Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Lace Inkodye Lampshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Lace-Inkodye-Lampshade/
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By: Lumi

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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 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...
By: wholman

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:10:25 PDT
Scrap Adirondack Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Adirondack-Chair/
Scrap Adirondack Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/AK3T/H8AZK39O/FXHAK3TH8AZK39O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/AK3T/H8AZK39O/FXHAK3TH8AZK39O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/AK3T/H8AZK39O/FXHAK3TH8AZK39O.SMALL.jpg wholman Summer's over and the weather is crisping up, but it's not too late to spend some time lazing on the deck in the sun. These chairs are a modern take on the rustic Adirondack chair, stripped down to a simple wooden wedge with angled back and cantilevered arms. Low to the ground and laid-back, it's pe...
By: wholman

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:41:43 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...
By: wholman

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Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:35:52 PDT
Coat Rack Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Coat-Rack-Planter/
Coat Rack Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WEY2/H2WES0AX/FWOWEY2H2WES0AX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WEY2/H2WES0AX/FWOWEY2H2WES0AX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WEY2/H2WES0AX/FWOWEY2H2WES0AX.SMALL.jpg alice8tweed We don't have a lot of space so we built a coat rack planter as our version of a vertical garden. It's pretty simple if you have a drill and hardware store nearby. The coat rack and wine boxes were found on craigslist. The most expensive part was actually the plants, unless you visit your neighbor's...
By: alice8tweed

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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:46:12 PDT
Scrap Credenza http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Credenza/
Scrap Credenza - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/YMKM/GZAD1A5G/F3VYMKMGZAD1A5G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/YMKM/GZAD1A5G/F3VYMKMGZAD1A5G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/YMKM/GZAD1A5G/F3VYMKMGZAD1A5G.SMALL.jpg wholman Recently, a beautiful pair of cabinets came into my life -- battered, beaten, but with noble bones.  A careless string of miserable individuals had heaped abuse upon them under the sickly fluorescent light of some back office.  Yet they stood, faithfully storing files, holding up lamps and coffee ma...
By: wholman

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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 15:09:44 PST
Milk Crate Wall Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Crate-Wall-Storage/
Milk Crate Wall Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/SZE4/GRFN2PB2/FTHSZE4GRFN2PB2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/SZE4/GRFN2PB2/FTHSZE4GRFN2PB2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/SZE4/GRFN2PB2/FTHSZE4GRFN2PB2.SMALL.jpg wholman Milk crates have long been a storage solution for milkmen, college students, and record collectors.  They are a near-perfect piece of design: they are modular, they stack neatly, they have built-in handles, and they are made of a strong, waterproof, cheap, and antiseptic material.  Each crate stands...
By: wholman

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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:23:21 PDT
Road Sign Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Road-Sign-Origami-Bowl/
Road Sign Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/QL3F/GFRWQGL4/F1CQL3FGFRWQGL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/QL3F/GFRWQGL4/F1CQL3FGFRWQGL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/QL3F/GFRWQGL4/F1CQL3FGFRWQGL4.SMALL.jpg wholman Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, has some basic principles that have been applied to everything from textile design to lamp construction.  I used them here to fold some old road signs into fruit bowls that combine the angular modernity of architecture with the vintage warmth of an...
By: wholman

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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:53:31 PDT
Door Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Door-Table/
Door Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/4V4A/GF07059V/FRI4V4AGF07059V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/4V4A/GF07059V/FRI4V4AGF07059V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/4V4A/GF07059V/FRI4V4AGF07059V.SMALL.jpg wholman Old doors make great tables -- they're the right size and shape, and usually made of good solid wood instead of that hollow-core nonsense you find in houses today.  The only problem is finding a way to flush out the panels so the surface is continuous and flat.  I have seen tables that fill the pane...
By: wholman

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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 20:22:02 PDT
Kid's Rocking Moroccan Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Rocking-Moroccan-Makeover/
Kid's Rocking Moroccan Makeover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/RZ6I/GBF5KNNS/FJLRZ6IGBF5KNNS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/RZ6I/GBF5KNNS/FJLRZ6IGBF5KNNS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/RZ6I/GBF5KNNS/FJLRZ6IGBF5KNNS.SMALL.jpg modhomeecteacher My usual Goodwill perusal turned up a $6.99 kid's rocking chair that had seen better days.  Having previously designed and created kid's rockers for PoshTots.com, I am very familiar with downsizing adult looks to kid sized proportions. This would be a cinch. In comes the Moroccan look or, you may ev...
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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 11:12:10 PDT
Six Pack Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Six-Pack-Lamp/
Six Pack Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/H4U2/G825NNE2/FGCH4U2G825NNE2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/H4U2/G825NNE2/FGCH4U2G825NNE2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/H4U2/G825NNE2/FGCH4U2G825NNE2.SMALL.jpg wholman When I was a kid, I remember having an environmental assembly at school which included a speech about cutting up six pack rings before throwing them away, so wildlife wouldn't get their necks stuck and strangle themselves.  Whether this is a real phenomenon or not, six pack rings are common and un-r...
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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 13:13:33 PDT