Proof That Plywood Will Be the Trendiest Material to Use in 2019

Pegboard shelf
credit: Caroline Burke

Here at Hunker, we tease our creative director, Paul, about his undying love and obsession for plywood. Anytime we talk about a DIY we want to build, you can bet that he suggests we try using plywood. (This might be an exaggeration, but just slightly.) However, he must be on to something, because the big plywood shelving unit he designed for the Hunker House is proof. (Also, a big win if you ask us, because talk about a statement piece.) So, we've asked our contributors to help design some easy-to-make projects featuring Paul's favorite material for you to try at home.

To make things easy, you could always have your local hardware store cut the wood for you, and then all you basically need is an inexpensive clock mechanism kit. No-brainer. Do it. GET THE DIY

A headboard that doubles as a nightstand. We especially love this for small bedrooms. GET THE DIY

What? Kitty needs some privacy when she poops. Honestly, this is a win for kitty and a win for you. GET THE DIY

Plywood Standing Magazine Rack - DIY
credit: Carrie Waller

This just feels design store to us. Your Kinfolk subscription wants this. GET THE DIY

Imagine this in your entryway, and then imagine never losing your keys again. GET THE DIY

This gives off some serious Scandinavian decor vibes. Small spaces could really benefit from this shelf. GET THE DIY

Because we love things that are multi-functional, there is also a space for displaying your favorite houseplant while keeping cables neat and tidy. GET THE DIY

Lazy Sunday mornings lounging in bed should not be a luxury — they should be mandatory. Let this tray lead the way. GET THE DIY

Don't you just love this modern way of displaying your holiday cards? Kind of like the magazine holder, but smaller. GET THE DIY


Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.