Last updated on July 14th, 2022 by Myla Pablo
A substance known as plywood is created by adhering thin “plies” or layers of wood veneer together while rotating the wood grain of the neighboring layers by up to 90 degrees. It belongs to the family of produced boards, which also includes particle board, oriented strand board, and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) (chipboard). Plywood is the highest and most used material in construction especially in wood working, timber structures and furniture.
All plywood combine wood fiber sheets with resin to create a composite material with long, robust, and thin cellulose cells. Cross-graining, the alternation of the grain, provides numerous major advantages, including a decreased tendency for wood to split when nailed at the edges, a reduction in expansion and shrinkage, which improves dimensional stability, and a consistency in the panel’s strength in all directions. So that the sheet is balanced and less likely to distort, there are typically an odd number of plies. Because the grains of the surface ply are bonded against one another, and there are an odd number of composite elements, plywood has a high rigidity perpendicular to the direction of the grains.
Only plywood that is smaller, thinner, and of inferior quality can have its plies (layers) placed at right angles to one another. Five plies in steps of 45 degrees (0, 45, 90, 135, and 180 degrees) are often intentionally used in higher-quality plywood products to provide strength along various axes.
Plywood has many variety but the mainly used in the Philippines are the Ordinary and Marine type plywood.
The table below shows the latest retail Mar 2022 prices of Plywood in Philippines Peso price per pieces including its size, standard dimension and thickness
Price and Standard Size of Plywood per pc in the Philippines
|Ordinary Plywood (4ft x 8ft)||1/8 in||300.00|
|Marin Plywood (4 ft x 8 ft)||1/2 in||550.00|
UPDATED: Construction Material Prices for Plywood in the Philippines (Mar 2022)
UPDATED: All Construction Prices are based on retail prices around hardware in Metro Manila
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