Plywood

PlywoodPlywood–a composite material bound with resin and wood fiber sheets–is a commodity item available everywhere. So why buy plywood from Reed Building Supply?

First, we understand the different grades of plywood and are positioned to ensure that you get into the right plywood the first time. As plywood comes in a variety of grades, we’ll get you into the right product. And second, we know how to sharpen our pencils. We’re willing to earn your business.
Plywood types available through RBS:

  • White Birch Plywood
  • Red Oak Plywood
  • Weather Resistant Plywood
  • OSB
  • CDX Plywood
  • Lauan
  • Fire Retardant Plywood
  • Marine Grade Plywood

In addition to standard plywood, Reed Building Supplies offers a large selection of lumber, including:

We’ll be glad to provide you with a quick plywood quote. Just call us at (412) 875-6320 or request a quote online.

For your reference, below is a chart of American Standard (ASTM) plywood grades.

Plywood Grade

Description

A Face and back veneers practically free from all defects
A/B Face veneers practically free from all defects. Reverse veneers with only a few small knots or discolorations
A/BB Face as A but reverse side permitting jointed veneers, large knots, plugs, etc.
B Both side veneers with only a few small knots or discolorations
B/BB Face veneers with only a few small knots or discolorations. Reverse side permitting jointed veneers, large knots, plugs, etc.
BB Both sides permitting jointed veneers, large knots, plugs, etc.
C/D For structural plywood, this grade means that the face has knots and defects filled in and the reverse may have some that are not filled. Neither face is an appearance grade, nor are they sanded smooth. This grade is often used for sheathing the surfaces of a building prior to being covered with another product like flooring, siding, concrete, or roofing materials
WG Guaranteed well glued only. All broken knots plugged
X Knots, knotholes, cracks, and all other defects permitted
WBP Weather and Boil Proof used in Marine Ply. Designation replaced by EN 314-3