7 Amazing 1 Sheet Plywood Projects

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You can find plywood readily available at your local home hardware store or home center. I’ve come across a wide range of projects that can be tackled using a single sheet of plywood, although some are undoubtedly more intricate than your typical DIY endeavor.

My aim here is to provide you with valuable recommendations, sparing you from any time-consuming or overly complicated projects. Instead, I’ll focus on highlighting the simplest and most practical items you can craft using just one sheet of plywood.

7 easy one sheet DIY Plywood Projects

1. Plywood Table

Plywood Table

Since plywood is basically thin and flat sheets of wood, it’s only natural that you can create a plywood table and other easy DIY woodworking pieces

To make a birch table, take a single sheet of plywood and add smaller pieces for support. It’s really not that difficult and if you follow our plywood table plan, you can go on to create your own bedside table or coffee table to match! You can also cut the sheets of plywood in different sizes, depending on the space you’re allotting for the birch table. 

Alternatively, you can also use a Baltic Birch plywood for a more unique result. 

2. Plywood Stool

Plywood Stool

In addition to crafting a coffee table, I’d recommend considering the construction of a plywood desk. Using the plans and techniques from our first wood project suggestion, it’s quite feasible to create a matching plywood stool. All it takes is adjusting the table legs to increase the height. If you have a fondness for floating shelves (which I’ll be covering in our next project), you’ll likely find the design of the desk in the accompanying photo equally appealing.

Crafting a wooden stool is a breeze, allowing you to explore various project ideas and customize the style. With just a single sheet of plywood, you can make multiple stools that perfectly complement your DIY desk. Birch plywood sheets are particularly well-suited for this type of project, opening up a world of possibilities for creative DIY endeavors.

(Want a more complex design ideas? Here’s how you can build a floating deck at your home)

3. Plywood Floating Shelves

Plywood Floating Shelves

For those living in smaller apartments and mini houses, one of the toughest things about the space is storage. Floating shelves are a unique yet effective solution for this, and you’ll find it in most books about wood crafts.

These DIY projects would need a thicker sheet of plywood, although you can combine thinner sheets of plywood so the shelf layers can hold enough weight. While the cost of this plywood sheet DIY project is similar to what you’d spend on a completed plywood floating shelf, it does offer you some flexibility.

You can customize the exact wood thickness and look you want for a modern or rustic look for your home. There are tons of tutorials online for customizing your plywood sheets. This can also be used to make the kids’ room tidier, as this plywood project is a great storage for toys. Better yet, add it as part of your kids’ wood projects to let them enjoy creating something useful.

4. Plywood Storage Bench

Plywood Storage Bench

Another wood project you can make with a single sheet of plywood is a storage bench. This piece can function as a shoe cubby, an entertainment unit, or even a storage bench for the kids’ toys (e.g. chainsaw toys, wooden toys, etc.).

The concealed plywood shelf serves as an excellent storage solution for items like children’s books or shoes, while the top surface offers a versatile space for displaying picture frames or potted plants. What I particularly appreciate about this handmade project is the level of customization it allows – you can tailor it to match your precise aesthetic preferences.

If you need to get some extra income, you can sell woodworking your projects, including storage benches. There are a ton of online platforms you can check for selling the projects you can make.

5. Plywood Media Console

Plywood Media Console

This is one of our favorite projects. Since wood is used to make this, it has a rustic DIY feel while having a modern design. If you want, you can even elevate the console with hairpin legs (like in the photo).

You may need to find more than one plywood piece to make this, but they’re quite easy to search for back in your local hardware store. Plus, you could get them at different sizes. Most stores like Home Depot may cut it down for you [1].  You will enjoy building this project using the best woodworking tools as well.

We do recommend that you check if your local store does this for projects, as it would also be a little easier to transport the plywood material in your vehicle if the wood is already cut down to the right size. 

6. Plywood Pet House

Plywood Pet House

Yes, even your pets can benefit from your DIY projects. We’ve made dog houses and other pet houses from wood, and plywood can be used to make these sturdy little houses too.

If you’re open to a more elevated approach, you can give your DIY pet house a modern touch by incorporating a tiled ceiling. Alternatively, a purely wooden structure can also have its rustic charm. What caught my eye in the photo is that the entire project was crafted using just a single sheet of plywood siding.

Plus, this piece is easy to DIY once you have all the wood pieces measured out. This DIY woodworking project ideal for beginners is just simply fitting the pieces together, although you can always refer to a tutorial for more information.

7. Plywood Bed Platform

Plywood Bed Platform

The largest of the projects on our list is this DIY bed platform. Depending on the design and the size of your bed, you may need to calculate more than one sheet of plywood for this. To avoid costly expenses, you can use cheap plywood alternatives, which are durable as well.  

You can, however, build storage straight into the platform – eliminating the need for more storage boxes. If you think this DIY project is a little too hard for you, you can ask a pro to do it.

However, if you like to create by yourself, then you can forgo the built-in storing space and go for your own DIY design. There are many tutorials for wood projects online. Who knows, your style can even become a profitable project to build.


Woodworking is a great experience and you can even do woodworking with your kids. If you want to create something useful, the plywood projects above are a good place to start. You can also create other DIY projects such as wall art, a coffee table, or a plywood media console.

These projects don’t require a lot of heavy-duty machinery nor do they cost too much in supplies. Woodworking plans may be used to make these. Aside from the flexibility you get from creating a traditional or modern design, these projects you can make would also add an air of uniqueness to your interior.

Want to challenge yourself with bigger wood projects? Our team has vetted the best 8×12 shed plans you can start for your home.

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Robert Johnson is a passionate furniture maker & carpenter, sought after for his knowledge on the craft.
You’ve probably seen his down-to-earth wisdom in USA Today, Bobvila, Family Handyman, and The Spruce, where he has shared commentary and guidance on various woodworking topics.

Robert is the brain behind Sawinery, where he aims to share tips, tricks, and a passion for all things carpentry.

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