I wanted a countertop in the laundry room, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I looked at a couple different options (for example, a desk top from IKEA and the butcher block countertop from IKEA) but decided to go with the plywood. It was so inexpensive and easy (Lowes cut it for me). I just rubbed some Danish Oil on it and it was good to go! I like the warmth it adds to the room and it's SOOO great for folding, etc.

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Tarpon Fish Sculpture Painted by TheWoodenFishMarket on Etsy, $320.00

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World map. I got a 4x8 sheet of half-inch plywood cut into thirds at Home Depot to end up with 3 pieces of 32x48" -- a good size to fill the empty wall in the dining room. With one-inch spacing, it gave me 32x48 pixels. I scaled down a world map to that size and posterized it to 5 colors (white + 4 shades of gray).

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Perfect jig to cut large sheets of ply down to manageable sizes to fit on your table saw to complete final cuts.

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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 …

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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 ...

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Gingerbread man Unfinished wood cut from 1/4" Baltic birch plywood. Pieces are laser cut, which results in smooth, brown edges that do not require sanding. Plea

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