(Video link here.) Artist Tom Sachs, who we’ve posted about a number of times, recently made a video about plywood. He LOVES IT, uses a lot of it in his work, and has learned a great deal about handling it, which he summed up in this charming, illuminating video. It is totally after-are-own-hearts: in our the ongoing renovation of our Laboratory, we’ve made – and are making – all sorts of things from plywood…like the floors
made of the tongue-and-groove plywood normally used for subfloors (painted an oyster shell white)…
…sleek window sills and an air conditioner cover below it…
…an enclosure for our old refrigerator (a work in progress; we’re mulling adding a painted plywood door)
…a pull-out shelf in a hidden niche for our oddly-shaped Kitchen Aid, and little drawer for vitamins (all unfinished but usable)…
…we used scraps as solid-blocking behind the sheetrock to hold our defying-the-laws-of-gravity potrack…
….and in the cabinet boxes onto which we installed the Shaker-style doors we designed 25 years ago..
…and of course, there’s the tall, narrow plywood cabinet door with a Gorilla tape handle that be posted recently.
More on all these projects later. Suffice it to say, plywood is a fantastic resource: inexpensive, good looking, easy to use. We love the stuff.
via Core 77
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holton rower’s catalytic art (plywood + 50 gallons of paint + big imagination)