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You don't have to settle for rough, splintered edges when cutting plywood. Nor do you have to wrestle large, awkward pieces while placing your back at risk. Just use these simple tricks to get great results.

Sawing Rack

Sawing Rack My shop is simply too small to cut full-size sheets of plywood on the tablesaw.After many a bitter battle using a circular saw to cut floppy sheet stock perched on sawhorses, I developed this handy rack for cutting those full-size sheets down to size.One side is designed for crosscutting while the other is used for ripping. The rack makes a sturdy platform for supporting the plywood while rough …


DIY large scale plywood word art

One of the many DIYs in our master bedroom - and probably one of my favorites - is the word art over the bed. I wanted to use my own handwriting to make it even more personal to us, but you could just skip the first couple of steps and use a font and then the whole project can probably be made using Word or a similar software. Here is how I turned my handwriting into something that I could print and cut out on a large scale. I wrote out my word a couple of times on a scratch pad. You can ...


Fold-Down Cutting Rack

There was no room in my basement shop to cut full sheets of plywood. I always had to have the home center guy cut it down to size with his panel saw. What a hassle. I wanted my own panel saw, but I knew there was simply no room in my shop or budget. Then I came up with the solution: a lightweight, fold-down …


I like this DIY headboard. Easy to have the board cut to the right size at Home Depot, almost as easy to cover as the kitchen chairs. Wouldn't even have to mount it to the frame, could just mount some D-rings to the back and hang it from the wall on either side of the window like a picture frame.


Lath Lamp - Full size

The architectural Lath Lamp is made from a thin laser-cut plywood, assembled to create volume. The horizontal band is made of a wood veneer to


London Below

Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration depicting London Below from the fantastic Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Approximate size is 195 mm by 430 mm and 30


How to DIY a Wood Planked Accent Wall: DIY Wood Wall

dress, apparently its easy to sew: It's just 4 rectangles. Measure shoulder to hem length, then girth at widest part (hips?) and divide by Add seam allowance. Sew allowing for neckline, arm holes. No pattern needed. hour, max!