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PLY DESIGN: 73 DISTINCTIVE DIY PROJECTS IN PLYWOOD

by Philip Schmidt $25 : Storey Publishing

I’ve made skateboards and chairs out of plywood, but I didn’t know what I was doing and ended up with a lot of splinters and poorly cut pieces of wood. If I’d gotten hold of Philip Schmidt’s book first, I’d have had a better start. As a fan of the great designers Charles and Ray Eames (masters of making beautiful things out of plywood), Schmidt has written 73 well-described projects with a mid-century modern vibe that resonates with my taste. From lap desks to tea tables, and head-boards to doghouses, there are enough projects here to fill your home ...

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