Plywood Prices in Ghana And Places To Buy From
Do you need plywood for your construction work or anything that involves the use of plywood? If so then you might want to continue reading this article.
This is because, in this article, I am going to show you plywood prices in Ghana and the places you can buy from.
In the olden days, almost all the structures in Ghana were built with blocks. But in recent times, due to industrialization and civilization, most structures in Ghana are being built with wood and glass.
For instance, if you go to the Central Business District of Accra, you will agree with me that almost 40% of the business buildings are made of glass and wood.
But the question many people might ask is that what wood is preferably good for building in Ghana? After consulting and asking the experts in the field, the answer I got was plywood.
The reason behind this is that plywood is relatively cheap and durable as compared to the other types of wood that are used for construction. If you will agree with me, over 50% of the trap doors in Ghana are made from plywood.
What Is A Plywood?
Plywood is a type of strong thin wooden board consisting of two or more layers glued and pressed together with the direction of the grain alternating. Plywood is formed from an odd number of veneer sheets.
Due to the different uses of plywood in Ghana, plywood is produced in different qualities. As a result, the quality of plywood mostly depends on the gluing or the number of veneer layers.
Meaning, the more layers your plywood has, the stronger it will be. For example, plywood with four (4) layers will be stronger than that with five (5) layers.
Types of Plywood
This is the type of plywood that is manufactured by using softwoods, like pine, redwood, or cedar. Some of the examples of softwood plywood are Cedar plywood, Redwood plywood, and Pine plywood.
The name of this type of plywood might sound like this plywood is not strong but it is. Mostly, they are used for roof sheathing, sheds, temporary flooring, doghouses, and more.
Hardwood plywood typically has between three and seven layers and uses hardwood. The layers of wood are glued at 90 degrees to one another to create an incredibly strong finish.
Some of the examples of hardwood plywood are Birch plywood, Oak plywood, Maple plywood, Walnut plywood, Poplar plywood. They are mostly used for the manufacture of things like furniture, packing cases, musical instruments.
Aircraft plywood is one of the highest-grade plywood in the world. This type of plywood is made from hardwoods like mahogany or birch, to make an incredibly strong finished piece that resists heat and moisture.
Just as the name suggests, this type of plywood is used for projects that need high-strength woods, like airplanes, furniture, boats, and other projects that are meant to hold a lot of weight.
Exterior plywood has weather and water-resistant glue that holds each veneer together. This is because an exterior plywood stands severe weather conditions like rain, and sun, and as such needs to be able to withstand these weather conditions.
This type of plywood is made with three plies, with two (2) thin veneers on each side and a thick core. The outer veneers are made of a hardwood and the inner core is made from strips of wood glued into a hard slab.
Prices Of Plywood in Ghana
|Type of plywood||Price|
|Normal plywood||GHS 37.00|
|Marine plywood||GHS 135.00|
|Ceiling plywood (Foreign)||GHS 150.00|
|Turkish-made marine plywood||GHS 145.00|
|Plywood quarter||GHS 110.00|
|Ceiling plywood (Local)||GHS 110.00|
Where To Buy Plywood in Ghana
- Ghana Plywood Industries (ghanaply.com)
- Asuogyaman Company Limited
- Hardware Enterprise Plywood House
- Accra Timber Market
- United Commercial Trading Limited
- Asempa Hardware
- Ruby Hardware Shop
- Lenny & Company Limited
- Premier Steel Limited Accra
- Permafix Industries (Ghana) Limited
- Modern Floors Ghana
- A.A Addo Furniture Works & Hardware
What Are The Uses of Plywood?
Plywood has many uses and below are a few of them:
- Building (both indoors and outdoors)
- Manufacturing of furniture
- Material for construction
- Interior decoration of premises
- Building of cars
- Furnishing of boats
- Automotive, etc.
The cost of plywood in Ghana varies from one shop to the other and the size of plywood you buy. As such, the prices listed in this article may vary from the ones you may buy from the shops listed above.
Plywood is a very popular wood in Ghana and as such, there are a lot of people who make fakes ones. Therefore, you need to visit a trusted shop before you decide to buy the plywood or not.
So, it is advisable to buy quality plywood from the trusted shops at a relatively higher price than to buy fake plywood at a cheaper cost.