Philip Schmidt has been teaching readers how to do things for almost two decades. A former carpenter and longtime writer and editor, he is the author of 18 books, including PlyDesign, Decorating with Architectural Details, and The Complete Guide to Treehouses. He lives in Colorado with his wife, two daughters, and too many leftover building materials.
“PlyDesign is how-to heaven … a great place to start for independent creators desiring to dive into ply world."
"The designs are modern and stylish and the tutorials with great patterns make them completely do-able.”
“There’s a lot to love. Besides the sheer variety (wine holders, credenzas, desks, chairs, organizers, headboards, doghouses, art panels) of projects, I especially love the introduction to the materials and tools.”
"PlyDesign offers all sorts of ideas for way-cool things to make from common sheet goods."
“Schmidt has written 73 well-described projects with a mid-century modern vibe. … From lap desks to tea tables, and headboards to doghouses, there are enough projects here to fill your home with useful and attractive furniture.”