How to Carry a Sheet of Plywood By Yourself

Follow this easy trick and get your DIY projects done faster.

Many homeowners, trying their hand at DIY, have run into the need to purchase sheets of plywood. Standard sheets of plywood are about 4-feet by 8-feet and come in various “plys” or thicknesses. A 3/4″ thick piece of plywood weighs around 60-85 pounds – which makes it very awkward to carry on your own. Most home improvement stores offer assistance for heavy items or rolling carts designed to carry flat objects such as this. But if you ever need to carry a long sheet of plywood by yourself, such as from your truck to inside your home, use this handy trick to make it easier on you.

Supplies needed:

  • 1 20-foot long piece of rope



Step 1: Tie a knot at the ends of a 20-foot long rope



Step 2: Loop the rope under two corners on the same side



Step 3: Grab the center of the rope and lift up the plywood



Anne Reagan

Anne Reagan

Editor-In-Chief, With a background in furniture and antiques, Anne has spent the last several years writing about home improvement and interior design. An avid traveler, she loves to collect pieces that tell a story and in her off hours she can be found hunting for vintage furniture and textiles.

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