Plywood is widely-available in home hardware stores and home centers. While a single-sheet plywood is useful for a ton of projects, some are more complex than others to be a called a DIY.
We don’t want to waste your time with those, so we’ve listed the easiest yet most useful items you can create with just a single sheet 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 for it to make great tables and other easy DIY woodworking pieces.
To make a table, take a large sheet of birch plywood and add smaller pieces for the legs and 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 in different sizes, depending on the space you’re allotting for the table.
2. Plywood Stool
Another one you can make is a plywood desk. With the plans in our first project suggestion, you can have a plywood stool to go with it. You just have to make the table legs taller for this one. If you like floating shelves (which will be our next plan), you will also love the desk in this photo.
A stool is quite easy to make and you can use different ideas to create the style you want. On a single sheet of plywood, you can actually create more than one stool that can go with a DIY desk.
3. 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.
These DIY projects would need a thicker sheet of plywood, although you can combine a few thinner ones so the shelf can hold enough weight. While the cost of this 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 size, thickness and look you want for a modern or rustic look for your home. This can also be used for the kids’ room, as it’s a great storage for toys.
4. Plywood Storage Bench
Another project you can make with a single sheet of plywood is a storage bench. It can function as a shoe cubby, an entertainment unit, or even a storage bench for the kids’ toys.
The hidden shelf would also be a great place for storing stuff like books or shoes, while you can use the top surface for picture frames or potted plants. Whatever you choose to store in this handmade project, the best part about it is you can customize it to look exactly the way you want.
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.
5. Plywood Media Console
This project is one of our favorites. Since it’s made of wood, 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) or choose other types of legs.
You may need to find a few plywood pieces 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 to size for you .
We do recommend that you check if your local store does this, as it would also be a little easier to transport the plywood pieces in your vehicle if they were already cut down to the right size.
6. Plywood Pet House
Yes, even your pets can benefit from your plywood 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 willing to take it up a notch, 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. The dog house in the photo is actually made from one sheet of plywood siding.
Plus, 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
The largest option on our list is this DIY bed platform. Depending on the design and the size of your bed, you may need more than one sheet of plywood for this.
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 design. 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 from a sheet of plywood, the projects above are a good place to start.
These plywood projects don’t require a lot of heavy-duty machinery nor do they cost too much in supplies. Aside from the flexibility you get from creating a traditional or modern design, these projects would also add an air of uniqueness to your interior.
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