Build Your Own Furniture with Ply Products – Spotted at the Maker Faire 2013!

My very first Maker Faire experience here in the Bay Area happened quite by accident a couple of weeks ago. My friend Nidhi was looking for someone to give her company…and boy am I glad I went along cause I was in Disneyland! To give you guys a little background, the Maker Faire is an annual festival which takes place in various cities here in the US and a few other countries. It’s a platform for hundreds of talented artists, craftsmen, scientists and engineers to show off their creations and for the public to interact with them first hand and buy their inventions! I’ve never seen such a large scale celebration of creativity and innovation before!

The products ranged from Tapigami which are art installations created using masking tape (expect a future post on this), R2-D2 Robots, LED light installations to Kinetic Creatures which are adorable walking cardboard animals (expect a post on these soon too!). We discovered some really cool products and had a blast (as you can see below :))!

A glimpse of the Tapigami installation at the event

A glimpse of the Tapigami installation at the event (will post more details on this soon!)


That's us monkeying around

That’s us monkeying around

Alright let’s get serious now! For this post, I’d like to focus on the California based product which excited me the most: Ply Products.

The idea is simple.  Order these PLY90 connectors and screws from the Ply Products website, purchase plywood from your local hardware store (paint it if you wish) and get building anything you can possibly dream of!

The PLY90 connectors come with screws and work with plywood ranging from  o.450 to 0.755 inches.

The PLY90 connectors come with screws which work with plywood ranging from 0.450 to 0.755 inches.


Check out all the possibilities below…


Wall-mounted Bookshelves


A glass top dining table

A glass top dining table


Coffee Table

Coffee Table


Home Office Desk

Home Office Desk

What excites me is the simplicity of the product and the endless possibilities it offers. You could produce your own custom furniture in a matter of a day, and feel proud to have built something for your home. What’s more, you can disassemble it if you’re moving or recycle the wood for a new creation! Now that’s great design :).

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05. June 2013 by Charu
Categories: Fun, Interior Design | Tags: , , , , | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. WOW. The coffee table and the home office desk are my DIY projects man… once we move to the new place! 🙂

  2. Go for it, those are pretty cool! I also love the wall mounted bookshelves 🙂

  3. Ooohh nice! I like how these little things give you such a sense of control over your ideas and creativity, making everything much easier and more possible.

  4. wow innovative idea………nice

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