Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - desk Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:48:21 PST BLOX v1.01 Toy Box and Desk Combo
Toy Box and Desk Combo - More DIY How To Projects]]> JamesP8 I first published this as a furniture hack on another site a couple of months ago and thought it would be ideal to post here as part of the Woodworking Competition.It was written up post-creation, so I don't have step by step images, but hopefully the description and finished design images will insp...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:45:29 PST
Multi-purpose table
Multi-purpose table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdawgbailey001 Hello, my name is Jason. I live at a place called Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and have been here for nine years. It is a place for children kindergarten to twelfth grade where they stay and get to visit their families at the holidays. We live here and go to school here and everything. I have a job out h...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:28:09 PST
Solid wood computer desk for only $50 in material!
Solid wood computer desk for only $50 in material! - More DIY How To Projects]]> gralewicz Introduction: My son needed a desk to accommodate dorm-room life.  As someone who enjoys making things from scratch, I thought this sounded like a perfect project...until I priced real wood (not MDF :-) . Realizing that hardwood flooring comes in strips ready to interlock, I figured a little glue ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:25:06 PST
Hidden workshop
Hidden workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> sinzu I recently become a daddy ! That is definitively a good news. The bad news is that I had to quit my hobby workspace to change it into the baby's room. I wanted to keep a personal place to work on my hobby projects (mainly electronics). This place have to be nice viewing because it will not be in a d...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:25:35 PDT
The Ultimate Desk.
The Ultimate Desk. - More DIY How To Projects]]> littlemattyp The desk i have in my room is particularly average. its incredibly weak and rocky, looks cheap and nasty and is too short for me to sit comfortably at! (I'm 6,3") to remedy the problem i decided to with the help of my dad make a far better one to match the my bed which we made not that long ago. the...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:10:11 PDT
Sawhorse Desk on the Cheap
Sawhorse Desk on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins As a collage student and more importantly, as a maker, a desk is not optional. Living 120 miles from home, portability was a large designing constraint. And as a student with no job, doing things as inexpensive as possible is a must. The first place I looked was the local classifieds. Finding many d...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:06:04 PDT
PC Desk
PC Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellsingsage Found a cheap workbench that had been tossed due to the top being cracked in the middle half way across the length of the desk. I took and glued the crack and bound it with a tie scrap to get best tension. The shelf and monitor arms are re-purposed iron fittings and pipe while the shelf is reclaimed...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:09:05 PDT
Convertible Standing/Sitting Desk for $200
Convertible Standing/Sitting Desk for $200 - More DIY How To Projects]]> jjdebenedictis There's evidence that sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health. However, standing for long periods is also not great for your body, and trying to switch from a sit-down desk to a standing desk too abruptly can result in a sore back and aching feet. So although it would be healthier f...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:17:54 PDT
How to create a Table Lift
How to create a Table Lift - More DIY How To Projects]]> Firgelli Auto Here's an instructable on a neat table lift from Firgelli Automations. I hope you all find this interesting and helpful! The table lift line has been around five months now and has attracted a very excited and enthusiastic following. Thanks to the table lift system clients who have jobs which involv...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 15:15:30 PDT
Electric Height Adjustable Desk
Electric Height Adjustable Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> etoz5000 I wanted a height adjustable desk so I could stand while using my computer (but also sit when I wanted to), but I didn't want to spend a fortune on it and was also in need of a good project. So here's what I came up with. It's an electric desk that moves up and down at the flick of a switch. The hei...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 20:46:07 PDT
Plyboo California Desk
Plyboo California Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabrieltaft Recently I was gifted a beautiful sheet of Plyboo (Thank you Arthur and Evan!) and also just moved into a very empty room. To fill this new space, I decided to use the plyboo to make a new desk.After brainstorming a few different shapes, I decided that California seemed to be quite the right shape f...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 01:06:13 PDT
Turn a trestle table into a desk!
Turn a trestle table into a desk! - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrismo Hey peeps,I'm back with my second instructable. This desk is a little tester for my table that I'm going to build for my apartment. I hope this instructable also inspires some of you to source some wooden furniture that could use some TLC and be re-purposed for your home. I got some old trestle tabl...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 09:25:25 PDT
Office Desk Innovation
Office Desk Innovation - More DIY How To Projects]]> jbourlo It didn't take long when I started working from home to realize that my desk setup is not sufficient for extreme productivity. My chair's arm rests were in the way causing pain in my forearms and wrists. After doing some quick research, I found that there are obvious benefits to standing when work...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:52:25 PDT
Cheap Treadmill Desk
Cheap Treadmill Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jkimball I've wanted a treadmill desk for some time- the health benefits of walking more are evident, and the efficiency of being able to multitask while walking is appealing. This study claimed that a person could burn many more calories while walking even quite slowly (1 mph) than they could while sitting-...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:02:46 PDT
Counter for local chocolate store
Counter for local chocolate store - More DIY How To Projects]]> pablomar33 Hello everyone!This time I bring a sample of what we did with my brother (user @ESTEMARITO of instructables)We made a bar for the local chocolate shop my you in simple steps as did the structure and details to make it a fine product.mission: To build a long-lasting bar, make it look nice an...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:50:48 PDT
glass desk from salvaged buffet counter
glass desk from salvaged buffet counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> avachen Earlier in the spring, friends and I found an abandoned buffet counter complete with glass sneeze-guard. After some cleanup and leg construction, the desk provides a great working surface and even holds my weight. The legs were made with through-mortise and tenon joints for easy disassembly. The de...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:31:54 PDT
How to Make the Light Desk
How to Make the Light Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> ishiyasu I made the table which shined. The dim light make the room with an atmosphere. Prepare the Board of the Desk This board is white ash materials. Grain pattern of this material is beautiful. Lighting Equipment This apparatus is illumination. I use the electric bulb. Paint Oil Stain I paint a ...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:29:12 PDT
How to make cheap wood workbenches UK Style
How to make cheap wood workbenches UK Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> msraynsford I read quite a few instructables and found many online tutorials about how to go about making a workbench. Quite a lot of instructions are American so dimensions are in inches, prices are in dollars and they lose something in translation. If you head to the nearest wood merchant in the UK and ask fo...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:33:36 PST
A "flattish" pack desk using hinges, latches, and mortise/ tenon joints...
A "flattish" pack desk using hinges, latches, and mortise/ tenon joints... - More DIY How To Projects]]> EcoExpatMike My girlfriend/ fiancée/ wife (her title depends on who you ask) needed a desk to study at in our house in the Philippines.  A quick search of the local shops showed no cost efficient desk that approximated her needs.  And the tools & materials available to me here are quite limited…  The pic is her,...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 02:54:33 PST
Secret Compartment in Remodeled Desk 2kmendez My wife purchased this desk from a thrift store for my teenage daughter who wanted it repainted from white to black. So i decided to surprise her with a secret compartment only her and I would know of (and now all of you). I did it more of a challenge to myself then for her. Unfortunately i didn't ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:27:08 PST
Craft Desk ReconDigital My best friend wanted to redo a old desk left by her sister into a craft desk. Something she could paint on and cut and rough up without worrying about messing up a nice finish or anything. This was a pretty straightforward project just sanding down and repainting. as simple as it was it breathed ne...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:39:06 PST
The $74 PVC Mega Awesome Super PVC Table
The $74 PVC Mega Awesome Super PVC Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> trevormates Wow.  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an Ible! I ended up using PVC again for an office project and thought I would share how and what I built with it, since I get so many questions in my inbox about PVC. As the title states, this Instructable will show you how to build an VERY large table ...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:37:09 PST
The Faux Metal Desk
The Faux Metal Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- I woke up one day (it was probably a Saturday) and decided it was time to build a desk for my home office.  I had a design in my head and a few ideas of how to make it happen.  Here was my criteria: 1. This desk needs to be built-in as opposed to some store bought unit that sits away from the wall ...

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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:20:01 PST
Standing Tree Desk
Standing Tree Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> blorgggg My PhD research is about using computation in the wild, but usually my projects are not as straightforward as this.... Here's the idea: Strap a laptop stand to a tree. Blammo! That's it! Why? Well everyone (especially around instructables) always talks about how bad sitting is for you, so everyone...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:46:28 PST
Eletronics friendly office desk made with CNC Router and plywood
Eletronics friendly office desk made with CNC Router and plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogtooth This is an update of a traditional office desk design  with some features to make it more useful for an electronics laden home office environment: - Space to run multiple power cables and cords, instead of a single cord keyhole - A "power supply shelf"  under the desk that allows storage and  acces...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:50:30 PST
Ikea-Inspired Desk
Ikea-Inspired Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmacfarlane There comes a time in a man's life where he wants a better desk. One with plenty of room to work, but that doesn't take up the entire room; one with storage, but that doesn't weigh a ton. This desk can be made for about $30 worth of wood, a piece of glass from Ikea (transparent gray Malm glass top,...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:51:50 PST
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> komomochan This Instructable/Ikea Hack is going to teach you how I built a glass top desk with ambient lighting.   There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size y...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:04 PDT
OMG the kitchen table became my desk
OMG the kitchen table became my desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm It all started with IKEA Ingo It is a very cheap real wood table. I think it is one of the best IKEA products. It is filed as a kitchen table, and that's true. But I really like wood, and I really like minimalism, so why don't use it as a desk? ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:50:15 PDT
Inexpensive PVC / ABS Monitor Arm
Inexpensive PVC / ABS Monitor Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> hdsrob This is the plan for a set of monitor arms that I recently built for my new desk. This desk is based on the plywood top from my original desk, but for I purchased a height adjustable frame for this desk. I've been using fully adjust monitor arms for a number of years, but they are heavy, and I real...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:35:09 PDT
pallet desk Vincent619 this is my take on the pallet desk by pierrevedel.  it took me about 7 hours to make, (including waiting for the pain to dry) and it costed me 12,60 euro. 
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 08:58:45 PDT
Electric Height Adjustable Desk
Electric Height Adjustable Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jwilcott I really wanted a geek desk, but they're like 1,000 dollars. So I built my own for about 200 bucks (not including top). This is simply a regular desk that can rise up with a push of a button and turn into a standing desk. It takes about one minute to raise, speedier linear actuators are expensive.  ...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 08:54:07 PDT
Ikea Standing Desk Hack
Ikea Standing Desk Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> nomorebackpain I recently got over a bulging disc with annular tears in my lower lumbar area (L4-L5/S1). I'd been reading about standing desks and had been curious about them for a while. After searching online and seeing the (what I believe to be) ridiculous prices I settled on a solution that you put on top of a...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 23:21:40 PDT
Oryx desk
Oryx desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge The really wild desk. Dream of Africa while check your finances. You will need about three quarters of a sheet of 15 mm MDF ( 122x244 cm) Three pine slats ( 2x3 cm?): 30, 90, 110 cm Wood glue 35 mm nails some screws Tools: Electric jig saw (Electric sanding machine) Hammer Drill ( pre-drill screw ...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:56:10 PDT
Computer desk and drawing board Detective Inspector Me This is a desk that I designed and build a few years ago. I used the 3D modeling program SketchUp to design the desk to fit perfectly into a free corner of my room. I incorporated an adjustable drawing board and two sliding draws. One for the keyboard and the other for pens, pencils, rulers and ever...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:27:12 PDT
Simple Plywood Desk (Desk 1.0)
Simple Plywood Desk (Desk 1.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hdsrob This is my first instructable, a plan for a simple plywood and 2 x 4 desk that I designed and made several years ago. The idea was to use a single sheet of hardwood plywood, and some basic hardware to build this desk for between $75 and $100. It could probably be built for less if you changed some ...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:39:41 PDT
Antique-Inspired Drawing Table w/ Built-In Lightbox
Antique-Inspired Drawing Table w/ Built-In Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmacfarlane I wanted a bigger, perhaps even fancier, drawing table than what I've been using for a few years; and I had a pile of wood left over from other projects, so! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. The instructions here are different from what I did in a couple places, because I realized after t...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 21:20:23 PDT
Sawhorse Desk
Sawhorse Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> brentford123 This is a super easy, cheap project that any amateur with some gloves, rags, and sandpaper can complete. I made this desk for my girlfriend as a gift, and she loves it. I'm going to give you a quick overview. There are some other resources online that might help you but for me, the best way of going...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 07:09:28 PDT
Made it at TechShop (PGH) - Recycled Pallet Wood Desk andyleer 1)Find a handful of old pallets. 2)Break down the pallets and remove all nails. (This is very important as you do not want nails screwing up the SawStop) 3)Using the planer, plane down legs to be all even width/height. Cut legs to length on miter saw. 4)Plane all top boards to same depth. Cut to ...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 19:46:28 PDT
Fold Out Desk From Scratch and Chair Refurbishment
Fold Out Desk From Scratch and Chair Refurbishment - More DIY How To Projects]]> jrichardson16 So in this instructable Im going to show how i made a decent sised fold out desk to squeeze into my small room, as well as a quick refurbishment of an old chair to compliment it. The Room. My room is fairly small, and its a squeeze to fit things in at the best of times. so when I found I needed a...
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Wed, 1 May 2013 13:38:19 PDT
How to Make a Desk
How to Make a Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> techshopmember This video shows how to make a desk.  I made it at TechShop.  Visit First Phase Second Phase 3rd Phase 4th Phase 5th Phase 6th Phase 7th Phase Eight Phase 9th Phase
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 07:19:00 PDT
Quick Electric Sit-to-Stand Desk
Quick Electric Sit-to-Stand Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jtinst Sitting at a desk all day can lead to poor posture, health problems, and back pain.  Unfortunately, electric sitting/standing desks are expensive.  So, I decided to build my own! Mounting Plates With four linear actuators from eBay, I started by sketching the layout in Autodesk Inventor, found so...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 00:30:45 PDT
Make Shift Door Desk jadealliance We really needed a Desk for our Kids so we created one using One Old Interior Door,  Two Filing Cabinets and one piece of Particle Board.   Step One ... Locate two Filing Cabinets to be you the legs of your desk... Step Two ... Measure Interior Door. Our door was 2Ft by 6.5 Ft. Go to your local ...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:20:43 PDT
Flat-pack Cardboard Beach Office
Flat-pack Cardboard Beach Office - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 This project is an attempt to bridge my desires of being immersed in the beauty and aliveness of the outdoors, while still remain a productive citizen of the society. Living near the coast, the calling of the ocean is just irresistible. Since a lot of my work can be done on a laptop, to have a porta...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:11:29 PST
Work/Play Laptop Stand
Work/Play Laptop Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> madhur410 I have my desk arranged in a certain way, with my home laptop sitting in one corner. My current job allows me the opportunity to occasionally work from home. Since my job usually consists of plenty of CAD work, I try to avoid working straight off of my laptop. I don't want to pay for a dock, and I f...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:41:40 PST
Liftable / Stand-up / Rising - Desk / Table evalds Machanical solution that can be mounted on almost any table & can lift easily high load. Total costs of this project were cost of table itself + about 150$ in components. Necessary components: 1. Any cheap bearings x 24 2. Any kind of thick plywood (about 2cm thick) 3. Any Furniture wheels x 4 5. ...
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 03:12:14 PST
$38 Adjustable Standing Desk Conversion
$38 Adjustable Standing Desk Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw I recently switched to a standing desk at work and used a set of affordable and simple screw jacks to raise my desk to the proper height.  Fully adjustable from 11" to 17 3/4", these jack stands will raise any normal desk to standing desk height for people between 5' 3" and 6' 1" tall, depending on ...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:34:18 PST
Messdesk Errerr This table is designed to be wide enought to carry all the mess the creative process involve. It features an huge addictional plane whit a sloping end useful to store all the stuff you 'll be using again soon. Nothing fancy, just a big, solid, well crafted table for creative people.
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:08:27 PST
Heavy Duty Workbench With Loads of Storage
Heavy Duty Workbench With Loads of Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> MusicalGenius I set out with the intention of making a sturdy, reliable, and mostly simple workbench. As I was tired of not having a proper location to work on projects, or brainstorm creative solutions for existing problems. A few years ago, I had a basic idea in mind of a large, long work bench with a replacea...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:37:36 PST
Freestanding collapsible treadmill desk
Freestanding collapsible treadmill desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> quietquake I was inspired when I first read the Instructables' staff's guide to building treadmill desks. It was leg pain from sitting too long during an intense work project, though, that finally got me to build my own. After looking at pictures online of a number of other people's projects, I identified a co...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:40:28 PST
$12 Desk
$12 Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Onyx Ibex The desk in my apartment isn't exactly what I would call sturdy or nice to sit at. Plus, I can use all the surface space I can find. And there can always be more workshop desk space!!! This is why I set out this weekend to build a desk. I have been wanting one for a while now. On Friday when I walk...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:39:01 PST