Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - woodworking - popular Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:09:58 PST BLOX v1.01 Media Cabinet with Shutters
Media Cabinet with Shutters - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee I made this media cabinet for a client a while back and really enjoyed the process. I think the timeless, traditional design can fit in to most homes. This was a fairly complex project in some areas, but it was well worth it and if you're on this site, I think you could do it, too.Similar designs ca...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:58:46 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
Beautiful Inexpensive Rustic Coffee Table
Beautiful Inexpensive Rustic Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Moneer81 Hello fellow makers and DIYers,This is a simple yet beautiful project that can add a lot of character and charm to any living room. This rustic style is very popular now and luckily, if you are a beginner like me, it is not very hard to make things look rough or rustic! This is my first foray into f...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:46:41 PST
d2k loft bed
d2k loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> ddkto Our family recently grew from 4 people to 5, and that meant the kids had to play musical beds. The new baby got the crib, her big brother moved up to his big sister's bed, and therefore big sister needed a brand new bed! We decided on a loft bed, since the older two now share a room, but we weren't ...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:40:49 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
How to build a kid's loft bed
How to build a kid's loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> MyFixitUpLife Building a loft bed for my daughter was one of my favorite DIY projects. And it was something she, me and Theresa got to make and enjoy together. She’s 13 now. Things have changed. But I love this project so I’m glad I get to share it with you.I also like that this project—by nature it has an expira...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:31:07 PST
Tension Series - Floating Bed
Tension Series - Floating Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> barclay5426 Not being a fan of mass produced Ikea furniture boringness, I decided I was going to make myself a bed frame. And if I'm going to design and make something myself, I'll do my best to make it something unique and interesting!I set out to design a bed frame that gave the illusion it was floating, to ...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:18:35 PST
DIY Butcher Block Kitchen Island
DIY Butcher Block Kitchen Island - More DIY How To Projects]]> nwashuta Some friends of mine just moved into a new apartment and I wanted to make something for them as a housewarming present. Their new kitchen is small and they don't have much counter space for food prep, so I decided to make them a kitchen island. I looked around online for plans, but it quickly became...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:56:05 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
Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table
Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zorn Industries A collection of some of the functional Nintendo controller coffee tables I have built. All tables were built by hand without any CNC machinery. Prototyping the MDF painted version I drew up the table in AutoCAD at x10 scale from the original. The first prototype was made out of MDF. I used 3/4 ...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:31:38 PST
Trestle table with floating arched stretcher
Trestle table with floating arched stretcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> timbarnes This is a dining room table that I just finished for our family in time for the holidays. It is made of walnut and maple, which are my favorite types of wood for furniture. The legs are walnut, the stretcher is maple, and table top is maple with a walnut inlay.I modeled the table using Autocad and I...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:34 PST
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
Console Gaming Shelf
Console Gaming Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeyfids For all of us gamers we understand that organization and display can be a bit of a handful at times. Achieving the ultimate display/collection is an ongoing battle.My goal was to create a console gaming shelf that displays my favourite and most used consoles, with LED lights!To begin, you must draw ...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:59:40 PDT
Multi-purpose Entertainment unit
Multi-purpose Entertainment unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> domenic3 1. I emailed my cutting list to the supplier and using a table saw they cut it to the precise measurements. I dry fitted my unit.4. I then transported my wood to school and gave it a light sanding. Using 120 grit sandpaper I lightly sanded the plywood.5. I joined the veneer using painters tape to c...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:29:48 PDT
Scrap Wood Wine Glass Rack
Scrap Wood Wine Glass Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON This is a handsome wine glass rack made from scrap wood and wooden dowels. It takes about an hour to make using only a few hand tools. Tools & Materials Tools: Circular sawHand drill7/16" drill bit + countersink bitPalm sanderTape measure, straight edge, & pencilMaterials: Scrap wood (I use...

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:03:49 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
Shoe Shelf
Shoe Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> eu4euh This is a short instructable about this shoe shelf I put together. First , let me say I got this idea from another Instructable. admired the original idea and wanted to build one myself because my family has a large pile of shoes at the front ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:56:38 PDT
The Two-Weekend Table
The Two-Weekend Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> shurly My husband and I invited friends over for dinner and decided to build a table for the occasion. The invitation was set for two weeks from the day we bought the wood. Designing the Table We used Rhino to design the table and determine the quantity of wood needed. All the pieces were then laid out...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:27:19 PDT
Nested Cube Butcher Block Tables
Nested Cube Butcher Block Tables - More DIY How To Projects]]> adamwatters I made these dancing* nested cube tables mostly to practice MIG welding and powder coating. The larger table measures about 22" x 22" x 22".Continue on to see how they were made. Next step - screenshots of my design.* Thanks to SelkeyMoonbeam for the helpful instructable on embedding images...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:28:14 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
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
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
How to Build a Stool from One 2x4 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 - 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
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
Salvaged Heart Pine Bench
Salvaged Heart Pine Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> jay_atl After reconfiguring/removing a wall in our hundred-year-old house, I was left with some long heart pine 2x4s. Time to build a bench. The original inspiration and building method came from an instructable from wholman Rough mill the 2x4s First, o...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:12:33 PST
KITCHEN ISLAND / WINE RACK - More DIY How To Projects]]> mejones Need more counter space in your kitchen?  How about storage for wine or other kitchen items?  If you are handy with woodworking tools, have the right tools for the job, and a have a free weekend you can add this island / table to your kitchen as well. Gather tools and Wood Tools needed for this b...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 20:57:44 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
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
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
Build a Tool-Stand from an Old File Cabinet
Build a Tool-Stand from an Old File Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn Our Hacker space The Rabbit Hole needed a stand for our new CarveWright CNC machine. (Search on for Craftsman Bench Top Tool Stand and you'll find stands (without drawers or even a top) priced between $45 and $165). As luck would have it, an old 4 drawer filing cabinet was standing out on ...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 10:41:40 PDT
Restoring A Vintage Steamer Trunk
Restoring A Vintage Steamer Trunk - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer Trunk restoration is a combination of wood working, metal craft and leather work, so it helps to have some experience in all three fields. The hardest part of the entire project is in the preparation of the piece. Removing the old material covering (if it has one), stripping the paper lining and rem...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:32:56 PDT
Giraffe table
Giraffe table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge Fun animal table witch looks a lot more expensive and complicated than it really is. You don't need very experienced woodworking qualities. If you can handle an electric jig saw you can do this! Looks great in an ethnic styled room, an Africa theme or  a child's room with jungle theme.  And I an sur...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 07:49:58 PDT
Jewelry Armoire
Jewelry Armoire - More DIY How To Projects]]> LMO This instructable describes a jewelry armoire/cabinet I made for my wife. It has 12 drawers (7 small, 5 large) with felt lined compartments, ring rolls, and 2 side doors with hooks for 36 necklaces. The final dimensions are 43" tall, 18" wide, and 12" deep.I had a lot of fun making this armoire an...

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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:53:03 PST
Pantry Cabinet
Pantry Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> falk The second photo above shows a classic California cooler. This is a kitchen cabinet which is ventilated to the outside to allow cool air to act as a poor man's refrigerator. They fell into disuse with the invention of the refrigerator, but a few years ago, I cleaned mine up and put it back into serv...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:23:39 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
loft bed
loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robyntheslug build a sturdy loft bed from scrap lumber for less than 20 dollars. Acquire lumber! I needed a bed on the cheap, and since my rented room has no closet I needed a way to hang up my clothes. Solution: loft bed! I found 2x4s for free at my dad's work. They were going to toss them. Glad I got t...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2005 12:33:22 PDT
$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
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 Build a Cafe-Wall Illusion Coffee Table
How to Build a Cafe-Wall Illusion Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> HarnessedDevilry I wanted to see what I could pull off in the way of illusions, with fairly simple carpentry techniques. After some research, I settled on the cafe-wall illusion. With a repeating pattern of light and dark squares (yes, they are squares- all angles are 90 degrees), the illusion of bending appears. I...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2011 21:25:35 PST
Skateboard Table
Skateboard Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> wilgubeast For those of you who were told not to skate in the house as a child, here's a lazy susan coffee table that rotates on skateboard wheels. Think of the possibilities: Play board games where nobody has to look at the board upside-down. Bring the remote within reach without getting up from the couch. E...
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:19:05 PDT
Lifeguard Chair from Recycled Lumber
Lifeguard Chair from Recycled Lumber - More DIY How To Projects]]> crosendahl The inspiration for this chair came from seeing one on a pier at Lake Tahoe. It’s big – seating two pretty comfortably – and tall, affording a nice view along with protection from cannonballs and wet dogs. This one is made from lumber recycled from a redwood deck we ripped out. The weathering, stai...
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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:04:03 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
Shoji Screen Closet Doors
Shoji Screen Closet Doors - More DIY How To Projects]]> jwilliamsen I wanted to replace my closet doors with something that fits more closely with the furniture I build and the renovations I've been doing on my house.  I've always hated bypass doors on closets - they make a closet seem dark and cramped,  they're a pain to use, and it always seems that what you want ...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:19 PDT