Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - furniture - featured Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:51:24 PST BLOX v1.01 Cup cake chair
Cup cake chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> Karthik P B Dont kids love cup cakes? Yes! They do.This is a cup cake inspired chair prototype designed for kids.It has a storage space under the detachable cushion seat. Things needed: Flower pot 2 layerPartially inflated plastic ballRound flat wooden blank -base for the cushion300 GSM papers Making cush...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:39:53 PST
Making the O Bench/table
Making the O Bench/table - More DIY How To Projects]]> ErnestoP1 The O Bench/table is a limited edition furniture, it can be used either as a bench or a table. It is available in white or black laquer, and silver, champange or copper metallic colors. In this instructable I show a little bit of my design process, as well as the fabrication stages involved with thi...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:44 PST
One Board Minimalist Chair
One Board Minimalist Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> More Cowbell This chair design is old. Some say it dates back to the the mid 1700's with Mountain Men roaming the US. Some call it a Viking chair and claim it is a Medieval design. For certain it popped up in Boy Scout camps in the US in the early 20th century. Leave a comment about the oldest you've seen!Re...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:04:09 PST
DIY Outdoor Storage Bench
DIY Outdoor Storage Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> EYSpace I’m very lucky to have a balcony and since I live in sunny California, I definitely wanted to make my balcony feel like an extension of my indoor space where I could eat and lounge to take in the sun. The challenge was to fit all of that into a 3.5 ft wide x 10 ft long space.I just couldn’t find any...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:30:12 PST
Mid Century Coffee Table
Mid Century Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee First, this design isn't necessarily my own. It's a common mid century design that I added some of my favorite details to. Mainly the box joinery. Sorry about the images being smaller, I only took these with my iPhone and updated my progress on Instagram a while back. My Instagram is @jessemckee if ...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:17:04 PST
Aspen Log Toddler Bed
Aspen Log Toddler Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cheeky_Tinkerer I recently purchased my first home and have been enjoying coming up with ideas and designs for making furniture to outfit my home with. I really like rustic design and wood / log furniture. I also like to spoil my almost 3 year old daughter and see what special things I can make for her. Amongst the...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:38:39 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
ARK Rocker
ARK Rocker - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer The ARK Rocker is concept piece exploring the intersection of modern manufacturing technology with timeless craft techniques. Every part of this rocking chair was made was made using digital fabrication equipment and computer modeling software through Autodesk and the Pier 9 workshop. But each part ...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:24:05 PST
Lumberjack Bar Table
Lumberjack Bar Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> blogsdo I wanted a bar table that could be wheeled wherever a place to congregate was needed. This is how I solved my problem. Collect the pieces For this table, I used 1 36" dia oak round 5" thick1 12" dia ash trunk 35" long3 lengths of 6" x 20" x 1.25" oak rough sawn planks to be cut into the base to...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:15:13 PST
Scaffold Storage System
Scaffold Storage System - More DIY How To Projects]]> barclay5426 Just moved into an unfurnished flat and rather than do the Ikea thing, I've decided to build myself some furniture... First up, a storage system...I decided to go with scaffolding tubing and planks as the base material. Scaffolding by nature is designed to assemble/disassemble easily, is strong and...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:14:14 PST
10 Drawer Dresser with Hidden Drawers and Crown Molding Hidden Storage
10 Drawer Dresser with Hidden Drawers and Crown Molding Hidden Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> kckace I decided to build this dresser as a Christmas present for my step-daughter. She is almost 15, and at this age, when Christmas comes around, we like to give our kids something more useful that they can use for quite sometime, and take with them when they move out of the house. When I did this proje...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:48:33 PST
Grandpy's Rocking Chair
Grandpy's Rocking Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wood Crow If you've read any of my other instructables you'll know that they all have a story, and that's what I would like to emphasize in the "ible". With the help of some pictures I would like to tell you a story that is very near to my heart. The story of my Grandfathers rocking chair. The Chair That St...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 18:10:36 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
The Double Decker Couch
The Double Decker Couch - More DIY How To Projects]]> FloorToFinish This is one of those ideas that if not all of us, at least a good portion of us, had thought about and slightly believed that it was their idea. Putting a couch on top of another couch just seems absurd. Who can blame us for thinking about how ridiculously AWESOME that idea is! The Lego Movie "remin...
By: FloorToFinish

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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 08:33:00 PST
how to renew teak garden furniture
how to renew teak garden furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> mpmuebles Although teak is one of the most resistant outer timber due to its high oil content, this wood also needs some maintenance to keep the garden furniture from turning gray and dry. Apply renovator product We can find in the market many brands specialized in restoring teak furniture offering the com...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:17:07 PDT
More Than Just a Table Repair
More Than Just a Table Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> GRitter I decided to title this Instructable "More Than Just a Table Repair" not because I'm doing more than just a repair, but because this is more than just a table. This is a member of my family and an inspiration to me. This table was purchased used by my grandparents back in 1947, not long after...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:45:18 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
Upcycled Helm Coffee Table
Upcycled Helm Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexpaterson2011 Instructable on how to make a coffee table from some old materials including a ships helm. I made this for a school project on upcycling and would appreciate any feedback on the product and the instructable. What you need Materials:Ships helm (I got mine from a local reclamation yard)Something to...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:27:55 PDT
Hamster Wheel Standing Desk
Hamster Wheel Standing Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robb You are not reaching your current productivity potential. Numerous esteemed experts agree that standing is better than sitting and that walking is better than standing. Despite this, your workplace only provides inhumane chairs and stagnant standing desks for you to use while you struggle to get thr...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:11:10 PDT
Garden Bench Refurb
Garden Bench Refurb - More DIY How To Projects]]> ajohnson145 This project started when I was talking with my landlord about a bench he has at his other property. It was rusty and rotten but I could see the potential. He ended up letting me have it for free because it wasn't safe to use and a bit of an eye sore. I had to remove one side to get it into my car. ...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:38:05 PDT
BenchBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> OliverS1 A BenchBox is a furniture unique industrial design that combines the ideas of a bench and a box (of course!).The BenchBox is a space saving furniture, this because it combines two diferent functions in a small confortable space. The functional and minimalist design create a link between the user of ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:39:59 PDT
Guest Book Table
Guest Book Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> bluegirl1434 I found this table at a garage sale for 2 dollars. I wanted something unique and creative for our wedding guestbook. So my husband and I ( back then he was my fiance) sanded the original pink paint off and painted the table light tan. I wrote our initials and wedding date on it with an acrylic paint...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:19:59 PDT
Pool Side Chair
Pool Side Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> buck2217 My wife wanted some pool side chairs but the ones she saw were over $1000 each so I built my own (to be honest next time i'll stop being such a cheapskate and buy them!!)I had all the wood lying around so have estimated costs (in NZ$) for pounds divide by 2Materials2m 4x4 ($15)5m 4x2 ($20)2m 2x2 ($2...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:50:36 PDT
REVOLVE // A hardware-less coffee table
REVOLVE // A hardware-less coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nesserz So last year when I had a bit of down time before moving from icy Calgary to sunny-ish San Francisco. I thought I would try my hand at 123D Make and use it to create a piece of furniture that required no hardware for assembly. I wanted to do this for my IKEA challenged friends who never seem to unde...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:33:47 PDT
Building a Pretty Princess Castle Bed your Child will Love
Building a Pretty Princess Castle Bed your Child will Love - More DIY How To Projects]]> djmccray IntroHere is how to make a bed that your daughter will love. I made this bed for my daughter so she would want to make a transition to a big girl bed and have a bed as cool as the dump truck bed I made for my son. Before building the bed, my wife and I searched for a store bought bed but they were...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:49:30 PDT
Wall Cabinet with Glue and Joinery
Wall Cabinet with Glue and Joinery - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 I have always wished to design and make furniture pieces that are uniquely meaningful and beautiful for our home. I was a power tool phobia who never even used a drill, until about 6 months ago, my wish became irresistible, so I took a 16 week woodworking class at our local college which happened to...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:39 PDT
IKEA Futon Hack
IKEA Futon Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> efraguada I wanted an upgrade from the typical collegiate Ikea wooden futon in the living room to a bit more stylish adult living room sofa. Researching couches & sofas I found; I could get a used one off craigslist (not a very stylish selection), a new one from Ikea, or the couches that I wanted--that I coul...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 07:01:31 PST
Concrete Garden Bench
Concrete Garden Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> rubenrijst As an Architectural engineering student I learn a lot about building with concrete. The funny thing is that I never used concrete in my life. So I was going to change that and make something out of concrete. The first thing I came up with was a concrete garden bench. So here we go!If you like this p...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:50:38 PDT
RockChair - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger StumpChair ( was met with quite a bit of success in the past few years and it got me thinking about what else I could make into a chair. Rocks seemed liked like the next logical place to go. Drilling holes in rocks is much more permanent and damaging than in stumps so public ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:04:25 PDT
IKEA HACK: bedside buddy
IKEA HACK: bedside buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus This smart bedside caddy has compartments to hold all your everyday carry (EDC) sundries. This simple IKEA hack was made from an IKEA flatware holder and has drawer pulls as feet. Put this caddy next to your bed to hold you phone and earplugs at night, or next to your couch to keep your remote contr...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:50:30 PDT
Hutch Re-purposed to a BAR DIY
Hutch Re-purposed to a BAR DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> fydaman My mom and I wanted to start a project and we decided to repurpose a hutch into a home bar. Her and I have ZERO wood working skills and made this happen using readily available tools and items from your local hardware store. The only power tools used in this project was a $30 Circular saw from Harbo...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:57:10 PDT
Compact, Modular Living Loft
Compact, Modular Living Loft - More DIY How To Projects]]> morganmurdock I'm a big fan of design and I also like to conserve everything I can from materials to time to space. One day, while looking around online, I was inspired by an all-in-one piece of furniture that someone had created and decided that I would like to design and build my own compact, all-in-one loft be...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 01:35:23 PDT
Rockin' Stump
Rockin' Stump - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bertison Harlwood Having enjoyed many a fine fire in my day while perched on a stump, I well know the difference between a seat and a chair. A stump is a seat. A chair has a backrest. In making a fire, one has taken the first step in a concerted effort to chill the %$#@ out. Pulling up a seat can only undermine t...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 18:41:39 PDT
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
Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop
Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> workislove Here is a set of wooden drawer pulls I made for a chest of drawers, made of the scroll saw in Techshop's wood shop. Last year I made a nice little chest of drawers - she's not pretty, but she's quite functional. It was my first furniture project after taking a wood-joinery class at Techshop. But it...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:38:14 PDT
Folding (pac-n-go) Chair
Folding (pac-n-go) Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> cahelming A chair designed for functionality, affordability, out door comfort, and easily disassembled for storage. More importantly it can be fabricated out of a limited amount of materials and tools. TOOLS: - Drill with 1/2" drill bit- - Jig Saw with wood saw blade - Clamps - Router with 1/2" di...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:20:08 PDT
CAF - the coffee table that moves with you
CAF - the coffee table that moves with you - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer CAF is the coffee table that moves with you, converting quickly from a coffee table to a three-drawer box 4.5" tall to store and move all the little books, papers, and pencils that don't have a box of their own. The table can be made entirely out of one 4ft x 8ft piece of plywood 1/2" thick, with c...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 18:36:07 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
Piano Coffee Table
Piano Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maybe Dave If you can find an old piano that is beyond repair - they're constantly being given away for free on Craigslist - and you have a few basic tools, you can build this coffee table! On behalf of musicians everywhere, please don't tear apart a working instrument! This project is simpler than it may ...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:12:45 PDT
Children's Step Stool
Children's Step Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> iarthur2 My sister wanted a step stool for her two year old in the bathroom. The following is what I came up with and is my first instructable. For this project I used only what I had lying around from previous projects so this stool could definitely be modified and improved upon. Material:I used scrap pine...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:53:14 PDT
Live-Edge End Table
Live-Edge End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam DeRose Once we finished the entertainment center that sits in our living room, we realized we needed to update the rest of the furniture to match. We decided to replace the end table in our living room with this modern, mixed-media table. This table is made out of a solid hardwood table-top (made out of c...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:15:36 PDT
Wire Spool Table
Wire Spool Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan It's an amazing feeling to know that you made the table you sit in front of and enjoy on the daily. It's an even more amazing feeling to know that you upcycled industrial equipment and saved it from the waste of a landfill! In this instructable, I'll show you how I converted a huge copper-wire spool...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:55:07 PST
Fibonacci plug-in bookshelf
Fibonacci plug-in bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> katekat You need a bookshelf with mixed wood and harmonic light design? This bookshelf has no visible screws and you can staple or organize books as you like, because of different shelves. It is light and beautiful. The hard part is the construction afterwards you will need one day work. This bookshelf c...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:21:37 PST
how to decoupage a thrift store dresser with a poster debisdesigndiary transform a thrift store dresser with with decoupage and a 9$ poster, learn how to create a smooth finish without bubbles.
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:39:16 PST
How to Build a Plate Rack
How to Build a Plate Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> This Old House Build a mounted storage shelf to corral your crockery. If you're looking for a way to dramatically boost the charm and functionality of your kitchen, consider adding an open plate rack. It mounts to the wall, leaving counters uncluttered, and gets your dishes out in the open—easy to grab and hard n...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 07:32:40 PST
iPhone-Controlled Entertainment Center
iPhone-Controlled Entertainment Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam DeRose UPDATE: Arduino and iPhone code is posted! We have been wanting to re-design our family room for quite a while. Playing music or watching a movie is incredibly cumbersome, because we have 6 remote controls, and so many systems that at least one component is usually not working. We wanted a way to...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:19:15 PST
Wood serving tray with folding stand
Wood serving tray with folding stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> Todd Gehris This project was born out of necessity and a serious case of cabin fever. I have recently sold all of my furniture in preparation for a mobile lifestyle. My biggest hack yet! I had figured a nice wooden tray and stand could be a useful item to have. So I rummaged through what was left in the house, ...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:04:39 PST
DIY Secret Counter Chair!
DIY Secret Counter Chair! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni When you want to hide something....what are the aspects you should consider? Take a step back and think like a burglar!   :-) 1. Where is the most likely place to hide your valuables? your bedroom??? yes..that is the most likely many of you hide there ?? So avoid all likely places!...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:48:48 PST
Architectural Shelving
Architectural Shelving - More DIY How To Projects]]> johnwhitmarsh This shelving unit was commissioned for the gallery at Autodesk Pier 9 in San Francisco. It was created to showcase a diverse range of maker-style projects made in house by artists, Instructables staff, and Autodesk employees alike. (And the shelving itself had to look cool too.) I've always liked ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:18:43 PST
Apple Crate Coffee Table
Apple Crate Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehsmaes There are commercial alternatives to this table but they tend to be rather pricey. Making it yourself with save you some money and of course be much more fun. The project will probably take about 3 hours to complete. Maybe a little more if you have to work on the crates before they are presentable. ...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:30:11 PST