How to Make Plywood Worktops

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How to Make Plywood Worktops
Plywood is a reliable option for building worktops. (carpers prepare for sawing plywood 2 image by Graf_es from

Plywood is a reliable building option for worktops because it contains multiple characteristics of solid wood at a fraction of the cost. Plywood is a hard wood product that you can use to create a folding worktop surface, which is a necessity when you are short on space. Creating a plywood worktop is a task that requires patience and some handyman skills to complete.

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Things you need

  • Two 3/4-inch plywood, 30 inches wide by 36 inches long
  • Four 3/4-inch plywood, 3 inches wide by 30 inches long
  • One box 1/2-inch screws
  • Drill
  • Phillips head drill bits
  • Tape measure
  • Two door hinges
  • Four small hinges

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  1. 1

    Place two sections of 30-by-36-inch plywood side by side, pressing the 30-inch edges of each wood piece against each other.

  2. 2

    Measure in 4 inches from each corner along the joining 30-inch edges. Attach one door hinge at each 4-inch mark with 1/2-inch screws to join the two wood pieces together.

  3. 3

    Place four 3/4-inch plywood, 3 inches wide by 30 inches long, side by side on a flat surface. Attach one small hinge with 1/2-inch screws to one end of each section of plywood. Half of the hinge should be hanging off the end to allow the base to attach to the legs.

  4. 4

    Place one 3/4-inch plywood, 3 inches wide by 30 inches long, on each outer corner of the joined 30-by-36-inch sections of wood. One should be placed at each outer corner with the hinge facing toward the centre of the wood.

  5. 5

    Drive one 1/2-inch screw through each hinge hole to join the legs to the table base.

  6. 6

    Fold the legs inward and fold the table top in half to store the table.

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