You would not think much of the relationship between plywood and the arts. However, both go way back.
In fact, plywood is a very popular medium for artwork. It is not just used in building structures and furniture!
Here are six plywood-based projects that may just change your perception of engineered plywood.
Before the adoption of fabric, wood panels were utilised for paintings. In fact, paintings from the second and third century were painted on panels of solid wood. The wood panels would first be sanded to smoothness and then covered with a mixture of powder gypsum and glue to reach a level of smoothness that’s ready for painting.
While early works were painted on smoothed out wood panels, nowadays, there are more ways to use plywood in making art. If these videos from all over the world are anything to go by, there are thousands of ways to make art using plywood if you just let your creativity run wild.
Making Sculptures Out of Plywood Laminate
Sculpting and plywood are two words that you don’t hear in a sentence every day. When you think of plywood, you think hard and solid and not fluid. But this man proves our common perception of plywood wrong and shows the technique of making awe-inspiring sculptures out of plywood laminate. The curves and the details of these plywood sculptures will blow your mind:
Clay Mural Painting on Plywood
Here you will see how a man creates a mural by painting over an old piece of plywood with clay.
Simulating Water Waves on Plywood
Taking inspiration from an artist’s simulation of water waves. Who knew you could create surface waves on plywood?
Making a Wooden Vase With Plywood
Not just any wooden vase, but a spiral wood vase.
Making a Big Ball Out of Plywood
Watch this guy make a big ball out of birch plywood.
Making Wall Art Using Plywood
You can create wood-based wall art using plywood and paint. Here’s a great idea for your next plywood project.
Isn’t it amazing how something so rigid can be so flexible at the same time?