PlyDesign — Studio TourSaturday, May 19th – Sunday, May 20th
11:00 AM – 6:00 PMBald Man Mod Garage Studio
West Austin Studio Tour1506 w. 29th Street
Austin-based designer — and PlyDesign project contributor — Chad Kelly will be participating in the West Austin Studio Tour. He'll be featuring a couple pieces from the book (The Mind the Gap Table - pg. 68 and the Pinstriped Console - pg. 168) in his studio during the event.
Visit Chad's website.
PlyDesign — Show and TellSaturday, May 19th • 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, May 20th • 10 AM - 6 PMat the Bay Area Maker FaireSan Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, California
Author Philip Schmidt will exhibit several projects from his new book PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood at the 7th annual Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. Bay area designers and project contributors Matt Wolpe (who teaches furniture making at the Crucible in Oakland), Ralph Stampone, and Henry Boyle will also show their projects at the booth and will be available to discuss contemporary furniture design as well as the intricacies of designing for — and working with — plywood and other common sheet goods. Along with copies of the book and sample projects, the designers will also have a project portfolio — made out of plywood — for perusal at their Maker Faire booth._________________________________________
Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.
Philip SchmidtPhilip writes about houses and all the things we do with them. A former carpenter, he is the author of many books, including PlyDesign, Decorating with Architectural Details and Build Your Kids a Treehouse. He lives in Colorado with is wife, two daughters, and loads of leftover building materials.
Ralph StamponeRalph graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in industrial design. With an emphasis in furniture design, he has experience working in custom metal and wood shops.
Henry BoyleAn industrial designer by training, Henry designs products based largely on the experience people will have using them and their sustainable existence. He holds a BFA in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and works and resides in the San Francisco Bay area.
Matt WolpeMatt makes furniture and teaches furniture making at the Crucible in Oakland, CA. One of his classes is called “One Sheet of Plywood: Design/Build.” His primary interest is engaging design on a variety of scales, including urban planning, living structures, and furniture.
PlyDesign presents 73 ideas for sleek, smart home furnishings that you can make from off-the-shelf sheet materials using only basic hand and power tools. With designs contributed by more than 50 creative builders across North America, the projects include tables, stools, workstations, benches, laptop stands, shelves, art panels, organizers, headboards, doghouses, dollhouses, and more. A photo of each finished project is accompanied by a list of needed tools and materials, cutting and assembly diagrams, and clear step-by-step instructions.