Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - furniture - recycled http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:46:45 PST BLOX v1.01 Upcycled Helm Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Helm-Coffee-Table/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:27:55 PDT
Scrap Pallet Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Pallet-Table/
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:47:01 PDT
Concrete Coffee Table from Recycled Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Coffee-Table-from-Recycled-Materials/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:26 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Wood-Coat-Rack/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:04:46 PDT
Minimal Modern Wood Computer Stands http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Wood-Computer-Stands/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:28:19 PDT
Salvaged Heart Pine Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaged-Heart-Pine-Bench/
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:12:33 PST
kids' chair made of recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/recycled-materials-kids-chair/
kids' chair made of recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/8WXC/HIGIK1UW/FJX8WXCHIGIK1UW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/8WXC/HIGIK1UW/FJX8WXCHIGIK1UW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/8WXC/HIGIK1UW/FJX8WXCHIGIK1UW.SMALL.jpg criztos I recommend this chair for kids under 6 year old, because of the size of the chair it would be uncomfortable for bigger kids. MATERIALS You can find most of the materials at your home (or in a toys store) 1) A clean 5 gallons plastic bucket 2) A plastic flying ring 3) A plastic flying disc 4) A ...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:11:55 PDT
Backward Build Chaise Lounge Chair (100% rescued materials) http://www.instructables.com/id/Backward-Build-Chaise-Lounge-Chair-100-rescued-m/
Backward Build Chaise Lounge Chair (100% rescued materials) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/CLAB/HFD18C29/FH6CLABHFD18C29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/CLAB/HFD18C29/FH6CLABHFD18C29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/CLAB/HFD18C29/FH6CLABHFD18C29.SMALL.jpg east fork spring All of my builds are made from 100% reclaimed material. Why? Because it's fun, inexpensive, challenging, and I'm a tree-hugger. It just takes a little imagination and some reverse engineering. The traditional build has plans and calls for materials. My builds have materials and call for a plan. Thi...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:43:31 PDT
Beautility: An eco, easy and elegant beer bottle shelf. http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautility-eco-easy-elegant/
Beautility: An eco, easy and elegant beer bottle shelf. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/VVPG/HDOWAOPM/FH0VVPGHDOWAOPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/VVPG/HDOWAOPM/FH0VVPGHDOWAOPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/VVPG/HDOWAOPM/FH0VVPGHDOWAOPM.SMALL.jpg Pushan Panda Paper and beer bottles -- things that we often find stacking up at home. Well, what if you were given something to do with them, and made at the same time space for other things that are piled up and that you want to display? Using waste paper, empty bottles, and some time and energy, here's an eco...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 10:27:35 PST
Vanity Tuffet http://www.instructables.com/id/Vanity-Tuffet/
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:53:48 PST
Varifocal Triple Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Verifocal-Triple-Monitor-Stand/
Varifocal Triple Monitor Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/VY3Z/HCB8IB10/FOXVY3ZHCB8IB10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/VY3Z/HCB8IB10/FOXVY3ZHCB8IB10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/VY3Z/HCB8IB10/FOXVY3ZHCB8IB10.SMALL.jpg alasdair.robertson I spend a lot of time in front of my computer and often get a sore back and head from changing position trying to focus on things after some time. I also found that the shelf I had my monitors on was taking up a lot of desk space so I build this rig to solve these problems. This set up is extremely ...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:33:45 PST
Salvaged timber table for a corner suite. http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaged-timber-table-for-a-corner-suite/
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:16:00 PDT
Cardboard Chair - Leppard http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chair-Leppard/
Cardboard Chair - Leppard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/A6LD/H1JUJR6R/F4WA6LDH1JUJR6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/A6LD/H1JUJR6R/F4WA6LDH1JUJR6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/A6LD/H1JUJR6R/F4WA6LDH1JUJR6R.SMALL.jpg ceanes Its  is a quite simple project ,  took  me about 03 hours except for the  cover.  What You Need. Measuring, cutting , glueing and taping . MATERIALS cardboard hot glue or a strong glue  some tape stamped /plain fabric or  plastic ( in my case a leppard stamped plastic ) foam ( optional  ) i...
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Sun, 6 May 2012 15:47:30 PDT
Patio Tabletop Made From Reclaimed Deck Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Patio-Tabletop-Made-From-Reclaimed-Deck-Wood/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 17:56:11 PDT
Dining Table Made from a Reclaimed Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Dining-Table-Made-from-a-Reclaimed-Door/
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 05:37:59 PDT
UnTrashCan http://www.instructables.com/id/UnTrashCan/
UnTrashCan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NS08/GYGGN6PL/F0ENS08GYGGN6PL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NS08/GYGGN6PL/F0ENS08GYGGN6PL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NS08/GYGGN6PL/F0ENS08GYGGN6PL.SMALL.jpg wholman Garbage bags have always struck me as one of the sneakiest scams in modern life.  Here is a product, that, by design, goes well beyond planned obsolescence -- it exists only to be thrown away!  And yet people pay good money for garbage bags, only to fill them up and toss them out.  In my house growi...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:32:39 PST
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
Folding Low Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Low-Table/
Folding Low Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/I36L/GJQEDDUN/FQFI36LGJQEDDUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/I36L/GJQEDDUN/FQFI36LGJQEDDUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/I36L/GJQEDDUN/FQFI36LGJQEDDUN.SMALL.jpg wholman I've been a bit of a nomad for a couple of years now, drifting from state to state in search of opportunities to make my work and meet great people.  Given my frequent moving and tight budget, my apartments have been small, filled with a lot of roommates, or both.  Whenever a social occasion present...
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Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:12:11 PST
Road Sign Stools http://www.instructables.com/id/Road-Sign-Stools/
Road Sign Stools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/291D/GEI92SYL/F57291DGEI92SYL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/291D/GEI92SYL/F57291DGEI92SYL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/291D/GEI92SYL/F57291DGEI92SYL.SMALL.jpg wholman Given a heavy, yet healthy, obsession with road signs, I created these stools for my new apartment.  They use a simple metal-bending technique to turn down the sharp edges of the signs and simultaneously brace the legs.  You can see some of my other projects that use signs and this bending technique...
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Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:05:05 PDT
Ten Green Coffee Table - from reclaimed timber and glass bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Ten-Green-Coffee-Table-from-reclaimed-timber-and/
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:54:59 PDT
20KRKR http://www.instructables.com/id/20KRKR/
20KRKR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/IFRH/GAPV3C7D/FFEIFRHGAPV3C7D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/IFRH/GAPV3C7D/FFEIFRHGAPV3C7D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/IFRH/GAPV3C7D/FFEIFRHGAPV3C7D.SMALL.jpg wholman Every year, the Rural Studio, a program of Auburn University's architecture school, located in Hale County, Alabama, pursues a research project called the 20K House.  We build a house on a budget of $20,000 that can be a sustainable, safe, spacious, dignified replacement for the mobile home. Each pr...
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Sat, 26 Jun 2010 19:31:10 PDT
CHIMNEY BLOCK BENCHES http://www.instructables.com/id/CHIMNEY-BLOCK-BENCHES/
CHIMNEY BLOCK BENCHES - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/EQAK/G825R3GI/F0FEQAKG825R3GI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/EQAK/G825R3GI/F0FEQAKG825R3GI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/EQAK/G825R3GI/F0FEQAKG825R3GI.SMALL.jpg tshallow74 These are benches for outdoor seating, made from recycled chimney blocks and pressure treated lumber. You could purchase new blocks at the home center if you don't have any used ones available. These break down for winter storage. Materials and Tools  Materials 2X6X8 Pressure treated boards (2 f...
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Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:54:14 PDT
Scrap Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Table/
Scrap Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/RN2G/G1M2GQ2O/F43RN2GG1M2GQ2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/RN2G/G1M2GQ2O/F43RN2GG1M2GQ2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/RN2G/G1M2GQ2O/F43RN2GG1M2GQ2O.SMALL.jpg wholman There's a lot of wood out in the world free for the taking -- in dumpsters, back alleys, vacant lots, abandoned buildings, recycling yards, and architectural salvage centers.  Most wood, if free from rot, is just as strong, durable, and good to use as new wood, once you sand off the weathering. This...
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Thu, 5 Nov 2009 05:27:01 PST
Crutch Hat Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Crutch-Hat-Rack/
Crutch Hat Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/5ZOO/G02LRX2Q/FLC5ZOOG02LRX2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/5ZOO/G02LRX2Q/FLC5ZOOG02LRX2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/5ZOO/G02LRX2Q/FLC5ZOOG02LRX2Q.SMALL.jpg wholman Crutches are one of those things with one definable use that lasts a limited amount of time; after that, they sit in basements and attics and thrift stores waiting for someone else to break some bones. In and of themselves, they are actually quite beautiful objects with a nice sculptural quality to...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2009 07:37:29 PDT
Foreclosure Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Foreclosure-Bowl/
Foreclosure Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/M8QI/FXXPL8M4/FBVM8QIFXXPL8M4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/M8QI/FXXPL8M4/FBVM8QIFXXPL8M4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/M8QI/FXXPL8M4/FBVM8QIFXXPL8M4.SMALL.jpg wholman Pushed by unfolding events, a crop of "For Sale" signs has been popping up all over the country this summer; selling houses, boats, cars, motorcycles, RVs, and many other things. A lot of these signs are made from thin sheet steel or aluminum. One might inquire on Craigslist about possible used si...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2009 09:13:52 PDT
Rubber Hose Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Hose-Chair/
Rubber Hose Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/TZ6D/FXR6UES0/FM4TZ6DFXR6UES0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/TZ6D/FXR6UES0/FM4TZ6DFXR6UES0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/TZ6D/FXR6UES0/FM4TZ6DFXR6UES0.SMALL.jpg wholman Nearly every job site or good-sized shop has rubber air hose for running nail guns or a multitude of other tubes. The hose in this project is 3/4" in diameter, about 45 feet long, and is made from tough, flexible rubber. In a former life it was used to run a spray gun for lacquering cabinets. Aft...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 09:00:46 PDT
Crutch Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Crutch-Chair/
Crutch Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/0ET6/FUVSHEVZ/F7R0ET6FUVSHEVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/0ET6/FUVSHEVZ/F7R0ET6FUVSHEVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/0ET6/FUVSHEVZ/F7R0ET6FUVSHEVZ.SMALL.jpg wholman This chair is made from an old pair of wood crutches and some oak, held together with assorted fasteners. Since crutches are designed to support the weight of an adult human (~180 lbs, give or take), it goes to reason that their weight-bearing structure could be re-arranged into a chair. The crutc...
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Sat, 30 May 2009 12:11:24 PDT
Recycled 55 Gallon Barrel Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-55-Gallon-Barrel-Chair/
Recycled 55 Gallon Barrel Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/8FU2/FTM73293/F448FU2FTM73293.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/8FU2/FTM73293/F448FU2FTM73293.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/8FU2/FTM73293/F448FU2FTM73293.SMALL.jpg Monkeybrad Today, we are going to make a surprisingly comfortable chair using only six small bolts, nuts and washers, six drywall screws, simple hand tools, a little ingenuity and a recycled 55-gallon plastic drum. Why? Well, that is a good question, partially because it is in our nature to make things, but ...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:36:11 PDT
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
Nesting Occasional Tables http://www.instructables.com/id/Nesting-Occasional-Tables/
Nesting Occasional Tables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/J2M2/FR1234OJ/FDIJ2M2FR1234OJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/J2M2/FR1234OJ/FDIJ2M2FR1234OJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/J2M2/FR1234OJ/FDIJ2M2FR1234OJ.SMALL.jpg wholman For the narrow of house and little of space, these two tables can be stored in the same footprint, by interlocking like Russian nesting dolls. The lumber is salvaged wall paneling, with a lap joint on one side and a molding detail on the other. It was stained a dark red, but patches of pine show thr...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2009 08:28:09 PST
Shopping Cart Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-Chair-1/
Shopping Cart Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/0MAX/FQ6EFE0B/FLP0MAXFQ6EFE0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/0MAX/FQ6EFE0B/FLP0MAXFQ6EFE0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/0MAX/FQ6EFE0B/FLP0MAXFQ6EFE0B.SMALL.jpg wholman Shopping carts are one of those universal pieces of suburban furniture that people don't even notice anymore. They fade into a background of dumpsters, parking lots, loading docks, and big box stores. However, their shape and dashing silhouette are really a beautiful modern form, complete with a ...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:15:55 PST
Cardboard Cantilever Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Cantilever-Chair/
Cardboard Cantilever Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/7S4I/FOB5K7RU/FEY7S4IFOB5K7RU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/7S4I/FOB5K7RU/FEY7S4IFOB5K7RU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/7S4I/FOB5K7RU/FEY7S4IFOB5K7RU.SMALL.jpg wholman This cardboard chair explores variations on some techniques first thought up and worked through here. The structure uses a hybrid of two types of cardboard: traditional corrugated from boxes and sheet stock, and hexagonal-cell cardboard used in packaging of imported stainless-steel sinks. I combin...
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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
Flagman Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Flagman-Table/
Flagman Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/N982/FI9N7WXO/FV0N982FI9N7WXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/N982/FI9N7WXO/FV0N982FI9N7WXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/N982/FI9N7WXO/FV0N982FI9N7WXO.SMALL.jpg wholman This dining table was made from an orange road sign with black flagman logo on it. I got the sign from a junkyard I used to know, north of Phoenix. It was free. I highly recommend "free", in general, as it will keep the cost of this project down, as well as (hopefully) recycle something someone...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:17:58 PDT
Ten Green Wee Shelving: small shelving unit using beer bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Ten-Green---kitchen-shelving-unit/
Ten Green Wee Shelving: small shelving unit using beer bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/YSZA/FNNK1DU3/F0VYSZAFNNK1DU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/YSZA/FNNK1DU3/F0VYSZAFNNK1DU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/YSZA/FNNK1DU3/F0VYSZAFNNK1DU3.SMALL.jpg royshearer A shelving unit constructed from found timber and used beer bottles. This shelf unit is designed to sit upon a kitchen counter or desk, or built up from the floor. It is a compact system that is easily assembled, adapted and disassembled - ideal for those who move residence often. All you need once ...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 10:24:25 PDT