How Off-grade Plywood Can Help Improve Your Profit Margin

Finding ways to improve profit margins without compromising quality is a constant challenge, whether you’re a general contractor or retailer. At Silvaris, we specialize in sourcing and supplying off-grade (B Grade) building supplies and surplus materials. Off-grade plywood is one of the ways our customers can maximize their budgets. 

Reduced Costs, Increased Profit

Plywood is one of the most versatile building materials around. Off-grade plywood, also known as B Grade, is plywood that has minor imperfections or manufacturing defects. While it may not meet the stringent standards required for high-end applications, off-grade plywood is still suitable for various construction projects or industrial applications. The main advantage is the significant cost savings it offers. By purchasing off-grade plywood from us, builders, retailers and other buyers can stretch their budgets further and improve their profit margins.

Structural Applications

One of the most common uses for off-grade plywood is in structural applications like sheds, outbuildings and portable buildings. Off-grade plywood provides the necessary strength and stability while minimizing expenses. It’s perfect for backyard projects like chicken coops, treehouses, garden sheds, equipment storage and firewood sheds. 

Temporary Structures

Off-grade plywood is also great for temporary structures, like construction site enclosures, barriers, fences or formwork. Since these structures are typically temporary, they don't require the aesthetic appeal or long-lasting properties found in A Grade plywood. It's a practical and cost-effective choice that allows for quick assembly and disassembly.

Packaging and Crating

Off-grade plywood's durability and strength make it an ideal material for packaging and transporting. It can be used to create sturdy containers to protect items during shipping or storage. The imperfections in the plywood don’t compromise its ability to provide reliable protection for goods, making it a cost-effective alternative to higher-grade materials.

DIY Projects

Off-grade plywood can also be a treasure trove for creative do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts. Its affordability and availability make it a popular choice for crafting and woodworking projects. From furniture and shelves to decorative pieces, wall panels, and skateboard parks, off-grade plywood can be transformed into unique and functional items with a little research, a healthy dose of imagination and a set of basic skills.

Other Uses

Some of our customers use off-grade plywood for temporary flooring and other creative uses. For example, heavy equipment customers use it as padding to protect floors when a skid steer or dump truck has to drive over it. And livestock owners use it on their barn floor during calving season.

We’ll Find the Right Material for Your Needs

Whether used for structural applications, temporary structures, sheds and outbuildings, packaging and crating, or creative DIY projects, off-grade plywood offers durability and strength at a fraction of the cost. 

We offer a reliable supply of off-grade plywood and because our excellent customer service team is looking at inventory daily (even by the hour!), we can find the right material when and where you need it. Whether it’s a rush job or you’re stocking your inventory, we can help you make a smart financial decision that helps everyone’s bottom line.


Contact us today or explore our wide range of off-grade plywood options and discover how we can help you improve your bottom line.