Plywood Pick-Up
Illustration by Narda Lebo
Carrying a 4x8-foot sheet of plywood or particleboard all by yourself is no easy task. Here's how to do it without breaking a sweat: Take an 18- to 20-foot-long piece of rope and tie the ends together. Lean the plywood sheet on its long edge and slip the rope around the two bottom corners. Then reach over the sheet, grab the rope in the middle and lift, steadying the sheet with your free hand.
With the 4x8 secured between your arm and torso, it's easy to walk without losing your balance or straining a muscle.
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