Instructables: exploring - furniture - nomadic http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:16:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Soda Crate Spice Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Crate-Spice-Rack/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 06:26:39 PST
Box Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Box-Bed/
Box Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/HAI0/HKZ9LEIC/F03HAI0HKZ9LEIC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/HAI0/HKZ9LEIC/F03HAI0HKZ9LEIC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/HAI0/HKZ9LEIC/F03HAI0HKZ9LEIC.SMALL.jpg wholman Beds are problem for the nomad: too big to move, and too expensive to leave behind. By default, many of us end up with a box spring on the floor, down in the dust bunnies and lost crumbs. Putting the mattress on the ground also eats up a lot of square footage in a cramped apartment, taking away an o...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 19:37:24 PDT
Floor Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Floor-Table/
Floor Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/UL7M/GVHH1BWG/FMTUL7MGVHH1BWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/UL7M/GVHH1BWG/FMTUL7MGVHH1BWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/UL7M/GVHH1BWG/FMTUL7MGVHH1BWG.SMALL.jpg wholman My current apartment, a pre-war building in Chicago, has hardwood floors.  I don't know how old they are, but they have certainly borne many years of use.  Recently confronted with a stack of salvaged oak flooring, I put two and two together: a coffee table that lifted the floor up, transposing the ...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 10:23:28 PST
Scrap Armchair http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Armchair/
Scrap Armchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/5M6D/GU45HHAC/F4W5M6DGU45HHAC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/5M6D/GU45HHAC/F4W5M6DGU45HHAC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/5M6D/GU45HHAC/F4W5M6DGU45HHAC.SMALL.jpg wholman Armchairs are tough. It is awfully difficult to get the arms integrated, the structure sexy, and the ergonomics tight. Working with the nice folks over at the ReBuilding Exchange (www.rebuildingexchange.org), nestled by the banks of the Chicago River, I put together these armchairs over the last few...
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:34:05 PDT
2 x 10 Benches http://www.instructables.com/id/2-x-10-Benches/
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:31:21 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
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
Nine Square Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Nine-Square-Chair/
Nine Square Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/983K/FRXW6FDI/FA4983KFRXW6FDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/983K/FRXW6FDI/FA4983KFRXW6FDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/983K/FRXW6FDI/FA4983KFRXW6FDI.SMALL.jpg wholman With a road sign and some geometric shenanigans, the Nine Square Chair was born on a garage floor in Baltimore in early March. After making the Four Square Chair (http://www.instructables.com/you?show=INSTRUCTABLES&sort=ADDED&limit=10&offset=10) and the Flagman Table (http://www.instructables.com/...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:43:59 PDT
Cardboard Cantilever Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Cantilever-Chair/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2008 09:41:13 PST
Wheel Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheel-Stool/
Wheel Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/G21M/FM68F9O7/FSQG21MFM68F9O7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/G21M/FM68F9O7/FSQG21MFM68F9O7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/G21M/FM68F9O7/FSQG21MFM68F9O7.SMALL.jpg wholman I made this chair from a wheelbarrow a couple weeks ago. Like Indians using every scrap of the bison for something, I saved the wheel for some unspecified future project. It eventually struck me that the tire could make a nice stool. Unfortunately, I thought of the idea on the way back from the d...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 10:26:49 PDT
Sign Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Sign-Chair/
Sign Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/F58O/FKMVERLB/F7LF58OFKMVERLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/F58O/FKMVERLB/F7LF58OFKMVERLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/F58O/FKMVERLB/F7LF58OFKMVERLB.SMALL.jpg wholman This chair is made from, obviously, a 25-year old metal sign -- but, to complete the concept, all the wood I used is recycled campaign sign posts. In this election season, those wooden stakes should be plentiful. They are generally crap, rough-sawn wood, but with a little sandpaper and elbow greas...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:35:17 PDT
Tennis Ball Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennis-Ball-Chair/
Tennis Ball Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/FVEV/FJPL6CJM/FYZFVEVFJPL6CJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/FVEV/FJPL6CJM/FYZFVEVFJPL6CJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/FVEV/FJPL6CJM/FYZFVEVFJPL6CJM.SMALL.jpg wholman I made a pair of these chairs a few years ago while I was in school, and had access to a nicely-equipped shop and, most importantly, a laser-cutter. The tennis balls you see are not glued in place; they are held only by different-sized holes in the top and bottom sheets of plywood. The holes on th...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:56:14 PDT
Two-Liter Shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Liter-Shelves/
Two-Liter Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/5JO0/FIWH5P67/FVL5JO0FIWH5P67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/5JO0/FIWH5P67/FVL5JO0FIWH5P67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/5JO0/FIWH5P67/FVL5JO0FIWH5P67.SMALL.jpg wholman These shelves are made from shipping flats for two-liter bottles of soda and some MDF. Were I to do them over, I would recommend replacing the MDF with 3/4" plywood for strength and resistance to splitting. Hopefully, the flats and the wood can be found for free with a little determined scavenging...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2008 07:46:23 PDT