What Is Plywood?Plywood is a type of engineered wood made from slicing thin layers of wood from wood veneers. These layers—referred to as plies—are then glued together in a perpendicular fashion. This creates a stable, economical type of wood used in the construction of many types of buildings, fences, shelving, furniture, and more.
What Are the Different Types of Plywood?There are many different types of ratings, grades, and sizes of plywood. At House of Plywood & Paneling, our plywood shop offers a wide selection of cheap plywood and specialty plywood to meet all of your construction needs.
Plywood RatingsA plywood rating indicates where a piece of plywood should be used—inside or outside. An Exposure 1 rating means that the plywood can sustain certain weather and temperature conditions during construction only, but not for a long period of time. Exposure 1 plywood should be used for construction that will eventually be sheltered from the elements.
An Exterior rating indicates that the plywood has been waterproofed and can sustain conditions including inclement weather and extreme temperatures. Exterior rated plywood is approved for outdoor construction.
Plywood GradesThe various grades of plywood indicate the quality of the material. Plywood comes in grades ranging from A to D, with A being the highest quality and D being the lowest quality. The type of plywood you select will depend on your project specifications as well as your budget. Grade A plywood is more expensive, for example while Grade D plywood is the most affordable plywood.
Plywood SizesPlywood can also be purchased in various sizes and thicknesses. While the most common size plywood measures 4 feet by 8 feet, other sizes such as 5 feet by 5 feet are available. Specialty sizes can be cut to fulfill certain project specifications as well. Plywood can range in thickness from 1/8 inch to 3 inches.
Why Buy Plywood From Us?If you’re looking for affordable plywood, look no further than House of Plywood & Paneling. Our selection of plywood is unmatched by any lumber or plywood store in the Inland Empire. Below is just a sampling of some of the types of plywood we carry:
- Sanded shop plywood
- ACX-DF plywood
- Fir marine plywood
- Cabinet grade plywood
- Cherry plywood
- Birch plywood
- Oak plywood
- Medium density overlay plywood
- Fire retardant plywood
- Fire treated plywood
- Baltic birch plywood
- Pre-finished Baltic birch
- Tempered Masonite plywood
We also have over 60 years of experience in the lumber industry, so our plywood shop owners and employees can answer any question you have about your professional or DIY plywood project.