15 Simple Projects to Make From One Sheet of Plywood | Plywood DIY Projects

You can build a lot with a 4 x 8 piece of lumber.

Our list of incredible projects built from 2 x 4s isn't the only testament to what can be done with construction-grade lumber. Here we've gone even more minimal: These builds are each made from a single 4-foot by 8-foot piece of plywood. This is the standard size of plywood available at home centers everywhere, so you can run down to Home Depot or Lowe's and get started. Plus, those two will make the first few cuts for free, which makes the wood much easier to transport and saves you the hassle at home. Door Skin Plywood

15 Simple Projects to Make From One Sheet of Plywood | Plywood DIY Projects

This elegant table is constructed from a single sheet of birch plywood. You'll be able to cut all the pieces you need for this table at home. An experienced woodworker could build it in an afternoon; a beginner might need a weekend.

The winner of our first ever Home Workshop Challenge, Mead Pelletier, designed and crafted a heavy-lifting hand truck, including the wheels, from a single sheet of plywood. The interlocking joinery makes for a sturdy truck and easy storage.

This modern Eames-inspired chair was made without any traditional woodworking tools. Instead, the builder used just a single piece of plywood and a CNC machine. Once the plywood is cut, the chair is assembled using glue and a mallet.

This modern desk combo from Josh Rhodes creates a simple workspace that can be used while standing or sitting on the sleek stool.

Another project from Josh Rhodes that is featured on the site A Beautiful Mess is this chic kids' storage bench. It's got sliding doors to hide all their toys and a low top for keeping stuffed animals within easy reach.

This super comfy rock back chair from Make Magazine is the perfect summer lounger. You'll need to procure a few cushions, but the chair itself is easy cheap and easy to make from a sheet of plywood.

This plywood media console is a simple build from Homemade Modern. Add hairpin legs to elevate it, or simply let it sit on the ground. There are plenty of ways to customize it to fit every audio and video component.

This doghouse is made from a single piece of plywood siding. It's the perfect material for an outdoor project and will fit dogs of all sizes.

This kitchen pantry design from Woodworking for Mere Mortals is the perfect place to store and organize your spices and other small items. And, you guessed it, only one piece of plywood needed.

This sleek plywood coffee table has built-in storage to hide magazines and remotes, allowing it to retain a modern, clean look.

You could buy this plywood playhouse, but it's a much better idea to build your own. Just make sure all the sides and edges are sanded down and there are no exposed screws or nails that little ones could cut themselves on.

This plywood boat from Garden Fork is a great project to build with the kids during a weekend trip to the lake. The transparent plexiglass bottom adds an element of fun—but make sure the glue dries overnight before hitting the water.

This project from Gonzalez Design Studio will require two sheets of plywood, so it technically breaks our rule, but that's not bad considering how much beds typically cost. Add four locking caster wheels and you've got a bed platform for under $60.

This portable picnic table is great for camping or a day at the park. Just unload it and slide it together. Each piece is slotted to accept another piece and it can accommodate four adults.

Out-of-control closets are no match for this plywood closet organizer from Ana White. With a single sheet of plywood you can make storage for your shoes and clothes without spending a bundle.

Timothy is a lifelong DIY enthusiast who is fixated on smart home tech, beautiful tools, and wrenching on his FJ62 Land Cruiser.  He’s the DIY editor at Popular Mechanics and also the founder of the home improvement site, Charles & Hudson, the Webby-nominated family site, Built by Kids, and Tool Crave. When not working, you’ll find him on his board or bike enjoying the LA weather with his family and friends. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

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