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67 prizewinning plywood projects: From eight years of the Popular science design competition Hardcover – 1984


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Plywood Heaven 1 Mar. 2000
By D. Dorton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you work with plywood, or if you've always hated plywood, this book will change the way you look at the man-made medium. Well written, and easy to follow instructions. The desk that I am typing at was built from this book.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fun Book but Dated 10 Sept. 2011
By Alan Dale Daniel - Published on Amazon.com
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The plywood projects shown in this book are a lot of fun to review. They include children's furniture and a lot of knock down projects. Each project also shows detailed cutting plans so one can cut out the project parts with the least amount of waist. The book is dated in that it shows computer gaming tables and computer stands that will not work for modern machines. Also, it seems a huge number of projects use slots to fit the pieces together. This was a big deal a few years back (like 1960) but has gone out of vogue today.

Overall, I liked the book but the projects are of limited use for me. I would still recommend the book to anyone interested in working with plywood or other sheet material.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
So many projects to choose from 11 May 2010
By A. Garcia - Published on Amazon.com
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Best thing ever. Well, if you love building fun items. It has a built in retro feel to some of the projects. If you are doing it by hand or using a CNC this is a great book to add to your collection.
Not just a period piece 7 Jan. 2014
By Alan Squash - Published on Amazon.com
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Even if some of the plans seem dated, there are some very interesting plans, and ideas to be gotten even from not-so-useful plans. One thing that annoyed me is that the last year of the "competition" is represented only by pictures of the finished projects--not the complete plans--and include a portable workbench I'd very much like to build. Otherwise, the plans run the gamut from efficient and economical furniture to fairly complex workshop-related designs.

I'd like to see a reissue (especially if the last year/chapter could be fleshed out), but NOT as a Kindle. However fond I am of my Kindle, the plans and diagrams in this book need better graphics capability than I've seen in any portable device.
Useful, but dated 30 Jan. 2015
By Alexander Platt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Almost all of the actual pieces of furniture in here are quite dated. I suspect much of the information about plywood manufacture and grading is out of date as well. Even with the specific projects not being particularly useful, what this book is great for is seeing dozens of ways of overcoming challenges of working with plywood.

I bought this book for inspiration for using a new CNC router and it has certainly served that purpose.
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