Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:29:27 PST BLOX v1.01 Favourite Furniture Projects NSCAP_CBC DIY Modern/Rustic 6 Person Dining Table/desk and Chairs (Partial Ikea Hack) Iron Pipe Shoe Rack Apple Crate Coffee Table Stained Wood Top with Pipe Dream Legs Desk Ikea Hack: Painted Branch Bed Frame

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:35:07 PST
File crate storage column
File crate storage column - More DIY How To Projects]]> pizzidave This came about because I needed an inexpensive storage solution for larger magazines. It is a quick and easy project that looks good and provides a good amount of storage without looking messy. It is great for small spaces. It can be customized to your liking in color and pattern. Enjoy. Materi...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:54:10 PST
DIY Heating pad - (small electrical blanket)
DIY Heating pad - (small electrical blanket) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hobhob Make yourself a nice heating pad! Ecological and financial benefit : you don't get to heat your room, just yourself. This pad cost me about 15-20$ to make (I already had the AC adapter and the mosquito net), way cheaper than the one you find in the market. Electrical consumption isn't much (like a ...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:27:22 PST
Build a star floor
Build a star floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Baldr Where it all startedI wanted something a bit geeky for the house, and I found fibre optics! Using them is very simple, but the results can be great - so once I'd completed my star floor in the bathroom I got hooked, and you'll see at the end of this Instructable some of the other things I've made us...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:50:38 PST
Burned Holes Furniture for your Garden
Burned Holes Furniture for your Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> zorzo Hi makerfriends!I'm an Instructable fan since 2010, and I've always wanted to write an instructable. I noticed that there is a new contest called "BURN IT! CONTEST"... What a perfect occasion to start! With this project I'm gonna show you how to burn some logs in order to make this awesome garden fu...
By: zorzo

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:19:23 PST
8$ FAUX LEATHER SOFA MAKEOVER - More DIY How To Projects]]> abeaule This is a really cheap and nice way to paint all the faux leather you have ! It works for furniture, bags, jackets, etc. When me and my boyfriend moved in together a few months ago we went around second hand shops to find cheap furniture. For some random reason he fell in love with this sofa. The co...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:05:56 PST
21st Century Bed
21st Century Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> mscharch This bed is a traditional design with some very un-traditional functionality. The Hidden LED lighting in the crown molding are obvious, but the 6 USB ports on the top shelf and sides of the head board are built into its frame and unless a charging cable is inserted you would probably not notice the...
By: mscharch

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:01:16 PST
Castle Loft Bed
Castle Loft Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> urant I don’t remember exactly how it was decided that I would build a castle loft bed for my daughter. Since I have very little free time, my wife usually vetos any large woodworking project (not to mention that most of my projects don´t turn out exactly how I plan them, and never on the time/budget tha...
By: urant

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:55:39 PST
Shoe organizer bench
Shoe organizer bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> workislove I live in tight quarters with my family, and lately we've been practically tripping over each other's stuff. I've been tasked with organizing the apartment by any means necessary, and in this instructable I'll show how I got things started with an entryway bench that doubles as a shoe organizer.I've...
By: workislove

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:13:38 PST
Tree Table
Tree Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> FloorToFinish This idea is a table out of a tree in its natural form, "Tree Table". Gather wood Find a nice big log that you fancy for the base and some branches for the top. Get the base ready Remove bark from your log and sand it down. I start with 40, move to 80, 120, then 220. When its all spruced up y...
By: FloorToFinish

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:54:38 PST
Notch Lounge
Notch Lounge - More DIY How To Projects]]> Felipe Piris The notch lounge consists of two vertical pieces. The shape of the vertical planes are contoured to the body. The horizontal is one form that is repeated. The variation comes from the angle of the notch connections. The angled notch allows the horizontal pieces to rest perpendicular to the body. I ...
By: Felipe Piris

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:40:45 PST
My Jeans of Yester-Year
My Jeans of Yester-Year - More DIY How To Projects]]> antoinetteabbamonte I made it!
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:50:16 PST
kid's bed from forrest wood
kid's bed from forrest wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> linus strothmann Some time ago I made this bed for, and with my kids. The idea was to bring some nature into the Kid's room and for them to have a bunkbed that inspired them to climb on and in it. I also wanted them to experience that wood isn't a material that is made, but one that grows, that has a life in it, and...
By: linus strothmann

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:47:08 PST
Old Dresser Refurbished
Old Dresser Refurbished - More DIY How To Projects]]> LuckyLady21 I wanted a dresser for our bedroom, but because we are currently living abroad for work, wasn't able to find something like what I was looking for. So, we bought an old dresser for about $15 dollars, and used some left over paint, varnish, and knobs that we had. Sand, Baby, Sand My loving husban...
By: LuckyLady21

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:58:01 PST
Simple Solution to Short Sheets
Simple Solution to Short Sheets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Puzzledd Many people these days sleep with a doona/duvet and they don’t seem to mind how it twists up during the night, but some of us still like to sleep with a tucked-in sheet over us. So what could be more annoying than waking up in the night with your feet sticking out at the bottom of the bed sheet, an...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:13:07 PST
Cocktail Parasol Light Shade
Cocktail Parasol Light Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> holmes.tom Parasols shade you from the brightness of the sun which is big. So why not use tiny cocktail parasols to shade you from your room light which is small?This cocktail parasol light shade is so simple to make. It's basically just sticking cocktail parasols to a paper lampshade with PVA glue. But it's a...
By: holmes.tom

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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:29:52 PST
Standing Desk
Standing Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sushichunk224 My favorite piece of furniture born from two of my greatest loves: coconut water and duct tape.Materials- Ikea Linnmon Table (Came with the apt.)- 3 Zico Cases (Purchased at Costco.)- 2 Tide Packaging Boxes (Snagged at Costco checkout.)- Curtain (Purchased online last year. Approx. $15.)- Little Cof...
By: Sushichunk224

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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:15:22 PST
Refurbished laminate dresser
Refurbished laminate dresser - More DIY How To Projects]]> still_have_all_my_digits The main steps in this project are: clean laminate surface, sand, prime, and paint. I (was supposed to) us paint thinner (degreaser) to clean the laminate, a dremel multimax tool to sand (240 grit sandpaper), a 4" paint roller, Kilz primer, and valspar paint. There are many products and tools you c...
By: still_have_all_my_digits

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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:17:25 PST
duo swing
duo swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> vivianne.dewilde Don't know what to do on a lazy day with 2? Well I found the solution... Swing away with the 2 of you, you'll never get bored againCreate your own duo swing, it's not that hard and not at all complex. Go and start : create your own swing Materials - 12 spring locking clips (2mm) - 2 special iron...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:24:51 PST
The Chilling-Swing
The Chilling-Swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> Charlotte Monteyne The Chilling-Swing is usable outside and inside. In good weather you can drop him over a branch and enjoy the good weather, and in miserable weather you can hang him inside to read a book, watch television... Another advantage. When the swing is dirty, you can easily remove the sitting and clean it ...
By: Charlotte Monteyne

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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:27:30 PST
$8 Betta Fish & Flower Vase
$8 Betta Fish & Flower Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> firefightermeyer This is a great gift idea that costs only $8! Thats right! Everyone who has seen my vase has wanted one and they are super simple to make! You will need:- *1* Betta Fish $2.99 Petco- Peace Lily ...
By: firefightermeyer

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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 23:42:08 PST
Quick alternative lamp cover
Quick alternative lamp cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> jan.dornig Renting an apartment leaves you often at the mercy of the style choices of your predecessor. Just what happened to me with this lamp. So I needed a quick solution without changing the existing base.The sketch is the start. The lamp has three flaps to hang a cover on it. I will use them and put a sim...
By: jan.dornig

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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:14:31 PST
Leaning Door Lamp
Leaning Door Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> tammy schultz Great alternative when you don't want a table and a lamp. Find a door & clean/paint it Any door will do as long as it fits the space where you need a light. This was a gift for my friend who needed a bed side lamp, but had no room for a table because of a bi-fold closet door. This one needed a p...
By: tammy schultz

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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 09:26:11 PST
Furniture aGreenCrafter HomeMade Modern DIY Puzzle Stool Aquarium Coffee Table Inverted Bookshelf Skateboard Bookshelf Rope Bridge Bookshelf
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:36:22 PST
Wood Desk
Wood Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryanmorrison Here is a simple wood desk that you can make for around $200. Sand & Stain Wood I purchased a glued pine 6ft by 2ft board from a local hardware store for around $30. I sanded it down, stained it a driftwood color (about 3 coats), and then applied a Polycrylic finish. I did this because I wanted a...
By: ryanmorrison

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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:39:27 PST
3D Printed Lamp Shade
3D Printed Lamp Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> slicelab Many people overlook lampshades everyday, but here is an indestructible to show you how to make one for a 3D print that will give your guests a double take and sure to be a conversation starter at your next dinner party. I will be going through the steps in creating a cylindrical surface for which t...
By: slicelab

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:12:17 PST
Spine Chair
Spine Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> slicelab Digital design often clashes with traditional carpentry methods when attempted to be united. In this instructible I will cover the process I took to construct a wooden lounge chair with a form I generated using a Rhino - Grasshopper. The lounge chair is comprised of 19 rib-like pieces of Cherry wood...
By: slicelab

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:46:46 PST
How to mount a Flat Screen, Plasma, LED, or LCD without putting holes in your wall using a stripper pole
How to mount a Flat Screen, Plasma, LED, or LCD without putting holes in your wall using a stripper pole - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwirtz Here is the completed build of my Peekaboo Pole Dancing Plasma Mount. Combining two of man's favorite things, huge TV's and Strippers. Over all this turned out really great, and does almost exactly what I wanted, with the possible exception that I don't get to set the height to just any level, becau...
By: bwirtz

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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:48:12 PST
Diesel Punk Wine Rack
Diesel Punk Wine Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robert Chlebowski Here is an easy project to hold bottles of all sorts (Wine, Gin, Vodka etc). This project requires at a minimum 6 hours of time and no tools! - (note, unless things get stubborn, then you may need some WWD40 and a pipe plier.)This rack may end up being a bit of a puzzle, so read the next step thorou...
By: Robert Chlebowski

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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:29:17 PST
How to set up a mobile stripper pole in your living room (Carmen Electra Peek-A-Boo Pole Dancing Kit)
How to set up a mobile stripper pole in your living room (Carmen Electra Peek-A-Boo Pole Dancing Kit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwirtz Lauren helps me unbox the Carmen Electra Peek-A-Boo Pole Dancing Kit which will later be used to hold my 55 inch plasma TV so we needed to load test it first. The kit is actually pretty awesome with and despite having instructions that say the top mount needs to be anchored we had no problem playing...
By: bwirtz

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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:10:16 PST
Caldera Table
Caldera Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> PATHfab The undisturbed planar surface of the table top provides a starting point for intervention with the Caldera Table. Typically of a constant depth, the extruded top literally offers little room for play. By introducing a grouping of volumetric aberrations which deform not only the top surface, but als...
By: PATHfab

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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:27:20 PST
Dynamite Crate Bar
Dynamite Crate Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> louis perichon Easy And Cool Bar From A Wooden Dynamite Crate Got a few dynamite crates the other day, so I planed this little project.....A jar containing a bulb is screwed inside for a cool effect.....Inside is fastened a clip with napkins, a bottle opener and toothpicks....Cheers!
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:34:06 PST
Astroturf Dish Drainer
Astroturf Dish Drainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ucn So what do you do with leftover astroturf samples and a sink that runneth over with dishes? Make an astroturf dish drainer, of course! This contemporary mod-drainer brings a little colour into the dreary job of dish-washing, and is presentable enough to remain in full view on my kitchen counter.Heck...
By: ucn

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:05:38 PST
Loft-bed foldable wood stair
Loft-bed foldable wood stair - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi After the foldable stool-step and the stair-table, I had a request to design... believe or not, a foldable wood stair for a loft-bed!For a project like this a 3D printed scale model is very useful, so I suggest you to make one if you have a 3D printer. You will find attached 3D drawing files in last...
By: andrea biffi

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:04:05 PST
How to Assemble a Sectional Sofa from Love Sac
How to Assemble a Sectional Sofa from Love Sac - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwirtz I love my Love Sac sactional. I would not normally encourage people to buy sectionals, but the love sac is more like what you would get if Lego made furniture. It sits great, looks sharp, you can sleep on it. It is easy to clean. I love the thing.With the pieces I have I can make 2 Love Seats, a cou...
By: bwirtz

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:26:53 PST
How to make a BAT-bookshelf
How to make a BAT-bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius if you want to make this awesome DC comics inspired bookshelf you will need some stuff :2 pine wood panel size 180 cm x 70 cm jigsaw - drill - wood glue - sand paper and a lot of clamp !!!! Trace the plan of the bookshelf. as always i use illustrator to trace the plan.If you want the AI files, fe...
By: briciius

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:27:19 PST
Suspended Wooden Chair
Suspended Wooden Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> MartinP6 The purpose of this project is to create something out of wood alone that either solves a problem or enhances an experience. Our group decided to create something that could be placed in a home and complete a specific function. Some of our ideas were creating a table, a cabinet, or a chair. In the e...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:07:52 PST
Label a Cupboard with Chalk
Label a Cupboard with Chalk - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrisma0 In order to remember which drawer contains what, it would be nice to label them. We'd like it if those labels could be erased and redrawn. Using chalk seems like an ideal solution here.Also, who doesn't like drawing on furniture?! Cupboard & Materials Materials:Cupboard that you want labeledChalk...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:36:00 PST
Pine Bunk Bed
Pine Bunk Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> fisofo I've always wanted to dive into a project building something with wood, and this year I got the chance when our kids needed a bunk bed! I found this other instructable project after searching, and decided to dive in: guide is an unofficial supp...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:44:35 PST
grocery bag pendant lamp
grocery bag pendant lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Trader Joe's is one of my favorite grocery stores – yummy foods, happy people, and those cool looking paper bags!This pendant lamp is made with one and a half paper bag. All you need is a little folding.And the magic of origami: it can shape-shift into a much smaller object! Materials, tools, & a ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:30:22 PST
Backlit Frame Lightbox
Backlit Frame Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nadja Steinmann Lightframes for backlit pictures or Lightboxes can cost a fortune and they mostly have a unattractive cable to the next socket. Here is a low-cost version that you can put on every wall or on a shelve. What you need:-a deep frame (I took the RIBBA frame 50x50 from IKEA the deeper version)-battery-po...
By: Nadja Steinmann

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:12:03 PST
Jam Jar Night Light (Castle)
Jam Jar Night Light (Castle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barry Neeson In this instructable i am going to show you how to recycle an old jar into a charming nightlight that can be used in side or out doors and can be left unattended as it doesn't use an open flame. Tools and materials MaterialsA Jar.Polymer clay. Grey (or in my case mixed black and white) granite, m...
By: Barry Neeson

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:56:18 PST
Nike Restock Light
Nike Restock Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cdw181818 I was given the assignment of creating an object that utilizes an Arduino Uno. From there I developed the idea of creating a small mood light that responds to a key phrase that is tweeted out by specific Twitter account. The purpose of this light would be to alert me of the very rare restocks that N...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 22:07:55 PST
CompliMirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> edesai Created by Esha Desai, Michelle Rollin, Jordan Miller, and Benjamin West; the CompliMirror is a device that aims to combat issues of negative self-esteem and self-image. This mirror uses a Lilypad Arduino MP3 player amongst other items to create a mirror that compliments the user once he/she steps i...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:35:18 PST
Folded Plate Chair #3B
Folded Plate Chair #3B - More DIY How To Projects]]> michael.cobb.1610092 This is a design for an "origami style" plywood chair. After doing some initial prototypes with various sheet goods and continuous hinges I settled on this design as a good balance of affordability and quality. The Parts There are many kinds of plywood out there but if you're actually going to...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:34:02 PST
Fraternity Basement Bar
Fraternity Basement Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> blanky5452 Step one, clear out the location and figure out what it will look like by scouring the world wide web for inspiration. You have to decide before even beginning construction, what you're looking to get out of the bar. Do you want somewhere people can sit and enjoy a nice scotch, or are you just loo...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 20:32:27 PST
Fornasetti Ikea Hack
Fornasetti Ikea Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mark Montano Create a beautiful Fornasetti inspired chair using an inexpensive Ikea chair. An easy way to spice up a basic chair. Watch the video tutorial here! You'll need Ikea ChairClip art images of your choice E-6000 Spray Adhesive Black Krylon spray paint Americana Multi Surface Satin Paint in Gold ...
By: Mark Montano

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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:00:59 PST
1. Shelving pacrawshaw Industrial Pipe Shelving Built-In Invisible Book Shelf Invisible 'floating' bookshelf Lighted Pipe-supported Shelves Water Valve Light Switch for a Pipe Lamp Ten Green Modular Shelving: shelving and tables using glass bottles Ten Green Coffee Table - from reclaimed timber ...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:07:57 PST
Thrifty Bucket Tree Stump
Thrifty Bucket Tree Stump - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrazyClever On my ongoing quest to turn my bedroom into a foresty wonderland I decided I needed a whimsical stump to add to the decor. I decided the stump would work out to be a perfect night stand to hold my books, glasses, and phone as it charges. It also works great as a nice sitting stump if you find yourse...
By: CrazyClever

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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:20:59 PST
Iron-leg Poplar Dining Table
Iron-leg Poplar Dining Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> falling_stone This is an older design I've been kicking around. All you need is a few pipes with reducing tees, flanges, and some 5' wood boards and you can build and stain this project in about 3 weekends. We had it done in time for thanksgiving! Primary Assembly Materials Needed: 12 x Steel floor flanges (3...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:38:27 PST