How sexy is plywood right now? That’s a sentence I never, ever thought I’d utter and yet, there it is. Suddenly I can’t stop thinking about it. I want to use it as my new desk once my workspace is ready and I’m thinking about creating a funky desk out of it for Reuben’s room too. My father-in-law, a former builder and master craftsman would think me utterly crazy, but there’s just something about it. It’s raw, unapologetic. It can only be what it is. But I don’t mean chucked on the floor to aid the path of a filthy wheelbarrow or nailed over a broken window, I mean used intentionally as part of the make-up of a home. In the kitchen as minimal units, a wall of storage, or flooring even.
These beautiful kitchens are the perfect example of how brilliant plywood as a material can be when left to shine, especially paired with white. It’s uncomplicated and contemporary in feel and I love that you can see the grain of the wood without having to treat it. Whilst it’s not a material for every home, I think it’s versatility makes it ideal for a blank canvas space-be it an industrial apartment or a small two up to two down Victorian terrace.
Ok, so I’m starting to bring you round to my way of thinking, but you’re still not sure? Try it in your workspace as a backdrop for your moodboards…
So tell me-am I crazy? Is it not really your bag or are you absolutely on board with plywood? Tell me your thoughts!