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12mm Plywood for Wardrobe

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12mm ply inside wardrobe is used for making back portion of your wardrobe. Usually for the verticals 19mm Ply is used. Verticals are goign to take lot of weight of wardrobe so 19 mm is recommended. However if you are not goign to fill lot of heavy stuff inside your wardrobe, 12 – 15mm is also sufficient. More then 12 mm or 19 mm the important question is about whether to use Marine ply or commercial ply

In wardrobe you have two options in choosing PLY ( wood ) & that pretty much decides how much will be the cost of the furniture. It could be marine Ply or commercial ply. If Budget is not an issue & you want THE BEST then marine is your option. However if you are renovating your home within limited budget, may be you want to go for commercial ply for wardrobe. Limit use of Marine only within area where water can come in contact ( kitchen shutters below sink for example ) .

Marine ply of a good quality will give you a furniture which will last for 10-15 years, may be more. Commercial will last less longer . Marine is water proof, termite proof – commercial is not.

In old days people believed in longevity – your dadaji kept a small almari for 50 years. Today, not everyone wants to make a furniture which is very expensive & last for for your entire life. However is there is white ant or termite problem, marine ply is your option.

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  1. kiran khadpe 7 October 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Hi i have got an estimate of rs.14000 for a 6’x 1′.5″x 2′ h wardrobe. Made out of 19mm marine ply. Is it ok? And what is the cost for 8×4 ft 19mm marine ply sheet?

    • contractorbhai 7 October 2014 at 11:45 pm - Reply

      Hello Kiran sir
      Which city do you reside ? What range of Decorative laminate finish is included. Will there be white laminate on inner side ?

  2. Arun 13 May 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply


    I have got an estimate of Rs. 58000 for making a wardrobe of size (7ft width and 9ft Height).4 door wardrobe with loft and Laminate inside. Please let me know if the price is ok?


    • contractorbhai 13 May 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      On first glance price looks very competitive ( very low) & hence I would make sure material used is good quality. At this low price there are chances of comprise on material or workmanship. However it is very difficult to tell anything without knowing complete details. I would suggest you talk to previous customers of this contractor/carpenter & get idea on quality of work. Also ask him to help you understand more details on material that will get used. good luck

  3. Poonam 27 May 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I am making wadrobe of 5ft width, 7 ft height * 2ft….with commercial ply and inside laminate…how much shl tat cost?
    We have got 50000 as budgeted tat good to go..??

  4. Poonam 27 May 2015 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    I am making wadrobe of 5ft width, 7 ft height * 2ft….with commercial ply and inside laminate….how much shl tat cost?
    We have got 50000 as budgeted tat good to go..??

  5. Digambar 24 August 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Nitin,
    I am planning for a wardrobe of 6ft Heightx3ft widthx2ft depth with commercial ply and inside laminate. what is thickness of the plywood i should buy.
    Carpenter is demanding 30% of the cost as fee. Is that ok. I am residing in gulbarga, Karnatka.

    Awaiting your reply.


    • contractorbhai 24 August 2015 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      thumb-rule is side vertical should be thicker then back & shutters/doors. shelf if taking lot of wait, then plan accordingly. commonly used thickness of ply are 12 & 18mm . Do not go less then 12 & no need to go more then 18. 30% on material is good pricing. go for it

  6. Visweswara 26 September 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Sir, I have been recommended to use 19 mm thk BWP IS:710 Plywood for both Kitchen & Wardrobes. BWP material is available at 118/- per sq. ft. (Century make) in Bangalore. As wardrobes to be made in 5 rooms (height 7 ft.only), BWP is working out very costly. Which is alternative grade Plywood I can use; but I am particular that Plywood should be termite proof & moisture resistant. Please suggest ideal type & thickness of plywood for backside, vertical supports, bottom & front shutters.

    Can I paint the interiors of wardrobe and do lamination only for shutters.

    • contractorbhai 28 September 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Waterproof Plywood is very important for kitchen & bathroom. Find out rates of other alternative brand. For wardrobes you can use Commercial Plywood. MR Grade commercial 303 is excellent for all furniture except bathroom & kitchen.

      Regarding painting interior of wardrobe – it is ok to do it. White laminate is one time cost. Makes interior look clean & easy to maintain. Furniture work is one time thing, once you make it, you dont want to repair/update it for next 15-20 years or may be more. White laminate sheets are cheapest among laminates, however labour-cost & time adds up.

  7. Siva 8 October 2016 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Hi Sir,
    I am planning for a wardrobe of 7ft Heightx7.5ft widthx2ft depth with 19mm plywood and inside doubleside white micca.
    Carpenter asking 200 per sq ft as labour charge. Is this charge correct?

  8. Pranav 25 October 2016 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Can we make a wardrobe without back. I mean use the wall as back. So effectively we just make a 6 inch frame of plywood vertices also of plywood shelves and block board door all 19 mm ? Do you feel it’s good cost saving idea without compromising so much

    • contractorbhai 26 October 2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can skip back part if you wish to. However you have to make sure it is fixed nicely to wall, else it will create small gaps at places. Secondly also good idea, to apply low cost wall tiles on back wall, makes it look good & easy to clean.

  9. Rahul 29 October 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Hi, what should be the Labour cost per square foot for wardrobe 9x9x2 in Kolkata. How many sheets of plywood and laminate (inside as well) would be required?

  10. jaspreet 4 November 2016 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Hi I am in Delhi and looking for customised termite proof wardrobe solutions . Can you help bu suggesting what is the cheapest and best options of right materials for various parts

  11. Prakash 14 November 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply


    I intend to use laminated plywood for making wardrobes rather than fixing laminates on ply.Is it OK
    I also intend to make wardrobes myself I am engineer and intend to use circular saw /Pre-cut ply pieces to fix by using Fevical /nails to make the frame, doors will be by regular carpenter.Any guideline available ? How to make Wardrobes DIY ?

    • contractorbhai 16 November 2016 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Mr Prakash, I have not done such exercise. Usually Carpenters with experience make furniture in India. I will be of limited help here. I suggest you talk to carpenter & take guidance.

  12. Prakash 15 November 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I am planning to make wardrobes at home myself. Intend to buy pre-cut sections and assemble in home.Any guideline available to me
    I intebd to use 12 mm laminated ply for the same.Inside willbe wall paper finishing

  13. Keshavaram K Holla 19 March 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Dear Nitin,

    Which plywood is suitable for Wardrobe and Kitchen? House in Manipal which is 10KM away from coast.
    i.e 1) Commercial at Rs 1150 sq.ft, 2) 303 Waterproof at Rs 1300 sq.ft, or 3) 707 Waterproof at Rs 1450 sq.ft.

    Are the prices reasonable?

    • contractorbhai 20 March 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Mr Keshavaram, good quality 303 commercial ply is good for all rooms except kitchen & bathroom. Places where water will frequently get in touch (like in kitchen) pls use Waterproof plywoof (707).

      Ratest you have mention sounds incorrect. Please confirm this rates. Realistic rate should be 1/10th of what you have mentioned.

  14. suresh 23 March 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

    pls suggest one good quality semi branded Commercial plywood available in bangalore & also suggest which brand of laminates I can use as my budget is less.

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