Modern Style Table From Scrap Plywood





Introduction: Modern Style Table From Scrap Plywood

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I had a lot of leftover plywood and veneer and always thought ply has its own interesting symmetrical grain.
So with a lot of glue and clamping I finally got the result I wanted.
The general shape was cut out with the band saw.
I finished up with a disc sander.

Niall Mc Keown.

Step 1: Gluing the Blocks

Step 2: Make the Pattern

Step 3: Cut Out With the Band Saw

Step 4: Sand Up to 220 Grit Sandpaper

Step 5: Use Shellac to Finish



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    Wow! Great project! What type of glue did you use?

    This is so great! I'm in a workshop with a ton of scrap plywood, I'm definitely going to use this for inspiration. Thank you.

    that is absolutely gorgeous, very creative idea, very skillful application!

    That is a nice piece of furniture. Any insight into how you connected the legs to the table underside and how you mounted it to the wall? I would love to try dyeing or staining a few pieces before lamination and make my own zebrawood. Maybe do something with all that sawdust too.

    You have some great Ideas.
    I have seen a product that is a multi colored plywood sorry I cant remember were:/

    I had a piece of 4"x 3/4 plywood screwed to the top of the legs and apron.
    I then used that plywood to attach the legs to the underside of the table.
    I used a plywood cleat and screwed the table to the wall.

    I've seen small pieces of colored plywood at various woodworking stores and was surprised to find it available in larger sizes just now while trying to verify the product's name. I found two versions, both from the same company, while searching for an answer just now:

    Dymondwood is available up to 2" thick and Colorwood is available up to 3" thick. That would simplify making something like this from those woods (though shipping costs vs. the free scraps you used is a hard battle to win). :-)

    I have no association with the producers of those products…but now that I know I can get bigger sizes (and thicker pieces) I may become one of their customers.

    My favorite woodworking tool is the Kreg pocket hole jig. It is great for making a set of pocket screw holes to attach a piece to studs in the wall. No need for an ugly cleat. You can also plug up the holes if they show on a visible side.

    Love the effect of all those pieces together to form the legs at the end. Great work!


    Layers! Such lovely lovely layers.
    It's like the wooden cousin of perfect croissant dough!

    I think I have the same Makita sander. I found I didn't care for mine with PSA discs on it. Too much of a pain to peel them off. Now I use the same center hole discs I use on my angle grinders with it. That makes it more like them, but a lot tamer.

    Just now I've come up with an idea to make a new sander pad for it out of jug LDPE. I'll have to see how that works.