When we use plywood in a project, we typically cover the edges of the panels to hide the plies. But as I look around at what furniture designers are doing these days, I'm seeing more designing with plywood as plywood. And it looks terrific.
Here's an example, a plywood crib from a company called 4-pli. It's made of Baltic birch plywood and finished with low-VOC milk paint. Visit their website to see what else they're doing. Some of it is really beautiful.
Being a woodworker is being part of something much bigger than just a guy in a shop. There's a world of woodworking design, art, and culture. I think that's as interesting as the working with wood itself.