My husband said we were going to get plywood to put on top of our cabinets for temporary counter tops. Once we got to the store, we realized that it was cheaper to get pre-finished laminate. We paid $80 for 40 square foot of laminate and I think it looks a lot better than ply wood would have. Always be looking for other options. You might be surprised at the outcome. This is also a great way to see if you want dark counter tops or lighter. The one we choose was in the middle, but I am still really happy with the way it matches our floors.