How to choose the right plywood

Learn how to choose the right type of plywood for your DIY and woodworking projects.

Plywood is a great material for building projects. But not all plywood is created equal. There are several unique types, and it’s important to understand the differences to ensure you’ll get the results you want. Here’s what you need to know about the three basic types of plywood you’ll find in home centers: sheathing, sanded plywood, and hardwood plywood (cabinet grade).