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  1. Understanding Plywood Grades

    We take the mystery out of the plywood grading system and show you what you will get in each grade. The higher the grade the better quality you should expect.

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  1. How to Install Edging for Plywood

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    We'll show you how to add solid wood nosing to plywood shelves, bookcases and cabinets to cover up the ugly edge that plywood leaves. Applying the nosing will give your projects an attractive, finished edge. This article covers everything a DIYer needs to know to install the nosing.

  2. Garage Storage Projects: Plywood Rack

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    This storage rack protects your full and partial sheets of plywood and keeps them within easy reach. It also works great for storm window, paneling and other large flat items.

  3. Create Circular Saw Cutting Guides for Plywood

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    We show you out seven best tips for making smoother, straighter and more accurate cuts on big sheets of plywood . Your circular saw can cut just as well as a table saw.

  4. Oriented Strand Board vs. Plywood

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    OSB and plywood can both be used for walls, floors and roofs, but there are some differences between them. Here’s a rundown of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

  5. How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts

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    Learn how to use a circular saw to quickly and accurately cut long boards and plywood . Plus, we've included plans for a handy cutting guide attachment for your saw.

  6. Fixing Bouncy Floors

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    We'll show you three ways to stiffen up your bouncy floor—by adding bridging, installing plywood along the joists and adding a wall or beam under the floor. Any one of the three can solve your problem, depending on your situation. It's not a lot of work or expensive.

  7. Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

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    Build your own kitchen cabinets? Why not? Face frame cabinets are just plywood boxes with hardwood face frames, and you can buy doors (the hard part) online.

  8. Build a Table Saw Sled

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    Build these simple table saw sleds and make perfectly square cross cuts and flawless 45-degree miter cuts in both small and wide boards. You only need a 4x4 sheet of 1/2- or 3/4-in. plywood , particle board or MDF, some glue and a few hours time.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Plywood 101

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    FromBobVila.com

    A manmade material prized for its great versatility, plywood appears in elements of the home as various as flooring, ...

  2. Turning a plywood bracelet - PIP

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    Creating a bracelet from cabinet grade plywood . Video has two angle view of most of the turning. By: Fool4peppers Continue Reading »

  3. Plywood Stool

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    Made entirely from plywood and Wood glue. Cutting Legs First I Marked out the shape, hight and thickness of the legs etc. cut them out with a wood saw and jigsaw. Use it to template the other and cut. I used a router to bullnose the edges then sanded it down. Then Iarked the thickness of the pl... By: Hagler138 Continue Reading »

  4. Plywood coaster loaf

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    I've used this 'loaf' method to crank out numerous coaster sets for easy cheap gifts or craft fair inventory.  Making them out of plywood is the cheapest source of material and still gives you an interesting enough end product.  The basic concept is laminating a stack of plywood discs together into ... By: jmc75 Continue Reading »

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  1. How to Get Tearout-Free Crosscuts on Plywood

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    One of the hazards of crosscutting plywood on the table saw is the unsightly tearout you get where the blade exits the material. Bruce Kieffer demonstrates a great technique that results in smooth, tearout-free cuts.

  2. How to Cool Your House Down

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to cool down your home by using this simple trick with plywood .

  3. Ceramic Tile on Wood Floor

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Tim Carter, of http://www.askthebuilder.com, demonstrates tips you should know before installing ceramic tile over plywood or OSB.

  4. Install Insulated Attic Door Opening

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    Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com replaces a drywall attic door opening with a plywood insulated attic door opening.

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Blog Posts

  1. Closet Organizer from One Sheet of Plywood

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    FromAna-White.com

    Free plans to DIY a closet organizer system from one sheet of plywood . Video tutorial and step by step instructions from Ana-White.com Handmade from this plan >> Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all! No brag posts have been found yet. Have you ...

  2. Train Trundle - PureBond Plywood

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    FromAna-White.com

    No space for a train table in your home? Make a train trundle quickly and easily that children can pull out to play, and push back under the bed for storage. This trundle can be made to any size and used for storage or a trundle bed. How to build a trundle train table. Keep the train set close at ...

  3. Minwax Water Based Stain on Oak Hardwood Plywood

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    FromAna-White.com

    Author Notes Hi everyone! It’s been a bit since we've posted a staining tutorial, and I sure have missed working on projects! The finish really is that Cinderella moment, when you take raw boards, and wave the magic wand, and your pile of boards completes its transformation into a finished piece.  ...

  4. Inspiration: Plywood Floors (How-to Included)

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    FromPosts tagged: floors

    A few years ago, I went to a party held in the home of a former Minneapolis Institute of Arts dean. We guests gathered in his studio for the night's merriment. I'm always thrilled when entering such spaces as they invariably provide a creative jolt. In this instance, however, I wasn't only inspired ...

  5. Teen Builds a Wood Bike

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    This bike is built by hand from a couple sheets of plywood

  6. Creative Fireplace Childproofing Using a Magnetic Chalk Board

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    Turn your fireplace into a creative space with plywood and some chalkboard paint

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