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PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods)
     

PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods)

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Somebody has said making DIY projects is its own reward, but what makes this do-it-yourself book doubly wonderful is that its varied projects can create furniture and other structures that can last lifetime. Among the 73 DIY creations in Philip Schmidt's new paperback are tables, workstations, benches, stools, organizing, shelves, art panels, headboards, dollhouses, and doghouses. More than 50 North American builders contributed designs for these little masterpieces.

Michelle Marozik

Modern in Denver magazine
“PlyDesign is how-to heaven …a great place to start for independent creators desiring to dive into ply world."

CraftGossip.com
"The designs are modern and stylish and the tutorials with great patterns make them completely do-able.”

Better Living Through Design
“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.”

Wisconsin State Journal
“PlyDesign is how-to heaven …a great place to start for independent creators desiring to dive into ply world."

Make magazine
"The designs are modern and stylish and the tutorials with great patterns make them completely do-able.”

From the Publisher
“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.”

Library Journal
Can plywood ever be stylish? Schmidt, carpenter and established DIY author, presents a great introduction to the medium. With background information and tips for best ways to work with plywood, what follows is a collection of projects from a variety of designers, representing a wide range of styles. Projects include furniture, storage solutions, decorative items, and toys. Some projects are clunky, others are sleek and sophisticated. The book's layout and organization are good. VERDICT Similar in coverage to Spike Carlsen's Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects. While this is a mixed bag in terms of quality, its selection of projects makes it a solid addition to most public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603427258
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
704,214
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet 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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PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Too many typos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot seems really good! The only problem I have is the more spelling and capitalization errors here. Now I get it, spelling sucks. But you may want to look over your story again for any spelling errors. Also, you shouldnt you abriviations like med cat. You should write out medicine cat, and if you dont know how just try your best. If you want to get away with miss-spelling you should also have good capitlization. I noticed throught your story proper nouns like Berrypaw and StarClan didnt have any capitlization when used in the middle of a sentence. It makes your story look a lot better with good capilization. Finally, and this is just a pet peeve of mine, I recomend that you put a space between a period and the start of quotations. Like . " instead of ." It just really salts my apples if you know what I mean. I hope you continue with your story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two cats stood inside a medo sized cave. The cave hade slippery moss and ivy, makeing it hard to ger atound. But more inportant was the pool in the center. A light blue crystal sat in the middle. The younger cat shuffled her paws inpatiently. Her brown tabby fur was priked with excitment;her blue eyes full of happyness. The older cat, a gray she cat with almost black tabby stripes, glared at the younger cat with her blind blue gray eyes."Berrypaw! Stop figeting! I know its hard when your getting your med cat name and all the others a late,but we will still do it!" The gray she cat stared intently at berrypaw, waiting for an anser. <br> Berrypaw finaly said,"sorry silentsong. Im just really excited."silentsong looks at the moon and mewes,"well you dont have to wait any longer. By the powers of starclan, i wish that this med cat will get her name. From this moment on, you shall now be known as berryscar." Pride bursted theugh her. She was a med cat! She toched noses with her old mentor befor doing the same with the stone. She fell asleep. She woke up to what seamed to be a battle. She sniffed the air. It was on there clan, Bayclan,borders. It seamed to be a battle between marshclan and bayclan vr. Mountain clan and rainbowclan! Suddenly, a brown and white she cat bursyed into the clearing. Mountainclan and Rainbowclan ran away while Marshclan and Bayclan cheered. Walking closer, she saw it was............maplekit? Befor she could think it theugh, she woke up. Grumbling, she paded out and headed torwards camp. Shed figure this out later......