73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other sheet goods)


By Philip Schmidt

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Make sleek and functional home furnishings from inexpensive plywood and other off-the-shelf materials using only basic hand and power tools. This unique building guide offers 73 innovative ideas for using plywood to make everything from desks and workstations to children’s playhouses. Projects for every need and skill level are presented with clear assembly diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and photos of the finished product. Discover the simplistic beauty plywood can bring to your next project and take pride in making your own handmade furniture.


  • “PlyDesign is how-to heaven …  a great place to start for independent creators desiring to dive into ply world."
    Wisconsin State Journal
  • "The designs are modern and stylish and the tutorials with great patterns make them completely do-able.”
    Make magazine
  • “There’s a lot to love. Besides the sheer variety (wine holders, credenzas, desks, chairs, organizers, headboards, doghouses, art panels) of projects, I especially love the introduction to the materials and tools.”
  • "PlyDesign offers all sorts of ideas for way-cool things to make from common sheet goods."
  • “Schmidt has written 73 well-described projects with a mid-century modern vibe. … From lap desks to tea tables, and headboards to doghouses, there are enough projects here to fill your home with useful and attractive furniture.”

On Sale
Apr 24, 2012
Page Count
320 pages

Philip Schmidt

Philip Schmidt

About the Author

Philip Schmidt has been teaching readers how to do things for almost two decades. A former carpenter and longtime writer and editor, he is the author of 18 books, including PlyDesignDecorating with Architectural Details, and The Complete Guide to Treehouses. He lives in Colorado with his wife, two daughters, and too many leftover building materials.

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