Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:04:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Upcycle old books chrisma0 Giving new life to old books that would have been thrown out otherwise. Stack O' Books Box How to Create a Secret Bookcase Box Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch Book Lamp Invisible Book Shelf Book Safe book clock E-Reader Case from an old book. Book Light Reading Light ...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:20:18 PDT
Revival of the Wood Pineapple Bowl
Revival of the Wood Pineapple Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> maize This gurl has OFFICIALLY DECLARED, hereby and forthwith-- 2014 the YEAR OF THE PINEAPPLE! (what's left of it anywayz) There are some who declare Foxes, Anchors, Hedgehogs and such as 'THEIR' year--so why not a Pineapple? You've seen them at the thrift gatherin' dust on the shelves of misfits. ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:30:53 PDT
Custom light switch cover
Custom light switch cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> trev25 With this Instructable, I'll show you how I created a custom light switch cover. It's a nice way to personalize a child's bedroom or add something unique to your own. I made it at TechShop. Measure Using a set of digital calipers, I created a graphics file that has the same dimensions. You'l...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:36:29 PDT
Headphone and Headset Stand Eberhb Step 1) Cut some 3/4"X 2 1/2" oak (or whatever wood you would like) stalk I picked up from a local home center. Step 2) Cut the pieces at 45° angle at 4" long Step 3) Glue up the 45s in a "V" like shape as shown in the picture. Step 4) I rounded over the edges where the headband would sit with a dre...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:36:48 PDT
Bar Stool Table
Bar Stool Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> RehabH Plan Materials 24” in diameter piece of wood (3) 44” Metal tube (from base to top) (3) piece of wood for base (28” inches length and width)  (3) Block of wood (length: 3 ½ inches and Width: 4 inches) (6) Tools Drill Bits Drill Screw Driver Clamp Square Tape Measure Sand Paper Drill Press Belt/ Dis...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:32:39 PDT
How to Sell Secondhand Furniture
How to Sell Secondhand Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chrissy G It’s never been easier to make a few bucks by selling your old furniture online. Secondhand shopping has become increasingly popular and the internet has made it simpler than ever to get rid of your items. Follow these tips from experienced secondhand sellers. There are a lot of different sellin...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:09:52 PDT
Ice Cream Cart Bookshelf
Ice Cream Cart Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nick70587 My wife and I wanted a bookshelf for our daughter's room, but I didn't want some plain ol' piece of furniture you buy in a box from Target.  I came up with the idea of a bookshelf shaped like an ice cream cart.  I had originally wanted to scale it so that our daughter could wheel it around and play ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:11:30 PDT
Hockey Stick Bench
Hockey Stick Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> matthewtmead My son plays hockey and I wanted to create something special for his hockey-themed bedroom. His room is decorated with hockey memorabilia from professional athletes and from his youth hockey achievements. His bedroom has room for him to shoot indoor hockey balls against a hockey goal, and it seemed ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:07:08 PDT
Recliner Laptop Table
Recliner Laptop Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> THE GOOSE I wanted to make a easy laptop table for my recliner. after searching the internet for a idea i had no success . so i turned to my garage to find a inexpensive and easy way to make it turn. and what i came up with was taking a wheel like the one on a dolly, and unbolting the 4 bolts that hold the 2 ...

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:13:52 PDT
Boring old college dorm room bed - Becomes 4 poster bed fit for a king!
Boring old college dorm room bed - Becomes 4 poster bed fit for a king! - More DIY How To Projects]]> blanky5452 I found out that undergraduates aren't allowed to "Loft" their beds (get extra legs, to lift up the bed twice as high in order to put desk under the bed and give free space to the room). Also I was limited in what I could do as to the fact that NO holes, damage, scrapes or scratches could be put on...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:52:27 PDT
3D Aquarium Background
3D Aquarium Background - More DIY How To Projects]]> nmaran Cheap 3D styrofoam backgroundThis cost me about 120 bucks. 70 for the tank and stand. The rest was in misc supplies. The most expensive thing was the filter which I bout new for 115. Also my first instruct able so hopefully I didn't leave anything out. Enjoy Gather Materials Collect styrofoam. ...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:26:08 PDT
Daydream Chair
Daydream Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> wei wei A chair for daydreaming. Structure made of fiberglass, upholstered with Knoll wool felt.  white styrofoam 3'' thickness 9 oz satin weave fiberglass 38'' width (20 yards) 50'' width honeycomb shaped coremat (4 yards) 314 Tap plastics epoxy resin (1 gal) +143 hardner (1/2 gal) Cal-O-Sil glass microbe...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:22:32 PDT
Decorative World Travel Map
Decorative World Travel Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> english tea Turn a standard map of the world into a showcase for your travels by plotting the places you've been. Make a plain wall into a travel diary and source of inspiration. Foam Board Layer 1 - Lay the foam board next to each other so the total size is larger than your poster Layer 2 - ...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:43:03 PDT
How to make handles for a sliding door
How to make handles for a sliding door - More DIY How To Projects]]> jluo2 So yeah my apartment comes with these nice sliding door mirrors for my closet, but no handles. It requires my non-existent gecko powers to open, which makes them understandably difficult to use. So I decided to quickly make myself some, in which case I made it at Techshop! You'll need: - some fl...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:20:59 PDT
Large Scale Glass Etching
Large Scale Glass Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> Flyingbluebunny This guide will show how to create a large scale glass etching using a vinyl stencil and a chemical etching agent. For smaller scale projects, I would suggest using a laser cutter as it will usually be simpler and faster. You can also follow this guide if you want to sandblast to etch as the vinyl a...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:26:36 PDT
DIY Chevron Pouf Tutorial (A Dogs Daybed) home tree atlas "I finally found the fabric of my dreams, it was upholstery fabric and was not that expensive. The chevron pattern was perfect for our living room because of the neutral colors but the fun pattern. The fabric was also durable against our small dog who now uses the pouf as her personal pillow bed whe...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:41:14 PDT
Flat Screen TV Wall Mount
Flat Screen TV Wall Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> Blue Hawaii We just purchased a new 32" LCD smart TV for our play room, and thought that it would be better to have it hang off of the wall rather than sit it on a stand. Being "El Cheapo" that I am, I didn't want to spend a hundred bucks on a "real" wall mount bracket like I had to for our 50" living room un...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:42:23 PST
Tea Cup Lamp, Coffee Cup Lamp
Tea Cup Lamp, Coffee Cup Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> cpurola The tea cup/pot lamp has been around for a few years now, the most popular from Anthropologie: It's a great DIY project, and cheap made from thrift store items. (or so I thought) Of course I had to buy tools and drill bits and elec...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:09:35 PST
Lack End Table Outlet
Lack End Table Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> mandark321 I am a HUGE Ikea fan. Most of my house is furnished from either Ikea or free stuff on craigslist. I have two Lack endtables beside my bed. The way our bedroom is laid out, the only outlets on our side of the room are either behind my bed, or almost on the other side of the room. I was tired of the u...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:41:18 PST
DIY drum shade
DIY drum shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> earz_cd When we bought our house a few years ago, the dining room had a white ceiling fan with gold accents and tan blades. It's definitely not the most hideous ceiling fan in our house, but my wife and I have always hated it for several reasons. A) gold is not our thing. Even our wedding rings are silver i...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:28:40 PST
Open Kids Wardrobe
Open Kids Wardrobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mcsmithy I bought one sheet of CDX plywood 4*8 1/2 1/2 thick (4ply) cut to the following2 --50*141-- 28*141 --14*121 --50*28 1/21 --3*28 1/41 --17 1/4* 28 1/2Materials small tension rodcircular sawdrill hand full of 1/2 screwswood chiselIf you like this instructable please like and share Prepare the sides ...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:18:28 PST
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:33:40 PST
The Makeup Box
The Makeup Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> antibromide Custom created boxes designed to fit exactly what you want to store make life easier.  When those boxes are also beautiful, you really have something to brighten up your day.  As a daily make-up wearing person, I have a specific set of things that are used regularly and are rather oddly shaped.  Ho...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:35:52 PST
PVC Chair
PVC Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> andsbernstein Ever thought "I need a charm now!' but only had a pile of PVC? If so then this is the instruct able for you! Materials 1in. PVC Pipe:    9x 18in.    6x 3.75in.    4x 4in.    2x 5.3in.    4x 14in.    4x 12in.    4x 7in. 1in. Bent PVC Pipe:    4x 20.12in.    8x 12.09in.    1x 19.08in.    1in. PVC...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:47:33 PST
Code Geass themed coat rack
Code Geass themed coat rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> timmolderez One day, one of my friends at the office wished she had somewhere to hang her coat. I then noticed our office wall had a bunch of unused wall plugs in them, (Don't ask me why though; they've always been there..) and I thought to myself: "Hm, two of those plugs just happen to be in exactly the right ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:24 PST
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr Chutney We have had our little Ikea Klobo for several years and it's starting to look a bit tatty. We have been using a few throws to disguise it's general shabbiness but it's very frustrating constantly adjusting these. It's time for a change! It's possible to buy pre-made slip covers from eBay but they ar...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:54:58 PST
Wooden Rug
Wooden Rug - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Ever think, "Hmm, I wonder if a rug could be made from wood?" Well, I have, and subsequently, made one. Using rectangular shaped blocks of premium walnut wood, rope, and aluminum piping, I designed and happily stood on a wooden rug. How many people can say that?Follow this tutorial for the how-to! ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:33:13 PST
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:40:33 PST
Parking Meter Lamp
Parking Meter Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrandle This is an Instructable on how to convert an old parking meter into a stylish lamp. Difficulty may vary depending on what shape/ kind of parking meter you choose. I was lucky in the fact that the meters that I acquired had no mechanical insert so I did not need a key. If you get a meter with the key...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:37:37 PST
New Mattress Pillowtop
New Mattress Pillowtop - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheCrusher The Beautyrest has been feeling like a dual trough, with a hump in the middle we both would like to sleep on because the foam is still fluffy. The cost of a new mattress either traditional or foam seemed unnecessary if only the pillow top had gone bad. Idea: Replace the pillowtop instead of the m...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:45:58 PST
How to Build A Toilet PVC Chair
How to Build A Toilet PVC Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> cbader2014 Gather Materials: PVC: 90DGEB (2) PVC: 3-way (6) PVC: 45DGEB (4) PVC: Tee (12) PVC: TeeSDOT (2) PVC: TeeSDOT (custom) (8) Curved T-joint with side outlet PVC: Pipe (4) 1X14 PVC:Pipe (2) 1X12 PVC:Pipe (3) 1X8 PVC:Pipe (20) 1X7 PVC:Pipe (4) 1X20 PVC:Pipe (4) 1X5 PVC:Pipe (4) 1X4 PVC: Pipe Curved (8) 1...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:01:20 PST
Couch Pong
Couch Pong - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdsachems19 The basic idea of this project was to work with a preexisting futon/small couch that my Grandfather had given me and turn it into more than just a couch. Living in a dorm room is naturally pretty cramped so when designing this project space was the biggest determining factor. The couch can be used a...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:49:14 PST
Artistic Crate Box/Table
Artistic Crate Box/Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> tcosbm16 This was a fun project for me that took several weeks, but it was all worth it. Here is how I did. The Making I received this crate from my parents almost lifeless. They got it at a auction. They were about to throw it away. I thought I could make something out of it and I did. I first ha...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:53:43 PST
My mini dinner room ccorrea3 Saw the perfect room on a magazine and wanted to re created for my cousins ans their doll house! made entirely out of wood and little metal tubes for decoration. Enjoyed very much! had lots of help of the little ones easy to make just need wood and glue!
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:49:01 PST
pallet bed frame.
pallet bed frame. - More DIY How To Projects]]> dhilmes So I started with getting some pallets to see what that looked like. I wasn't impressed. but some advice try to get pallets that are alike or the fit together well I had to play Tetris with mine. I picked mine up at this recycling center in town. I then went to menards picked up 3-1x12x8s and 3-1x10...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:36:46 PST
"Treble Clef" Desk
"Treble Clef" Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> EnergyHandyman The tradition states that for your 5th wedding anniversary you should gift your spouse something made of wood. Since my wife gives me wood all the time, I decided to put together a little desk for her little home office in the guest room rather than buy something pre-built. Given the elegance and si...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:01:17 PST
Attractive Indoor Picnic Bench
Attractive Indoor Picnic Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> absolutely17 Shabby Chic is all the rage these days, and having a picnic table indoors is certainly that! The low cost of obtaining a picnic table, along with the countless creative ways to stain/paint the table, are the main advantages to utilising a picnic table as a dining table. We couldn't really afford a d...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 07:53:06 PST
Suspended Bedside Table
Suspended Bedside Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrinaldi1 This is an easy project that addresses a real issue: we bought a great IKEA bed with drawers on the lower part (extremely useful for storing any kind of thing in the bed structure!). But then we realized we needed a bedside table and did not want to fix anything to the wall... So what to do? We got ...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:13:10 PST
garden fence inspired bed end Grovkillen My fiance and I got this guest room that we bought at bed for. The problem though was the crazy price for bed ends... which by the way didn't do it aesthetically for us anyway. My fiance got this idea from a magazine she had read but the one in the magazine was just a regular garden fence (i.e. all ...
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 04:31:55 PST
Pallet Magic ashaffer5 My pallet DIY inspirato from instructables. I can't wait to get started on some of these rad ideas! null All the cool shit I should make with pallets. null null null null null null null
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:49:55 PST
ROBOT CLOCK - FIRST ATTEMPT wkiekens Hello all and welcome to a page which has yet to flourish. Our very first attempt at finding where open design fits in my life left me with my very first attempt at an object. A clock. (I know, cliché but we all have to start somewhere) The instructions and assembly are pretty much straight forwar...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 06:53:12 PST
challenge - More DIY How To Projects]]> wonzeflank developer qqch a partir de dechets le dechet trouvé par cedric dans les poubelles de son lieu de travail, il parlait régulièrement de cet objet. un monte charge susceptible de m´interresser. ce monte charge en question était inutilisable, ni commande, ni câblage, cet objet était inerte. é...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 15:48:39 PST
How to hang a hammock indoors
How to hang a hammock indoors - More DIY How To Projects]]> The mini Macgyver I love hammocks! They are a great way to stay off the cold wet ground. Even better they are comfortable! I use a hammock every time I go camping. I wanted a way to hang a hammock indoors. This is what I came up with. Enjoy! Materials: -Stud finder -pencil -measuring tape -1/4 “drill bit -3/8” x 4 ½...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:05:16 PST
Office chair covers (cheap, easy, and no sew) 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
Tractor Stools
Tractor Stools - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman For thousands of years, farmers walked behind their draft animals, subject to same exhaustion as the beasts themselves. Sometime in the 1850s, horse-drawn ploughs began to feature cast-iron seats molded to meld with the humblest part of a farmer's anatomy. Eventually, mechanized equipment and padded...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:38:56 PST
Simple Dog Bench
Simple Dog Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> dackermans84 instead of paying tons of money for a nech that will be destroyed if the queen (my dog) doesn't like it, why not build a very strong but yet wonderful bench of you're own!! Size hello all. time for my second instructable.My girlfriend asked me to build a bench for our dog.the first thing to do is...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:44:12 PST
Laser cut personalized biz card holder
Laser cut personalized biz card holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> AzzysDesignWorks I made these biz card holders for some co-workers down at Techshop Pittsburgh. The design is original, and some of the personalization are from my clipart library, and some are original as well. They have the company name (in this case, Architectural Sign Associates) and name in the foreground, and ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:48:54 PST
Desk Key Secret Compartment
Desk Key Secret Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fikjast Scott My highboy desk already has a few secret compartments. The desk was my grandmothers; I bought it at the estate sale. Most of my grandmother’s important papers could not be found. I eventually found the paperwork in the secret compartments hidden in the desk. The desk now houses my pen collection. I ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:29:55 PST
A trapezoidal lamp (Christmas' gift for parents)
A trapezoidal lamp (Christmas' gift for parents) - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm I used this one as an inspiration to make my DIY version. My version looks almost the same, but I did that for around... ok, I am not going to write how much did it cost, it is a present!!! The materials All you need is: 1. Very strong wood glue 2. A lightbulb holder 3. An electric wire with...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:48:01 PST
Build a Rainbow Table From Scratch
Build a Rainbow Table From Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> antoniraj Let us make  a Rainbow Table from scratch... A medium sized piece of press board, left-over from some previous wood work, was lying at our home unused. Initially, I thought of making a small bed-side table from this piece, but seeing those colorful Cellophane tapes lying around gave me an idea, to...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:59:14 PST