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What to do with a FREE sheet of plywood?

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Project by missingdigitworkshop posted 812 days ago 1379 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a sheet of 3/4 plywood and couldn’t think of what to do with it. Then my wife mentioned that the closet was in need of another shelf. But why just put up one shelf when you can put up several?

The last picture is the original shelving unit.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 812 days ago

Nicely done, if you ever don’t know what to do with a free sheet of plywood let me know, and I will forward my address of where to send to, LOL.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 812 days ago

Well done!! Great project, very useful.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 812 days ago

If I can’t use it right away I squirrel it.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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WoodSimplyMade

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#4 posted 812 days ago

Excellent use of a free product.

Any tips on your painting techniques, I cant see any grain showing through the white paint as the problem Ive had in the past.

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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missingdigitworkshop

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#5 posted 812 days ago

WoodSimplyMade:
The grain is still showing. I put 3 coats of Latex paint but it still shows. Somethimes I’ll use a primer and that seems to help a bit.

I would have stained it but the grain was not pretty.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 812 days ago

MDW,

Oh, the burden of potential…especially free potential. Building units like this takes patience and a good dado blade. Either the free board was enormous or you also added some material. Did you consider adding a 1/4 inch thick facing of nice, naturally finished wood on the front? It really dresses case work up and hides the dado joints. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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missingdigitworkshop

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#7 posted 810 days ago

Boxguy,

I did have to add a half sheet that I had laying around. I used a 3/4 router bit with a homemade guide. I didn’t think about the wood facing (wish I had) but I did think about iron on banding but since I used two different types of ply it would look odd if it was stained. I decided to just paint it to match the existing shelving.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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