Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - plywood Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:52:12 PST BLOX v1.01 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
Bent Plywood Chair
Bent Plywood Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON The Bent Plywood Chair is part of a broader study I'm up to experimenting with ergonomics- trying different materials and construction methods using the dimensions and posture of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavillion Chair (1929). This one is made using 3/4" plywood and kerf bending for smooth c...

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:23:45 PST
Easy Modular Shelves
Easy Modular Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> carl5blum Hi:I had a large pile of 3/8" plywood pieces and a need for some more shelves. Since the pieces were all under 24" I looked for an easy way to make them. History of the Idea For years I've been making pigeon hole shelves like these. Just long strips of plywood with slots half way through. Slots o...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:38:44 PDT
DIY Baby Bed
DIY Baby Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> russian_desman Once upon the time I decided to make the bed for my newborn son. At first I bought the mattress in local baby store (the part I am unable to make myself). The mattress size is 40 x 90 cm. (All sizes will be given in centimeters, you can always divide them by 2.54 to convert them into inches). Also I...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:48:18 PDT
Ratchet Strap Chair
Ratchet Strap Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON This chair is made from a 1/2 sheet of plywood, uses no glue or fasteners, and is held together by a single ratchet strap. I made this chair because I was interested in the forces at play to make a chair stand up: the different parts in tension and compression that make up the structure. It's also p...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:17 PDT
IKEA Epedit Plywood Hack
IKEA Epedit Plywood Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> dyiguy We've got two IKEA Expedit units a couple of years ago. Nice and cheap stuff but not as good for storing books as we initially thought. So we cam up with a plywood boxes that will combine all of this:Look goodStore booksStore small less often used stuff on the back (like Christmas toys, backup light...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:01:53 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
1940s Radio Bar
1940s Radio Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> vugenti I will show you how to take an antique 1940s radio and turn it into a personal mini bar. This project was a lot of fun. It did take up many weekends but it was well worth the time and effort.   Gutting & Cutting First things first, you need to completely gut out the radio. Luckily all of the ...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:03:18 PDT
Narrow transformable spiral step stool from scrap wood
Narrow transformable spiral step stool from scrap wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble this was created for a specific purpose. I needed a narrow step stool for our bathroom. It also had to be three year old proof. making the legs I wanted this to be simple but with a twist. making the legs round seemed to be both. There are 9 that are 1 1/2" diameter by 6 1/2", 14 1/2", & 22 1/2"...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:23:15 PDT
Building an Armoire (aka Wardrobe)
Building an Armoire (aka Wardrobe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> EcoExpatMike The Philippine house April and I share (when I am not in Afghanistan) has a number of nice features.  NOT included are closets.  Apparently they, like foreign military bases, are forbidden here. So April asked me to build her an Armoire for her to hang her school uniform, dresses, and such. It goe...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:29:04 PST
Baby Bus Bench
Baby Bus Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> EcoExpatMike As everyone who has ever read one of my carpentry Instructables knows, I  have a toddler son, and his toddler cousin, basically rampaging through the estate. I made them a picnic table (which they love to use as a fort and jungle gym), blackboard, and Christmas tree.  Next would be a little kid siz...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:16:19 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
Desk-height Cabinet made with CNC Router
Desk-height Cabinet made with CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogtooth Another piece made with my blind mortice and pocket screw construction method.  This cabinet is desktop height (29") and is sized to accommodate most printers.    This was originally designed for office use as a printer stand/cabinet, but I feel that the dimensions and look of the piece make it suit...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:05:28 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
Homemade Wood Lectern Podium
Homemade Wood Lectern Podium - More DIY How To Projects]]> eu4euh This is  a wood lectern I put together for my sister-in-law. She wanted one for her classroom. It's made from one 4'x8' piece of oak veneered plywood, 3/4" thick. I have done a few wood based instructables and am an amateur , at best. But , I try to focus on making an idea come to form, from incepti...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:40:29 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
Box Bed
Box Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman Beds are problem for the nomad: too big to move, and too expensive to leave behind. By default, many of us end up with a box spring on the floor, down in the dust bunnies and lost crumbs. Putting the mattress on the ground also eats up a lot of square footage in a cramped apartment, taking away an o...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 19:37:24 PDT
Hardwood table with laser cut inlay mrf0wler To make this table you would ideally need an array of hardwood ( 800 x 150mm) + , 2x sheets of aeroplane plywood (you choose the size of inlay), strips of hardwood for beading, bandsaw, circular saw, hand sander, tenon saw, files, wood glue, low grit sand paper, sash clamps & g-clamps, wood vice and...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:33:52 PDT
Layered Platform Bed
Layered Platform Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmacfarlane This is how to make a platform bed to go along with this Instructable's woven headboard. Building it was actually way easier than I was anticipating, and after a somewhat fretful first night (I'd never built a bed before, and was half-expecting it to collapse on me), is pretty sturdy. It's relativel...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:32:50 PDT
Create your own Y-Parametric table - More artistic furnishings!
Create your own Y-Parametric table - More artistic furnishings! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohmdaddy This is my second single sheet plywood furniture instructable! If you missed the first, the Fishbone chair, please check it out! This too I made at the Techshop! This was another instance of me scouring through the internet late at night, and saw something that caught my eye! A piece by Krystian Kwi...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:41:50 PDT
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> cchalmers My son is obsessed with fire trucks... and pirates. When it came time to think about a new bed for him, we naturally wanted to make something that would support make-believe play about both! We considered paint schemes and patterns that were more realistic, but finally decided to go with something m...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:30:43 PDT
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohmdaddy You can now DOWNLOAD THE SHOPBOT FILE from Etsy One of my first projects at the TechShop San Francisco was to use the ShopBot Alpha. It started off with me wanting to make some single sheet plywood furniture, but I had no clue where to start.. After some exhaustive internet researching, I couldn't ...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 02:15:08 PDT
Shoe Bench made with CNC Router and Laser
Shoe Bench made with CNC Router and Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogtooth Here is a shoe storage bench for an entryway.  It was cut from 3/4, 1/2 and 1/8 inch plywood with a CNC router and laser cutter. The goal of this design was a rigid, light  bench.  It must also be strong enough to stand on, and have  good ventilation properties for the shoes.  The person requesting...
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:16:37 PDT
DIY Night Stand
DIY Night Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> ray74 How to make a nice night stand. I made this night stand a few years ago for my girlfriend. I didn't take pictures while I was building this. :( I am providing you with the dimensions and over all instructions on how to build it. Thought the parts list for the wood may seem a bit crazy, once you ha...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:14:29 PST
Do-It-Yourself Oak Bar Build
Do-It-Yourself Oak Bar Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> LGProspects This all started for me as a joke to my wife. We purchased our home about six months ago and in the back of the house is a open room which has the wood stove. I figured a bar would be awesome. I started this design in my head and with some small sketches on a piece of paper and many hours of visual...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:53:16 PST
Recycled Tire Coffee Table
Recycled Tire Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> bigern00 Repurposing my used truck tire into furniture was a great way to put a durable, used item to work for another lifetime. We haven't had a coffee table for a couple of years.  My need for one and my desire to build one met up one day while I was surfing the Internet.  I read a blurp about someone who...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:45:15 PDT
How to make a Hi-Fi cabinet
How to make a Hi-Fi cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> mushroom glue This is my second instructable, and it links to the first. This instructable is about how I made a hi-fi/multimedia storage cabinet, for my gcse project. Although most people are unlikely to make an identical piece of furniature to this, the design process and some of the techneques I used may come ...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 06:38:08 PDT
Simple Rock-Solid Cantilever Desk
Simple Rock-Solid Cantilever Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o With our kids moved upstairs, my wife finally got a room of her own on the main level.  She needed a strong desk to support her sewing machine and especially two knitting machines - these things clamp to the desk and require a fair amount of force to operate!  Any work surface that isn't attached to...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:06:12 PDT
Hanging Guitar Stand
Hanging Guitar Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> cgapay I created this guitar stand as a "under $10" secret santa gift using some leftover plywood and stain.  Most of the actual cost went into the hardware. Trace and cut upright arm I used 3/4" leftover plywood for the stand.  Trace out template for upright arm & cut with jigsaw.  The front to back di...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:07:53 PST
Custom Birch Ply Furniture
Custom Birch Ply Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phantomn This is an instructable about the piece of furniture I made for my A Level design course. It took me the best part of 4 months with about 4 and a half hours a week. I think it came out well and my Dad (who i made it for) really likes it. It is made completely from birch plywood, except the hardwood ...
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:36:30 PST
Cheap drafting table made from plywood
Cheap drafting table made from plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> canuckinjapan I have wanted a drafting/drawing table for awhile, but did not want to spend a few hundred dollars on a large commercial one. I created this design to fit onto a 90 x 180 cm piece of plywood (standard size here in Japan), and it can be scaled to 4 x 8' using the included Google Sketchup 3D design fi...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 08:40:51 PST
Open chair by James Tooze Jamestooze Pdf / Printable instructions are available: here These are plans to make a relatively simple chair. It is cheap or nearly free to produce and only requires tools that are often owned by homeowners and hobbyists. It can be altered in many directions: structurally, formally and materially. The chair...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:58:09 PDT
Single Step Stairs
Single Step Stairs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pilgrim55 This project uses only one sheet of plywood.  It makes a four level step that is 32 3/4 inch tall.  I use mine for my kids (2 and 5 yr old) to get on to the trampoline, you can use yours for whatever.  Hope you enjoy! Tools and Materials Tools and Materials needed: 1 Sheet of 3/4 inch Exterier ...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 20:15:50 PDT
Wall table (mesa de pared)
Wall table (mesa de pared) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 It happens that I'm in the garage doing some little tweak, or simply ordering my stuff, and I need a table or something to support things. I can improvise a table with the aluminum ladder, but that means moving it and putting it together, then turn back around. Because of this need, and I got free a...
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Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:33:50 PDT
First Workbench
First Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mojo_JoJo Eversince I can remember I have been making stuff and it has always been a dream of mine to have my very own workshop where I can let loose my creativity with great precision and style. Towards that end I have collected several tools over the years but have always felt the need for a place to call m...
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Mon, 26 Apr 2010 01:17:00 PDT
Birch and Aluminum Desk
Birch and Aluminum Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> zwild1 This desk was designed to meet specific needs- it had to be: 1) Large enough to spread out a textbook, notebook computer, and writing notebook. 2) Durable, with legs that do not wobble or a span that bends under weight. 3) Without nooks and crannies that would fill up with knick knacks. 4) Modern, c...
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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:44:43 PST
Cheap and Easy Garage Workbench
Cheap and Easy Garage Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> omninate I recently wrapped up the construction on my new work surface / workbench in the garage at our new home. The final measurements are 12 feet long, 2 feet deep, with a slightly larger angled corner work area. There was an existing metal cabinet that I wanted to match the bench height to, so the entire...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2009 11:31:16 PDT
Collapsible Desk
Collapsible Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeanGolem When I set out for college, my dad gave me two books: Nomadic Furniture and Nomadic Furniture 2. These books by James Hennessey and Victor Papanek contain tons of great projects and commercial products that were available in the early '70s.Projects from those books and several Instructables (like th...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:38:14 PST
Four Square Chair
Four Square Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman The Four Square Chair is a made from 2" strips of 3/4", furniture-grade birch plywood; pine dowels; cast aluminum; and pool noodles. I call it the Four Square Chair because of a mathematical game I played with the design: the four planes described by the front legs, back legs, seat, and back are all...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:13:59 PDT
Corner Computer Desk Made with Pipe and Plywood
Corner Computer Desk Made with Pipe and Plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> simplifiedbuilding With some pipe, fitting, and a left over piece of plywood I made this great desk to adorn our living room corner. The Plan & Parts The plan was to use some fence pipe, some Kee Klamp fittings, and a half a piece of plywood to make a corner desk for my living room. Our house has a minimalistic...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2008 17:41:39 PST
How to Make a Table (with poster image)
How to Make a Table (with poster image) - More DIY How To Projects]]> monnot Watching Motorcycle Dairies the other day, I was reminded of the table I made last summer with Ernesto "Che" Guevara's photograph emblazoned on the center. This is a step-by-step for a stained wooden table with image on top. Enjoy. Sanding Plywood (the top of the table) Stain the Plywood (top ...
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