Instructables: exploring - photos - furniture Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:50:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 IKEA Hackers: MARIUS street sign side table uersel This hack is very straight forward: Drill four countersunk holes into the street sign (use the original seat as template) Assemble the legs and bend them a bit outwards (makes it a bit more stable) Mount the sign onto the legs, using the four round plastic parts as spacers. Done! Tools needed: Pow...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:38:27 PST
Simple Book Shelf asifshiraz This is a simple Ikea style bookshelf. I made it at TechShop ( Here are the instructions. 1. Take some flat pine boards, available at homedepot and lowes 1' x 8'. 2. Take a ruler and mark the lengths at which we will cut them. I cut it into four 1' x 2.5' and and two 1' x 3.75'...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:44:04 PDT
How to Build a Stool from One 2x4 xbremer The following is a basic overview of how to build a three-legged stool from one eight-foot 2x4. This design pushes efficiency of material. Interestingly, the stools produced from one 2x4 tend to take on a character that is a caricature of the initial features that define the design... For instance, ...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 01:12:55 PDT
Cheap workshop stool on castors Graham Lane I was given an old vacuum cleaner for my workshop.  Very soon I understood why!  The motor failed.  I was left with a stainless steel bin on wheels.  Needing a stool for my modelling workbench removed the unwanted bits.  I then cut two discs of 10mm plywood, one the diameter of the outside of the to...
By: Graham Lane

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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:20:09 PDT
Suporte para viol√£o - cano PVC / Guitar Stand - PVC pipes brunnete8D Um simples faça-você-mesmo usando canos de PVC para criar um suporte barato para violão. Todas as medidas estão no PDF.  This is a simple DIY using PVC pipes to do a very cheap for stand guitar. All the measures are in PDF.
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:28:08 PDT
A chair for my dad {with name engraved.} hliesener I made this for my dad as a gift.
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:54:13 PST
Veneer Continent Wood Coffee Table wmobley This is a coffee table that I had made with veneer carved continents on one side and a cushion on the other to serve as a seat. The continents are carved with a variety of veneer and then covered with an acrylic to protect from wear and tear. Approximate dimensions are 24"x42"x18'. I used a plotter ...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:17:25 PST
Cheap/Quick/Dirty Standing Reading Desk hobieguy213 Though I am an avid reader, I never read at home because either the lure of Netflix is too strong to resist or I grow sleepier and sleepier by the word. Normally this isn't an issue as I go every afternoon to a coffee shop to indulge my habit, but after being trapped in my apartment for a few days b...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:29:54 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Log End Table homemademodern I've often watched logs burning in a fireplace and wondered what the wood could have become. I purchased these logs for $2 a piece from a guy selling firewood on Craigslist. He claimed they are white oak. By stripping off the bark and sanding the log smooth, I created a nice piece that could b...
By: homemademodern

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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:37:45 PST
Maker Stool peterkiely This was a stool i designed for an Industrial Design class i took. It holds very well and can be utilized as an end table as well. 13x13 3/4" plywood 7x7 3/4" plywood 12x12 1/8" cork 2- 8" 3/4" black threaded pipe 2- 3/4" flange 1 3/4" coupling 8 - 1/2" screws
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:49:29 PST
Secret Compartment in Remodeled Desk 2kmendez My wife purchased this desk from a thrift store for my teenage daughter who wanted it repainted from white to black. So i decided to surprise her with a secret compartment only her and I would know of (and now all of you). I did it more of a challenge to myself then for her. Unfortunately i didn't ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:27:08 PST
Craft Desk ReconDigital My best friend wanted to redo a old desk left by her sister into a craft desk. Something she could paint on and cut and rough up without worrying about messing up a nice finish or anything. This was a pretty straightforward project just sanding down and repainting. as simple as it was it breathed ne...
By: ReconDigital

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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:39:06 PST
Corian: Not Just For Worksurfaces customsj Corian. It's been around some years but I recently have had the chance to work with it and learn about it at the UKs number one Corian supplier, CD:UK. The main use for Corian is for work surfaces, mainly kitchens and bathrooms, but I wanted to see if I could use it for other products. With it bein...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:54:37 PST
Circa concrete furniture Anto.does Circa was born as team project to create new use and horizons for two old materials. Fabric and concrete. And why not use them to create a new forniture line for a living? Undestand what is the best kind of Fabric and what concrete use what pretty hard but at the end we used a 50% wool fabric and w...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:44:45 PST
Puzzle Table OpenDesign We've decided we wanted to make a puzzle table for a project at school. First we looked at some designs at the internet to get some ideas for our own design.The last two pictures are our inspiration for the Puzzle Table. Our idea was to make a puzzle table out of 4 pieces so you can use every part a...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 06:50:31 PST
Very big secret compartment! Jacob_M Just an idea that I had and I also made this. This will not work on any couch, but this is good idea and you could do something close. I had a couch that I notice the place-for-hands can come off, and I saw that under this it was hollow, so the idea is this is VERY VERY BIG place and NO-ONE will not...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:26:24 PST
0$ Bed frame mlehmann2 Hey guys, here a way to build a 0$/waste bed frame. It's very easy to build, so just find or collect some cardboard pipes e.g. if you ordered aluminum profiles. Cutting length = Desired bed height - bed thickness I used 25 pipes pieces  for a queen size mattress.  
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:17:20 PST
Modern DVD Storage ReconDigital I am a sucker for collectors editions of games, as such I have many games and a few collectible statues. which do not fit on the old store bought DVD rack I had. so I decided to make a new one , this open design with floating shelves allows storage of normal DVDs and my collector edition statues. I ...
By: ReconDigital

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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 22:00:06 PST
Build A Bar Out Of An Old Bed ctx1985 Hey everyone, I made this a little while back and didn't take a ton of photos through the build process, but it's fairly easy and requires minimal materials. What you'll need: -An old headboard and footboard from a bed (Wood) -Two hinges -6 wood plugs -4 'S' hooks -4 eye bolts with nuts -Some cha...
By: ctx1985

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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 06:16:54 PST
How to make a bed using recycled paint cans Alice Tamani Fifty cans, cardboard and sticky tape! Make a bed. Full step by step at Ok, here it is, as promised, the bed from recycled paint cans, sticky tape, and cardboard!  Let me make it clear, I am not trying to se...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:12:53 PST
Folding workbench. JourPT I made this folding workbench for my small electronic projects because I'm short on space at home. The materials used were 2 pine boards, a metal structure from an old kitchen table and 2 iron hinges made for gates.
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:13:02 PST
Lala Pouffie maritimegem My granddaughter loves her Lala dolls, so... I created this,, I followed this tute for the basic shape. I had a good look at this doll
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:54:08 PST
Under-bed storage unit Elliot Lord I made this from pieces of wood I had reclaimed but hadn't found a use for. The large piece is from a wardrobe and the others are various pieces I'd found in skips. I wanted to have four sections to put different things in so cut three planks to the right length to fit them in. For the corners, I cu...
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:09:46 PDT
Ikea Coffee table Hack tanlee Ikea Coffee table hack.  Material used Base cabinet cover panel and sultan LADE. All this item was pick up at the AS IT IS section, price is cheaper from buying a new table. This is good also for those like handy work. Material List: 1) PERFEKT ROCKHAMMAR Base cabinet cover panel. 2) SULTAN LADE...
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:45:35 PDT
Life size Electric Chair for $8.00 matersgurl I always wanted a full size electric chair prop, but It was always such a huge expense and frankly quite a daunting task. This idea came to me while  planning our Annual Halloween Party theme...This year is "Escaped". I kept getting this vision of an escaped criminal in his last few minutes before ...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:50:43 PDT
KOROGAStool ctakami This stool like a balance ball. When We use this stool, it is necessary to maintain balance by oneself.  There are two roles on a handle. They are a role to carry and a role which stops a stool. If a handle is removed, it can roll. Material:MDF2.5mm 1820×910mm 2sheets Size:H390*W360*L390 How to m...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:40:39 PDT
Turntable Clock BradenSunwold I wanted a cool retro clock in my room so i took an old turn table and made it into a clock. I took the center pieces out of the turntable and used an extra long clock part. Then i glued the record to the pad and fed the clock part through the center hole. you can buy these and iv seen some with jus...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:33:58 PDT
simple coffee table zatan I use the primitive shapes to create a table. I use the smart slot as the base and make it 5l  5w 2h. Then use the shell function to hollow out the base. Then put the smart keyhole on one side of the base and starch it so it is out the other side. Use the subtract option under the combine functio...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:37:55 PDT
Simple MDF Bed asd123zxc this is my first Instructable it is a simple MDF bed which you can see how it is made. i have added some 3D design files. images 4 , 5 , 6 are exported from autodesk inventor software. last two files are the autocad plans of the bed. (dimensions are in centimeter)
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:06:40 PDT
Wall Hanging Rack for your LCD TV ashuinfy This is simple easy to make DIY project for weekend. It just need some basic tools like drill machine, pliers and screw driver with some of your creativity. I got one wooden pallet piece from a scrap seller at very low price, I bought two wall L clamps from a hardware store with screws just :). I...
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:27:19 PDT
Building a Patio Chair with ShopBot sparkchaser22 I made it at Techshop. One day as I walked into the general work area at Techshop I saw a wooden chair, freshly painted left to dry. I happened to be on the look out for couple of patio chairs for my place and these seemed very nice. So I asked around and find the person who built them, hoping to g...
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:44:44 PDT
Custom Armoire 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
pallet desk Vincent619 this is my take on the pallet desk by pierrevedel.  it took me about 7 hours to make, (including waiting for the pain to dry) and it costed me 12,60 euro. 
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 08:58:45 PDT
Protects your floor with Sugru adding it to an old bookscase model "lopeta" fhackeo alimentario Your old metal bookcase grate the wooden floors that you much like. Do not worry! Solution here: 1) Use four packets of Sugru (various colors in pursuit of elegance: red, blue, etc..) 2) Fill and shape it. 3) Level and let dry. 4) Enjoy a (safe) bookcase. Lo Petamos!
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 01:49:43 PDT
Hardwood table with laser cut inlay mrf0wler To make this table you would ideally need an array of hardwood ( 800 x 150mm) + , 2x sheets of aeroplane plywood (you choose the size of inlay), strips of hardwood for beading, bandsaw, circular saw, hand sander, tenon saw, files, wood glue, low grit sand paper, sash clamps & g-clamps, wood vice and...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:33:52 PDT
$30 Adjustable Shelf Display Case mathesen1097 This pretty cool looking display case was a really awesome build. It took me and my Papa a weekend to put it together, probably 4-5 hours in the garage. It is a pretty simple design, all it is is basically shelves suspended on a 3' long screw with nuts and homemade washers made out of a strip of al...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:10:58 PDT
Retro TV unit B00mrang Here is my "Retro" version of the great instructable from HomeMade Modern (check him out his collection is great)  I think the time spent adding the wood stain was worth it in the end. I salvaged the legs from an old furniture that was in the trash. 52" long x 18" high x 15" deep.
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:40:38 PDT
Indoor Pet Barrier - Make It Yourself dmariemart If you’re like me, you love pets, but you don’t like their hair and dirt all over the house. I wanted a solution! I looked at pet barriers in specialty pet catalogs; however, I didn’t find any tall enough to keep cats secluded to an area. Cats can climb or jump over almost anything. Since I couldn’...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:44:26 PDT
From Cool Old Door to Chic Headboard Honeylam Had this great old door and wanted to be able to have a project that would show it off.  Took the very old doorknob set off, sanded, painted, and reattached the doorknob .  Then attached to some 2x2 hollow metal posts my husband had salvaged (after painting those also) and attached to the bed frame....
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:12:58 PDT
Platform/storage bed frame ARGMISTER So after taking bits and pieces from the following instructables and doing a lil research and design of my own. I decided to embark on making my own platform/storage bed. This is a very bare instructable cause it was just myself taking pictures mostly. You get the basic idea/design. It cost about $3...

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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:21:21 PDT
Computer desk and drawing board Detective Inspector Me This is a desk that I designed and build a few years ago. I used the 3D modeling program SketchUp to design the desk to fit perfectly into a free corner of my room. I incorporated an adjustable drawing board and two sliding draws. One for the keyboard and the other for pens, pencils, rulers and ever...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:27:12 PDT
Wood Table and Chair with Joints Only jc155209 This is the first post of finished work utilizing Ohio University's CNC router. The project was assigned in part with an exploratory class beginning May 13th, 2013. After experimenting in a 3D rendering program, Rhino, the class divided into teams to employ the CNC router on a project of their own c...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:03:09 PDT wetnap
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:38:15 PDT
Wooden Box - Copied From ProRock ptsteveb Got bored and decided to do some DIY, first thing I have ever made/built. Copied from ProRocks technique for his Pallet Trunk ( A bit bigger and made using planed softwood. Cost about £70 in timber is 104x57x54 (lengthXwidthxheight). Did the lid simil...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:23:26 PDT
Turn a broken dining room chair into a swing. berthaerika The leg support on this dining room chair started to splinter with years of use, but the rest of it looks just fine.  So I took off the legs and turned it into a swing.
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:29:54 PDT
Shipping pallet stool 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
Revamped rocking chair with re-used insect screen ribbons. 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
Full to Queen Bed Extension sleighbedguy We had an "antique" bed frame that was setup for a Full sized mattress instead of the Queen each of us had.  I had the idea to extend the frame (width and length) to accommodate the mattress we used.  After a couple attempts, I came up with this result.  The blanks were make up of face-glued Yellow ...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:13 PDT
Made it at TechShop (PGH) - Recycled Pallet Wood Desk andyleer 1)Find a handful of old pallets. 2)Break down the pallets and remove all nails. (This is very important as you do not want nails screwing up the SawStop) 3)Using the planer, plane down legs to be all even width/height. Cut legs to length on miter saw. 4)Plane all top boards to same depth. Cut to ...
By: andyleer

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Tue, 7 May 2013 19:46:28 PDT
Old Table to Vintage Table Honeylam Found an old table that must have had linoleum on the top at one time because there were nail holes all around the top.  Loved the shape and style and had a hard time deciding exactly what to do.  After sanding lightly so that I could keep the old look to it, I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint to do al...
By: Honeylam

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Thu, 2 May 2013 02:45:22 PDT