Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - desk Thu, 8 Oct 2015 20:22:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Quickest desk shelf using Ingo IKEA table
Quickest desk shelf using Ingo IKEA table - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm I love the Ingo IKEA table.In 2 simple steps, you can make it a very large shelf for your studio desk. Disassemble Ingo top You have to disassemble the Ingo top.Remove the legs.Leave just the short sides, as shown in the pictures. Use L shaped pieces to fix the shelf below your desk Use L shap...
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Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:48:33 PDT
Iron Pipe Standing Desk
Iron Pipe Standing Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> caspertek I’ve been a user of standing desks for years. Working from home, I fell into a habit of sitting for upwards of 12 hours every day while I worked. I had done some reading on standing desks, so I went out and and gathered some random parts from IKEA and made an adjustable/convertible standing desk. Th...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 11:15:46 PDT
A Modular Desk From Steel and Cypress Wood
A Modular Desk From Steel and Cypress Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> cwals15 The Story Behind the Desk:Because it's my first Instructable, I'd like to give a brief explanation of who I am as a self-proclaimed "maker." I grew up working on whatever projects either of my grandfathers or dad could dream up. One grandfather, "Gramps," is meticulous, a retired orthodontist. His t...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:57:46 PDT
The Hammock Desk
The Hammock Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> fitzkits Just in time for July 22, National Hammock Day (of course that's a thing), is the DIY Hammock Desk. A frame for a desk and hammock stand to attach to each other.I was building standing desks for myself and my girlfriend, when I thought that maybe we didn't want to stand all day, what if we could als...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:24:58 PDT
Reclaimed Wood L-Shaped Desk
Reclaimed Wood L-Shaped Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> FlorianBecker Let me start by giving a huge shout out to Jordan Porritt, who inspired me on these pages to build this desk. His work can be seen here: - a few introductory notes that I think should inspire you to try and venture out to build something. I am...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:15:34 PDT
Antique Door Desk
Antique Door Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> TerryJ5 Our daughter asked for a desk in her room to study at. After shopping at a couple of stores we came across an idea at a coffee shop to make a desk/table out of an old door. A trip to the local antique market produced the door and a trip to Home Depot for the remaining lumber for the frame. The le...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:22:59 PDT
A Mantable! (pronounced MAN TABLE!!!!)
A Mantable! (pronounced MAN TABLE!!!!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pointy There comes a time in a man's life when buying mass produced stuff just isn't enough any more. We want to create something out of thin air, besides CO2. But where to start, where to start. For all you starting makers this is an excellent project to get your two left hands turned into a pair of right...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:51:03 PDT
Restoring an Old Desk with a New Laminate Surface
Restoring an Old Desk with a New Laminate Surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> rdomunky I had an old Ikea desk with a deep cherry finish, which while very strong and serviceable added way too much color to my already red/brown office. Knowing that trying to paint it would be a mess and probably not result in a tough enough surface, I opted to re-surface it in white plastic laminate. Th...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:27:29 PDT
Removable Drafting Table
Removable Drafting Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> urwilerarts I'm a bit short on space in a studio apartment, and I don't exactly have room for a full desk to house my computer as well as drafting/drawing area for creating. Since I use the space for art as well as digital design and creation (that doesn't always require a drafting surface), I wanted a surface ...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 12:58:34 PDT
Prototyping a Modular Corner Desk
Prototyping a Modular Corner Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhumphrey9 I love corner desks. They have plenty of space for school work and play but to buy one from a store simply cost too much. That is why this summer I plan to build one myself. late 2014 I began to daydream about what this desk would look like and what I need in a desk. It as to be large enough to spre...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 11:55:33 PDT
Budget Desk
Budget Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> danyank Hello Everyone,This is my first Instructable, although I have been reading for months I finally decided to contribute! I needed a desk for an unused corner of my living room. I began to look on craigslist for desks, various shopping websites and couldn't find anything I liked so, I decided to try my...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:36:03 PDT
(Foldable) wall mounted standing desk
(Foldable) wall mounted standing desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> DingDongDoorbell I wanted to create a standing desk for myself, but I wanted to be able to put it away when not in use. (Yes, even less footprint than a regular standing desk)I chose to use an IKEA LACK side table for it is light; cheap and easily replaced if I end up breaking it at any point. The list! Prerequis...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:35:55 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Desk
Reclaimed Wood Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jordan Porritt Here is a list of what I used to construct this custom reclaimed wood desk. The desk I built was 8 ft. by 2.5 ft so the materials listed are what I needed for that size. This same concept can apply to whatever size desk or table you would like to build, you will just have to adjust the amounts neede...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:25:52 PDT
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack)
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> anapsix Make a beautiful butcher block table with IKEA hardwood countertop and IKEA desk frame. A trip to IKEA Visit your local IKEA store's kitchen section and select your favorite hardwood countertop. Most IKEA countertops come in two sizes: 6 feet (74") and 9 feet (98"). Naturally, you can use a longe...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:56:23 PDT
Bunk-bed-desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Clarence_clarabella This bunk-bed-desk design grew from a need for large amounts of desktop space in a tiny 12m squared student garden flat. As an architectural student, productive space was given priority over sleeping space and the result is this piece of furniture. Raising the bed over the desk creates a cosy work e...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:26:01 PDT
Space saving loft bed
Space saving loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Arx Recently, I moved into a small house with a roommate, after years living alone. In my old place I had a workbench in what would normally be a dining room, a computer desk in my living room, and a whole separate room for sleeping. It was obvious that I wouldn't have floor space for all that in one ...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:27:25 PDT
Double Desker
Double Desker - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger As space in offices decreases and work hours get longer and longer there is an urgent need for new and creative uses of space. Some offices are adopting open floor plans and allowing employees to work where ever they like. Others are simply decreasing desk sizes. At Instructables HQ we decided to ex...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:05:19 PDT
Computer Desk ( That Thinks Its A Piano)
Computer Desk ( That Thinks Its A Piano) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ToHate-59 Computers are traditionally hidden away in an office or bedroom, having your main system on display in the living room is never good. They just dont fit in with the room (not when your system has three monitors anyway). I have built numerous computers over the years, but never attempted anything li...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:53:32 PDT
Lap Desk DIY
Lap Desk DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> marabeediy
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:46:05 PST
Add on PC stand
Add on PC stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> joerice01 I recently purchased an IKEA Alex desk and wanted to add a stand for my PC so it wasn't sitting on the floor. Tools & materials Tools: Angle grinder with cutting discs Drill Saw horse Hacksaw Ruler (30cm & 1m) Set square Marking pens Metal files F clamps 2mm ho...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:30:50 PST
Steel And Bamboo Desk
Steel And Bamboo Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> mbeaumont1 Here is a simple way to built a solid desk to fit the dimensions you need. Design First thing is to determine the shape and dimensions of the desk. I use 3D drawing (SolidEdge in this case) to determine the dimensions of all the parts. Prepare The Material Once the drawing is finish. I cut all...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:44:29 PST
Small Gaming PC Desk
Small Gaming PC Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> gsotocomulada I bought a small gaming chair from Wal-Mart and decided to build a small desk for it. Scheching the desk and materials The desk is pretty much a box with the following dimensions;29.75 x 19.75 x 4.5 inchesTo make this light I used;1/2 in panel3 in x 1/2 in pine boardthe legs, I use the legs from ...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:44 PST
Standing Desk for 50 Bucks
Standing Desk for 50 Bucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> 0xfaf0 Inspired by Colin Nederkoorn's ``A standing desk for $22'', I decided to build my own standing desk. Whereas Colin's plan builds a small standing desk that is to be placed on top of an existing desk, I wanted to build a complete standing desk.Like Colin, I also use LACK side tables and the EKBY VIKT...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:17:39 PST
Stained Wood Top with Pipe Dream Legs Desk
Stained Wood Top with Pipe Dream Legs Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASwacker This is a relatively simple and quick project to do. It took me less than a day (minus drying time of the top coat, but more on that soon) and I couldn't be more thrilled with it. All in all, expect to pay some good money for the pipes – mine cost around $150 total. I added a couple of extra steps t...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:13:02 PST
Aviator Inspired Desk
Aviator Inspired Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> h0kie9 I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering. I love airplanes and stumbled across Restoration Hardware's Aviator collection. I bought a couple pieces on sale, including a desk chair. The matching Aviator desk is crazy expensive and also looked more Star Trek tha...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:25:22 PST
Simple office desk
Simple office desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Korman Hi, this is my first entry, and i would like to show you an tutorial: How to make simple office desk.1. What we gonna need: - Some small screws (12mm)- Hand drill - Small hammer - Small metal angles- chisel- Measure tape- saw- Refrigerator- Wood pins- Brush (2 large, 2 small)- Lacquer- Mordant- Penc...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:21:24 PST
One Sheet Plywood Desk
One Sheet Plywood Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Velociraptor Lab '무한상상실' [Muhansangsangsil] (literal translation: 'Infinite Imagination Lab'... ) is a common name for government-run makerspaces in South Korea. I used to work in the one at Gwacheon National Science Museum as a maker-in-residence. The lab went through an expansion last spring as it gained more pop...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:24:27 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...
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:39:27 PST
coffee table
coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> sadyal This simple to make coffe table is nice and strong.I made it out of an old computer desk that i took apart and usedthe wood from it. Take apart take the whole desk apart What you need 4- 3 corner brackets1/2 inch screws2- 25.5 by 15.5 inch pieces of wood1- 23.5 by 15.5 inch piece of wood1- 19...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:35:26 PST
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
DIY Treadmill Desk
DIY Treadmill Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> manleyman Long story short, my wife needed a treadmill desk, and we don't have the resources to buy one (they run hundreds of dollars). As such, I built one and thought others might like to see. Gather Tools And Materials Materials:3 or 4x: 2"x4"x8'1 or 2x: 1"x2"x8'1x: desk surface (1'x4'x1")2x: hinges3" s...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:55:55 PST
Adjustable Height (Sit / Stand) Desk Power Cord Hack
Adjustable Height (Sit / Stand) Desk Power Cord Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdlee77 Adjustable height desks are becoming all the rage now, but in my opinion they fall short on the ascetics. You buy this amazing electric desk then you have to plug in all of your stuff. All of the cords end up draping off the back side of the desk to a power strip. Solution: Add power strip to the un...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:56:36 PDT
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
Hideaway Drafting Table
Hideaway Drafting Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jprussack Limited space?Enjoy a stand up desk?For years I've dreamed of having a drafting table in the apartment but was unwilling to sacrifice living space. This project allows for a drafting table to be installed anywhere - even over an existing desk. The Sketchup rendering is from an old apartment and do...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:51:44 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
Minimalist Black Steel Desk
Minimalist Black Steel Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO When we were moving into our new unfurnished apartment, we searched for furniture that would be cheap, easy to move, and look excellent with the room. After trolling around craigslist and finding an oblique mishmash of multicolored hand-me-downs, we threw up our hands, rolled up our sleeves, and wen...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:10 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