8mm Plywood is the most ancient and commonly used building material, especially when it comes to making furniture. However, with the advancement in technology and due to its the dearth, wood was replaced by the products that functioned like wood, had almost a wood-like look and solved major purposes that a wood would. Well, with the passage of time, these products too went through a lot of transformation. The resultant is, today we get to see various artificial wooden products available in the market such as block board, plywood, MDF, particle board, etc. All these artificial wooden products are extremely popular in the market. The best part of these products is, they can be used with a fewer number of joints. Hence, majority of them are used in the form of furniture. Among these, plywood has undoubtedly remained on the top.
Plywood is an engineered wood that is made up of thin sheets of veneers (thin slice of natural wood) glued together. There are several uses of plywood. If you just take a look around in your house, you will notice that from flooring to doors, partition wall to kitchen cabinets, and other furniture; your house is dominated by this versatile building material. Plywood is durable and cost-effective as compared to solid wood.
Plywood is typically categorized as commercial plywood and waterproof or Marine plywood.Plywood further vary in thickness and sizes too. Plywood vary from 4mm to 19 mm thickness.
Waterproof plywood or Marine plywood (BWP and BWR) is available in varied thickness i.e. 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm and more.
Commercial plywood varies from 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 15mm, 18mm, and 19mm thickness.
Formerly there was a standard price list followed but that was because there were only 2-3 manufacturing units in India. Therefore there was no much of plywood type variation and pricing was standard. Today with technology and variety of veneer species and increased number of manufacturing units there are different grades and types of plywood made. The cost of plywood will therefore vary with type of veneer, its composition, size thickness, brand and quality too.