated in square feet. Their price may vary depending on its type and thickness. Also, plywood price may vary with its quality. Therefore, we have written very useful article on testing of plywood to check the quality.
The following list shows a general price range of the different types of plywood:
|Commercial or MR grade Plywood||Rs.40/sq. ft. – Rs.189/sq. ft.|
|Marine or BWP Plywood||Rs.52/sq. ft. – Rs.250/sq. ft.|
|BWR Plywood||Rs.50/sq. ft. – Rs.267/sq. ft.|
|Fire Safe Plywood||Rs.55/sq. ft. – Rs.265/sq. ft.|
|Shuttering Plywood||Rs.45/sq. ft. – Rs.255/sq. ft.|
|Architectural Plywood||Rs.58/sq. ft. – Rs.336/sq. ft.|
|Flexible Plywood||Rs.48/sq. ft. – Rs.138/sq. ft.|
As shown in the above table, the lowest plywood price indicates the price of the minimum thickness of ply whereas the highest price indicates the price of the maximum thickness of plywood available in the same type. Plywood price ranges may vary depending on the suppliers and location.
The size and cost of plywood may vary according to its brand, location, suppliers, etc. Therefore, always buy plywood according to basis of its application, your requirement and budget.