Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - furnishing - featured Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:09:27 PST BLOX v1.01 Build a star floor
Build a star floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Baldr Where it all startedI wanted something a bit geeky for the house, and I found fibre optics! Using them is very simple, but the results can be great - so once I'd completed my star floor in the bathroom I got hooked, and you'll see at the end of this Instructable some of the other things I've made us...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:50:38 PST
Burned Holes Furniture for your Garden
Burned Holes Furniture for your Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> zorzo Hi makerfriends!I'm an Instructable fan since 2010, and I've always wanted to write an instructable. I noticed that there is a new contest called "BURN IT! CONTEST"... What a perfect occasion to start! With this project I'm gonna show you how to burn some logs in order to make this awesome garden fu...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:19:23 PST
Shoe organizer bench
Shoe organizer bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> workislove I live in tight quarters with my family, and lately we've been practically tripping over each other's stuff. I've been tasked with organizing the apartment by any means necessary, and in this instructable I'll show how I got things started with an entryway bench that doubles as a shoe organizer.I've...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:13:38 PST
21st Century Bed
21st Century Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> mscharch This bed is a traditional design with some very un-traditional functionality. The Hidden LED lighting in the crown molding are obvious, but the 6 USB ports on the top shelf and sides of the head board are built into its frame and unless a charging cable is inserted you would probably not notice the...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:01:16 PST
Tree Table
Tree Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> FloorToFinish This idea is a table out of a tree in its natural form, "Tree Table". Gather wood Find a nice big log that you fancy for the base and some branches for the top. Get the base ready Remove bark from your log and sand it down. I start with 40, move to 80, 120, then 220. When its all spruced up y...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:54:38 PST
Castle Loft Bed
Castle Loft Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> urant I don’t remember exactly how it was decided that I would build a castle loft bed for my daughter. Since I have very little free time, my wife usually vetos any large woodworking project (not to mention that most of my projects don´t turn out exactly how I plan them, and never on the time/budget tha...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:55:39 PST
kid's bed from forrest wood
kid's bed from forrest wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> linus strothmann Some time ago I made this bed for, and with my kids. The idea was to bring some nature into the Kid's room and for them to have a bunkbed that inspired them to climb on and in it. I also wanted them to experience that wood isn't a material that is made, but one that grows, that has a life in it, and...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:47:08 PST
Cocktail Parasol Light Shade
Cocktail Parasol Light Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> holmes.tom Parasols shade you from the brightness of the sun which is big. So why not use tiny cocktail parasols to shade you from your room light which is small?This cocktail parasol light shade is so simple to make. It's basically just sticking cocktail parasols to a paper lampshade with PVA glue. But it's a...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:29:52 PST
Refurbished laminate dresser
Refurbished laminate dresser - More DIY How To Projects]]> still_have_all_my_digits The main steps in this project are: clean laminate surface, sand, prime, and paint. I (was supposed to) us paint thinner (degreaser) to clean the laminate, a dremel multimax tool to sand (240 grit sandpaper), a 4" paint roller, Kilz primer, and valspar paint. There are many products and tools you c...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:17:25 PST
Spine Chair
Spine Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> slicelab Digital design often clashes with traditional carpentry methods when attempted to be united. In this instructible I will cover the process I took to construct a wooden lounge chair with a form I generated using a Rhino - Grasshopper. The lounge chair is comprised of 19 rib-like pieces of Cherry wood...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:46:46 PST
Diesel Punk Wine Rack
Diesel Punk Wine Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robert Chlebowski Here is an easy project to hold bottles of all sorts (Wine, Gin, Vodka etc). This project requires at a minimum 6 hours of time and no tools! - (note, unless things get stubborn, then you may need some WWD40 and a pipe plier.)This rack may end up being a bit of a puzzle, so read the next step thorou...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:29:17 PST
Caldera Table
Caldera Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> PATHfab The undisturbed planar surface of the table top provides a starting point for intervention with the Caldera Table. Typically of a constant depth, the extruded top literally offers little room for play. By introducing a grouping of volumetric aberrations which deform not only the top surface, but als...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:27:20 PST
Astroturf Dish Drainer
Astroturf Dish Drainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ucn So what do you do with leftover astroturf samples and a sink that runneth over with dishes? Make an astroturf dish drainer, of course! This contemporary mod-drainer brings a little colour into the dreary job of dish-washing, and is presentable enough to remain in full view on my kitchen counter.Heck...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:05:38 PST
Loft-bed foldable wood stair
Loft-bed foldable wood stair - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi After the foldable stool-step and the stair-table, I had a request to design... believe or not, a foldable wood stair for a loft-bed!For a project like this a 3D printed scale model is very useful, so I suggest you to make one if you have a 3D printer. You will find attached 3D drawing files in last...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:04:05 PST
How to make a BAT-bookshelf
How to make a BAT-bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius if you want to make this awesome DC comics inspired bookshelf you will need some stuff :2 pine wood panel size 180 cm x 70 cm jigsaw - drill - wood glue - sand paper and a lot of clamp !!!! Trace the plan of the bookshelf. as always i use illustrator to trace the plan.If you want the AI files, fe...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:27:19 PST
Suspended Wooden Chair
Suspended Wooden Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> MartinP6 The purpose of this project is to create something out of wood alone that either solves a problem or enhances an experience. Our group decided to create something that could be placed in a home and complete a specific function. Some of our ideas were creating a table, a cabinet, or a chair. In the e...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:07:52 PST
Pine Bunk Bed
Pine Bunk Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> fisofo I've always wanted to dive into a project building something with wood, and this year I got the chance when our kids needed a bunk bed! I found this other instructable project after searching, and decided to dive in: guide is an unofficial supp...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:44:35 PST
grocery bag pendant lamp
grocery bag pendant lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Trader Joe's is one of my favorite grocery stores – yummy foods, happy people, and those cool looking paper bags!This pendant lamp is made with one and a half paper bag. All you need is a little folding.And the magic of origami: it can shape-shift into a much smaller object! Materials, tools, & a ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:30:22 PST
Jam Jar Night Light (Castle)
Jam Jar Night Light (Castle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barry Neeson In this instructable i am going to show you how to recycle an old jar into a charming nightlight that can be used in side or out doors and can be left unattended as it doesn't use an open flame. Tools and materials MaterialsA Jar.Polymer clay. Grey (or in my case mixed black and white) granite, m...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:56:18 PST
Folded Plate Chair #3B
Folded Plate Chair #3B - More DIY How To Projects]]> michael.cobb.1610092 This is a design for an "origami style" plywood chair. After doing some initial prototypes with various sheet goods and continuous hinges I settled on this design as a good balance of affordability and quality. The Parts There are many kinds of plywood out there but if you're actually going to...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:34:02 PST
Fornasetti Ikea Hack
Fornasetti Ikea Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mark Montano Create a beautiful Fornasetti inspired chair using an inexpensive Ikea chair. An easy way to spice up a basic chair. Watch the video tutorial here! You'll need Ikea ChairClip art images of your choice E-6000 Spray Adhesive Black Krylon spray paint Americana Multi Surface Satin Paint in Gold ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:00:59 PST
Thrifty Bucket Tree Stump
Thrifty Bucket Tree Stump - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrazyClever On my ongoing quest to turn my bedroom into a foresty wonderland I decided I needed a whimsical stump to add to the decor. I decided the stump would work out to be a perfect night stand to hold my books, glasses, and phone as it charges. It also works great as a nice sitting stump if you find yourse...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:20:59 PST
Iron-leg Poplar Dining Table
Iron-leg Poplar Dining Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> falling_stone This is an older design I've been kicking around. All you need is a few pipes with reducing tees, flanges, and some 5' wood boards and you can build and stain this project in about 3 weekends. We had it done in time for thanksgiving! Primary Assembly Materials Needed: 12 x Steel floor flanges (3...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:38:27 PST
Two-Tier Table
Two-Tier Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman Coffee tables are magnets for clutter. Traditional living room litter -- magazines and beer cans -- have now been joined by a bevy of digital detritus. Mindful of this problem, I built this coffee table as a wedding present for two old friends who live in a small apartment on the outskirts of New Yo...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:27:22 PST
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl
Bathroom cabinet with Ikea bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer So I was remodeling my very small bathroom. Searching for a nice cabinet I noticed that I didn't like the materials used in the cabinets for sale. Besides that, all cabinets where much to big (in size and price) for my small bathroom.A new project was born!I'm very happy with the result and I made s...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:07:08 PST
DIY Treadmill Desk
DIY Treadmill Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> manleyman Long story short, my wife needed a treadmill desk, and we don't have the resources to buy one (they run hundreds of dollars). As such, I built one and thought others might like to see. Gather Tools And Materials Materials:3 or 4x: 2"x4"x8'1 or 2x: 1"x2"x8'1x: desk surface (1'x4'x1")2x: hinges3" s...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:55:55 PST
Pallet Coffee Table with Lifting Top and Landing Gear
Pallet Coffee Table with Lifting Top and Landing Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> dialmformostyn A coffee table made from upcycled pallet wood and bed slats. The table top lifts to be used as a work surface when seated and also reveals a storage compartment beneath. A pedal-controlled retractable castor wheel system allows the table to be moved smoothly and easily, yet remain stable when in use...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:27:45 PST
Doctor Who Time Crack in the Universe Wall Light
Doctor Who Time Crack in the Universe Wall Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad If building a TARDIS is too intimidating for you, how about the next best thing, having a crack in time and space appear in your own room? This instructable will show you how to make a reasonable facsimile without unleashing the powerful forces contained within. Ok, that could only happen if you kne...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:31:44 PST
BED FRAME - More DIY How To Projects]]> abeaule This tutorial is to show you how to make a really simple and nice looking bed frame. Perfect for Attic Flat or to update your palette bed. It cost me about 50euros to make, but if you can find some old beams it will be a lot cheaper. Thats the only thing that was expensive. Personally I would of pre...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:57:53 PST
DIY IKEA Document Wall Holder
DIY IKEA Document Wall Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> MichaelRHerrera So lets say you have a pile of drawings, papers, posters, maps, or what ever. You know what I'm talking about. Now you could shove them into a tube or leave them in the corner hoping the pixies would magically make them go away, but today you are feeling empowered over your dominion and want to crea...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:27:44 PST
Redwood Burl Table with Digitally Fabricated Legs
Redwood Burl Table with Digitally Fabricated Legs - More DIY How To Projects]]> gkapriel My roommate found this redwood burl a few years ago. I've always thought it had a wonderful shape, but it was not in great condition. It has been living on the porch on top of a wood box collecting spider webs, moss, and considerable dry rot. I thought I would take the time to refurbish the burl and...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:31:27 PST
Hat rack wall mounted
Hat rack wall mounted - More DIY How To Projects]]> 2ID I wanted to hang my hats on the wall of my bedroom, but the simple hooks deform them.So, I decided to make specific "hooks" for my hats. What you need To make this you need :- Ruler and pencil- Metal sheets (here aluminium 180x70x0.5 mm)- Hand shears or a strong pair of scissors- Power drill with...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:33:24 PDT
Sharpie Wall Art
Sharpie Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> mperkins433 I love art and I am really picky so usually the art I want is out of my price range. I decided to try out a sharpie art after researching it online and I was estatic! I got the exact look I wanted. Old window frame I bought an old window frame from craigslist for $10, spray washed it and was cons...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:37:55 PDT
Simple bike wall mount
Simple bike wall mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoritzS As I don't want to leave my bike outside it was always in my apartment in my way. I looked for some Instructables but didn't find something very simple so I built my own construction:Notice:This is my first instructable and I am not a native english speaker. Critique and corrections are highly appre...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 18:04:21 PDT
Modular Milk Crate Couch
Modular Milk Crate Couch - More DIY How To Projects]]> pandadude Effective makers utilize combinations of simple materials in new ways to create something unique and perhaps revolutionary.As a new member of West Dorm at Harvey Mudd College, I have been in the unique situation this year of having absolute freedom in changing and improving the environment around my...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 23:40:08 PDT
How to make a bottle candle
How to make a bottle candle - More DIY How To Projects]]> 314group1 This is a step-by-step process of how to make a scented, decorative candle out of your favorite bottle. Gather All Materials Needed List of materials needed to make the bottle:-your bottle of choice (preferably one about a liter in size)-glass cutter-pan of boiling water-bowl of cold water and ic...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 14:41:40 PDT
Milk Crate Chair for camping or Vinyl Storage Upgrade
Milk Crate Chair for camping or Vinyl Storage Upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nor-tea-a Milk Crates are great form of modular storage! I came up with an easy upgrade that lets you use them as a chair to maximize small spaces. Perfect for camping, vinyl, dorms, and tiny houses!Materials Milk Crate: If you place on using this for storing vinyl I've found that 13.75'' on all sides work...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:11:06 PDT
Tree Branch Bookshelf
Tree Branch Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrazyClever I've found myself in a new apartment that I've decided to theme with a touch of nature everywhere you look. My plan is to build most of my furniture/ decorations myself and I started with this branch bookshelf. It was insprired by a quick google search that lead me to the work of Olivier Dolle's bra...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:14:04 PDT
Simple Hanging Shelves (folding)
Simple Hanging Shelves (folding) - More DIY How To Projects]]> michel.dedeo These are far from the prettiest hanging shelves on instructables, but they may be the simplest. Materials Materials a board or flat object that you can drill holes in string that will hold a knot two screws, 1 1/2" or longertwo washers big enough to go over the shaft of the screw and the ...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:56:16 PDT
Hideaway Drafting Table
Hideaway Drafting Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jprussack Limited space?Enjoy a stand up desk?For years I've dreamed of having a drafting table in the apartment but was unwilling to sacrifice living space. This project allows for a drafting table to be installed anywhere - even over an existing desk. The Sketchup rendering is from an old apartment and do...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:51:44 PDT
DIY Pendant Light - GardenFork.TV Sponsored Video
DIY Pendant Light - GardenFork.TV Sponsored Video - More DIY How To Projects]]> GardenFork I built this vintage pendant light, or hanging lamp, after see just how expensive these lights are. I bought the parts on eBay and will list out the parts and sources below. This video is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are my own. I bought the parts for this pendant light from two sources, Snak...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:55:27 PDT
Chicken Wire an Old Window
Chicken Wire an Old Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> herbmac Driving home from work one day, my sister noticed an old window left out for the trash. Being from the same mother as me, she pulled over and snatched it up. Of course, she waited for me to come over on the weekend to do anything with it, she's still a lazy sibling. This instructable is strictly on ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 17:36:57 PDT
Daybed - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaylabrosse I built this for our family . Start Framing ! The size can be anything you want but we went with a standard twin size mattress. 75x39 . HOWEVER ! side note dont make this taller than your widest door way !! our day bed will forever live in this room till dismantled lol! Sheet em up ! Cut squ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:42:38 PDT
Energy Drink Can Dorm Room Lamp
Energy Drink Can Dorm Room Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 At times my life becomes a constant unending quest to consume caffeine. It's during these times that I've been assaulted by assignments, exams, and extra curriculars to the point where the only thing capable of supplying power to my brain in addition to lifting my spirits and my eyelids is a delici...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:46:31 PDT
Japanese Bed Style
Japanese Bed Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> dSteinel I just finished my first furniture and I really like to share it here in my first instructables. Hope you enjoy and don't hesitate to ask if there are some difficulties. This instruction is more a inspiration than a tutorial. I won't explane every step.This bed is made without screws in the construc...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 04:26:17 PDT
Concrete Lamp
Concrete Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> designguy93 Found an old desk lamp at a thrift store for $3, it was missing a base so decided to make my own. About $5 worth of Rockite and some studio junk brought this sad old puppy back to life Make Your Mold Found some scrap wood and cardboard and built myself a basic mold. Also lined the interior with ...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 23:20:09 PDT
The Nantucket: A 2 Gallon Reef Tank
The Nantucket: A 2 Gallon Reef Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> mmmelroy There is a place known as Nantucket, it is an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod...There is a new contender for the title, a reef tank known as Nantucket! It is a ~2gal marine reef habitat created by and for the QA department here at instructables. Here is what it looked like on the store shelf:Not m...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:44:04 PDT
Dual Lack laptop desk
Dual Lack laptop desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss I wanted a short laptop desk that we could keep in the living room and that would allow reasonably comfortable use of the laptop while sitting on the sofa. Previously, the kids had been using the laptop while sitting on the cushion of an Ikea Poang ottoman on the floor and with the laptop resting o...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:19:36 PDT
Bunk bed hack
Bunk bed hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> prosend We wanted to give my son more privacy in his shared room. We saw a similar hack on Instructables, but it had no instructions. Hope this will inspire you to create one! It has been so popular that we are modifying the older boys bed to have a similar set up. Success. Stain the pieces first We use...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:33:12 PDT
PVC End Table
PVC End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> syfrog Make the PVC end table above for under $20!! And you don't need any fancy tools.Being in need of a set of End tables I searched around and was pretty unhappy with what I found for what we wanted the end tables to do. This was be small but have some storage space. We did not want drawers because th...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:00 PDT