Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing - recycle http://www.instructables.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:43:36 PST BLOX v1.01 Pallet Coffee Table with Lifting Top and Landing Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Lift-top-Pallet-Coffee-Table-with-Landing-Gear/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:27:45 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Baseball Bat Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Baseball-Bat-Lamp/
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:38:16 PDT
Office chair covers (cheap, easy, and no sew) http://www.instructables.com/id/Office-chair-backrest-cover-out-of-clothing-tops/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/V40H/HQ2XSUN7/FY9V40HHQ2XSUN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/V40H/HQ2XSUN7/FY9V40HHQ2XSUN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/V40H/HQ2XSUN7/FY9V40HHQ2XSUN7.SMALL.jpg Sergeant Sarcasm Office chairs can be expensive, or they can be cheap. But unless they're upholstered in leather and/or vinyl, they'll be cloth and will easily attract stains. And regardless of material, it can wear out. When I bought a new office chair I wanted to find a way to cover it to protect it. The first lo...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 23:50:47 PST
How to make a bean bag cushion chair from recycled umbrellas http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bean-bag-cushion-chair-from-recycled/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/0UNL/HO65DPCT/FV50UNLHO65DPCT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/0UNL/HO65DPCT/FV50UNLHO65DPCT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/0UNL/HO65DPCT/FV50UNLHO65DPCT.SMALL.jpg Alice Tamani Seeing so very many broken umbrellas (actually only the frames break usually, and the fabric is intact) by the side of the road after a bit of rainy weather, and needing some more furniture, I decided to see what I could do. I took a small stitch unpicker (or scissors would do) with me and walked to...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:38:22 PST
Coffee table for free http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-table-for-free/
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:57:25 PDT
Shopping Cart Furniture - Part 2 - The Lounge Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-Furniture-Part-2-The-Lounge-Chai/
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:24:09 PDT
Shopping Cart Furniture! - Part 1 - http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-Furniture-Part-1-/
Shopping Cart Furniture! - Part 1 - - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/3ZDN/HDOWAPPC/FRQ3ZDNHDOWAPPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/3ZDN/HDOWAPPC/FRQ3ZDNHDOWAPPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/3ZDN/HDOWAPPC/FRQ3ZDNHDOWAPPC.SMALL.jpg JFabor Living in the city has its ups and it has its downs...one perk is that there is a plethora of abandoned materials hanging about just waiting to be taken home to be upcycled!  For those of you living in an urban setting, you're no stranger to seeing these urban eyesores hanging out in alleys and aban...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 17:34:52 PST
Trash to Treasure: An Old Wooden Door Picked From the Trash Becomes a Dinning Room Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-Treasure-An-Old-Wooden-Door-Picked-From-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/142C/HCJO6KDH/FBU142CHCJO6KDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/142C/HCJO6KDH/FBU142CHCJO6KDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/142C/HCJO6KDH/FBU142CHCJO6KDH.SMALL.jpg Love to Sew Studio Door Table:             In the mist of my daily travels, I noticed on the side of the road an old door, in a pile of trash. (Yes I love to trash pick) I brought it to my garage and got right to work! I put the door on folding legs so it was off the ground. I used an electric hand sander to get t...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 19:50:50 PST
Step Ladder Bookshelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-Ladder-Bookshelf/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/G6NV/HA4MG88R/FXRG6NVHA4MG88R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/G6NV/HA4MG88R/FXRG6NVHA4MG88R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/G6NV/HA4MG88R/FXRG6NVHA4MG88R.SMALL.jpg stncilr Built a bookshelf with an old step ladder i found in the thrash. Varnished with water based varathane and added a lauan backing to prevent books from falling through. Cost was pretty much free cause i had wood scraps and varnish laying around 
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:13:40 PST
Car seat computer chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-seat-computer-chair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/MGUT/HA4MG88F/F7IMGUTHA4MG88F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/MGUT/HA4MG88F/F7IMGUTHA4MG88F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/MGUT/HA4MG88F/F7IMGUTHA4MG88F.SMALL.jpg stncilr Pretty basic, i removed the mounting rails on an old ford escort 1995 car seat and cut a plywood to fit the bottom. I screwed it to the frame using the original mounting points for the rails and then fixed this to the bottom part of a broken computer chair. The seat still reclines, but it is not re...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:07:00 PST
Recycled Car tire and bike inner tube Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Car-tire-and-bike-inner-tube-Chair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/R03C/H994X8NT/FR9R03CH994X8NT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/R03C/H994X8NT/FR9R03CH994X8NT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/R03C/H994X8NT/FR9R03CH994X8NT.SMALL.jpg Mad inventor Hi everyone, this Is a chair My brother made using used car tires and bicycle inner tubes. I't's actually surprisingly comfortable, but I was thinking in a way  of making it pretty-er. My thought was to make a cover in some nice fabric. Maybe If I make sure that all the tires are the same size will ...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:16:49 PST
Turn an Old Book Case into a Mail Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-Old-Book-Case-into-a-Mail-Center/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2JVW/H6738MQY/FF02JVWH6738MQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2JVW/H6738MQY/FF02JVWH6738MQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2JVW/H6738MQY/FF02JVWH6738MQY.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie Space is at a premium, especially in my kitchen. Every time someone comes in, they dump all of their stuff onto the book case that sits in the corner...I decided to hit 2 birds with one stone, by giving them a place to store their gear AND make the tired, old book case look bright and new! The top s...
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:27:42 PDT
Rag rug - extremely easy to make http://www.instructables.com/id/Rag-rug-extremely-easy-to-make/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 07:56:44 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
Modern style table from scrap plywood http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-style-table-from-scrap-plywood/
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Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:14:57 PST
Furniture projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Furniture-projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/Z9A9/GOE3404I/F7PZ9A9GOE3404I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/Z9A9/GOE3404I/F7PZ9A9GOE3404I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/Z9A9/GOE3404I/F7PZ9A9GOE3404I.SMALL.jpg eclipsed Before and After pictures of  re-vamped salvaged furniture.
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Wed, 1 Jun 2011 21:22:51 PDT
"Pack Rat" Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Pack-Rat-Shelf/
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Sat, 18 Dec 2010 20:23:24 PST
Box made out of slats http://www.instructables.com/id/Box-made-out-of-slats/
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:30:39 PDT
Upgrade your old office chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-your-old-office-chair/
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Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:49:00 PDT
Newspaper stand furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-stand-furniture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/MOFG/GBVJBS9A/F33MOFGGBVJBS9A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/MOFG/GBVJBS9A/F33MOFGGBVJBS9A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/MOFG/GBVJBS9A/F33MOFGGBVJBS9A.SMALL.jpg stncilr I found this dispenser in the trash near my school. It came with a metal wire stand that i’m going to keep to make a table. There was no key so I had to drill through the lock. I found about 20$ in quarters and got to see the nifty mechanism that makes everything work. Sadly, its calibrated to accep...
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:46:01 PDT
A New-Fangled Desk...From A Dresser http://www.instructables.com/id/A-New-Fangled-DeskFrom-A-Dresser/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2008 16:44:57 PDT
How to Build a Custom Shelf Unit: Recycling at the same time http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Custom-Shelf-Unit-Recycling-at-the/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:52:36 PDT