September 28, 2019 — Curtis Lumber & Plywood, a Northern Virginia wholesale lumber dealer, recently released a blog answering the question, "what size does plywood come in". Knowing this information can help you better prepare for your next project.
The outermost layer of plywood often determines its quality and use. Hardwood plywood is typically used for decorative purposes, while softwood is typically used in more structural settings. Top grade, or sanded, plywood is free of knots and defects, making it an excellent choice for cabinet makers and interior woodworkers. Utility grade plywood, meanwhile, is used in building projects, such as wall sheathing and subfloors. Selecting the right finish is the first step in ensuring that your project is successful. Then, you can concentrate on purchasing the right size of materials for your needs.
Plywood is offered in several standard dimensions. The most common dimension of plywood is 4 feet by 8 feet. Hardwood plywood can also be purchased in 2 by 2, 2 by 4, and 4 by 4 feet, while utility grade plywood can also be purchased in 4 by 10 feet. Oversized sheet sizes for utility plywood consist of 4 by 6, 8, and 10 feet lengths, which can be used as is or cut to your preferred size. Thicknesses of plywood range from 1/8 inch to 1 ¼ inches, though sanding during the production process often removes up to 1/32 of an inch of material. Similarly, length and width measurements change during production, so be sure to carefully measure the boards to ensure they are the right fit for your project and take these sizing differences into account when making your plans.
Speak with Curtis Lumber & Plywood for more information about standard plywood sizes. Founded in 1957, the company has been serving customers in the Northern Virginia area for more than 60 years. The company offers a wide range of specialty plywood and treated products, and its experienced technicians can help you choose the best materials for your project. Curtis Lumber is located at 7351 Highland Street, Springfield, VA 22150 and can be contacted by phone at 703-972-1947 or online at https://www.clp-inc.com/.
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