Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - woodworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:29:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 CAF - the coffee table that moves with you http://www.instructables.com/id/CAF-the-coffee-table-that-moves-with-you/
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 18:36:07 PDT
How to Build a Stool from One 2x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Stool-from-One-2x4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/TZF7/HTNO6RX3/FEWTZF7HTNO6RX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/TZF7/HTNO6RX3/FEWTZF7HTNO6RX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/TZF7/HTNO6RX3/FEWTZF7HTNO6RX3.SMALL.jpg xbremer The following is a basic overview of how to build a three-legged stool from one eight-foot 2x4. This design pushes efficiency of material. Interestingly, the stools produced from one 2x4 tend to take on a character that is a caricature of the initial features that define the design... For instance, ...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 01:12:55 PDT
PENNY TABLE http://www.instructables.com/id/PENNY-TABLE/
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:35:47 PDT
Piano Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Piano-Coffee-Table/
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:12:45 PDT
Plyboo California Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Plyboo-California-Desk/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:17:16 PDT
Salvaged Heart Pine Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaged-Heart-Pine-Bench/
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:12:33 PST
KITCHEN ISLAND / WINE RACK http://www.instructables.com/id/KITCHEN-ISLAND-WINE-RACK/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 20:57:44 PST
iPhone-Controlled Entertainment Center http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Controlled-Entertainment-Center/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:19:15 PST
DIY Secret Counter Chair! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Secret-Counter-Chair/
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:48:48 PST
Homemade Wood Lectern Podium http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Wood-Lectern-Podium-for-a-Teacher-in-a-cl/
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:40:29 PDT
Build a Tool-Stand from an Old File Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Tool-Stand-from-an-Old-File-Cabinet/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 10:41:40 PDT
Restoring A Vintage Steamer Trunk http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-A-Vintage-Steamer-Trunk/
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:32:56 PDT
Giraffe table http://www.instructables.com/id/Giraffe-table/
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 07:49:58 PDT
Jewelry Armoire http://www.instructables.com/id/Jewelry-Armoire/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:53:03 PST
Pantry Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Pantry-Cabinet/
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:23:39 PST
Do-It-Yourself Oak Bar Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-It-Yourself-Oak-Bar-Build/
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:53:16 PST
loft bed http://www.instructables.com/id/loft-bed/
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Wed, 21 Sep 2005 12:33:22 PDT
$12 Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Desk/
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:39:01 PST
Recycled Tire Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Tire-Coffee-Table/
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:45:15 PDT
How to Build a Cafe-Wall Illusion Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Cafe-Wall-Illusion-Coffee-Table/
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Mon, 7 Nov 2011 21:25:35 PST
Skateboard Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Skateboard-Table/
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:19:05 PDT
Lifeguard Chair from Recycled Lumber http://www.instructables.com/id/Lifeguard-Chair-from-Recycled-Lumber/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:04:03 PDT
Single Step Stairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Step-Stairs/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 20:15:50 PDT
Shoji Screen Closet Doors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shoji-Screen-Closet-Doors/
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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:19 PDT