Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - furnishing - featured Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:16:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mirror refurbished with lasercut flowers
Mirror refurbished with lasercut flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Norahbelle Decorate a used mirror with lasercut shapes for a new look! Garage sales, attics and Goodwill are good places to find nice mirrors that need a bit of updating. Materials used: Mirror (from Goodwill) Illustrator and internet for design and creating files Silver paint Acrylic (T...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:43:07 PDT
Hockey Stick Bench
Hockey Stick Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> matthewtmead My son plays hockey and I wanted to create something special for his hockey-themed bedroom. His room is decorated with hockey memorabilia from professional athletes and from his youth hockey achievements. His bedroom has room for him to shoot indoor hockey balls against a hockey goal, and it seemed ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:07:08 PDT
Ice Cream Cart Bookshelf
Ice Cream Cart Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nick70587 My wife and I wanted a bookshelf for our daughter's room, but I didn't want some plain ol' piece of furniture you buy in a box from Target.  I came up with the idea of a bookshelf shaped like an ice cream cart.  I had originally wanted to scale it so that our daughter could wheel it around and play ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:11:30 PDT
Daydream Chair
Daydream Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> wei wei A chair for daydreaming. Structure made of fiberglass, upholstered with Knoll wool felt.  white styrofoam 3'' thickness 9 oz satin weave fiberglass 38'' width (20 yards) 50'' width honeycomb shaped coremat (4 yards) 314 Tap plastics epoxy resin (1 gal) +143 hardner (1/2 gal) Cal-O-Sil glass microbe...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:22:32 PDT
Decorative World Travel Map
Decorative World Travel Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> english tea Turn a standard map of the world into a showcase for your travels by plotting the places you've been. Make a plain wall into a travel diary and source of inspiration. Foam Board Layer 1 - Lay the foam board next to each other so the total size is larger than your poster Layer 2 - ...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:43:03 PDT
Tea Cup Lamp, Coffee Cup Lamp
Tea Cup Lamp, Coffee Cup Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> cpurola The tea cup/pot lamp has been around for a few years now, the most popular from Anthropologie: It's a great DIY project, and cheap made from thrift store items. (or so I thought) Of course I had to buy tools and drill bits and elec...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:09:35 PST
DIY drum shade
DIY drum shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> earz_cd When we bought our house a few years ago, the dining room had a white ceiling fan with gold accents and tan blades. It's definitely not the most hideous ceiling fan in our house, but my wife and I have always hated it for several reasons. A) gold is not our thing. Even our wedding rings are silver i...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:28:40 PST
The Makeup Box
The Makeup Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> antibromide Custom created boxes designed to fit exactly what you want to store make life easier.  When those boxes are also beautiful, you really have something to brighten up your day.  As a daily make-up wearing person, I have a specific set of things that are used regularly and are rather oddly shaped.  Ho...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:35:52 PST
Code Geass themed coat rack
Code Geass themed coat rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> timmolderez One day, one of my friends at the office wished she had somewhere to hang her coat. I then noticed our office wall had a bunch of unused wall plugs in them, (Don't ask me why though; they've always been there..) and I thought to myself: "Hm, two of those plugs just happen to be in exactly the right ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:24 PST
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa
Re-cover your Ikea Klobo Sofa - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr Chutney We have had our little Ikea Klobo for several years and it's starting to look a bit tatty. We have been using a few throws to disguise it's general shabbiness but it's very frustrating constantly adjusting these. It's time for a change! It's possible to buy pre-made slip covers from eBay but they ar...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:54:58 PST
Wooden Rug
Wooden Rug - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Ever think, "Hmm, I wonder if a rug could be made from wood?" Well, I have, and subsequently, made one. Using rectangular shaped blocks of premium walnut wood, rope, and aluminum piping, I designed and happily stood on a wooden rug. How many people can say that?Follow this tutorial for the how-to! ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:33:13 PST
Parking Meter Lamp
Parking Meter Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrandle This is an Instructable on how to convert an old parking meter into a stylish lamp. Difficulty may vary depending on what shape/ kind of parking meter you choose. I was lucky in the fact that the meters that I acquired had no mechanical insert so I did not need a key. If you get a meter with the key...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:37:37 PST
How to Build A Toilet PVC Chair
How to Build A Toilet PVC Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> cbader2014 Gather Materials: PVC: 90DGEB (2) PVC: 3-way (6) PVC: 45DGEB (4) PVC: Tee (12) PVC: TeeSDOT (2) PVC: TeeSDOT (custom) (8) Curved T-joint with side outlet PVC: Pipe (4) 1X14 PVC:Pipe (2) 1X12 PVC:Pipe (3) 1X8 PVC:Pipe (20) 1X7 PVC:Pipe (4) 1X20 PVC:Pipe (4) 1X5 PVC:Pipe (4) 1X4 PVC: Pipe Curved (8) 1...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:01:20 PST
Suspended Bedside Table
Suspended Bedside Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrinaldi1 This is an easy project that addresses a real issue: we bought a great IKEA bed with drawers on the lower part (extremely useful for storing any kind of thing in the bed structure!). But then we realized we needed a bedside table and did not want to fix anything to the wall... So what to do? We got ...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:13:10 PST
Tractor Stools
Tractor Stools - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman For thousands of years, farmers walked behind their draft animals, subject to same exhaustion as the beasts themselves. Sometime in the 1850s, horse-drawn ploughs began to feature cast-iron seats molded to meld with the humblest part of a farmer's anatomy. Eventually, mechanized equipment and padded...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:38:56 PST
Build a Rainbow Table From Scratch
Build a Rainbow Table From Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> antoniraj Let us make  a Rainbow Table from scratch... A medium sized piece of press board, left-over from some previous wood work, was lying at our home unused. Initially, I thought of making a small bed-side table from this piece, but seeing those colorful Cellophane tapes lying around gave me an idea, to...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:59:14 PST
DIY: Appliqué pillowé-pillow/
DIY: Appliqué pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fairgoods How to make your own fabric appliqué sticker — which is a great way to customize a pillow and show off a favorite typeface or design, and perfect for beginner or intermediate sewing skills.   Enter our giveaway for the Fairgoods Appliqué Pillow! What you’ll need (for a 16 to 20” pillow cover): ...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:19:39 PST
Kerf Table Lamp
Kerf Table Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> gcatchpole   The Kerf Table Lamp is a interactive, open design to be downloaded, customized and assembled using medium density fiberboard (MDF) and a simple arduino circuit to control the LED’s. Using movements of the hand, the lamp is able to turn on, off and change its brightness using an ultra sonic sens...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 13:55:20 PST
Sea Glass Mosaic Tabletop
Sea Glass Mosaic Tabletop - More DIY How To Projects]]> creativesocialworker This is a tutorial for a mosaic table top made mostly of sea glass.  It was fairly difficult to make, but I started out as a beginner and was able to execute it.  This project is time consuming but makes an amazing and personal gift.  I made this for my sister for Christmas and I cant wait for her ...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:09:50 PST
Tri-Fold Picture Frame Gift
Tri-Fold Picture Frame Gift - More DIY How To Projects]]> etymike They say, "When you're not sure what gift to give someone, always give them something you would want yourself."  When I got married, I really didn't want anything (except the wife that I got), but I sure could have used a picture frame specifically for wedding pictures... ...thus, when invited to m...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:06:08 PDT
Automatic Hallway Runner Lights
Automatic Hallway Runner Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO You know how it goes - you wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, can't see anything, and knock something valuable over. Or, you come home late, the lights are already off, and you stub your toe trying to find the switch. No longer! We've solved the problem of late-night lighting...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:15:43 PST
My desk needs an Amiga
My desk needs an Amiga - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm My desk is quite nice-looking, I have to admit. Anyway, I wanted to add an Amiga 1200 to it. Before starting this project, the Amiga was on a separate desk (with its own TV). It was quite difficult to realize this desk while keeping it nice-looking. I hope you enjoy it and use her as an inspiratio...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:26:02 PST
A table/bookcase made from a pallet
A table/bookcase made from a pallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Elliot Lord As it's easy getting hold of pallets, I like turning them into nice furniture. I had the idea of combining a table with a bookcase itself and so planned this. I used: One standard pallet, some venetian blind strips, four small metal brackets, thin plywood board found at the bottom of drawers, some p...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 07:41:27 PST
Rainbow daisy
Rainbow daisy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge Another project to reuse plastic bottles. A elegant lightsource for floor or table. Upgrade your waste into wonders of delight. The things you need 2 large 3 liter plastic bottles (detergent), It would be nice if the cap has the right size to hold the socket. 1 small 1 liter bottle detergent glob...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:03:08 PST
How to make a portable chair pad
How to make a portable chair pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> makerguru Sore ass? Lack of padding on uncomfortable chairs can lead to this painful disposition. Make this attractive and customized cushion easily. Bring new life to ugly or uncomfortable chairs. Tech shop has a full sewing and textiles facility  so you can easily crank this project out. Why buy a sewing ma...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:34:09 PDT
Printed Dry-Erase-Doodle Pillow
Printed Dry-Erase-Doodle Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lumi This project is a perfect way for kids to help make gifts for their parents. You can let their imaginations run wild with an expo marker in hand. Then, transform their doodles into prints that will last for years! My niece and I had just as much fun making this project as we did giving it to her da...
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:50:03 PDT
Stop your headboard from banging against the wall
Stop your headboard from banging against the wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> pcmofo Many of us have headboards attached or floating behind our beds. The construction of the bed, attachment method of the headboard, and the trim molding thickness can all contribute to a headboard that "bangs" against the wall during all kinds of "activities". This is not only annoying for anyone who ...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:28:28 PDT
Space Saving Tripod Computer Desk for Two
Space Saving Tripod Computer Desk for Two - More DIY How To Projects]]> jds1969 My kids really wanted a computer. Mostly for Minecraft but for other reasons too. Their older step-brother bought a new computer so I decided to see what I could do on a reasonable budget with his hand-me-down. Gathering the materials I had bought a telescope many years ago that eventually acquir...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:15:43 PDT
Wall-Mounted Vertical Wood Wine Rack
Wall-Mounted Vertical Wood Wine Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> kutlass Want a unique and stylish place to put your bottles? Not only is this wine rack a great space saver, it will bring the wall quite to life! What you need Two 2" x 4" wood beams, 6 feet long (I used cedar) Wine or champagne corks to counter-sink the holes Optional: Pieces of scrap wood for 5 degree w...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:34:00 PDT
Pouf / Ottoman with Storage
Pouf / Ottoman with Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natalina I am working on building a travel trailer/tiny home, and we wanted some additional seating.  As one needs to make efficient use of space when designing small, the idea of having poufs with storage inside seemed perfect.  They fit under a table for easy storage, and have a decent amount of storage sp...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:13:04 PDT
How to build the plusDuo kid's chair/desk
How to build the plusDuo kid's chair/desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> urant Necessity, the mother of inspiration.   A full two weeks before black Friday, my wife starts asking her sisters if they have any ideas on Christmas presents for their kids, so we can have the gift list ready for buying.   This year, one of my sisters-in-law asked if I could possibly make a pair of...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:02:57 PST
Sweet Dorm Furniture
Sweet Dorm Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> smitty500 a month before school started I thought it would be neat to have some old car seats as my dorm furniture instead of the crappy futons that everyone else has. after a week of planning, I started searching for seats and found some for a decent price of $25 a seat, so I bought 2 bucket seats and a benc...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:54:51 PDT
Concrete 'Tissue holder'
Concrete 'Tissue holder' - More DIY How To Projects]]> npeeters Hello to all of you instructable-people! A toilet-visit can be a dull thing to do if you don't have your smartphone to pass the time, this why I made a interesting and eye-catching tissue holder. Why concrete? I always wanted to experiment with this rough but beautiful material. Round shapes in co...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:55:59 PDT
Poppy Lampshade
Poppy Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> pixelinabitmap I have a soft spot for florals. I also have a soft spot for odd-looking and flamboyant home furnishings. My cheap Wal-Mart floor lamp lost its very plain white lampshade (which I didn't like anyway) sometime ago, and ever since I've been meaning to make something to replace it. Preferably something ...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:22:30 PDT
Give Those Old Desk Chairs New Life!
Give Those Old Desk Chairs New Life! - More DIY How To Projects]]> graceduval When we moved into our new house, my boyfriend and I made it a top priority to give ourselves a studio space where we could work on projects in our spare time. We're both always looking for innovative ways to get exactly what we want using as little money as possible, and with this in mind we spent ...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:27:56 PDT
Easy Copper Pipe and Reclaimed Wood Table
Easy Copper Pipe and Reclaimed Wood Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> leftmusing I needed a table in my oddly shaped kitchen that could act as additional counter space, a place to eat, store kitchen stools and general spot to put stuff on, all while being 16"x52". Given the odd dimensions and my limited budget, my only option was to make one. Also, since my little apartment lack...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 00:47:32 PDT
Natural Rock Coffee Table
Natural Rock Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam DeRose This summer we refurbished our arbor and outdoor sitting area, and one improvement we made was investing in some high quality patio chairs. The complete set included a matching coffee table, but it was so expensive that we just got the chairs. This got us thinking about making our own coffee table t...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:08:39 PDT
HomeMade Modern DIY The ZipStich Chair
HomeMade Modern DIY The ZipStich Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> homemademodern Chairs are generally more difficult to make than benches or stools, but here's one that can be made by stitching (or what we're calling 'stiching') plywood pieces with zip ties. I was able to make 2 chairs out of a single 4’ by 8’ sheet of plywood. The chairs I built with ¼" thick plywood are ...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:07:09 PDT
Vintage Toy Crane Lamp
Vintage Toy Crane Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> braimb This 'ible goes back to the old school. Before all kids played with plastic cars and got trophys just for participating. These toys, now vintage memoribilia from yesteryear, can still be found relatively easily because they were so sturdy and well built. Just hit a garage sale or two or maybe a flea...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:02:25 PDT
Wooden building block table top
Wooden building block table top - More DIY How To Projects]]> zieak I love the look of used wooden building blocks and have used them to make a couple of tables.  This one is one that I made as a wedding gift for a friend.  This is a project easily completed in a weekend as long as you have the materials on hand.   Tools and materials You will need: Lots of ...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 23:52:47 PDT
Dining Table with Side Extensions
Dining Table with Side Extensions - More DIY How To Projects]]> williewolf Dining Table This dining room table is made from solid cherry hardwood. This table can seat six people  (42” wide and 72” long) and can accommodate 10 people (60” wide and 72” long) with the two side extensions. The use of hand cut veneers was used for the top and pedestals to maximize the use of a...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:24:43 PDT
Sitting to Standing Desk with Desk Booties made @ Techshop
Sitting to Standing Desk with Desk Booties made @ Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> mshaywoo Sitting is the new Smoking... or so I've heard.  It's not good for your back or for your posture, and it burns less calories than standing.  Standing desks are gaining popularity and I experience some back pain after a day of sitting,  so I decided to retrofit my current dest to be a standing desk. ...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 21:04:18 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade
Lace Inkodye Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lumi This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results. We were able to transfer the pattern of lace onto our lampshade by using the photographic property of Inkodye. It's like magic! The lamp we used was found at Ikea for $15, but any cotton or linen lampshade will work...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 PDT
Design showcase cabinet (hacking IKEA style)
Design showcase cabinet (hacking IKEA style) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer While I was searching for a nice showcase cabinet, I noticed that all the cabinets that I liked are really expensive. So the maker in me came up with this idea. This cabinet is made from four IKEA pränt boxes, one IKEA dioder. The rest was just stuff that I already had. You will need Materials: ...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:05:26 PDT
Sugru toothbrush holder
Sugru toothbrush holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Do you know how much troublesome is try to make a toothbrush stay upright on a plane so that bristles don't touch the surface? I try to do that every morning and I still can't do that! So I usually keep my toothbrush in a cup, but it hardly fit into the bathroom cabinet, and it has to be cleaned ver...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 10:24:39 PDT
Dragon Bowl: Inverted Watermelon
Dragon Bowl: Inverted Watermelon - More DIY How To Projects]]> martinbolton For a long long time people have created functional containers from fruit/vegetable skins. I aimed to do the same from the skin of a watermelon instead of being discarded or composted. This is a product made through the experimentation with different materials and processes, which is always interes...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:16:15 PDT
Vintage cooler cabinet
Vintage cooler cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> knife141 My wife and I found an old sewing machine cabinet at a flea market and decided to turn it into a cabinet to hold iced beverages on our patio.  Although the cabinet  was in bad shape cosmetically (much of the veneer had peeled off) , it was structurally sound.   Someone had already removed the sewing...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 11:21:53 PDT
Hang your hammock indoors
Hang your hammock indoors - More DIY How To Projects]]> HAL 9000 Ok, guys, so I like hammocks. A lot. You should know this from my other instructable. For the last few years I've been sleeping in someone else's bed, which was cool, but I got kicked out and found myself sans bed. I've since been sleeping on my camping stuff in my own place. It's not so bad, it's a...
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Fri, 3 May 2013 18:45:12 PDT
Smoke Breathing Ravey Stags Head, aka "Rupert"
Smoke Breathing Ravey Stags Head, aka "Rupert" - More DIY How To Projects]]> HicksCustomFurniture Something I & the rest of the FFTT crew do each year is host a tent at a festival called Boomtown, where we decorate a tent in the theme of a manor house, and throw a 3 day party. Last year we had great stags head on the front of the manor made by the wonderful Anna, but alas it didn't survive the ...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:24:22 PDT
Coffee table for free
Coffee table for free - More DIY How To Projects]]> stico In this instructable i will try to explain step by step how i have made that coffee from scrap wood and a pallet. To achieve that you will need : Tools : a hand saw (japanese saws are the best in my opinion) wood white glue screws screwdriver nails a hammer clamps sanding paper or powerfull sandi...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:57:25 PDT