How Much Does Plywood Cost?
Plywood is manufactured from the thin layers of wood veneer that is glued together. This engineered wood has a medium density and reduces the tendency to split when nailed at its edges. It can also help reduce expansion and shrinkage, offering better stability when compared to other materials.
How much does plywood cost?
- The cost will depend on the size and where it’s purchased. Depending on the thickness, the plywood cost can range anywhere from $5 to as much as $55 for a 4×8 sheet. For example, a 4×8 that 1/4″ thick can cost $6, while a 4×8 that is 11/32″ thick can cost around $15. See our chart below to give you a better idea.
- Plywood can be made from many different kinds of trees. The prices may also change depending on the type of tree from which the wood came. For example, HighlandHardwoods.com sell a variety of plywood. One type of plywood that they sell is natural birch which is 4×8 in size and can be purchased for anywhere from $26 to $58. Another type of plywood that can be purchased from this store is the arctic birch, which can be purchased for $20to $65 for a 4×8 sheet.
- Ace Hardware is a leading hardware store sells plywood that comes from different type of trees. One type of plywood that can be purchased from them is KD Hem Fir which can be purchased anywhere from $2 to $18 depending on the size. Plywood made from timbers is also available and can be purchased for anywhere from $20 to $200, also depending on the size.
$25 to $35
$30 to $40
$7 to $14
$10 to $18
$10 to $20
$4 to $8
$5 to $10
$6 to $11
$7 to $14
NOTE: All price ranges above are for a 4×8 sheet that is standard with no alterations.
What is going to be included?
- Plywood can be made from different trees and the sheets of plywood are available in various sizes. They also have different thickness and different grades which can be used in various ways. As you can see above, plywood can come in many thicknesses.
- Plywood also has different qualities and its use will also be based on this factor. The types of wood can greatly vary. Higher-end plywood can include oak and birch wood.
What are the extra costs?
- Plywood that is already sanded or made from a different type of wood can cost 30% more than raw plywood. For example, oak and birch will cost more than a standard OSB plywood.
- If you have no way to transport your sheets of plywood to your home or construction site, most stores will offer delivery for an extra charge.
Tips to know:
- The variety of plywood can be rather overwhelming. Whether you are going to use plywood for your cabinets or for something outside your home, be sure to know what the differences are going to be when purchasing the materials. If possible, try to do your homework online first as you may find that many local employees do not know as much as you would want them to know. Choose the type, size, and thickness according to the job that you are doing, not necessarily the price of the plywood.
How can I save money?
- There are plenty of ways to save money when you buy plywood. Plywood is usually available in different hardware stores and you can ask for their prices or download them from the internet to see which store can offer them at the lowest price. Inquire from different stores and compare their prices to identify the store that can sell the plywood at the lowest price. As long as you compare three quotes, you should be able to get the best quote.
- Plywood is often on sale at local hardware stores, so watch the ads closely to find the best deal.
- Most hardware stores offer a store credit card. If you are going to be buying a lot of plywood and other building material, you may want to sign up for one. You can usually get 10-25% off your purchase just for signing up for a credit card.
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