Instructables: exploring - workshop - cool - featured Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:30:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Copper wire ball Lamp
Copper wire ball Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm I had one small incandescent light laying around, so i decided to make a lamp using it. While I was looking for materials to use on the project, I found in a box some messy copper wire. The idea of a copper wire ball popped in my head, so I made it. Making a ball Making a ball out of wire can be...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:50:44 PDT
Build a mini Atomium
Build a mini Atomium - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bbruyne In this Instructable, I will explain you how to build your own mini Atomium. For those who don't know what the Atomium is, it is a huge monument in the Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The Atomium was build in 1958 for the Brussels World's Fair and engineered by André Waterkeyn. It is 102m tall. It...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:18:27 PDT
Wooden Phone (sculpture)
Wooden Phone (sculpture) - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea.arzensek I made this wooden phone for my Telephone Kiosk K2! Cut and glue Cut and glue pieces you'll need for your phone size.I used another phone to estimate sizes and give me an idea. Glue the Template and Cut it Glue the template and then cut it with a jigsaw, band saw, scroll saw, coping saw.... w...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:18:31 PDT
Abstract Wood Wall Art
Abstract Wood Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon HeyI decided to bring some interest to my living roomBought 7 long wood Planks each 2 meter long and 2x2 cm wide.I asked for the guy at the wood shop to cut each and every plank into a different size ( one will be 10 cm , 12, cm 6 cm and so on )attached them to each other on my living room floor , ...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 00:45:02 PDT
Secret Storage Floating Desk
Secret Storage Floating Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> EnJoneer So I got bored of my regular corner desk and decided to build a floating desk into the corner alcove of my room to replace it. Then, I thought 'If I'm going to build a desk anyway, why not make it some funky james bond style desk?'..... so I decided to give it hidden storage compartments, and lights...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:33:26 PDT
Darth Vader LED Frame (Star Wars)
Darth Vader LED Frame (Star Wars) - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea.arzensek I made very cool LED lit wooden frame with Darth Vader made from Oak pieces!I'll teach you how to make yours, it's super easy! Making the Stencil Use your computer/laptop screen to trace the picture you want to cut in wood (plywood/MDF/hardboard, etc.) Cut your Wood Strips Cut your wood to 1/4...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 23:23:03 PDT
Bedside Reading Lamp
Bedside Reading Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon HeySooooo , we went ahead and finished decorating our master bedroom ( Finally !! )And the last thing that was missing was Bedside Reading Lamps I have searched everywhere for a nice looking lamp, with good pleasant light ( yellowish ) and as usual -- cheapBut all the lamps were expensive , or bad ...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:30:30 PDT
PalmShot SlingShot From Recycled Skateboard
PalmShot SlingShot From Recycled Skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kyleluvspets When I fist set out to make a slingshot, I didn't know where to start. What do I make it out of? How do I make it? What shape should it be? Through out this instructable I will explain and show you what to do and how to do it. I am also trying something new, to make this palmshot using as little han...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:47:51 PDT
Coffee Table Made From Pallets
Coffee Table Made From Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lordii How to make a coffee table from pallets. This has probably been done 1000 times but I was impressed with the outcome and it was fun, and proves how easy it is. The pallet size I used was smaller than the normal size you usually see, approx 780mm x 600mmYou can normally get pallets for free if you lo...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:39:57 PDT
The Solar-Power Ring
The Solar-Power Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> funtogether What if there were a sudden, catastrophic power failure, solar flare, or nuclear disaster? How would you power a flashlight, a cellphone, or some other commonly used, battery-powered device? Although, admittedly, this solar-ring is a simple, extremely impractical solution, it is still a sol...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:20:27 PST
Decorative Wood Lamp
Decorative Wood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jprid I don't have the lamp anymore, but i will do my best to explain the parts i have no picture of. Choose the design and pick out the wood I used inventor to decide on the design. The overall dimensions is about 14" square by 6' 6" high. The mahogany posts are 3/4" milled into an L shape and the pin...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:42:16 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
Real Hoverboard Hovercraft
Real Hoverboard Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> Silentfauxfox Tired of remote control model hovercrafts how-to's? Want one that you and your friends can actually glide across the ground in style without spending a fortune on a kit? Well here you go!This is our home made, fully functioning, rideable hoverboard! We do not have a propulsion or advanced steering s...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:09:15 PST
Wire Scorpion
Wire Scorpion - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins To start off, I am not claiming to have created this myself or be the first to post this info here on Instructables. The story behind me learning this art is not a long one. My supervisor at work has made these for quite some time. One day I was sitting at his desk looking at them and thought "I can...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:33:40 PST
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o The Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp is the result of being inspired, perhaps more than a year ago, by a design I saw on a design blog.  It's a bit of a pet peeve that all these fantastic ideas are flaunted but never produced.  So, I set about making my own wooden desk lamp, and I am extremely pleased with th...
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Wed, 8 Sep 2010 23:07:46 PDT
Laser Cut Firemans Phone Stand
Laser Cut Firemans Phone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> jtw14 Fireman themed phone holder. Fire axes leaning on fire-hydrants put together on a Maltese cross. Works with most smartphones portrait or landscape. Made with 1/8 inch craft wood cut on a laser. Great for watching movies or just surfing the web. This particular version is engraved with STATION 12 but...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:36:00 PST
skateboard shelf
skateboard shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Oliorn Awesome idea that will make your room with a cool look, and with space to store stuff Drill drill the ceilingTighten the rods Cleaning Clean old skateboards Put nuts on the rods and add skateboards you will need about 32 nuts Nice and pretty fill your shelf with stuff you wantthis will...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:50:14 PDT
Night Walker Lamp
Night Walker Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> nostrem Hello Instructables,This is a piece I call Night Walker. I envisioned him to be an older gentleman walking outside his home looking for what ever spooked him. The lantern he is holding is suppose to resemble one of an older style. A older more orangey light bulb would be best for a flame kind of loo...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 21:20:35 PDT
1940s Radio Bar
1940s Radio Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> vugenti I will show you how to take an antique 1940s radio and turn it into a personal mini bar. This project was a lot of fun. It did take up many weekends but it was well worth the time and effort.   Gutting & Cutting First things first, you need to completely gut out the radio. Luckily all of the ...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:03:18 PDT
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple)
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Clairvoyant Lamp
Clairvoyant Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan The idea is to have a lamp with words swirling in it using the principle of a lava lamp. The words move around making phrases and statements of different meanings. It works great as a mood lamp too and helps you think. (Video of a working lamp is here and also on the last step of this Instructrabl...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:28:40 PST
Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table
Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver The Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table is an idea that I have been tossing around for some time.  I have always enjoyed Puzzles, Woodworking, and Secret Compartments and this project combines the three in a fun and interesting way. The idea behind the table is that it conceals a secret compa...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:44:01 PST
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver I started this project because I wanted a more convenient way to carry and store the variety of 1/4" bits that I like to keep with me for my day to day tinkering.  Once I had something that served that purpose I thought it would be fun to try to pack in a bit more utility by adding on some features ...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:59 PST
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> komomochan This Instructable/Ikea Hack is going to teach you how I built a glass top desk with ambient lighting.   There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size y...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:04 PDT
DIY Twig Lampshade
DIY Twig Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz This might sound a bit funny, but the idea of making this lamp came from my.... dream! :p So, I decided to make my dream come true. This ible will show you how to make lamp shades from small tree logs. It's very easy to make, cheap too. Materials needed To make these lamp shades you'll need: ...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:17:05 PDT
HANG .10 coffee table
HANG .10 coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> CraigRJess The HANG .10 coffee table is a think-outside-the-box expansion from the Eames/Herman Miller surfboard table's original design. The name comes from the 2 racing stripes made of Canadian dimes and the option to hang it on the wall if you so choose.....hence the name HANG .10      Since the name is al...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:47:31 PST
Sheet Metal iPod Case
Sheet Metal iPod Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G Last week I was sitting around with a couple of my friends showing off my new iPod when one of them asked if I had a case for it yet. I responded that I didn't, but it got me thinking. I decided I would make my own case. As soon as I got home I sketched up a design and after a few days of work I had...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:32:05 PST
MAKE YOUR OWN SEA-GLASS MULCH! NelsonStudios Ok so it isn't true seaglass but it is a decent approximation and one of the few ways you could get enough to really fill your garden.  All it takes is an old cement mixer, a huge source of scrap glass and understanding neighbors.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:27:03 PST
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot)
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> durtbikedave This instructable will show how I turned a scrap piece of wood into a secret Hide - A - Key.  This is another project that cost me close to nothing to build.  You will need a few power tools so be careful!! Materials and tools needed You will need a saw.  I use a chop saw and a band saw.  A coupl...
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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 20:51:05 PST
Keepin' It Cool
Keepin' It Cool - More DIY How To Projects]]> SatCenterEngDes For those of you who weld, do you ever get over heated? Would you not want a helmet that could cool you down?  This helmet is programmed to use a simple fan from radioshack and a temperature sensor from parallax to cool you down. The fan kicks on by itself to blow a cool breeze. Gather Materials ...
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:39:16 PDT
Hand Key Rack
Hand Key Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G  I needed a place to keep my keys, as I tend to lose things not bolted to the walls or floor. I could have just stuck some hooks in the wall, but that doesn't look nice. I looked around online and didn't find any designs that I really liked, so I made a few of my own and decided to go with this one....
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 18:50:52 PDT
Pallet Benches Technohippy we wanted some benches for the dining room, so naturally I decided to make some out of some pallets, found one in the garden and a few measurements later figured I would be able to get exactly two benches out of it with no leftovers. The completed benches were finished with a good sanding and some t...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:48:39 PDT
Etching Aluminum by Sand Blasting at the TechShop.
Etching Aluminum by Sand Blasting at the TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> macfreshy A quick and easy way to etch aluminum, or really almost anything, with the sand blasting cabinet (or other sandblasting apparatus). Done at Techshop San Francisco. Pick your material Material selection will impact how easily it etches and the overall look of your finished piece. For this instruct...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:32:52 PDT
LED Backlit Cardboard WALL CLOCK Cum Night Light
LED Backlit Cardboard WALL CLOCK Cum Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Siddharth Jain Here's a simple yet elegant WALL CLOCK made just out of cardboard and a couple of L.E.D.s!  And what more! doubles as a NIGHT LIGHT !!! To see the time at night is no longer a problem!!!!.... MY MOTIVATION came from the following instructables :-
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 05:35:39 PDT
A 1*1*1 foot Evaporative Cooler (Swamp Cooler)
A 1*1*1 foot Evaporative Cooler (Swamp Cooler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ebayboy98 I am a teenager and likes to make things this is my first Instructable.  I came up with this laying in bed because it was so hot.  I was going to buy a window air conditioner on top of our regular air conditioner.  Then I went to a swamp cooler and they didn't make a small enough one so I came up wi...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:58:41 PDT
DIY Green Hedge on the wall itself
DIY Green Hedge on the wall itself - More DIY How To Projects]]> bhvm There are two things that I am fond of, Greenery and Natural Privacy. I always wanted some privacy around the perimiter of my house. Why not get them both at once? So there goes my MR.BRAIN for some hunt. And I have an Idea...... (EDIT- 18 Month update is posted in last step) Talent hunt One m...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 06:33:49 PDT
Ultimate Pacman / Space invaders Gaming Chair with speakers
Ultimate Pacman / Space invaders Gaming Chair with speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> rhogan1192 Little intro into this.  Pacman, space invaders, namco chair. this took about 4 weeks, lots of work. i wanted a chair to put in my room for when i play my playstation and stuff. i looked online and i couldnt find any chairs the suited my taste. i wanted a chair that showed my love for video games. t...
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Mon, 21 May 2012 00:47:40 PDT
All Metal Bolt Earbuds
All Metal Bolt Earbuds - More DIY How To Projects]]> solomonhorses Here is an Instructable on how I made a pair of Hollow Bolt Earbuds.  I call them earbolts. There is a fair amount of skill necessary with a power drill, Dremel motor tool, soldering iron, and hand tools to perform this build described. I am only describing my method of making this, which is easies...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:57:59 PDT
Prototype Hover Platform
Prototype Hover Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> ScitechWA Here is a Hover Platform we built for an upcoming Young Innovators Festival that we are hosting at Scitech. This is how you can make a Hover floating style platform easily and cheaply. The main body of the unit is made from MDF (Craftwood) and a tarpaulin, and uses a portable battery powered blower...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:32:06 PDT
Turner's Cube (Manual Machine)
Turner's Cube (Manual Machine) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Xyver Once upon a time, one of my teachers at school brought in a Turner's Cube.  He showed it to us, as well as the cube with a sphere in it.  He was showing things that you could make on the CNC machine, and I thought the cube was amazing.  I knew I wouldn't be able to make a sphere on a manual machine,...
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Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:45:44 PDT
Keep Me Cool Portable Air Conditioning Cooler 120V
Keep Me Cool Portable Air Conditioning Cooler 120V - More DIY How To Projects]]> digitalmonkeyman I have always wanted to have Air Conditioning  in my shed, I mainly use it for storage, but I am always in there looking for something!  I was also looking to have something I could take with me, wherever I go, like to a friends house if we just hang out in the garage of on the deck.  I really don't...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:41:32 PDT
Make a music playing and LED reactive nightstand (no programming required)
Make a music playing and LED reactive nightstand (no programming required) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dragonz2444 <br> Basically I'll show you how to make your own Night Stand that plays music and is reactive. You wi...
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Fri, 12 Aug 2011 20:55:15 PDT
Precision Trainers for Parkour
Precision Trainers for Parkour - More DIY How To Projects]]> ParkerParkour Have you ever wanted to practice your precision jumps, but have no where to train them? Or maybe its raining outside, and your really itching to train. Perhaps you have somewhere to train them, but its high off the the ground and you don't want to practice there until you get the move down. These a...
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Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:07:42 PDT
How to make a cube within cube within a cube puzzle
How to make a cube within cube within a cube puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask   In this instructabe I will show you how to make a cube within a cube within a cube. The process itself is not very hard but it takes some time making it. The cube have no purpose, exept form maby getting people puzzeld about how you got them in t...
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Fri, 6 May 2011 13:17:19 PDT
The Castaway
The Castaway - More DIY How To Projects]]> TommyHans Hello fellow instructabees! This is an instructable on how to build a big, beautiful, hanging lamp just like this one I have hanging in my room. You may be saying to yourself, "But Tommy, why would I want one of these wonderful, room warming, hipster-huggin, mood makin, hanging gems of glorio...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:19:14 PDT
Amazing Cardboard Shelf!
Amazing Cardboard Shelf! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Loshanagan In this Instructable, I'll be showing you how to make a small, useful cardboard shelf. It'll probably cost you next to nothing if you have some cardboard lying around the house, but it will provide a sense of accomplishment and happiness. Let's begin! Choose/Create Your Design When making a card...
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Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:20:53 PST
Air Cooler/Heater
Air Cooler/Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> videokid842 Too hot or too cold? Make it just right (and make Goldilocks proud) by building this dual-purpose device.Down here in Arizona, we've got some pretty hot summers, at around 120 degrees. And inside, it gets up to about 88, which is a bit hot for my taste, especially when I've got my computer on- then...
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Sat, 3 May 2008 12:39:07 PDT
Homemade air conditioner
Homemade air conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehensel1 Before I get started, I have to give props to Geoff Milburn, at whose plan it was I copied. I'm not smart enough to think up something like this on my own. That being said, one of the places I work has no AC, but I'm allowed to have fans, so this seemed like a good proj...
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Fri, 7 Jul 2006 12:08:56 PDT
Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy!!/
Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> CameronSS This project is my dad's $10 solution to a $500 solution to a $25,000 problem. As I have previously mentioned around the site, my Dad owns an electric 1979 Ford Courier pickup, and is cool enough to let me drive it around. We absolutely love it, and wouldn't trade it for a Tesla Roadster, but one of...
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Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:04:09 PDT
Birch and Aluminum Desk
Birch and Aluminum Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> zwild1 This desk was designed to meet specific needs- it had to be: 1) Large enough to spread out a textbook, notebook computer, and writing notebook. 2) Durable, with legs that do not wobble or a span that bends under weight. 3) Without nooks and crannies that would fill up with knick knacks. 4) Modern, c...
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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:44:43 PST