Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing - cheap http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:34:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Ghetto Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ghetto-Chair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/02FW/GKLJ5XQ7/FL402FWGKLJ5XQ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/02FW/GKLJ5XQ7/FL402FWGKLJ5XQ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/02FW/GKLJ5XQ7/FL402FWGKLJ5XQ7.SMALL.jpg MrShambles A completely free and environmentally friendly chair made from corrugated card-board. The chair is surprisingly strong, holding 100kg with ease. Simply get some boxes from your local supermarket loading depot, zip-tie them together to form a long strip. Then roll up the strip and tie together ti...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:11:47 PST
Phillipe Starck £1300 gun lamp replica http://www.instructables.com/id/Phillipe-Starck-1300-gun-lamp-replica/
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:55:51 PDT
Cheap and simple beer pong/coffee table http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-simple-beer-pongcoffee-table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/9OKE/HMMFCUJR/FUD9OKEHMMFCUJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/9OKE/HMMFCUJR/FUD9OKEHMMFCUJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/9OKE/HMMFCUJR/FUD9OKEHMMFCUJR.SMALL.jpg ilpug I'm a college student with college students for friends. Some of them have a house, and wanted a beer pong table. We were cheap, so we made this one. Materials: -Foam core door at a home center, pick the size you want. Make sure that it has a solid surface so the balls bounce well. 20$ or so at a h...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:29:37 PDT
Natural Rock Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Natural-Rock-Coffee-Table/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:08:39 PDT
Make Your Own Climbing Traverse Board. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Climbing-Traverse-Board/
Make Your Own Climbing Traverse Board. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/0669/HIYWYKOW/FXC0669HIYWYKOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/0669/HIYWYKOW/FXC0669HIYWYKOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/0669/HIYWYKOW/FXC0669HIYWYKOW.SMALL.jpg SamO97 In this instructable, I will be teaching you how to make your very own traverse board, after looking on line at hangboards/fingerboards, and seeing that they cost £50-80, I decided to make my own, it all came to just under £40 however it could've been alot less. Equipment. For this build, you wil...
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:34:52 PDT
Plywood Utility Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Utility-Shelf/
Plywood Utility Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/W186/HELXKFV0/FXFW186HELXKFV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/W186/HELXKFV0/FXFW186HELXKFV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/W186/HELXKFV0/FXFW186HELXKFV0.SMALL.jpg wholman In my humble apartment, I use a modern, open table for a desk, a dining table, and a workbench. Like many of us living in small spaces, storage is hard to come by and clutter can overwhelm. I wanted to take the scanner, speakers, router, pens, papers, and general nonsense and get it out of my way so...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:10:25 PDT
How to make an easy & cheap bed headboard (with ikea pieces) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-easy-cheap-bed-headboard-with-ik/
How to make an easy & cheap bed headboard (with ikea pieces) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/RRZQ/HD4VPEVW/FHURRZQHD4VPEVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/RRZQ/HD4VPEVW/FHURRZQHD4VPEVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/RRZQ/HD4VPEVW/FHURRZQHD4VPEVW.SMALL.jpg jcasteal Materials & tools. • 3x LACK Table (55cms. X 55cms.), birch wood colour for this article. • 4x connections pieces (really, I don’t know the correct word for this item). • 16x wood screws. • Pieces for hang the bed headboard to the wall. • Screw driver • Drill. Step: 1 You can make a 165cms x 55cm...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:22:06 PST
Building a Budget Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Budget-Desk/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 22:15:10 PDT
Cottage Window Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Cottage-Window-Coffee-Table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/QIHH/GZAD19NW/F8WQIHHGZAD19NW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/QIHH/GZAD19NW/F8WQIHHGZAD19NW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/QIHH/GZAD19NW/F8WQIHHGZAD19NW.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie While I was browsing around our local ReStore (Habitat for Humanity resale shop) I came across their stacks of old windows. They do test for lead paint,which is nice - a lead free guarantee!   I was leaning towards making a coffee table, because we didn't have one...so this was a very nice treasure ...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:07:01 PST
Simple Anti-Gravity DVD Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Anti-Gravity-DVD-Holder/
Simple Anti-Gravity DVD Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/RNHI/GWF5UEI6/F7IRNHIGWF5UEI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/RNHI/GWF5UEI6/F7IRNHIGWF5UEI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/RNHI/GWF5UEI6/F7IRNHIGWF5UEI6.SMALL.jpg Dlanca1 Looking for a creative way to display and store DVDs? This build is just that, and it is CHEAP! Home Depot scrap lumber ($1.00) Good Will DVDs ($6.00) Remaining supplies can be found lying around in most garages. Materials KEEP IN MIND THAT THE NOMINAL DIMENSION OF LUMBER IS OVERESTIMATED FROM T...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:29:58 PST
Cheap and simple Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-simple-Bed/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/PVJE/GUQRRA4G/F2BPVJEGUQRRA4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/PVJE/GUQRRA4G/F2BPVJEGUQRRA4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/PVJE/GUQRRA4G/F2BPVJEGUQRRA4G.SMALL.jpg lrita Bed made for 48 €. Sorry for the quality of the photos were taken with a cellphone. Material: - plywood (2 meter x 1.44 m) - 6 leggs (10 cm) - screws - foam - gray tissue Tools: - circular saw - electric screwdrive - stapler
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 02:18:02 PST
Milk Crate Wall Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Crate-Wall-Storage/
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:23:21 PDT
The QUB3: An All-Purpose Child Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/The-QUB3-An-All-Purpose-Child-Booster/
The QUB3: An All-Purpose Child Booster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/XJ9M/GHHIM4DT/F4EXJ9MGHHIM4DT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/XJ9M/GHHIM4DT/F4EXJ9MGHHIM4DT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/XJ9M/GHHIM4DT/F4EXJ9MGHHIM4DT.SMALL.jpg yokozuna What would you do if you were a foot taller than you are?  For some like my little brother (who is 6'4"), height is not an issue.  For some like me, I like to delude myself into thinking I would be playing in the NBA if I was a foot taller. Yet for young people, an extra foot of height might mean t...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:25:18 PST
$3 Ikea Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Ikea-Coffee-Table/
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:20:27 PST
How to build a Milkcrate Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Milkcrate-Coffee-Table/
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Thu, 1 Oct 2009 09:21:53 PDT
An Outdoor Project Desk on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Outdoor-Project-Desk-on-the-Cheap/
An Outdoor Project Desk on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/YVGQ/FYTCLBB1/F7RYVGQFYTCLBB1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/YVGQ/FYTCLBB1/F7RYVGQFYTCLBB1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/YVGQ/FYTCLBB1/F7RYVGQFYTCLBB1.SMALL.jpg natantus Fires raged in California this weekend and I got an unexpected call telling me not to head into work on Monday. With the free time I decided to build a project desk for the back patio of my apartment. Recently I bought a Dremel for another project and after cleaning little plastic bits out of the ...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:55:06 PDT
Two-Cube Credenza http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Cube-Credenza/
Two-Cube Credenza - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/ESC4/FY3KNRVI/FBFESC4FY3KNRVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/ESC4/FY3KNRVI/FBFESC4FY3KNRVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/ESC4/FY3KNRVI/FBFESC4FY3KNRVI.SMALL.jpg wholman A credenza is a piece of side furniture that can be used as storage cabinets, a side table, a dresser, or any multitude of other things. In the days of giant hi-fi/record systems, they were often built into a long, low piece of furniture with wood facing. This credenza was made as a dresser; the s...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:35:52 PDT
Hang 10 (or more pieces of clothes) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hang-10-or-more-pieces-of-clothes/
Hang 10 (or more pieces of clothes) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/M3SH/F7PCRXGE/FUJM3SHF7PCRXGE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/M3SH/F7PCRXGE/FUJM3SHF7PCRXGE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/M3SH/F7PCRXGE/FUJM3SHF7PCRXGE.SMALL.jpg Talmidh Tired of all those really flimsy metal clothes hanging racks like this, I decided to build one myself out of wood. It has a higher clothes hanging capacity, sturdier frame, and better look.Here's whats needed:12 planks/boards of equal length (you could do these with eight, with four of the boards be...
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