Instructables: exploring - workshop - reuse - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:50:48 PST BLOX v1.01 How To Make Napkin Rings From Silverware (Square or Round) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Napkin-Rings-From-Silverware-Square-or/
How To Make Napkin Rings From Silverware (Square or Round) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SMALL.jpg M3G As an unemployed high school student, I don't have a lot of cash to spend on Christmas gifts, so I try to make them as well as purchasing them. Homemade gifts are always thoughtful, so I try to make things people in my family need. My Aunt has been wanting some new napkin rings for a while, so I dec...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:24:37 PST
Adding Insulation to the exterior of my house. http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Insulation-to-the-exterior-of-my-house/
Adding Insulation to the exterior of my house. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/T12V/I2CVC3OS/FMFT12VI2CVC3OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/T12V/I2CVC3OS/FMFT12VI2CVC3OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/T12V/I2CVC3OS/FMFT12VI2CVC3OS.SMALL.jpg john pedersen This was a lengthy project that involved carefully removing the Aluminum siding off of my house, installing 1inch thick foil faced foam insulation and replacing the Aluminum siding.I have a small house that originally had a stucco exterior, at sometime probably in the 60's or 70's the then owner ha...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:24:49 PST
Maker/Work Bench From Scrap Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/MakerWork-Bench-From-Scrap-Wood/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:38:01 PST
Firewood to Natural Edge Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Firewood-to-Natural-Edge-Bowl/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:29:27 PST
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-a-GU10-halogen-lamp-reflector/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:05:13 PST
Paints organizer for figurines painters. http://www.instructables.com/id/Paints-organizer-for-figurines-painters/
Paints organizer for figurines painters. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KL0G/I1ETSHSQ/F0BKL0GI1ETSHSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KL0G/I1ETSHSQ/F0BKL0GI1ETSHSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KL0G/I1ETSHSQ/F0BKL0GI1ETSHSQ.SMALL.jpg targol If you are a figurines painter and need to organize your painting workshop without spending to much money, this instructable should help (I hope).I made these "paint shelves" more than five years ago and they're still functional today.Main idea consist in "stairs" for the paint pots in the middle an...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:57:41 PDT
Bath Caddy From Recycled Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Bath-Caddy-From-Recycled-Wood/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:00:11 PDT
scrap ends table http://www.instructables.com/id/scrap-ends-table/
scrap ends table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus It might be hard to believe, but this attractive end grain table was made almost entirely with scrap wood. It looks amazing and is easy to make as it doesn't matter the size or of the scrap wood you use, or that you aren't precise with your cuts. The only parts of this project I bought were a 3' ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:42:23 PDT
Bumper Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Bumper-Shelf/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 06:00:40 PDT
Cardboard Table Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Table-Lamp/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:32:33 PDT
Make a Simple Headboard from Cabinet Doors http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Headboard-from-Cabinet-Doors/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:04:49 PDT
Wood Carving Station from old sewing table http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Carving-Station-from-old-sewing-table/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 17:59:46 PDT
Soldering Iron Base (made with a sardines can) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Base-made-with-a-sardines-can/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:59:37 PDT
Street light floor lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Street-light-floor-lamp/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:48:59 PDT
How To Reuse Zip-ties http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Reuse-Zip-ties/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:07:14 PDT
Make Fork Bugs (Magnets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Fork-Bugs-Magnets/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:59:05 PDT
Beautiful acetone lamp from reused materials. http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-acetone-lamp-from-reused-materials/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:26:12 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Concrete-Planter/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Plastic Bag Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bag-Lamp/
Plastic Bag Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/80XW/HX1WCFWG/FMD80XWHX1WCFWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/80XW/HX1WCFWG/FMD80XWHX1WCFWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/80XW/HX1WCFWG/FMD80XWHX1WCFWG.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Some of you may remember the plastic bag lampshade I made last year. This new lamp is very similar to that lampshade, and it's mostly an experiment I did to try a different structure that came up to my mind. I didn't like the paper mache structure I made for the previous one and I believe that this ...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:32:11 PDT
Geometric Cardboard Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometric-Cardboard-Lamp/
Geometric Cardboard Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/3O31/HWXLDCZZ/FS73O31HWXLDCZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/3O31/HWXLDCZZ/FS73O31HWXLDCZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/3O31/HWXLDCZZ/FS73O31HWXLDCZZ.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 One of the things you may notice from all of my projects is probably my love for cardboard and lamps :)My new creation mixes both these things, so working on it was really fun! I made some mistakes at first, and that made the work even longer, but they actually opened up my mind on new ideas that ca...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:28 PDT
DIY Stump Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Stump-Stool/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:09:48 PDT
Stop Sign Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Sign-Coffee-Table/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:43:58 PDT
DIY Can Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Can-Light/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:49:31 PDT
Recycling coffee grounds, a Cradle to cradle system http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Cycle-reusing-coffee-ground/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SMALL.jpg Clotilde_Destrebecq Did you know that coffee grounds could be used in your compost? Coffee grounds are an excellent garden helper, they can be directly applied on the ground or used in compost.The grounds contain useful amounts of phosphorus, potassium, minor amounts of calcium, magnesium, copper and other trace miner...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:39:15 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Wright Light -I made at TechShop (www.techshop.ws) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wright-Light-I-made-at-TechShop-wwwtechshopws/
Wright Light -I made at TechShop (www.techshop.ws) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/Q511/HT0R8OS6/FG9Q511HT0R8OS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/Q511/HT0R8OS6/FG9Q511HT0R8OS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/Q511/HT0R8OS6/FG9Q511HT0R8OS6.SMALL.jpg jmngray01 This is my Wright Light Base (Named in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright since it has a similar style). I'm making it for our entry way indoors. You can create it out of cardboard or wood. I love to recycle, so I used all recyclable materials that were being thrown out or from leftover projects. I w...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:33:54 PDT
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-to-Portable-workstationtoolbox/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:59:34 PDT
New trivet http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-the-pot-20/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:31:19 PST
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-circular-bench-saw-from-scrap/
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Try to salvage little electric motors from scrap, because you can usually find a way to reuse them. I don't remember where this motor comes from, I've got it many years ago when I used to dismount everything I bumped into, anyway when I found it the other day I immediately pictured a small bench saw...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:41:53 PST
EASY Eco-friendly Garden Pots for free! Recycled, green, newspaper seed planting pots for spring! http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-friendly-recycled-newspaper-seed-planting-pots/
EASY Eco-friendly Garden Pots for free! Recycled, green, newspaper seed planting pots for spring! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/JU4N/HRBNAJHO/FWCJU4NHRBNAJHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/JU4N/HRBNAJHO/FWCJU4NHRBNAJHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/JU4N/HRBNAJHO/FWCJU4NHRBNAJHO.SMALL.jpg chopping block farm This easy instructable will show you how to turn that boring old paper filled with bad news and ads for crap you can't afford into seedling pots for your spring garden. Not only will you get to re-use your newspaper, but you won't have to buy any expensive plastic or peat pots from the store. Get re...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:15:44 PST
rather strong hook http://www.instructables.com/id/rather-strong-hook/
rather strong hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/BQY7/HO2349Y9/FXPBQY7HO2349Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/BQY7/HO2349Y9/FXPBQY7HO2349Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/BQY7/HO2349Y9/FXPBQY7HO2349Y9.SMALL.jpg foobear I'm still continuing my fascination with what can be done with plastic bottles and lately I have been experimenting with making a wall hook out of the handle of an Odwalla bottle. things you need A plastic bottle with an included handle, like an Odwalla bottle or vinegar bottle. Small soda bot...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:47:30 PST
Rain Gutter Garden Planter Troughs http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Gutter-Garden-Planter-Troughs/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:33:01 PST
vertical window planter http://www.instructables.com/id/vertical-window-planter/
vertical window planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/BZ7S/HNM44AI5/FRSBZ7SHNM44AI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/BZ7S/HNM44AI5/FRSBZ7SHNM44AI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/BZ7S/HNM44AI5/FRSBZ7SHNM44AI5.SMALL.jpg foobear Everyone likes to put plants on their windowsill.  But why not take advantage of the light along the sides of the windows? here's one way Cast of characters inexpensive curtain tension rod $3-$5.  Get one that will fit inside your window's vertical height 2 extra inches or more 8-10 empty plasti...
By: foobear

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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:25:23 PST
Dowel Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Skyscraper-Lamp/
Dowel Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/55P4/HN82KCRL/FBZ55P4HN82KCRL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/55P4/HN82KCRL/FBZ55P4HN82KCRL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/55P4/HN82KCRL/FBZ55P4HN82KCRL.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 I made this lamp "playing" with wooden dowels and I loved doing it. The shapes and geometries that you can create with things like dowels are infinite (or almost!) so it's always very fun for me to try and create new ones. Yet the part I love the most is putting the light in it to see the magic ligh...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:09:08 PDT
DIY roller screen (cortina enrollable) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-roller-screen-cortina-enrollable/
DIY roller screen (cortina enrollable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/19MX/HLJVE1PA/FOH19MXHLJVE1PA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/19MX/HLJVE1PA/FOH19MXHLJVE1PA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/19MX/HLJVE1PA/FOH19MXHLJVE1PA.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Desde que hice construir mi taller en el fondo de mi casa, tengo un lugar bastante confortable para hacer mis cosas, pero últimamente, al aproximarse el verano, empezó a hacerse molesto el resplandor del sol que entra por la puerta al atardecer. No solo es molesto, sino que da de lleno sobre una par...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:27:16 PDT
Make an Armchair out of a...Coffee Table! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Armchair-out-of-aCoffee-Table/
Make an Armchair out of a...Coffee Table! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/R5HF/HKM965LI/FNNR5HFHKM965LI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/R5HF/HKM965LI/FNNR5HFHKM965LI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/R5HF/HKM965LI/FNNR5HFHKM965LI.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Some days ago I was visiting a local store when I noticed a beautiful octagonal chair that almost looked like a hand. A mix of this and this. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of it (making it was not in the plans), but I thought it was really cool, I like original furniture that you don't see o...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:05:07 PDT
Plants in Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Plants-in-Bottles/
Plants in Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/L9LA/I16965ZL/FFGL9LAI16965ZL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/L9LA/I16965ZL/FFGL9LAI16965ZL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/L9LA/I16965ZL/FFGL9LAI16965ZL.SMALL.jpg notforfooduse These plants in bottles are essentially DIY terraria in bottles. They look quite good and are very simple to make with whatever bottles you might have lying around. I made these one afternoon with my cousin and he really enjoyed it! Obviously, this is not the first terrarium-themed instructable. In...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:46:37 PDT
The second life of a bucket http://www.instructables.com/id/The-second-life-of-a-bucket/
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 16:04:04 PDT
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-jack-pretty-way/
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/TI39/HINOCLQK/FUZTI39HINOCLQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/TI39/HINOCLQK/FUZTI39HINOCLQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/TI39/HINOCLQK/FUZTI39HINOCLQK.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 BIG THANK YOU for everyone who voted on me in FIX IT contest. Thanks to your votes I won second prize. It was suprising to me because i've never won anything abroad (only locally) it means a lot for me that I won something. Again thank you. Follow me for more Instructables in the future ;) You won't...
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:28:37 PDT
Shipping pallet stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Shipping-pallet-stool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/TBOZ/HHS9D2DP/FXWTBOZHHS9D2DP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/TBOZ/HHS9D2DP/FXWTBOZHHS9D2DP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/TBOZ/HHS9D2DP/FXWTBOZHHS9D2DP.SMALL.jpg thomseal There are plenty of old shipping pallets floating around, which frequently become reappropriated in the form of tables and chairs. The wood used in shipping pallets is of low quality, but by cutting it up and laminating it back together, strength and new aesthetic can be achieved.  Tools/Materials:...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:49:01 PDT
DIY Prescription Safety Goggles! (plus a few extras) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Prescription-Safety-Goggles-plus-a-few-extra/
DIY Prescription Safety Goggles! (plus a few extras) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/WYTV/HHJOM8S2/F9QWYTVHHJOM8S2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/WYTV/HHJOM8S2/F9QWYTVHHJOM8S2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/WYTV/HHJOM8S2/F9QWYTVHHJOM8S2.SMALL.jpg KlockworkKevin As Someone with awful vision, I always have the problem of needing to have my glasses on to see what I'm working on, but then I either have to fuss with wearing safety goggles over my glasses or the lying to myself that my glasses work as safety goggles, which isn't true and even if they protect my ...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:20:34 PDT
Revamped rocking chair with re-used insect screen ribbons. http://www.instructables.com/id/Revamped-rocking-chair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/VSS8/HHI51ISV/FWHVSS8HHI51ISV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/VSS8/HHI51ISV/FWHVSS8HHI51ISV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/VSS8/HHI51ISV/FWHVSS8HHI51ISV.SMALL.jpg Dave A A few years a go we bought a nice old rocking chair at a flea-market. After scrubbing off a very old, thick and ugly layer of brown paint, sanding and adding felt to the legs it served it's duty in the living room. When we got some other chairs for the room the rocking chair moved outside to the ver...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:40:17 PDT
Newspaper Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-Planters/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 04:25:53 PDT
Bike rim chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-rim-chandelier/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 16:14:59 PDT
Ultimate Weed Removal Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Weed-Removal-Tool/
Ultimate Weed Removal Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/Q719/HGH6JHAH/FN3Q719HGH6JHAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/Q719/HGH6JHAH/FN3Q719HGH6JHAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/Q719/HGH6JHAH/FN3Q719HGH6JHAH.SMALL.jpg brianadkison I was tired of crawling through the lawn on my hands and knees using a hand-held weeding tool because I DO NOT like using chemicals on the lawn with pets, kids, and wildlife also being on it.  I saw a similar tool at the BigBox store with a telescoping handle that would get me off the ground, but th...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 11:47:34 PDT
Turn your damaged toaster into an Outer Space Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-damaged-toaster-into-a-Outer-Space-Sculp/
Turn your damaged toaster into an Outer Space Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/3GSY/HFD1CWTT/FBJ3GSYHFD1CWTT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/3GSY/HFD1CWTT/FBJ3GSYHFD1CWTT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/3GSY/HFD1CWTT/FBJ3GSYHFD1CWTT.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer You have a broken classic toaster. It doesn't work, but it's still so beautiful and you feel bad about throwing it to the garbage. What will you do? You can transform it into a cool sculpture! What about a metallic being from the Outer Space, with only one eye and glowing with red light, like some ...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:38:30 PDT
Spiral Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Spiral-Lamp/
Spiral Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/3YDL/HEXSSEZT/FKG3YDLHEXSSEZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/3YDL/HEXSSEZT/FKG3YDLHEXSSEZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/3YDL/HEXSSEZT/FKG3YDLHEXSSEZT.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 After a few weeks without any idea that I really liked, I am finally back with this spiral lamp!  I was in the middle of upholstering a chair in the basement, when I found a bag full of old wood dowels that my father didn't need anymore. I have never really worked with wood but I always wished I co...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:32:03 PDT
Car headlight desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-headlight-desk-lamp/
Car headlight desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/VVDT/HD4VPZYT/FY6VVDTHD4VPZYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/VVDT/HD4VPZYT/FY6VVDTHD4VPZYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/VVDT/HD4VPZYT/FY6VVDTHD4VPZYT.SMALL.jpg Mr.Hyde In this instructable I will try to explain how to make this retro classic: the car headlight desk lamp. And yes, the main lamp is really a headlight from an oldtimer :) First you have to find all of the parts; the headlight was found on a fleamarket and the base was extracted from an old desk lamp....
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:26:29 PDT
Old Camera Style Lamp made from scrap, Fullmetal http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Camera-Style-Lamp-made-from-scrap-Fullmetal/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FUMJ/HE07OZ07/FH8FUMJHE07OZ07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FUMJ/HE07OZ07/FH8FUMJHE07OZ07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FUMJ/HE07OZ07/FH8FUMJHE07OZ07.SMALL.jpg Falkenberg Hello, here´s another Lamp i´ve made from scrap and carparts It got the look of an Vintage filmcamera wich i really like, because of the dirty broken glass with the engraving it looks much more used and original vintage. Thats not really an step by step instructable its very hard to find the same ...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:39:51 PDT
Quick organizer (made with a discarded keyboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-organizer-made-with-a-discarded-keyboard/
Quick organizer (made with a discarded keyboard) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/N936/HDXM93M8/FB6N936HDXM93M8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/N936/HDXM93M8/FB6N936HDXM93M8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/N936/HDXM93M8/FB6N936HDXM93M8.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer This is my second instructable of my artistic residence, born of the need of having an organizer for my tools and materials. So I took a discarded ergonomic keyboard, two plastic containers (found with the colander of my last instructable, on the back alley of a Chinesse restaurant. Again, don't ask...
By: M.C. Langer

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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:28:53 PST