How to Make Plywood Worktops

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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.

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

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.

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.

  • Plywood is a reliable building option for worktops because it contains multiple characteristics of solid wood at a fraction of the cost.
  • Attach one door hinge at each 4-inch mark with 1/2-inch screws to join the two wood pieces together.

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.

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

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

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