Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - popular Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:18:02 PST BLOX v1.01 Ikea Bed Hack (RYKENE)
Ikea Bed Hack (RYKENE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> luch I bought this bed frame a few years ago. Since then, I have always wanted to alter the bed to make it stronger and a little more sophisticated.  The revisions that I have made:     - Increased the height to approximately 20" from the top of the mattress to the floor    - Upholstered the headboard...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 06:56:46 PDT
Concrete Side Table and Stool
Concrete Side Table and Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShapeCrete Mix A concrete form tube is almost all you need to make this side stool. The finished piece is hollow and weighs about 20-25 lbs. depending on the thickness. Materials and Supplies: Rubber Gloves, Safety Glasses, Dust Mask 10" Concrete Form Tube Shelf Liner Spray Adhesive 11"x11"...
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:55:15 PDT
Mesa·Cama XX
Mesa·Cama XX - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paula Cabezon Mesa·Cama XXA partir de dos necesidades: comer y dormir, dentro de un espacio reducido en el interior de una casa rodante en remodelación, se diseña un mueble dinámico, que se adapta a ambas situaciones. Inspirado en muebles plegables que usan eficientemente el espacio, nace la Mesa-Cama XX, un di...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 07:02:30 PDT
Classroom Bookcase
Classroom Bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> knife141 My daughter is an elementary school teacher, and she recently found a bookcase in a store that would be perfect for her classroom.  Unfortunately, it cost around $400, so she asked me if I could build one for her.   She provided me with a picture of one she found on the internet, along with the roug...
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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:48:23 PDT
Surface mount touchscreen for under £60!
Surface mount touchscreen for under £60! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gadgeman87 So after using my new table/desk for a couple of weeks I decided what I needed next was a touchscreen of a decent size to make certain tasks on the computer a bit easier (and because it would look cool!).I managed to find a 19" elo touchscreen for £50 on eBay! Absolute bargain considering they're ab...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:02:40 PST
Concrete Dining Table
Concrete Dining Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> LanceBuilt I built this table in 2007, I built just one each, of the dining table, a computer table, and several coffee tables. My intention at the time was to make and sell these, I never succeeded in selling any, but I later decided to make and sell the legs.The table top is 1-inch thick steel reinforced c...
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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:15:02 PDT
Built-in Console Cabinet With a Secret Hidden Compartment
Built-in Console Cabinet With a Secret Hidden Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> hattrick2199 No matter how simple the project is, I will find a way to make it overly complicated.My niece and her husband recently purchased their first house. They commented that they would like some low, built-in cabinets to span the back wall of their living room and asked if I would be interested in buildi...
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Fri, 3 Nov 2017 19:54:56 PDT
Coffee Table (Industrial Cart)
Coffee Table (Industrial Cart) - More DIY How To Projects]]> TX_Engineer The reason for this coffee table build is for a barter trade with one of my friends. Who happens to be a local artist and hosts art shows every so often. The barter trade consists of a coffee table for a painting. After talking to my friend and getting his input on characteristics that he would like...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:20:35 PDT
Sleek Simple Chair
Sleek Simple Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> StephenCartwright I was teaching a beginning furniture class and wanted to make a project that would walk students through many of the techniques they would need to create their own designs. I came up with this chair, it is simple enough to finish and gave the student a sense of accomplishment for having finished a r...
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Tue, 30 May 2017 05:22:42 PDT
DIY Mirrored Dresser
DIY Mirrored Dresser - More DIY How To Projects]]> TamaraBerg I’ve been infatuated with these mirrored furniture pieces since they started popping up a few years ago. Fabulous in an art-deco boudoir, and equally welcome in a glitzy dining room, mirrored furniture expands and brightens a room. I’m not one to succumb to trends, and perhaps this could be a tad ...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:08:02 PST
Rustic Farmhouse style dining table
Rustic Farmhouse style dining table - More DIY How To Projects]]> LuckyGoose We just moved into our new house and we decided that the dining room would have a rustic theme. The lady wanted a farmhouse style table. I got the plans from Ana White website ( There are detailed instructions on the site, so I'll just list out th...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:23:56 PST
Natural Wood Tables
Natural Wood Tables - More DIY How To Projects]]> RetiredFinn I love woodworking, and I have been making these tables for many years. They are not hard to make, but they look gorgeous when they are done. My instructable will show you how to make your own a one of a kind table like this, without a lot of fancy tools. You only need access to either drift wood o...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 20:34:54 PST
Cardboard Couch
Cardboard Couch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate Cardboard is an amazing material: light, strong, durable, biodegradable, and cheap (or free). This Instructable looks to construct a couch made of cardboard which retains the original properties of the material while being able to hold the weight of a person or people as well as being comfortable to...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:36:57 PST
Folding Adirondack Chair
Folding Adirondack Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> plansinwood Unlike a regular Adirondack chair, where there are many different styles, most folding chairs seems to be fairly similar in the way they fold.Unfortunately, most chairs that I have seen, utilize the "flipper" behind the back support. Most of these chairs are bolted using one washer, or none, in betw...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 19:08:03 PST
Cheap & Chic Platform Bed
Cheap & Chic Platform Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessandstavro This is a quick and easy project with a gratifying and professional looking result.  With minimal carpentry skills, you can create this 'boutique hotel' bed, turning your bedroom into a chic oasis of zen.  Then, divide your mortgage payment by the number of days in the month and say to yourself, 'Wo...
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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 20:53:06 PDT
Viking Chair from 4, 2x4s
Viking Chair from 4, 2x4s - More DIY How To Projects]]> stevereiser ABOUTI've seen a few instructables on creating Viking Chairs from a single piece of wood, but wanted to look at building them from easier to manage 2x4s. Each chair is built from 4, 2"x4"x96" pine and cost around $10 each. When building these chairs if you want the chair to appear to be a single p...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 17:19:02 PDT
Big Sturdy Loft
Big Sturdy Loft - More DIY How To Projects]]> prank For my weekend project, I built a big 8'x8'x7' loft from scratch in my apartment. I'll walk you through the process, garnishing the instruction meal with appetizing quips.(and remember: Art is Wrong! What yer gonna do... So, this instructable is the epic saga of the c...
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Mon, 17 Jul 2006 08:37:16 PDT
LACK SideTable mod
LACK SideTable mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN This started out as an idea to turn an Ikea LACK Side table into a planter. But once I cut a hole in my LACK I realized there are a whole bunch of other things I could do with it.   The best thing is that if you get bored with the way it looks you can change it up to match your mood or the seasons. ...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:30:19 PST
Basic Work Table
Basic Work Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo I set out to make a simple work table for my home studio so that I could have a surface upon which to work and document projects. I tried to keep the design as simple as possible as I only have a limited arsenal of power tools, a small vehicle for transporting materials and little patience for woodw...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:53:19 PST
Turn your office chair into a simple motion simulator!
Turn your office chair into a simple motion simulator! - More DIY How To Projects]]> sharkyenergy A tutorial on how to create a simple motion simulator! Your chair will vibrate according to the content of the movie/game/music you are listening to! It's very easy and cheap! Have fun doing it!***Disclaimer*** The following is for informational purposes only, I take no responsibility for what you d...
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:23:19 PDT
DIY White Concrete Table W/ Live-Edge Maple Inlay
DIY White Concrete Table W/ Live-Edge Maple Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> Modustrial Maker If you like this Instructable, I would greatly appreciate your vote in the Box contest. (I figure that the process to build the form for the concrete is essentially just building a box, so it seems appropriate for a box contest and thinking outside the box :) )I made this table out of white glass-fi...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:23:35 PDT
Metal and Wood Table
Metal and Wood Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> philo271 Hello this instructable will go through basic steps to make a solid, large work bench or work desk for your home or business area. - Made at Techshop ( Buy materials Materials used for this work desk: Metal: 4 leg pieces - I used 2"x2" square profile steel tubing, 1/8" thick, 2...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:04:42 PDT
a Better Baby Gate
a Better Baby Gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> MadVegetarian Why lay down 50 bucks or more for a gate (that has less than a 2' opening), when you can MAKE exactly what you need for next to nothing? A trip to the garage... Project idea: The goal here is to set your gate to slide in & out of place, vertically, with little effort on your part. Parts you'll...
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Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:59:58 PST
Bookcase Bed with Hidden Storage
Bookcase Bed with Hidden Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> lmph Looking for an inexpensive but cool bed, with built-in side table and plenty of storage? Look no further. Here's an easy way to turn a bookcase into a bed. No tools required. That's right: no drill, no hammer, no nails -- just paint. What you'll need: A sturdy bookcase. Ideally, this should be at...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 01:05:08 PDT
ADA-compliant Picnic Tables
ADA-compliant Picnic Tables - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrLz I had the fortune to build these picnic tables with the Friends of Kalamani & Lydgate Park for National Make a Difference Day and Earth Day. The design is well planned and provides wheel chair seating at both ends of the table.  Anyone wishing to build a single table can use these plans and figures....
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 03:23:40 PDT
Ikea Ivar Computer Desk
Ikea Ivar Computer Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> homelabs Following re-organisation of our attic room, a desk was lost, and a replacement space for the desktop PC was needed.  As storage around the walls of the attic room was now all Ivar shelving I wanted to use Ivar shelving to provide a suitable space for the computer whilst occupying minimal space when...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:01:31 PST
DIY 2-Tier Coffee Table
DIY 2-Tier Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> rfalcon12 I had seen a coffee table at a high end furniture store and loved it, but the price was way out of my range. So I drew up a set of plans to create the table on my own. Get the plans for the table here: Buying the St...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 08:42:37 PDT
How to: Convert a dresser into a bathroom vanity
How to: Convert a dresser into a bathroom vanity - More DIY How To Projects]]> GrandmasHouseDIY A couple of years ago this dresser took many hours of my time to strip and refinish into this lovely burnt orange color. (I’ll be posting the full before and after here shortly of her but, for now, we’ll just use her here as a how to After being in storage for over a year it was time for this dress...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:29:55 PDT
Outdoor table with ice box cooler
Outdoor table with ice box cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> dezine Here's a great project you can do in a weekend using supplies that you will find at your local hardware store. This outdoor table has a built-in ice cooler to keep all your summer refreshments cold on hot, hot days. The rectangular, plastic plant containers are perfect as ice boxes for your summer r...
By: dezine

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:28:57 PDT
Comic Book Coffee Table
Comic Book Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissKitQuinn Hey all, this is my first Instructable, so please excuse my formatting, but I hope you all can find a use for old comics like I did! This is a super easy to make decorative coffee table for your living room.  Truly this process can be applied to any surface so you can trick out your dresser, desk, ...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:50:48 PST
Barreras anticaida para la cama usando PVC
Barreras anticaida para la cama usando PVC - More DIY How To Projects]]> joseemiliowk7 Barreras fáciles y baratas usando tubería de PVC. Este es el, espero, primero de muchos Instructables. Al ir buscando barreras comerciales me di cuenta de que, a parte de ser muy caras, eran muy simples. Por una barrera solo para un lado de la cama el precio oscilaba entre 25€ y 40€El material para ...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:12:29 PDT
DIY Plywood Coffee Table Made With One Sheet of Plywood - Woodworking
DIY Plywood Coffee Table Made With One Sheet of Plywood - Woodworking - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftedworkshop In this Instructable, I'll walk you through how to build a DIY plywood coffee table using a single sheet of plywood. This project was built with my two co-hosts from the Crafted Podcast while attending the Skiatook Adventure Video Woodworkers 2017 event in Skiatook, Oklahoma this past weekend. Let's...
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:55:35 PDT
Simple Door Hinges
Simple Door Hinges - More DIY How To Projects]]> Scriptone Several of my cardboard furniture designs needed swinging doors and the puppet stage as well.  Finally after a few experiments, I made three types of hinges for my furniture.  They are durable, easy to make and look great. Watch the 60 second Door Hinge movie clip now! Duct Tape Hinge The f...
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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 02:46:23 PST
Indoor Pet Barrier - Make It Yourself
Indoor Pet Barrier - Make It Yourself - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmariemart If you’re like me, you love pets, but you don’t like their hair and dirt all over the house. I wanted a solution! I looked at pet barriers in specialty pet catalogs; however, I didn’t find any tall enough to keep cats secluded to an area. Cats can climb or jump over almost anything. Since I couldn’...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:44:26 PDT
THE BED - More DIY How To Projects]]> Masterartwork The ideaBed frames are often expensive and had a bad quality. If you build up or break down one more than a few times it’s often broken. However, with this instruction the problem is solved.The idea is to build a bed without nails or screws, easy to build up and break down and it shouldn’t too use m...
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Sun, 15 May 2016 18:15:26 PDT
MORE NOMAD FURNITURE: A Folding Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wade Tarzia How to read this Instructable: (A) Read the titles of Introduction #1 and Introduction #2. (B) Choose either #1 or #2 to read in its entirety, depending on your local conditions. (C) Or read them both. (D) Proceed to step 1.INTRODUCTION # 1 FOR READERS WITH PLACES TO GO, PEOPLE TO SEE, PHONE CALLS...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2007 14:20:02 PDT
The impossible sofa bed
The impossible sofa bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> belsey Why is this sofa impossible? Because it can't be found. I had 5'6" of space available, but I wanted a sofa bed which could sleep two adults. For less than $1000. I also wanted a good looking piece of furniture, AND I wanted the bed to be comfortable. I like my friends. The paper thin mattresses and ...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:12:21 PST
State Glow Table
State Glow Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> newtimontheblock I made an epoxy resin filled end table and added a glow in the dark feature to make it really unique. You can easily customize my design with any simple shape as the focal point for your table. I am a resident of the beautiful state of North Carolina so I chose my home state shape as my focal poin...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:57:31 PST
Adirondack Rocking Chair
Adirondack Rocking Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> plansinwood My Grandpa Chair plan has become my best seller in the last few years, and my Customers have asked many times for a rocking chair plan in my Adirondack style. Since the Grandpa Chair is more upright, it seemed better as a rocker, than the original low profile chair.Most upper parts are the same, but...
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Tue, 8 Mar 2016 10:44:15 PST
How to Build a Farmhouse Table and Benches for $250 | Woodworking DIY
How to Build a Farmhouse Table and Benches for $250 | Woodworking DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftedworkshop In this Instructable, I'll show you how to build a farmhouse dining table and matching benches using construction lumber. The total cost of materials is less than $250 for the table and two benches! Let's get started.Don't miss the build video above for a lot more detail! Gather Materials & Tools ...
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:48:45 PDT
Patio Chair Re-build
Patio Chair Re-build - More DIY How To Projects]]> clydesimmons Rather than spend $37+ each, to re-sling my patio chairs, I resurfaced them with wood slats for about $11 each. Replacing The Worn Sling Weather got to my patio chair slings. A few web sites were around $37 for a single replacement sling (see links below). Or $148+ total for 4 chairs and my labo...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 10:14:03 PDT
Cardboard coffee table
Cardboard coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakeItSo After buying a few pieces of furniture, I had a number of large pieces of cardboard left over. Rather than just throwing it all in the dumpster, I decided to make a coffee table with it instead! I wanted to make it fairly sturdy, so I thought I would try forming the cardboard into triangular beams ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:47:56 PDT
IKEA Lack Infinity Table
IKEA Lack Infinity Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrCheatak Instructables are actually full of infinity tables and mirrors of all kinds and shapes, but I think IKEA Lack table is the most convenient as it's widely spread, cheap and a pretty popular coffee table. Materials To make this table you will need:— IKEA Lack table – I bought it for about 7$— Mirro...
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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:21:03 PST
Dining Table Made from a Reclaimed Door
Dining Table Made from a Reclaimed Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> Julien Thibeault This table was design to fit in a small space – my 500 square feet loft. I was looking for a light looking table that can accommodate up to 6 persons. As I often do, I used recycled materials to build this dining set. The table is made from an old bungalow door and the chairs were found in a yard sa...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 05:37:59 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
Make a shadow box
Make a shadow box - More DIY How To Projects]]> dezine You can use a shadow box to display your favourite decor accessories. To make a shadow box all you need are some pieces of pine or board and moulding for the front. My shadow box has a piece of glass to the front to make it more of a display box, rather than just a shelf.If you prefer to have an arr...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:03:09 PDT
Flexy Rack (with MDF staining tips)
Flexy Rack (with MDF staining tips) - More DIY How To Projects]]> wsgspeed I was looking into buying a rack for a new audio system I'm putting together for my home office, but the cost of 'audiophile' racks made me choke. I was looking for a nice looking, decent rack without breaking the bank, and decided to build one. My total cost to build was probably about $250. If you...
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Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:31:24 PST
Perfect size DIY polish shelf
Perfect size DIY polish shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> varilaszlo The making of this polish shelf is easy and cheap.Needed:wood sawtape measurecaliperdrill20x40mm lath20x50 L shape lathwood gluesteel platebolts Side laths 1. do some measure marking then cut the size of the side laths.2. mark a radius, then cut it and rasping it. Mark the grooves for the L lat...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:45:33 PDT
Heavy Duty Porch Swing
Heavy Duty Porch Swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> dragonvpm When I first saw my house, I fell in love with the front porch that runs along the entire front side. It's huge (about 8' x 35') and the perfect spot for a porch swing. However, I'm a hair under 6'2 and I used to play rugby so I am most assuredly not petite or dainty. When I tried to find a nice sw...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008 16:29:41 PDT
Fire Pit Coffee Table
Fire Pit Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble I fell in love with the concept of having a little gas space heater on my screened in porch. I looked around and noticed a lot of different styles and shapes. But none quite fit my level of DIYness. So, I do the only logical thing. See how they built theirs, copy and paste. I hope that you can ...
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Sat, 20 May 2017 13:39:24 PDT