Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - design - featured Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:06:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Chair of Light
Chair of Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> PetterToft This project was to see what happens if you use a chair to conduct light like a optic wire. It is based on the three of principals of design. Form, function and construction. So basically it has to look good, the light conducting has to work, and one must be able to sit in it. Inspiration and Star...
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:12:20 PDT
Undulation Coffee Table
Undulation Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> biancosplanco Undulation is a coffee table designed and built by Matthew Bianco-Splann. It was an exploration in digital fabrication, woodworking, welding, and patience. This is a tutorial on how to re-create the table or something similar. Acquire Materials The first step in making the table is to locate ...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:17:03 PST
The Scrap Stool
The Scrap Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikbentel A little bit about the stoolThe goal of the scrap stool is to reconsider the manufacturing process and labor costs in making a stool. I began this project by asking local paper businesses to put their paper waste into trashcans that I pre-filled with a slow drying glue.By discarding their paper was...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:03:33 PST
A Table from Discarded Wood Flooring
A Table from Discarded Wood Flooring - More DIY How To Projects]]> chadmikell A friend of mine grabbed some old wood floor planks that were being thrown out. They were from a local historic building that was being remodeled. He asked me to make a table top from them. He gave me the dimensions he wanted and said he wanted it framed in something black and to keep the original f...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:03:18 PST
Cardboard Couch
Cardboard Couch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate Cardboard is an amazing material: light, strong, durable, biodegradable, and cheap (or free). This Instructable looks to construct a couch made of cardboard which retains the original properties of the material while being able to hold the weight of a person or people as well as being comfortable to...
By: Justin Tyler Tate

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:36:57 PST
Furniture from construction waste
Furniture from construction waste - More DIY How To Projects]]> BelleHarmon There is a lot of waste that is produced from a construction site. There is also heaps of useful materials that go to waste that can be used for furniture. Here are the steps that I took to create a bench using about 90-95% construction waste. Making the bench top First of all lay out the materia...
By: BelleHarmon

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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:15:43 PDT
Sutro Tower Coat Rack Process From Manufacturing to Delivery
Sutro Tower Coat Rack Process From Manufacturing to Delivery - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimS267 Finally, a place to put all your layers. From coats, to hoodies, to scarves, to bags, and umbrellas, this rack can hold it all. Our love of Sutro Tower's minimal lines inspired us to create a beautiful art piece that also functions to declutter your environment. Drawing from Sutro Tower's actual arc...
By: TimS267

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:04:22 PDT
Media Cabinet
Media Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> IssamK Inspired by Crate and Barrel designs, I decided to build me one very affordable Media cabinet. @ C&B they use it as a space divider. It could fit many purposes and yet stand solid and strong! For this project You would need 7 x 2Mx30CM Wood Shelfs (Pine or Oak - depending on Budget ) 2 x 2Mx4cCM F...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:49:17 PDT
GeoShift Transforming Chair
GeoShift Transforming Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> dswaim *Warning: Shameless Self Promotion* If you like this Instructable, please give it a vote in the Cardboard Contest! Thank you!I designed this chair as an study into transformable children's furniture. The GeoShift chair is your own personal Agrocrag; climable, transformable and a surprisingly comfy s...
By: dswaim

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:43:27 PDT
Remaking a Leg
Remaking a Leg - More DIY How To Projects]]> paintphone This Instructable shows how to remake a leg from a table or a vintage couch with silicon mold and fiberglass resin, possibilities are endless The couch was bought with a broken leg with intentions to remake the leg to match the other front leg This was all done at home in the driveway The Mold ...
By: paintphone

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:20:51 PDT
The Napparatus
The Napparatus - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON Since the dawn of society, mankind has been trying to solve one mystery: how do you make workers more productive. We have the solution: naps at work!It turns out that if you provide people with amenities that make them want to stay at work (espresso machines, snacks, pingpong tables, video game cons...

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:11:44 PDT
360 Degree Looking Crane
360 Degree Looking Crane - More DIY How To Projects]]> billytypewhite Quick guide to build your own cityscape viewing crane, follow step by step or take inspiration and build your own version! Build a base depending on how large you would like to build your crane, you will need to build a base that can secure your crane to the ground without it toppling over. We ha...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:11:30 PDT
Viking Chair from 4, 2x4s
Viking Chair from 4, 2x4s - More DIY How To Projects]]> stevereiser ABOUTI've seen a few instructables on creating Viking Chairs from a single piece of wood, but wanted to look at building them from easier to manage 2x4s. Each chair is built from 4, 2"x4"x96" pine and cost around $10 each. When building these chairs if you want the chair to appear to be a single p...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 17:19:02 PDT
CC Chair - how to bend plywood
CC Chair - how to bend plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> kniegmann I had a few weeks to build a chair and decided to experiment with bending plywood. Instead of laminating veneers or using a product like bendy ply, I tried laminating thin furniture grade plywood to make thicker plywood. My results were quite successful and the chair was very sturdy and relatively c...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:16:02 PST
Concrete Side Table and Stool
Concrete Side Table and Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShapeCrete Mix A concrete form tube is almost all you need to make this side stool. The finished piece is hollow and weighs about 20-25 lbs. depending on the thickness. Materials and Supplies: Rubber Gloves, Safety Glasses, Dust Mask 10" Concrete Form Tube Shelf Liner Spray Adhesive 11"x11"...
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:55:15 PDT
Transforming Bar Desk
Transforming Bar Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON Living in a small apartment means having to make a choice: desk or bar? You can have both with the Transforming Bar / Desk!The design includes a cork-backed wall at the back of the desk that pivots on wooden dowel posts on the sides of the desk. Simply pull the desk away from the wall, fold down the...

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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:02:44 PDT
Concept for a Sculptural Aquarium Installation // LOOKDOWN
Concept for a Sculptural Aquarium Installation // LOOKDOWN - More DIY How To Projects]]> tankrium Sometimes found objects or scrap materials can be a starting point for a great work of art or design object.Using simple materials the LOOKDOWN was designed as a concept prototype for a large-scale aquarium installation.Update: Click Play to See Video Above OVERVIEW – inspiration The inspiration ...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:56:49 PDT
How To Build a Modern Bench
How To Build a Modern Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar This simple, modern and sturdy cedar bench, is easy to build and could be used outdoors or why not indoors in a foyer or something like that. It features a white stripe down the middle, and instead of hiding the hardware, the bolts and nails are incorporated as part of the design. It's easy to build...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:15:03 PDT
upcycle chair
upcycle chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> acroart The redesigned your old and unused chairs The separation of chair parts You must separate the fragments and pieces of the Chair without breaking it, you should be careful to allocate.While the process of shredding common hand tools and muscle strength. Removing pieces of paint all the pieces, ...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:25:41 PDT
Plyboo CNC Armchair
Plyboo CNC Armchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> abertoni The Plyboo CNC Armchair is an exercise in cnc fabricated furniture that looks to move away from the visual language of CNC mark making and geometry, and towards the production of an object that is not a reflection of the tool on which it was made. Drawing inspiration from traditional armchair design...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 11:34:05 PDT
CNC Interlocking Chair Design
CNC Interlocking Chair Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bmckenney223 This chair was a project for my IED (Intro to Engineering and Design) class. The objective of this project was to build a chair on inventor that didn't require anything to bond it together, and it had to support our teachers weight (approximately 200 lbs). Not only did we achieve those two goals, bu...
By: Bmckenney223

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Thu, 21 May 2015 22:15:11 PDT
Perpetua Stool
Perpetua Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer The Perpetua Stool combines traditional woodworking tools with 3D modeling software and 5-axis CNC machining to create forms through a digital workflow that are as repeatable as they are sensual. This project matches the sensitivity to detail hand-carving techniques with the efficiency and geometric...
By: xbremer

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:12:59 PDT
From Kids Bunk Bed to Tween Loft Hangout
From Kids Bunk Bed to Tween Loft Hangout - More DIY How To Projects]]> kokoleo My son's bunk bed takes up a lot of space in his small room. He loves sleeping up high but the the rest was just wasted space with junk and dust bunnies underneath. The bottom bed held all his stuffed animals when he was little but now that he's 12 he's given most of those away. Since he's almost a ...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:53:18 PDT
Salvage carboard pipe shelf
Salvage carboard pipe shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius Hello everyone,Today we are going to create some "nordic" design shelf with salvage cardboard pipes.( same carboard pipes that i've used to create my bat-signal : )hope you will love the idea ;) Decorate the interior and exterior of cardboard ...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:15 PST
Danish Rope Cord Weaving
Danish Rope Cord Weaving - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bradleyrob This is an introduction to weaving chair seats with Danish rope cord. In this tutorial I will be covering the Danish "Split Rail" chair, but note that there are several types of chair designs that require different tactics in weaving the chair seat. Danish seat cord is treated paper that is twisted ...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:33:04 PST
6 legged console table
6 legged console table - More DIY How To Projects]]> JD GOLDBERG I built this 6 legged Console/buffet table for a client. She wanted to replace an aging sofa table with something a little larger, and with a restoration hardware kind of look that would blend with her existing french country decor. In this instructable I'll cover the design, the build process, and ...

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:21:42 PST
How to build a kid's loft bed
How to build a kid's loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> MyFixitUpLife Building a loft bed for my daughter was one of my favorite DIY projects. And it was something she, me and Theresa got to make and enjoy together. She’s 13 now. Things have changed. But I love this project so I’m glad I get to share it with you.I also like that this project—by nature it has an expira...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:31:07 PST
P9L - Lounge Chair made with CNC Router
P9L - Lounge Chair made with CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> alepalan CNC Furniture has been for a few years already but hasn't really taken off. I believe this is because designers haven't spend enough time designing with that technology in mind. Most of the CNC furniture I found online have the typical joinery exposed or have a rigid feel. I played around with the...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:54:52 PDT
PENNY TABLE - More DIY How To Projects]]> CraigRJess I started making this table last year after seeing the penny desk that Epbot made. I have to say, it certainly inspired me to get back into what I love doing. And now we have my latest creation.... Let me know what you think :~) Let's Get Started :~) You will need some materials to get started:...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:35:47 PDT
Ramified Armchair - bending plywood
Ramified Armchair - bending plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> alepalan I always wanted to make a bent plywood chair so I went ahead and made this prototype. I used compression mold to curve the plywood and a water based resin glue to put the bendy ply together. I decided to make a simple design that would be broken down into 7 different pieces: • Front leg (x2) • Back...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:16:27 PDT
Giraffe table
Giraffe table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge Fun animal table witch looks a lot more expensive and complicated than it really is. You don't need very experienced woodworking qualities. If you can handle an electric jig saw you can do this! Looks great in an ethnic styled room, an Africa theme or  a child's room with jungle theme.  And I an sur...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 07:49:58 PDT
Make a Tree Table
Make a Tree Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> KoomoriForge Welcome to my first Instructable! Hope you enjoy it. Please vote for me in the Furniture Contest. Thanks! A few years ago, my wife had a client who wanted a table that looked like a tree for her breakfast nook. She had searched high and low, but couldn't find what she wanted. She he...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:47:49 PST
$50 Drafting Table
$50 Drafting Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> SirBrittanicvs I'm a poor, currently unemployed art student. I plan on doing tons of Illustration work over the summer but I don't really have a suitable space to work. My solution? Build a Drafting table! The first one I designed was far too complex, my friend showed me plans for one on Instructables (http://www....
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Tue, 12 May 2009 15:14:12 PDT
Contemporary railings using skateboard wheels
Contemporary railings using skateboard wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> mart! My first instructable!!! After getting really expensive quotes for my railings, i decided to make my own. i got inspired by my skateboard wheels, i liked how the light shined through. i purchased some stock steel channels to use as posts, machined the wheels to hold the glass panes and then took me...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 01:29:39 PDT
From Model to Mold, a Bent Plywood Chair
From Model to Mold, a Bent Plywood Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> clorenzetti My BFA thesis explores the ways digital fabrication technologies can aid the craftsmen's hand.  This bent plywood rocking chair was initially sketched out in Rhino3D, from that I was able to fabricate a press-mold that successul forms the wood into compound curves. 1. I worked out the general form ...
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Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:25:55 PDT
Giant match chair (La Pucelle) by Samuel Bernier
Giant match chair (La Pucelle) by Samuel Bernier - More DIY How To Projects]]> Samuel Bernier I like objects that are fun to look at. Objects that tell a story. I made this chair to show how a simple chair can generate discussions and imagination. The name. Since I was in France while doing this project, I tought of naming the chair after one of the most important female european h...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:57:56 PST
How to restore an attic
How to restore an attic - More DIY How To Projects]]> derte84 I was looking at my photo library when I got the idea of publishing an instructable about the attic I restored some years ago. While searching for the right photos, I realized that this room was the subject of quite a few of my instructables. Since the room was restored about 10 years ago, some pho...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:28:51 PST
Easy Design Shoe Rack
Easy Design Shoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrdebos Like most women, my girlfriend has an extensive shoe collection. However, most of them are usually scattered around on the floor in places you would rather place your feet while walking around the house. That's why I decided to make a shoe rack. To make it a little more special, I made the 'constru...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:50:00 PDT
How to make a seat for less than 8 Eur in less than 4 min.
How to make a seat for less than 8 Eur in less than 4 min. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Allotrio Sitting all day sucks, because it causes back pain sometimes. Standing all day sucks as well, because it causes tired legs after a while. So while working at Open Design City today, I was wondering how to solve this with a very low budget and without a lot of time. So I came up with some kind of se...
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Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:25:17 PST
whimsical furniture
whimsical furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> gamerorg I made this instructable to show whats possible with a couple of tools and a bit of creativity. After looking for something to showcase some of the wife's collectibles.I decided just to make her something. I find it to be more enjoyable to make certain things rather than just buying something, thi...
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Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:08:52 PST
Box made out of slats
Box made out of slats - More DIY How To Projects]]> stico In this instructable i'll show you how to build a box out of slats, found in Paris garbages (linked to my other instructable, as the box purpose is to carry the bonsai around). Here is a list of pretty much all you'll need to achieve this. -slats, from the same bed if possible, to avoid difference...
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:30:39 PDT
Kid's Rocking Moroccan Makeover
Kid's Rocking Moroccan Makeover - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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, 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
DIY cheap, chic and modular
DIY cheap, chic and modular - More DIY How To Projects]]> Denise Flasz I live in NY and as you all know this place is very expensive. It's mostly a temporary city for people like me, we come, we get as much as we can and then we leave. My apartment it's furnished with Ikea products of course, but that doesn't mean I can't have a nice piece at home. I really wanted to d...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:45:11 PST
Make Furniture With Cardboard!
Make Furniture With Cardboard! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Creativeman A small end or occasional table is always handy to have around. so I decided to make this project and will enter it in the Gorilla glue contest as well. Draw The Design I just do a rough drawing, saves time, and no need for a CAD program. Gather the Cardboard and other Materials From my stoc...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:34:13 PDT
Coffee Table with Antique Windows
Coffee Table with Antique Windows - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimBTodd My mother wanted a unique, traditional and modern coffee table. I found some old antique wooden windows at a flea market, and designed this coffee table around them. Windows I found windows, like the one pictured, at a flea market for $3 a piece. I bought three. These are what the table was desi...
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Sat, 16 May 2009 22:52:22 PDT
Recycled 55 Gallon Barrel Chair
Recycled 55 Gallon Barrel Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> Monkeybrad Today, we are going to make a surprisingly comfortable chair using only six small bolts, nuts and washers, six drywall screws, simple hand tools, a little ingenuity and a recycled 55-gallon plastic drum. Why? Well, that is a good question, partially because it is in our nature to make things, but ...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:36:11 PDT
Nine Square Chair
Nine Square Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman With a road sign and some geometric shenanigans, the Nine Square Chair was born on a garage floor in Baltimore in early March. After making the Four Square Chair ( and the Flagman Table (
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Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:43:59 PDT
Good n' Easy Drafting / Design Table
Good n' Easy Drafting / Design Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> blksheep This is an easy to build drafting and design table. All of the components are easy to find at hardware stores or through scavenging. Sorry I don't have pictures of the construction, I didn't even think of posting this until months after I had completed it. Here's a final picture, showing this thin...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:08:01 PDT