Instructables: exploring - workshop - carpentry http://www.instructables.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:40:59 PST BLOX v1.01 Pixel Art Chopping Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Art-Chopping-Boards/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:55:52 PST
Restoring a damaged table edge http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-damaged-table-edge/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
Simple Tiny House Loft Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tiny-House-Loft-Ladder/
Simple Tiny House Loft Ladder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/859O/HZJOT47X/FLF859OHZJOT47X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/859O/HZJOT47X/FLF859OHZJOT47X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/859O/HZJOT47X/FLF859OHZJOT47X.SMALL.jpg munkey906 My folks recently built themselves a tiny house on their property for guests with a loft to maximize their 240 sq. ft of space. But, in the mix of things they hadn't gotten themselves any stairs to the loft yet. Sadly when I came to visit I was unable to sleep up in the loft. But that was quickly...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:14:24 PDT
The Pallet Playhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Pallet-Playhouse/
The Pallet Playhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/Z0SG/HZJO7MCR/FUVZ0SGHZJO7MCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/Z0SG/HZJO7MCR/FUVZ0SGHZJO7MCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/Z0SG/HZJO7MCR/FUVZ0SGHZJO7MCR.SMALL.jpg nemesis5500 I made a Playhouse from Pallets and stud work battens.i decided to make something with all these pallets i had in my work yard that were unusable to us, they were almost brand new and quite decent thick strong timber with good size boards. i started to bring them home bit by bit and after 2 weeks i ...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:53:32 PDT
Deku Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Deku-Shield/
Deku Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/LZTV/HX1WEMYX/FFBLZTVHX1WEMYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/LZTV/HX1WEMYX/FFBLZTVHX1WEMYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/LZTV/HX1WEMYX/FFBLZTVHX1WEMYX.SMALL.jpg Mike0924 One of the three shields from Legends of Zelda Ocarina of Time, this was a project I decided to do after my nephew went crazy over a basic shield I made for him. So I need this one becuase he likes to battle with me...he can defend himself better than me now which is unacceptable. Get the plywoo...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:14:14 PDT
Woodworking With Children How To: Fox and Sheep playing board http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworking-With-Children-How-To-Fox-and-Sheep-pla/
Woodworking With Children How To: Fox and Sheep playing board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/C24X/HV2AJIYW/FX5C24XHV2AJIYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/C24X/HV2AJIYW/FX5C24XHV2AJIYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/C24X/HV2AJIYW/FX5C24XHV2AJIYW.SMALL.jpg FlorisBooks Small speedy projects are perfect when you want to get started and practise your woodworking skills; they're also excellent if you're working with a very young carpenter. That's why we've chosen this fun game to start with - it's quick and simple to make. No special carpentry skills are needed to ma...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 04:15:17 PDT
Lovable Wooden Picture Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Lovable-Wooden-Picture-Puzzle/
Lovable Wooden Picture Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/4E81/HUK2CHXE/FG34E81HUK2CHXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/4E81/HUK2CHXE/FG34E81HUK2CHXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/4E81/HUK2CHXE/FG34E81HUK2CHXE.SMALL.jpg NoahCook Using a scroll saw you can easily make wooden puzzles. These are great gifts to give away.. They can be personalized in many ways.  Hope you have a fun time doing this. It is quick and easy! What you will need: You'll need: 1.) A Scroll saw. 2.) A photo. (Preferably 4" by 6") 3.) A piece of ...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:27:58 PDT
How to Read a Speed Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Speed-Square/
How to Read a Speed Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SMALL.jpg dcarter23  The aim of this tutorial is to provide an understanding of how to read two main scales on a speed square.  A speed square is a tool that just about every carpenter will have in her bag. It can be used to make lines perpendicular (square) to a board's edge. And it can be used to mark any angle (bet...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:25:05 PDT
Planter box from surplus timber http://www.instructables.com/id/Planter-box-from-surplus-timber/
Planter box from surplus timber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/3X5Q/HSVGIJR9/FUZ3X5QHSVGIJR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/3X5Q/HSVGIJR9/FUZ3X5QHSVGIJR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/3X5Q/HSVGIJR9/FUZ3X5QHSVGIJR9.SMALL.jpg belpeor I've never done any carpentry on my own before, so please be gentle! We recently bought a house that ended up needing quite a bit of work. We're lucky to have some very talented people in our group of friends so most of our renovations were done during days off with myself off-siding whoever was wor...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:17:18 PDT
A Desktop Bag Toss: Build it with Few Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Desktop-Bag-Toss-Build-it-with-Few-Tools/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/MOJB/HLZRXPTY/FGNMOJBHLZRXPTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/MOJB/HLZRXPTY/FGNMOJBHLZRXPTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/MOJB/HLZRXPTY/FGNMOJBHLZRXPTY.SMALL.jpg Adeldor Known by a variety of names - baggo, cornhole, corn toss, etc. - the game's platform dimensions are normally 2 feet by 4 feet. At 11 inches by 7½ inches, this miniature indoor version is designed to sit on a desktop or table. It's well sized for a typical office cube. Videos giving a blow-by-blow a...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:25:51 PDT
Custom Crown Molding http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Crown-Molding/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/L0I1/HLBR5IVN/FYHL0I1HLBR5IVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/L0I1/HLBR5IVN/FYHL0I1HLBR5IVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/L0I1/HLBR5IVN/FYHL0I1HLBR5IVN.SMALL.jpg earlcibiades 1) Choose wood that's no longer wet so that it will remain stable once installed.  If painting the wood, it need not be expensive wood.  The trim-work in the pictures here includes a combination of pine and MDF.  (Although MDF is cheap and paints nicely, it makes a huge mess and is hazardous unless ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:05:57 PDT
Custom Armoire http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Armoire/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/8SEY/HLBR5IQM/F0E8SEYHLBR5IQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/8SEY/HLBR5IQM/F0E8SEYHLBR5IQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/8SEY/HLBR5IQM/F0E8SEYHLBR5IQM.SMALL.jpg earlcibiades 1) Draw out the design, including all measurements, and start by building a basic box out of plywood. 2) Add shelves, then add solid wood face-frame to cover the exposed plywood edges. 4) Add base molding to the bottom of box and crown molding to the top. 5) Build and hang doors. 6) Sand and paint. ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 22:51:01 PDT
Rifle Cleaning Stand from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Rifle-Cleaning-Stand-from-Scrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/NSLX/HL94E4JF/FIBNSLXHL94E4JF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/NSLX/HL94E4JF/FIBNSLXHL94E4JF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/NSLX/HL94E4JF/FIBNSLXHL94E4JF.SMALL.jpg earlcibiades 1) Consider dimensions that will work with multiple rifles, if applicable. 2) Cut notches for butt and stock/barrel such that the rifle ends up roughly level. 3) Foam/rubber can be wedged in the notches, under the butt and barrel, to keep the gun secure (instead of adding a vice mechanism). 4) Cut a...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:27:19 PDT
Hidden room under the stairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-room-under-the-stairs/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:37:32 PDT
Making a shelf out of a single board - my first project in the Techshop woodshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-shelf-out-of-a-single-board-my-first-pr/
Making a shelf out of a single board - my first project in the Techshop woodshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SMALL.jpg MikeCicc After I'd taken the basic safety course for the Techshop woodshop in SF, I was ready to knock out some basic projects to get some practice on the tools before trying anything more complicated.  My first project was making this simple shelf out of a 7-foot board.  Making a shelf can be a good first p...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 12:04:17 PDT
Checking a Square Before You Buy http://www.instructables.com/id/Checking-a-Square-Before-You-Buy/
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:19:54 PDT
Low Cost Tool Cupboard - repurposed particleboard/chipboard pallets. Cheap & Cheerfull Woodwork Project. Armoire a outils http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Tool-Cupboard-repurposed-particleboard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6P91/H7URAZN7/FPW6P91H7URAZN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6P91/H7URAZN7/FPW6P91H7URAZN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6P91/H7URAZN7/FPW6P91H7URAZN7.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic Repurposing low end chipboard/particleboard pallets to make a handy tool cupboard for use in a well-ventilated workshop. Not materials I usually work with but 4 turned up recently at my suppliers and I had just the job to fit them. Also included, how to repurpose a set of door hinges to make a stapl...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 05:04:53 PDT
Big Green Egg BBQ Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Green-Egg-BBQ-Table/
Big Green Egg BBQ Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/3ALV/H672MS7O/FCS3ALVH672MS7O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/3ALV/H672MS7O/FCS3ALVH672MS7O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/3ALV/H672MS7O/FCS3ALVH672MS7O.SMALL.jpg Anderson Pooper I got the idea for this BGE table from the Naked Whiz.  I modified his plans, but check out his site for the original.   http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramic.htm Prices for ceramic cookers have dropped a bit this summer.  If you're in the market for one, shop around and find the right one.  The one thin...
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 08:10:05 PDT
Repairing Split Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Split-Wood/
Repairing Split Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/NPN7/H6DWVFPS/FYBNPN7H6DWVFPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/NPN7/H6DWVFPS/FYBNPN7H6DWVFPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/NPN7/H6DWVFPS/FYBNPN7H6DWVFPS.SMALL.jpg Scotttland In an otherwise attractive piece of wood, an unsightly split or crack can run deep like family turmoil.  Most wood fillers are intended to be little more than aesthetic solutions.  Even the hardiest fillers are intended to withstand compressive forces but not sheer stress.  Here I will demonstrate m...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:38:28 PDT
Little Free Library http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Free-Library/
Little Free Library - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/HPPI/H5E9QCD5/FDAHPPIH5E9QCD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/HPPI/H5E9QCD5/FDAHPPIH5E9QCD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/HPPI/H5E9QCD5/FDAHPPIH5E9QCD5.SMALL.jpg alanwbaker Join the Little Free Library movement by building your own.  Thousands of people have already done so.  Here's an article in our local newspaper about this one.  The size can be anything from a cubic foot up, so there's lots of flexibility in design and materials. The Little Free Library web s...
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Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:17:37 PDT
How To Add a Steel Coupling to a Hand Rail http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Add-a-Steel-Coupling-to-a-Hand-Rail/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/2KMO/H401V0ZT/FPA2KMOH401V0ZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/2KMO/H401V0ZT/FPA2KMOH401V0ZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/2KMO/H401V0ZT/FPA2KMOH401V0ZT.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Apparently... Shipping an 11' hand rail is VERY expensive. So when Scott Shaeffer of San Juan Carpentry was faced with the challenge to save his customer hundreds of dollars, he cut his piece of work in half! Then put it all back together again with a stylish steel coupling. Give it a try!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:53:55 PDT
How To Make a Puzzle Cut Shelf with Scott Shaeffer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Puzzle-Cut-Shelf-with-Scott-Shaeffer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SC9K/H3Z3U9VN/FCISC9KH3Z3U9VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SC9K/H3Z3U9VN/FCISC9KH3Z3U9VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SC9K/H3Z3U9VN/FCISC9KH3Z3U9VN.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Scott of San Juan Carpentry shows you (in a time-lapsed video) how to make a "puzzle cut" shelf. This technique is rarely seen in the log furniture market so after you learn how to do it, don't tell anyone else!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:44:22 PDT
How to Make a Metal Table Top with Scott Shaeffer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Metal-Table-Top-with-Scott-Shaeffer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XEKV/H3Z3C8MV/FDAXEKVH3Z3C8MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XEKV/H3Z3C8MV/FDAXEKVH3Z3C8MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XEKV/H3Z3C8MV/FDAXEKVH3Z3C8MV.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Scott Shaeffer of San Juan Carpentry shows you step by step how to turn a piece of scrap metal into a beautiful table top for your next table creation!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:36:57 PDT
Easy zero clearance throatplate for any table saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-zero-clearance-throatplate-for-any-table-saw/
Easy zero clearance throatplate for any table saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/1APX/H2WEO0GL/FQC1APXH2WEO0GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/1APX/H2WEO0GL/FQC1APXH2WEO0GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/1APX/H2WEO0GL/FQC1APXH2WEO0GL.SMALL.jpg jerryjaksha Tablesaws come with throat plate blade slots that are too wide for safe cuts on narrow boards. Many aluminum saws and Sears saws come with thin throat plates that are difficult to duplicate with a zero clearance slot. By  epoxying a piece of masonite under your throat plate, and adding a filler st...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:28:11 PDT
About the FLIP Bench! http://www.instructables.com/id/About-the-FLIP-Bench/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/3SPO/GZ6I5U5S/F013SPOGZ6I5U5S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/3SPO/GZ6I5U5S/F013SPOGZ6I5U5S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/3SPO/GZ6I5U5S/F013SPOGZ6I5U5S.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry By popular demand, I have made a video about the flip bench I use in my other videos. I didn't build a new one so I hope this is enough information to answer some questions!
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:37:04 PST
How To Trouble Shoot Electrical Problem http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Trouble-Shoot-Electrical-Problem/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/G1CA/GV8UU4A3/FVDG1CAGV8UU4A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/G1CA/GV8UU4A3/FVDG1CAGV8UU4A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/G1CA/GV8UU4A3/FVDG1CAGV8UU4A3.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry I'll show you how to trouble shoot an electrical problem with my jointer! Oh no! But don't worry, we fix it. And we learn a thing or two about electrical stuff like motors and switches!
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:51:02 PST
How To Glue Up A Wood Table Top http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Glue-Up-A-Wood-Table-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/H348/GV8SCU4I/FI5H348GV8SCU4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/H348/GV8SCU4I/FI5H348GV8SCU4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/H348/GV8SCU4I/FI5H348GV8SCU4I.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry I'll show you how to glue up a table top using 2" aspen boards that still have the natural edge. Then we'll use that table top to make bar stool seats!
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:01:31 PST
How To Make A Common Rafter For Any Width Structure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Common-Rafter-For-Any-Width-Structur/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 17:04:14 PDT
Nomadic Life 2: Mediacase http://www.instructables.com/id/Nomadic-Bookcase-2-Mediacase/
Nomadic Life 2: Mediacase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8LZI/GQZJNPJU/FSK8LZIGQZJNPJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8LZI/GQZJNPJU/FSK8LZIGQZJNPJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8LZI/GQZJNPJU/FSK8LZIGQZJNPJU.SMALL.jpg zachsoniasummers Disclaimer: I am not a professional/certified carpenter of any sort and by no means an authority on carpentry. This tutorial is the documentation of a perpetual amateur taking a stab at yet another craft. Therefore, whatever I state here is just an opinion on way method of constructing a bookcase ba...
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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:43:36 PDT
How to make a Cutting Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cutting-Gauge/
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Mon, 30 May 2011 16:18:45 PDT
Nomadic Life 1: Bookcase (Trial & Error) http://www.instructables.com/id/Nomad-Bookcase-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/I541/GM4N16MX/FWVI541GM4N16MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/I541/GM4N16MX/FWVI541GM4N16MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/I541/GM4N16MX/FWVI541GM4N16MX.SMALL.jpg zachsoniasummers I just finished the Nomadic bookcase prototype I've been working on and I have to say I'm quite pleased. After construction, I then moved it into its final destination, where I then performed a load test on it (Fig C): The heaviest books are on the bottom (1), while thinning out to the lightest boo...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:20:21 PDT
Easy Cardboard Shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cardboard-Shelves/
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:04:47 PST
Cardboard book shelves, like a carpenter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-book-shelves-like-a-carpenter/
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:47:33 PST
How to Draw Large Curves http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-Large-Curves/
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Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:21:31 PST
Cheap, easy, low-waste trestle table plans http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-trestle-table/
Cheap, easy, low-waste trestle table plans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/A16P/GI0TG101/FROA16PGI0TG101.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/A16P/GI0TG101/FROA16PGI0TG101.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/A16P/GI0TG101/FROA16PGI0TG101.SMALL.jpg aeray Build an attractive trestle table for about $100.00, in an hour and a half, using common materials, and minimum number of tools. It is suitable for dining or as a work table. It can can be set up or taken apart in a minute or two, using no tools, and stores compactly. There are several holes to dr...
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Fri, 24 Dec 2010 14:06:29 PST
Cheap, easy, low-waste bookshelf plans http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-bookshelves/
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Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:15:19 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Flip-Flop Paper Weight / Notepad Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Wooden-Flip-Flop-Paper-Weight-Post/
How To Make A Wooden Flip-Flop Paper Weight / Notepad Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/HVDK/GERP5GER/FF5HVDKGERP5GER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/HVDK/GERP5GER/FF5HVDKGERP5GER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/HVDK/GERP5GER/FF5HVDKGERP5GER.SMALL.jpg shifu This instructable covers how to make an easily replicated wooden flip-flop paper weight / post-it note holder. They make great gifts for friends and cute desk ornaments.  Show off your woodworking skills by making one yourself :] Difficulty: Beginning - Intermediate A good project to gain experie...
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 09:48:17 PDT
Hand-Made, Split Wood Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Made-Split-Wood-Table/
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Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:39:21 PDT
The Nuts n Bolts of Building a Room Divider http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nuts-n-Bolts-of-Building-a-Room-Divider/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/I7Y1/G6MPCSYZ/FJOI7Y1G6MPCSYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/I7Y1/G6MPCSYZ/FJOI7Y1G6MPCSYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/I7Y1/G6MPCSYZ/FJOI7Y1G6MPCSYZ.SMALL.jpg storyteller The Nuts n Bolts of building a room divider
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Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:50:37 PDT
How To Build a Solid Timber Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Solid-Timber-Floor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/I7Y1/G6MPCSYZ/FJOI7Y1G6MPCSYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/I7Y1/G6MPCSYZ/FJOI7Y1G6MPCSYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/I7Y1/G6MPCSYZ/FJOI7Y1G6MPCSYZ.SMALL.jpg storyteller The Nuts n Bolts of laying a solid timber floor
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Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:41:19 PDT
An Ozarks Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Ozarks-Bridge/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:30:36 PST
Outdoor Trestle Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Trestle-Table/
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Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:44:55 PDT
Wooden Ratchet Noise Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Ratchet-Noise-Maker/
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Thu, 7 May 2009 21:14:37 PDT
Making a Square Square http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Square-Square/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:35:40 PST
Rough Banner Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Rough-Banner-Stand/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2008 15:51:35 PDT
Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-platform-bed/
Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed plans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/5LG0/FGF7REER/FCU5LG0FGF7REER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/5LG0/FGF7REER/FCU5LG0FGF7REER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/5LG0/FGF7REER/FCU5LG0FGF7REER.SMALL.jpg aeray Build a queen size platform bed on the cheap, with storage space underneath, for less than $30, in about an hour, and learn some basic carpentry skills in the process. Please read the "design objective" below.For similarly easy shelving plans, see: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-wast...
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Mon, 19 May 2008 13:37:39 PDT
Make acoustic panels for your recording studio or home theater http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-accoustic-panels-for-your-recording-studio-or/
Make acoustic panels for your recording studio or home theater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/49V7/FB11KYGB/FMJ49V7FB11KYGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/49V7/FB11KYGB/FMJ49V7FB11KYGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/49V7/FB11KYGB/FMJ49V7FB11KYGB.SMALL.jpg bwyan Acoustic treatments are often used to help improve the acoustics of a room by taming "flutter echoes," "room modes," and other problems which arise from a room's dimensions and construction. Although a variety of treatments are available for commercial use, they tend to be quite expensive. After som...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2008 09:39:57 PST
How to build a deck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-deck/
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Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:24:58 PST
Good n' Easy Drafting / Design Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Good-n-Easy-Drafting--Design-Table/
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Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:08:01 PDT
Some Basic Woodwork Skills http://www.instructables.com/id/Some-Basic-Woodwork-Skills/
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Sat, 26 May 2007 15:37:56 PDT