Plywood is the perfect go-to material for a DIY project. The beautiful birch finish of plywood lends itself to rustic and scandi-style projects, and the durability and versatility of plywood make it a no-brainer for many crafters, and DIYers to use in their at-home creations.
If you've just had your dream bespoke kitchen or unique sliding cabinet doors installed, and now you are left with a single sheet (or three) of plywood, why not let your creative juices flow? We've put together the perfect inspiration guide for common uses - and some non-so-common uses - of plywood in your home.
Of course, it's not only scrap plywood that sparks inspiration of a DIY project. Timber catapults the DIY mind into the world of interior decor, storage furniture, and family organisation solutions. It's often a good idea to purchase your plywood sheets cut-to-size to ensure you have exactly the materials that you need to create your project (be it a coffee table, shelving unit or plywood bench!)
Whatever your woodworking ability, or the number of plywood sheets or scrap plywood you have, here are some DIY plywood project ideas that will inspire you to become a DIY woodworker!
Top Tips for your DIY project:
- Invest in some high-strength wood glue for increased durability and high-end quality of your creations. No one wants to create the console table of their dreams for it to fall apart two minutes later.
- Measure twice (or thrice), cut once! Beginner DIYers are usually gung-ho in their approach to a new plywood project with scrap plywood, but remember to plan out your project thoroughly before going ahead.
- Purchase sanding blocks for finishing your plywood edges and corners.