Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee of Matter Design have designed the PlyShelf, a wall shelf that is made from laminated plywood and created using 3-D models and CNC-milled parts.

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A wall shelf that is made from laminated plywood.

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The Ply Shelves are an apparently simple design, which is more complicated under the surface. Resembling the conventional wall mounted bracket shelf system, this design morphs these separate entities into a singular, yet variable thickness shelf. The ‘brackets’ are spaced at sixteen inches on center in order to align with wall studs. Between these brackets, a digitally relaxed surface is generated in response to structural calculation.

Constructed of laminated plywood sourced from managed forests, these shelves are created using 3-D models and CNC-milled parts with low-VOC finishes and carefully optimizes material yield to reduce waste.

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The organic shape of the’bracket’ is made possible by using CNC machining from 3D shape files

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The ‘brackets’ are spaced at sixteen inches on center for proper alignment with wall studs.