Plywood could be much more useful than you think. They do more than just function as drawer bottoms or the back to some dressers. Plywood is available in home hardware stores or other home centers and some can even cut a single sheet down to size.
Let’s take a look at DIY projects that can be made with just a single sheet (or more) of plywood.
7 easy one sheet DIY Plywood Projects
1. Plywood Table
Since plywood is basically a thin and flat sheet of wood, it’s only natural that they make great tables and other easy DIY woodworking pieces. Let’s start with a table.
Take a large sheet of birch plywood and add the legs and support to become a table in just a day or two. It’s not that difficult and if you follow our table plywood plan, you can go on to create your own bedside table and coffee table (if you cut the sheets into different sizes) to match!
2. Plywood Stool
Another plywood project you can make is a plywood desk. With the plans in our first project suggestion (just make the table legs taller), now we have a plywood stool to go with it! If you like floating shelves (which will be our next plan for you), then you will love the desk in this photo.
This one is similar to a floating shelf, just a lot bigger to create enough surface for a DIY desk. All you need is a single sheet of plywood that is large enough.
3. Plywood Floating Shelves
One of the toughest things, especially for those living in smaller apartments and mini houses, is storage. Definitely look for a thicker sheet of plywood for these DIY projects or you can combine a few thinner ones together so it is able to hold enough weight.
The cost of supplies you’d use can rival that of buying a completed plywood floating shelf, but with your own DIY plywood shelf, you can customize the exact size, thickness and look you want for a modern or rustic look for your home. This project can also be used for the kids’ room!
4. Plywood Storage Bench
Plywood projects are great because a sheet of plywood is relatively light, which doesn’t require much effort on your part to handle.
This storage bench can function as a shoe cubby, the kids’ toy storage bench, and even an entertainment unit! The best part about your hand made project is that it can look exactly the way you want it to and be sized accordingly.
Not only will the hidden shelf and cubby be a great place for storing stuff like books, you can also use the top surface to place succulents, potted plants, and picture frames!
If you need to get some extra income, you can sell woodworking your projects, including storage benches. Check online platforms you can use for selling.
5. Plywood Media Console
We find this as one of our favorites. Since it is made out of wood, it has a rustic feeling to it but is still modern in the DIY design. You can choose to elevate it with hairpin legs (such as the photo) to elevate the modern look or choose other types of legs. You can even place it straight on the ground.
You may need to find quite a few plywood pieces to make it, which are quite easy to search for back in your local hardware store. You could get them at different sizes. Most stores like Home Depot may cut it down to size for you would be best .
It would also be a little easier to transport your plywood pieces in your vehicle if they were already cut down to the right size, so check if your local store does it.
6. Plywood Pet House
Yes, even your pets can benefit from your plywood projects. We often see dog houses or other pet houses made from wood, so it makes sense that plywood can be used to make sturdy little houses too.
Your pet house can have a modern look if you add a tiled ceiling, or you can settle for one that’s just 100% wood. This dog house is actually made from one sheet of plywood siding.
It’s easy once you have all the pieces measured out, this dog house DIY project is just simply fitting the pieces together.
7. Plywood Bed Platform
Perhaps the largest plywood project out there is this DIY bed platform. It can have a modern take on a traditional bed platform and require more than one sheet of plywood. What’s great is you can also build storage straight into the platform – eliminating the need for more DIY storage boxes.
However, if you do like to create your own plywood projects, then you can forgo the built-in storing space and go for your own design. Who knows, your style can even become a profitable project to build.
Plywood projects are fun day or weekend activities you can enjoy. You can even do woodworking with your kids.
Projects don’t typically require a lot of heavy-duty machinery or cost too much in supplies. You can use a traditional design and make a modern version, such as our entertainment console option, and add an air of uniqueness to your interior.