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

Philip Schmidt (Author)
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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.

Product Details

Storey Publishing
Publish Date
April 24, 2012
9.0 X 0.9 X 9.4 inches | 2.3 pounds
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About the Author

Philip A. Schmidt, Ph.D., has a B.S. from Brooklyn College (with a major in Mathematics), an M.A. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics education from Syracuse University. He is Dean of the School of Education at SUNY College at New Paltz. He is author of 3000 Solved Problems in Precalculus and 2500 Solved Problems in College Algebra and Trigonometry as well as numerous journal articles.


"PlyDesign offers all sorts of ideas for way-cool things to make from common sheet goods."

"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."

"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."

"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