It’s easy to underestimate the cost of plywood when planning a project. The price tag on 4x8 panels at home improvement centers like Home Depot and Lowes can be as low as $7 each (for 7/16” OSB sheathing) and as high as $45 each (for ¾” Oak plywood). In fact, on my last trip to Home Depot I counted 25 different types of 4x8 panels.
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In the construction-grade plywood aisle, I found CDX, RTD, AC exterior, and OSB. For cabinet-grade plywood, I found Sanded Pine facing in four different thicknesses, and a variety of hardwood-faced panels, like oak and birch. Using plywood in a wood project can either save you money in the long run (by letting you substitute panels for solid wood), or make your project more expensive than it needs to be (by using high quality panels when they’re not really needed).
I created this downloadable Plywood Prices Chart & Calculator to help you estimate what you might typically spend on sheet goods. It’s a downloadable PDF that you can save to your computer – and then make as many copies as you need (for different projects). The calculator feature multiplies the price per sheet by the quantity you enter, and then provides totals in the right-hand column. I’ve preloaded some typical plywood prices for a variety of panels – but you can change these numbers as needed to match actual prices in your area.