Affordable, sleek furniture has been the trend of the decade. PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Philip Schmidt is the do-it-yourselfer’s guide to getting that Ikea-chic look. There are easy-to-work-from designs for items as straightforward as candle holders to as complex as doghouses and laptop stands. Each inexpensive project uses only basic tools and simple materials. A checklist of materials and tools, along with painless, numbered instructions accompanies a photograph of the completed project. Additionally, diagrams will help you along the way. If you are excited about beginning furniture making or woodworking, check out PlyDesign.