Like many people living in the 'burbs, our kitchen counters boast that favorite of builder-grade materials: laminate. We desperately want to replace them with something more in line with our style (and budget) and have tossed around the idea of DIY concrete counters or going the IKEA butcher block route. But then I saw this: countertops made from plywood.
Yes, plywood! That's not a material I would have ever considered for kitchen counters, would you? I like the overall look in the Scandinavian-styled cottage (above) and think it works fairly well in the kitchen below. Juli Daoust and John Baker of KITKA Design, who own both homes and seem to have a thing for plywood, treated the surface with four coats of a water-based finish and called it good.
I'm not sure this would necessarily work in my own home, but I can't help but think it's a pretty genius (and insanely inexpensive) alternative countertop material. What do you think? Would you entertain the idea of using plywood counters in your home?