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Softwood Plywood Sheets

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Softwood plywood, or shuttering plywood, is a rough-grade sheet used as an inexpensive carpentry material. As the default, we offer Brazilian softwood sheets with a C+/C grade. This is well-suited to applications such as roofing, wall construction or general joinery.

Buy your cut-to-size softwood ply from us and you’ll benefit from great customer service, fast delivery and precision cutting techniques ensuring excellent levels of accuracy.

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Min: 100mmMax: 2440mm
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Min: 50mmMax: 1220mm

Approximate Weight: 35.38 g

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Softwood plywood sheets are typically made from woods such as cedar, spruce, pine and fir, which is collectively known as spruce-pine-fir or SPF.

Traditionally, shuttering plywoods are most commonly used for general building, roofing and concrete frameworks, or any application where the technical specification of the product is more important than the appearance of the wood.

Softwood plywood is made from softwood veneers that are glued in layers to create a consistent and incredibly tough material that is also light and easy to machine. This creates a bonded sheet with stronger properties and all the benefits of using pure wood. 

Our softwood plywood sheets lend themselves for use in furniture manufacturing, prefabricated components, construction purposes, as well as serving as the base for laminating. Softwood plywood sheets are largely used in the construction industry as it is affordable and hardwearing.

You can expect to see knots, dents and filler on the surface, with softwood sheets being likely to be warped/wavy. It is not suitable for use in finished joineries like making bookcases, desks or any item where the finish is needed to be smooth and presentable, for this we recommend birch ply.

All of our softwood plywood can be cut, allowing for various designs and finishes. The thinner sheets of softwood ply are easy to work with and can be cut, routed and assembled easily as they’re light and easy to manoeuvre.

If you are unsure about what specific thickness you will need, get in contact and we can be sure to assist you.

Key Features

Versatile

Our softwood plywood sheets are constructed from softwood veneers which allow lightweight properties while boosting the features solid wood may otherwise provide as an adaptable inexpensive alternative.

Malleable

As our softwood plywood sheets are made up of real softwood veneer, it takes well to most adhesives and paints. This makes it an ideal solution for those looking to utilise the strong, natural properties of real softwood whilst being a cheaper inexpensive alternative to solid softwood.

Inexpensive

Compared to a solid softwood sheet of the same size, our softwood ply provides an inexpensive solution for those looking at achieving the same desired aesthetic and natural applications.

Customisable

Our softwood plywood sheet materials take well to being machined and cut, meaning that we are able to customise your sheet to fit any spaces that you require.

Uses & Applications

  • Cabinetry
  • Furniture Making
  • Pianos
  • Wall Panelling
  • Wardrobes
  • Kitchens
  • Skateboards
  • Doors
  • General Joinery
  • Shelving
  • Boxing-in
  • Signage
  • Fascias and Soffits
  • Van and Trailer linings
  • Huts
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • External Joinery
  • Temporary Structures

Specifications

Material Wood - Plywood
Finish Softwood
Available Thicknesses 12mm, 18mm
Maximum Sheet Size 2420mm x 1220mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Plywood Grade C+/C
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is softwood plywood used for?

Softwoods are most commonly used for general building, roofing and concrete frameworks, or any application where the technical specification of the product is more important than the appearance of the wood.

What is the difference between softwood plywood and hardwood plywood?

The primary difference between hard and soft plywood is the wood used to make it. For soft plywood, the trees of choice are cedar, spruce, pine and fir, which are known for their flexibility and malleability. While hard plywood like birch or tropical trees like red maple and are known for their strength, stress resistance and stiffness.

Can you paint plywood?

You can paint plywood, but be sure to use primer, as plywood will absorb more paint than you would expect so the primer seals the plywood, and allows it to take to the paint more easily keeping your surface smooth and sealed.

Can you bend plywood?

It is possible to bend plywood. There are numerous ways of bending plywood, but if you are after a sheet that cannot be bent, look at our MDF sheeting.

What is plywood used for?

Plywood can be used for a wide range of versatile structural applications whether interior or exterior, from furniture to internal panelling.

How strong is plywood?

Plywood is relatively strong as it is numerous layers of wood pressed together. For a stronger piece of plywood, look for 5-ply or multi-ply sheets as these will have more layers, and thus more strength.

What are the types of plywood?

We sell a variety of types of plywood, including softwood, hardwoodmarine, and birch, all of which have specific characteristics and will aid specific projects. For more information on the respected types, read their descriptions at the bottom of their product pages.

Can I cut plywood?

It is possible to cut plywood yourself, but we are able to do it for you if you request at the point of ordering. To do so yourself please follow safety procedures, and use a sharp saw else you risk the sheet breaking.

How is plywood made?

Plywood is made by glueing a series of thin veneered sheets of wood together. Each adjacent layer is rotated by up to 90 degrees to reduce the risk of splitting when nailed in at the edges. This technique, referred to as cross-grain, improves strength, stability and prevents warping, making it an excellent general-purpose construction panel.

How do you seal plywood edges?

Plywood should be sealed to prevent moisture from affecting the sheets and causing warping. The sealant you use will depend based on how you intend to use the plywood, but you should use something quick-drying and can withstand all temperatures, and be compatible with paint if you intend to paint your plywood.

Delivery Policy

FREE DELIVERY WHEN YOU SPEND £250 OR MORE

All delivery charges include excellent standards of packaging to ensure your order gets to you in great condition.

Economy

free on orders over £250

Less than 700x700mm or longest side <1300mm

£9.95

 Estimated to arrive in 4-5 working days.

Anything larger

£15.95

 Estimated to arrive in 6-8 working days.

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Less than 700x700mm or one side <1300mm

£14.95

 Estimated to arrive in 3 working days.

Anything larger

£24.95

 Estimated to arrive in 5 working days.

Next Working Day

Order before 1pm

Less than 700x700mm or one side <1300mm

£29.95

Anything larger

£44.95

 

 If out of stock, we will contact you to make other arrangements.

Sample Delivery

 

Estimated to arrive in 7 days.

 

Samples are generally 100mm x 100mm

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Standard Collection

READY FROM 4 WORKING DAYS

 

Estimated ready from 4 working days

 

Collect from Unit 60, BN5 9XR

 

Collect from 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Mon to Fri.

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Express Collection

Order before 1pm

 

Ready within 2 working days.

 

Collection from Unit 60, BN5 9XR.

 

Collect from 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Mon to Fri.

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14.95

For further information on our terms and conditions regarding delivery, please read our Delivery Policy or Terms and Conditions page

Reviews

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4.7 / 5 326 reviews
James Bates, 20th July
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CA little costly, even when taking into consideration transport. Otherwise good purchase, would recommend for small projects.
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Keith Kendall, 9th July
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Nice piece of plywood and cut perfectly to size. Quick service and allow free collection which is ideal for me as I live local. Definitely recommend Cut My Plastic.
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Fiona, 8th July
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Exactly what I ordered and require. Thank you.
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David McAvenue, 26th June
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Initially they made a mistake with my order and cut to wrong size but swiftly rectified with no fuss. A sign of good customer service
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MD, 26th June
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Easy to order with options of screw holes for fitting was good, quality also good.
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Ian, 21st June
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John, 21st June
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Prompt service. Accurate cutting
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Sybilla True, 21st June
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Good to be able to order smaller piece of marine ply as local merchant not able to cut smaller pieces. Ordering was easy online with different payment options Arrived fairly quickly
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Kim Kirkum, 19th June
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Quick service and all pieces cut perfectly
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elizabeth, 19th June
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Good explanatory website and very speedy delivery
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