Plywood Furniture

MYO and OSOP the same thing? Not quite. The design and production processes are the same, but they come from different desires.

Essentially, OSOP aims to make furniture with zero waste from One Sheet Of Plywood. MYO gives you the freedom to Make Your Own by measuring your space, choosing your finish (or finishing yourself) and have a beautiful, personalised item that fits perfectly where you need it.

OSOP: One Sheet of Ply

OSOP stands for One Sheet of Ply. The original idea was to see how big a desk could be made from one sheet of ply and how efficient we could make the process, minimising any wastage of time and material. Everything in the OSOP range uses a minimum of 95% of the sheet. Any offcuts are either used for packing your table / desk, or as support rails on other items.

Every item in every range uses minimal material, but in the OSOP range almost the full sheet is utilised to make your furniture.

The OSOP Table / Desk

At 160cm x 90cm this is the biggest surface we can make from one sheet. Use it as a deep desk against a wall or a conversation desk. It is big enough too for a meeting table that sits six comfortably. It can also be used as it is for a dining table (see below). Trade discounts for this product start from 12 units. Enquire

The OSOP Table / Desk with Drawer

To make a desk with a drawer from one sheet whilst keeping the style and proportions consistent took several attempts. But now it’s perfect. The OSOP Table Desk with Drawer is our personal favourite. Trade discounts for this product start from 12 units. Enquire

The OSOP Dining Table with EGGER heat resistant top

EGGER provide a huge range of MFC laminates in an array of textures and colours. If you are looking for a table to coordinate with your kitchen this is an ideal way, applying this to an OSOP or MYO makes a superb kitchen dining table. Trade Discounts for this product start at 12 Units. Enquire

On the Drawing Board:


OSOP Stacking Shelves

The OSOP shelving range (still in the prototype stage) continues that ideal. There are two sets of shelving and storage on the drawing board and a smaller children’s table coming very soon. Enquire

OSOP Kids Table

A smaller children’s table with benches – all from one sheet of ply, coming soon. Enquire.


MYO: Make Your Own Plywood Furniture

MYO Stands for Make Your Own. We have developed a flexible manufacturing process that allows you to tell us the size you need and the finish you want. All items are made to order yet all can be delivered in just a few days. We limit each product to one sheet of ply to minimise wastage, ease production and ensure a consistent look and grain on each item. Any excess material is held in stores to make subsequent orders.

Each item in the MYO range is multipurpose. Combining our suggested sizes and finishes should cover most situations but you can of course use them any way you like.

Made to Measure Table / Desk

Available in any size from 40cm x 40cm to 90cm x 160cm. Offered in natural finish, furniture wax or hard lacquer.  Trade discounts for this product start from 12 units. Enquire

High Gloss Made to Measure Table / Desk

Also available in any size from 40cm x 40cm to 90cm x 160cm. We have six colours in stock – Dante, Submarine, Fargo, Pitch, Sinatra and Eden. You can also supply your own colour for us to match. Send us a Pantone reference or a colour sample.

Trade discounts for this product start from 12 units. Enquire


Further Customising

We have everything we need to make further custom changes – different heights, different finishes, or even different materials. Enquire


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Bespoke Desk

Bespoke desk for office or home office

All our desks are bespoke, but items such as the OSOP (One Sheet Of Ply) desk and dining table are made from set sizes to maximise use of the plywood sheet. The fundamental idea behind our service though is that you measure your own to make a bespoke desk.

In most cases you can simply measure your nook or cranny to make the most of the space you have. When doing this make sure to measure at the skirting board level (assuming it is the narrowest distance) and leave enough room for your computer and keyboard. Below is a guide of common sizes to help you guage how much space you might need for a bespoke desk or table.

A standard desk is 120cm wide by 75cm deep. This gives plenty of room for a keyboard, a couple of monitors, books and papers. This is also the size of a small dining table and will seat four comfortably. If you have more room of course you can go as wide as 160cm. 160cm is the limit because all the designs at Designed in Ply are made from no more than one sheet of plywood. Any wider and we would not have enough room to cut the legs and rails from the same sheet.

A full size dining table is 160cm x 90cm and can seat six people comfortably (eight at a squeeze) with room for serving dishes in the middle.  We receive regular enquiries about making a narrow dining table for small rooms and our advice is always to consider the depth. We advise that 70cm is the minimum you should allow for comfortable seating at the ends of your table.

Finally, if you require a larger bespoke conference table or other size of bespoke office desk, for home or a set of bespoke office desks for the workplace please get in touch as our experienced team of cabinet makers can make anything you can think of.

Sizes below offered as a guide only. You can, of course, provide your own measurements.

Standard Desk 120cm 75cm
Large Desk 160cm 75cm
Meeting Table 160cm 90cm
Small Dining Table 120cm 75cm
Full Size Dining Table 160cm 90cm
Hallway Table 160cm 45cm
Bedside Table 60cm 45cm


Final Checklist

  • If fitting a table in a gap between walls - MAKE SURE you measure at the narrowest point - usually down at the skirting boards
  • If using a MYO as a dining table, be sure you have room to slide chairs in and out.
  • Remember - the MYO is a custom product and we cannot accept returns, so please measure carefully!




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