Instructables: exploring - workshop - chair - featured Mon, 2 May 2016 20:37:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Folding Chair with a Twist
Folding Chair with a Twist - More DIY How To Projects]]> Speakeasy2358 This is a neat chair that folds entirely flat, into what looks like a piece of plywood, only to become a really unique chair. The way it casts shadows often makes its structure hard to figure out and somewhat intriguing, and we really liked that. Also, it kind of looks like a modern art piece or som...
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Sun, 1 May 2016 20:24:40 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
Flat-Pack Wooden Chairs
Flat-Pack Wooden Chairs - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster These chairs are my heavy-duty version of the classic 2-piece wooden beach chair (or "camp" chair). They are comfortable to sit in and are rock solid. They hold my 250 pounds without a creak! The best part is that they pack away tidily with the seat section nesting into the back section for storage ...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:26:00 PDT
The Simple Bar Stool
The Simple Bar Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> darthwolf As it usually goes in life, once you move into a new kitchen a need for a bar stool arises. So wife wanted to buy one but a cheapskate that I am, I told her that I'd build one that was cheaper and more sturdy. She agreed to go along but had a condition that if needed to be easy to dismantle and put ...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:18:58 PDT
Cheap and Sturdy Armchair Made Out of Cardboard That You Can Customize
Cheap and Sturdy Armchair Made Out of Cardboard That You Can Customize - More DIY How To Projects]]> The NerdyN Hello, fellow instructable users!My first project (with some of my friends) is a cheap and sturdy armchair made out of cardboard, tape, hot glue, and wood.I know it may sound uncomfortable, overwhelming and unstable, but it's undeniably comfy (compared to wooden chairs), it holds up to 250 lbs (we t...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 23:45:38 PDT
Chair Seat Cover
Chair Seat Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> katvanlew I have a very old chair that belonged to my Great-Grandmother. I've been wanting to recover the seat for awhile. It has an old, tattered needlepoint seat cover. This was not the original cover, when I removed this I discovered 3 more layers beneath it. This project only took a couple of hours to do ...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:05:19 PDT
Adirondack Beach Chair w/ 2 Positions
Adirondack Beach Chair w/ 2 Positions - More DIY How To Projects]]> Midnight-Maker I have always wanted to make my own camping chairs. I started out with a Kentucky Stick Chair, which was cheap to build and surprisingly comfortable, but not very elegant. After years of searching, I found the answer in these two-piece beach chairs in the classic Adirondack style. I purchased the...
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Sat, 5 Mar 2016 20:33:54 PST
Fleishman Furniture
Fleishman Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> biggreenbrother I've been fascinated by Gregg Fleishman's CNC chairs for years: such a clever idea, to carve from a single sheet of plywood a fully functional chair, with effective cushioning and back support, not to mention tremendous style. Having gotten some ShopBot training, and in search of a project to make u...
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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:51:32 PST
Refinishing/reupholstering a hand tied spring rocking chair
Refinishing/reupholstering a hand tied spring rocking chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> Marbie25 Let me preface this entire thing with:I have never, ever refinished or reupholstered anything.There, I said it. Now let's move on.I eyed a dingy, lumpy-seated rocking chair at my local Goodwill store. You see, my brother just moved up my way to do his post-doc and is looking for some furniture. He s...
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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:26:43 PST
Armchair upcycled from pallets
Armchair upcycled from pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> MathieuP2 In this instructables, I'll present you an armchair totally upcycled from pallets (except screw of course).First of all, please be indulgent, my english is not perfect but I do my best to be clear and precise.This design could works for outside/inside place. The only thing to do to switch between th...
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:40:46 PST
Child´s Chair Renewed
Child´s Chair Renewed - More DIY How To Projects]]> giusepp3 Take old and rusted chairs and turn into brand new! This is a pretty easy instructable. I´m posting to inspire you to do something similar! Hope to be helpful.+ We´ll go through 3 easy steps: 1) Cleaning n´ Rust Sanding ; 2) Primer and Painting ; 3) Contact Adhesive Applying + Materials and Tools: F...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 18:16:08 PST
Stool made out of bin
Stool made out of bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sararara When I was getting new pallets at a garage there was a big container full with trash. Because I love to make something new out of trash I went there (I was allowed to btw) and searched for things I could use for a new project. Then I saw an old trash can in the container. It had the perfect shape to...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 16:56:02 PST
Propane Tank Bench
Propane Tank Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> colinselig This bench is made from a scrap propane tank. The raw material This idea originated with a junk 575 gallon propane tank on my property, which my wife told me I had to get rid of or "do something with." A lot of energy had been used to form the 5/16" thick steel into this curvaceous shape and it...
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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:00:39 PST
Dining Chair From a 2x4
Dining Chair From a 2x4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> PKM Before I even realised the 2x4 competition was going on, I had a spare 2x4 and had been watching far too many of Paul Sellers' woodworking videos, which had filled my head with delusions of being a proper woodworker. It struck me that there are plenty of "rustic garden chair from a 2x4" type guides...

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:38:46 PST
CC Chair - how to bend plywood
CC Chair - how to bend plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> kniegmann I had a few weeks to build a chair and decided to experiment with bending plywood. Instead of laminating veneers or using a product like bendy ply, I tried laminating thin furniture grade plywood to make thicker plywood. My results were quite successful and the chair was very sturdy and relatively c...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:16:02 PST
Lasercut Cardboard Chair
Lasercut Cardboard Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> slightlygreen A while back, I got a free coffee table that I decided to use as a desk for the free computer* I found not long after (it was a really good week). Unfortunately, all the chairs I could find were too tall to comfortably sit at the table. So I decided to make a better sized chair!I'll note that there'...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:35:27 PST
The Viking Chair
The Viking Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> thePoultryPeople A really simple project that gives amazing results! You'll only need a few basic tools to make this and it uses Pallets as the raw material. Easily available everywhere they come together to make a very solid and comfortable chair.The tools needed are fairly simple, a handsaw, hammer, jigsaw and som...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:00:07 PST
Production turning legs
Production turning legs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Simon Beggs Wood Turning As a cabinet maker, turning is not really a common skill in Australia. Fortunately its my hobby and I have the lathe, so I get given all the turning work for my job. Production turning I quite different to hobbyist turning as I found out. The emphasis is on the efficiency as well as accuracy for cri...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:58:30 PST
Weave Chair Seats With Paracord
Weave Chair Seats With Paracord - More DIY How To Projects]]> kentdvm It's fairly easy to find old wooden chairs with broken out seat bottoms. Often the chair frame is solid, but no one is interested in reweaving the rush bottom. When I found 5 old chairs in the rafters of a barn I decided to hack them with paracord! This is a fun project which will add a pop of col...
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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:46:27 PST
Child's Popsicle Stick Deck Chair
Child's Popsicle Stick Deck Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> dave.vaness.79 This chair never fails to charm both children and parents alike. It's a deck chair made to look like it is constructed from popsicle sticks. This is a straightforward project for anyone from beginners to experienced woodworkers. If you are in the business of making and selling things like this, I...
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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 20:56:20 PST
wooden kneeling chair
wooden kneeling chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi A kneeling chair is what you need if you have to pass a lot of time in your office.Unfortunately this type of chairs is quite expensive and not very common. This is one reason to make your own kneeling chair, which will also make you very proud. references If you surf the web looking for "kneelin...
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 06:26:38 PST
Old lumber to a new chair
Old lumber to a new chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustandroses Hello,About 26 years ago I began building my log home (you can see the process here) using the trees in the property. At that time I had purchased a chainsaw mill (see it in the link above) in order to cut the beams for the timber frame structure inside the house. I had two leftover boards that ha...
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Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:45:22 PDT
Bulletin Board Camping Chair
Bulletin Board Camping Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> Special A Hello,I was asked for publishing my current project. I got inspiration here for this project, so I'll give it a try.Every year we meet with a few friends on a camping site in the Odenwald for barbecue and beer. To do this comfortably, chairs are needed. First I tried these light folding chairs, but ...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:12:46 PDT
Garden Chair
Garden Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mukaetov Every garden needs some furniture, who would not want to have place where he can rest in his garden. I think that every amateur wood smith starts with easy garden furniture. This chair is made from oak wood identical parts. This is choused for easier assembling the chair, any slat you pick will be t...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 01:05:11 PDT
Steel and 2x4 Full Dining Table Set
Steel and 2x4 Full Dining Table Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> AndreHash Welcome to my first Instructable, and thank you for taking a look!This dining table set was made primarily of steel square tubing, some left over steel flat stock I had on hand, and dimensional pine lumber. It has been serving me well for the last 6 months and has made a great addition to my home. E...
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 19:13:16 PDT
Pallet wood Lounge Chair
Pallet wood Lounge Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> cjose maria wooden chair made of pallets with 3 differents backrest position 90, 75, 65 degrees. EASY and QUICK to make.what you need is: pallets handsaw hammer screwdriver chainsaw wood file sandpaper drill screws for wood screw nut cloves wood glue Disassemble the pallet To remove the pallet y...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:19:06 PDT
Camp Chair Repair, using Instamorph
Camp Chair Repair, using Instamorph - More DIY How To Projects]]> BimmyBot Some chairs are held together with plastic rivets. They often break or get lost. Grab some Instamorph, boil some water, and fix it, in just a few minutes. Materials Instamorph + hot water = moldable plastic (Heat gun/hair dryer is optional, but useful. Melt and roll Instamorph instructionsCann...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:06:34 PDT
CNC Chess stools
CNC Chess stools - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hello_Nova I made these stools for an artwork about Chess called Orthogonal/Diagonal. The functional joints in the stools also highlight the idea of the orthogonal and diagonal movements on a Chess board. Prepare files for CNC I designed the stools in Rhino, but could have used a 2D Vector program such as I...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:37:46 PDT
Reupholstering a Chair
Reupholstering a Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> rebekahwoo This Instructable will lead you through the steps of reupholstering a chair! hope you enjoy :) Find a Run Down, Old Chair First things first, you have to find a chair that needs to be reupholstered. REALLY bad chairs are going to be the best because first, they will be cheaper, and second, it wil...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:28:14 PDT
Upcycled Tyre Chair
Upcycled Tyre Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> DancingPope Turn a couple of old tyre's in to an industrial style chair for both indoor and outdoor seating. The Orange base and feet are optional. Don't forget to stack your other junker tyre's up underneath the string chair to make a seating height customized to you. Everything I used in this project was upcy...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:10:42 PDT
Adirondack Style Chair (pallet wood)
Adirondack Style Chair (pallet wood) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Badlands_Wood_N_Stuff We're going to make an Adirondack style chair...using wood that we salvage from shipping pallets. These pallets were free from a local business. Be sure to ask before taking pallets. Many businesses recycle the pallets themselves or will use them over and over. Try to get pallets that are not broken...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 18:26:19 PDT
3 way lap joint stool!!!
3 way lap joint stool!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shopbuilt This is a pretty tricky little project but super fun! Choose your material for my stool I choose walnut but you could use what ever you want, even a couple different species. It needs to be at least 1 1/2" thick, 6" wide and about 4 and a half feet long. then you casn lay out and cut three sectio...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:39:35 PDT
upcycle chair
upcycle chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> acroart The redesigned your old and unused chairs The separation of chair parts You must separate the fragments and pieces of the Chair without breaking it, you should be careful to allocate.While the process of shredding common hand tools and muscle strength. Removing pieces of paint all the pieces, ...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:25:41 PDT
gear head bench seat
gear head bench seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> csellers1 I saved the back seat out of an old Sable to make a seat for use in the shop when I have company. Follow along as I make the seat with no real plan in mind other than to make it comfortable and fill my needs while looking reasonably attractive. materials and frame layout I grabbed an assortment o...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:11:59 PDT
Low Back Pallet Chair
Low Back Pallet Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> WOmadeOD Not the normal pallet, saw, nails, and hammer job!There is a whole playlist of build videos from the making of this chair, which you can find on my YouTube channel 'womadeod' ( ). Materials What can I say - A few pallets!You'll also need PVA...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:46:15 PDT
Modular chaiR
Modular chaiR - More DIY How To Projects]]> grndnl This modular chaiR is a WIP project constructed using Autodesk Fusion 360.The idea behind the project stemmed from the constraints that a college dorm room usually puts on the student: there is always not enough space.This chaiR wishes to tackle this problem by allowing the student to first customiz...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:24:11 PDT
Reviving a bicycle seat - a fun weekend project.
Reviving a bicycle seat - a fun weekend project. - More DIY How To Projects]]> treenerd Ok, so I was cleaning my workshop and was about to throw this old bicycle seat out, when I noticed that it actually had a pretty neat shape. I decided to make something out of it instead, and so, instead of throwing a lot of things out (and thus clean up my workshop) I made an armchair for my daught...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 13:15:12 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
Plyboo CNC Armchair
Plyboo CNC Armchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> abertoni The Plyboo CNC Armchair is an exercise in cnc fabricated furniture that looks to move away from the visual language of CNC mark making and geometry, and towards the production of an object that is not a reflection of the tool on which it was made. Drawing inspiration from traditional armchair design...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 11:34:05 PDT
CNC Interlocking Chair Design
CNC Interlocking Chair Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bmckenney223 This chair was a project for my IED (Intro to Engineering and Design) class. The objective of this project was to build a chair on inventor that didn't require anything to bond it together, and it had to support our teachers weight (approximately 200 lbs). Not only did we achieve those two goals, bu...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 22:15:11 PDT
$40 Backyard Chair
$40 Backyard Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> gkrisanda In this instructable I will be doing a step by step tutorial on how you can make high quality professional lounge style chairs made from pressure treated wood. This project uses pressure treated wood given that the chairs are designed to be placed outdoors. This will help fight against things such a...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:50:49 PDT
Wind turbine mount using old office chair
Wind turbine mount using old office chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> EcoElementals If you want to build a 'Yaw' axis for a micro Wind Turbine project and can recycle an old office chair, follow these instructions. Neat idea and an interesting challenge! To finish off.... Components available @ and Ebay.
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:00:23 PDT
Designing a Functional Cardboard Chair
Designing a Functional Cardboard Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> CameronC8 Hey Guys! In this Instructable I will walk you guys through the design and build process of making a cardboard chair. This project was an assignment to me in design school, but it is a fun, cheap design challenge that really got me thinking about how to make chairs.Things you'll need: Corrugated Car...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 23:28:23 PDT
Build a Lawn Chair from Recycled Skis - The Ski Chair!
Build a Lawn Chair from Recycled Skis - The Ski Chair! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn It's campfire season and everyone can use a comfy chair for marshmallow roasting! I happened to have a couple pairs of broken, worn out skis collecting dust in my garage (that's right, skis wear out, they can crack and more commonly bindings get old and unsafe). I thought I would save them from the...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 19:27:31 PDT
CNC Vinyl Spray Painted Chairs
CNC Vinyl Spray Painted Chairs - More DIY How To Projects]]> wackymacster How to use custom vinyl stickers to transform a commonplace chair into a showstopperThis instructable will use:- CNC vinyl cutter- vinyl- x-acto knife or scalpel- spray paint- spray booth (suggested)You can check out the other stuff I make at Create a Vinyl Sticker I have acces...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 11:03:40 PDT
Divisadero Chair
Divisadero Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer The Divisadero Chair is piece exploring how 3D modeling software, 3D capturing, and 5-axis CNC milling can be combined to allow for a more sensitive use of materials. Traditional tools make squares and circles very well, and digital fabrication has made a huge mark in it's ability to make more dynam...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:51:59 PDT
Inside To Outside Lawn Chair
Inside To Outside Lawn Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> daveofwar Turned a ratty old chair into a great lawn chair! Ratty Old Chair Aquire an old chair. Naked Old Chair Remove old torn cushions. Old Chair Anew Using cedar fence boards. -Cut each board to 22". (Fit the best at that size in between hand rests). Rounded all rough edges with a router and sand...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 16:04:46 PDT
Lawn Chair
Lawn Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger Sitting on the lawn is a great way to get outside, catch some sun, and say 'hi' to the neighbors. I recently moved into an apartment that doesn't have a lawn and I really miss sitting outside and reading. I built the lawn chair so that I could enjoy my favorite parts about my old lawn inside or on t...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:39:26 PDT
How To Make CNC Furniture
How To Make CNC Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> cvj The purpose of the Instructable is to show the viewer how to design furniture to be cut using a Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine. CNC furniture can be designed to use minimal supplies and no fasteners by using a series of components in tension and compression. Materials and Tools:CNC machineCo...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:44:57 PDT
upcycling furniture
upcycling furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> LauraSophie we recently moved and the table and chairs were already in the house, but I found it so ugly, that I wanted to get rid of it. but we had a bunch of things to buy and I wanted to save some money, so I decided to keep it but upcycle it a bit. please note, I never worked with furniture before and I hav...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:45:18 PDT