Plywood gets a bad rap, and these 12 easy plywood projects prove it can be awesome. Plywood is strong and remains flat (if stored properly), and can be much cheaper than a wood board of the same size. Plywood can be used to make furniture, countertops, home decor, and more.
1. Simple DIY Wood Clock Using Scrap Plywood
Are you obsessed with clocks? We have them in almost every room in the house. This DIY clock is made with scrap plywood and stained in different colors to give it a rustic look. It’s an easy beginner project that makes a great hostess gift!
2. How To Build An Easy DIY Workbench With Storage
Every workshop needs a workbench, and this beginner-friendly build will give you a work surface and storage for extra lumber and woodworking supplies. Wheels make it mobile so you can roll it anywhere you need, then disengage the wheels to make it stationary to build your next project. Get the plans to build your workbench here.
3. DIY Plywood Headboard
Made from just one sheet of plywood, this DIY headboard is the bedroom’s focal point. This easy project can cost as little or as much as you want, depending on the grade of plywood you choose. We highly recommend using a good grade of plywood to make this gorgeous headboard for yourself. Get the plans here.
4. DIY Plywood Pegboard And Magnetic Board
Need some organization in your workshop or office? This plywood pegboard organizer uses scrap plywood, and there’s even a magnetic section! Dress it up with painted pegs for a fun touch in your home office, or leave them plain for hanging tools. See how to make it here.
5. Easy DIY Plywood Pumpkins
Decorating for fall is one of the best seasons to decorate. These easy plywood pumpkins will look great on your porch or yard and last the whole season. Paint or stain them in any color you choose for a fun display. They fold up for easy storage when the season is over. Learn how to make these 3D pumpkins here.
6. DIY Planer Stand with Storage and Folding Outfeed Table
Large tools need a home, and this planer stand with a folding outfeed table is the perfect size for a small workshop or garage. It has extra storage, the outfeed table works as a second set of hands, and it’s on wheels to roll it around wherever you need. Get the plans here.
7. DIY Vegetable Storage Bin with Dividers
This divided bin is a versatile plywood project that can be used for organization anywhere you need. In the kitchen for vegetables, a kid’s room or playroom, or even a home office or study area. The simple design is easy and can be made with scrap plywood if you have enough. See how to make it here.
8. How to Build a Sandpaper Organizer with Sander Storage
Get all your sanding supplies out of that messy drawer and organized with this sandpaper organizer with sander storage. It features sections for sanding discs, blocks, and sheets and a shelf to hold your sanders. Mounted on the wall, everything is within reach when you need it. Get the plans to build it here.
9. DIY Lazy Susan using patterned Plywood
Although this project is a little more advanced and will take a little more time to make, you will love how it turns out. This scrap plywood lazy Susan makes a great charcuterie board for entertaining and a great gift! See the step-by-step tutorial here.
10. DIY A-Frame Desk
This modern desk is made from plywood and 2X2s and is perfect for tweens and teens. It features a storage shelf in the middle and two drawers on either side. The work surface is large enough for a laptop or desktop computer and can be painted any color you choose. See the video tutorial to make your own A-frame desk.
Looking for an easy, inexpensive countertop, you can make yourself? This countertop is it. Made from birch plywood, it has a beautiful finished look using edge banding and spar urethane. Plywood is lighter than butcher block, which was perfect for this laundry counter as it needed to be easily lifted to service the machines underneath. Tutorial to make your own here.
Get creative and make these plywood Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season. They are simple to make, and the free-standing design makes them ideal for your porch or front yard. Make smaller versions for the inside to put on your mantle. These easy plywood Christmas trees can be made in a day, and you can paint and decorate them any way you want. The possibilities are endless when you use your creativity.
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Pallet wood projects are still popular, and for good reason. Pallets are cheap; you can usually get them for free. They are perfect for rustic decor, or you can sand them smooth for a more polished look. All of these pallet wood projects are beginner-friendly and can be made in a day.
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