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Old 08/05/2003, 12:32 PM
tang_man_montreal tang_man_montreal is offline
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Weight of 3/4" 4x8 sheet of plywood?

I know this probably sounds strange, but I need to find out how much a 3/4" thick 4ft x 8ft sheet of plywood weighs.

Even better would be weight of that wood / sq. ft.

Thanks!
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Old 08/05/2003, 12:35 PM
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lol..

The Yahoo search function works wonders...

I found the info at bobvila.com
http://www.bobvila.com/TipLibrary/Ta...od_Weight.html

- Plywood Weight
An easy way to estimate how much a stack of plywood will weigh is to figure about 25 lbs. per 1/4 in. of thickness. For example, one 4x8-ft. sheet of 1/4-in. plywood will weigh about 25 lbs., 1/2-in. about 50 lbs., and 3/4-in. about 75 lbs. This can help you decide how many trips you need to make to get a stack home, or whether you should have it delivered.
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Old 08/05/2003, 12:36 PM
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Tang man......It weighs around 70-80 lbs for 3/4 inch Its not so much the weight for them but its a awkward size and weight being they are so large. hope that helps.
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Old 08/05/2003, 01:33 PM
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Keep in mind, that is a ball park figure. There are MANY different types of plywood and they all weigh different amounts depending on their grade and the material they are made of. Try to get G2S or G1S so you get at least one smooth side.
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Old 08/06/2003, 12:35 AM
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HUH????

50 pounds for a 4'x8'x½" sheet of plywood? I must be the Hulk, since I can comfortably carry 4 to 6 of them at a time. I'm pretty sure they only weigh about 15-20 pounds each. Even ¾" marine grade doesn't weigh more than 30-40 pounds a sheet. However, the awkwardness of carrying such a large item will surely make it seem to weigh twice as much

BTW, my experience comes from working in a lumber yard/home improvement center for over 5 years as a humper (stockman/loader). Entropy is right though, depending on the woods used, the weight will vary.

Just my 2¢
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