Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - woodworking - cheap - featured Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:43:35 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Art Shelf
DIY Art Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar Learn how to easily build a shallow shelf for art or books or candles, in just a few steps. Method I started with measuring and cutting up the wood for the shelves on my table saw and miter saw. I used a 1x6 that I ripped down to 3 1/2 inches for my top shelf, and the underneath bracket I ripped ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:44:16 PDT
Stone Sledge Hammer
Stone Sledge Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> wmusser This is a prop "hammer" I made for my girlfriends post-apocalyptic halloween costume. I think total this was less than $20 to make.If you like her steampunk goggles click here and learn how to make your own!The materials needed:1. 1" diameter dowel rod2. Two 1" inner diameter napkin rings (should b...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:23:24 PDT
Simple Round Table
Simple Round Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This project was built with a round top from a broken table and two 2x4’s. The top in this project is 30 inches in diameter. However, the designed can be scaled up or down based on your top diameter and/or desired table height. See drawing and video for build instructions.Drawing: https://drive.g...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:57:38 PDT
Collapsible Workbench
Collapsible Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> schoonovermr This is a simple little collapsible workbench/assembly table I made. The dimensions may seem strange but it was as large as I could get it while still fitting under my current one. It also is tall enough so that the surface of the mitre saw when it is up there is level with my big workbench, allowin...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:52:38 PDT
$10 Custom Drawer Dividers
$10 Custom Drawer Dividers - More DIY How To Projects]]> dcarter23 Are you tired of your kitchen drawer looking like a scrap heap? Does it bother you spending more time digging for the right utensil than it does to make dinner? If you have access to a couple of saws, you can have custom drawer dividers in an afternoon of work. Requirements What you will need: Lu...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 03:34:49 PST
Making a small toolbox from scavenged wood.
Making a small toolbox from scavenged wood. - More DIY How To Projects]]> atomiccelt I don't know how many of you out there have a need for a good, cheap toolbox, but if you're like me you can never have enough. I tend to move my work quite a bit, since I make a lot of things at Techshop (including this toolbox!). Essentially, since Techshop is my main general workshop (as opposed t...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 18:35:49 PDT
Simple & Stylish Toddler Bed for Under $40
Simple & Stylish Toddler Bed for Under $40 - More DIY How To Projects]]> tjesse As a parent, I am constantly learning new things about my daughter’s likes and dislikes. I recently learned that her all-in-one bed is pointless if she will not sleep in it. It was supposed to transform with the growing needs of our child, but try telling her that. Our original toddler bed is just a...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:55:23 PST
Very Cheap Wood Sanding Machine from an Angle Grinder
Very Cheap Wood Sanding Machine from an Angle Grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> aideym I make objects from recycled pallet wood. The main problem is the recycled wood is very rough and sometimes dirty. I can't afford a drum sander or a planer thicknesser but had a dying angle grinder that was itching to become something better. I decided to design a box to run the lengths of wood thro...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:17:50 PDT
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot)
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> durtbikedave This instructable will show how I turned a scrap piece of wood into a secret Hide - A - Key.  This is another project that cost me close to nothing to build.  You will need a few power tools so be careful!! Materials and tools needed You will need a saw.  I use a chop saw and a band saw.  A coupl...
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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 20:51:05 PST
Wooden "Horseshoe" Cowboy
Wooden "Horseshoe" Cowboy - More DIY How To Projects]]> funtogether What you need:   Sandpaper   1/4" thick piece of wood (the bigger the better)   Scrollsaw   Hot glue   Foam brush   Stain Cutting and Sanding Using your template, cut four horseshoe shapes out of the piece of wood.  Next, cut out two braces (as shown in picture) with an angle slightly less than 9...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:04:44 PDT
Stylish and Low Cost 55 Gallon Drum Planters
Stylish and Low Cost 55 Gallon Drum Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw I wanted to build some simple, low cost & attractive containers for a few fruit trees that were ready to be replanted in my backyard.  Using second hand 55 gallon food safe plastic barrels and some scrap wood that I cleaned up on the planer, I was able to create some very basic planters for my backy...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:29:13 PDT
Folding Pallet Chair
Folding Pallet Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> schoonovermr This is a chair born out of necessity. Well, not really. It just sounded cool. It is quite comfortable though. In fact, I am sitting in it now. But I digress. I got all of the wood I used from the Sears store in my city. So the only things I bought were the two bolts and nuts. Overall, this project ...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:09:37 PDT
Self standing staircase
Self standing staircase - More DIY How To Projects]]> HickLife Stairs. Everyone has seen them. Everyone has used them. And most people avoid them whenever possible.  They are fairly simple depending on how much detail you go into on them. They just take a little planning, a little math, and a steady hand. The ones I designed and built/will build were designed s...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 03:23:19 PDT
Strong, Light, Quick-Build Sawhorse
Strong, Light, Quick-Build Sawhorse - More DIY How To Projects]]> clemensee These sawhorses are extremely strong and easy to make.  After reviewing a number of sawhorse plans online I was disappointed with how complex most of the plans were.  These are quick and cheap to build.  They can carry hundreds of pounds and do not wobble.  TOOLS: Table Saw Mitre Saw Any of these ...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:35:42 PST
Giant "wooden block stacking game" tower
Giant "wooden block stacking game" tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mtoashirbab A few months ago I wanted to make an original present for my dad's birthday. I started looking on the internet but nothing seemed to be the kind of thing that I was looking for....  Then the idea struck me. Why not make my own "wooden block stacking " game? Just a little bigger and  suitable for pla...
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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:05:34 PDT
built your own Cajon (a drum) for less than 25.- Euro
built your own Cajon (a drum) for less than 25.- Euro - More DIY How To Projects]]> andyk75 A Cajon is a south american drum made completely out of wood. It is played by slapping the front face with your hand and it's perfect for unplugged sessions because it could substitute a whole drumset.  This instructable shows you how to build a perfect Cajon for about 25.- Euros and only a few hou...
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 00:43:59 PDT
Wooden vice
Wooden vice - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt byrne The idea behind this project was to create a simple and useful woodworking vice (yes, that's how you spell it over here in the UK) that could be clamped to my makeshift workbench (my desk).As I don't have any metal working equipment, and only a few hand tools, a wood based vice made sense. Also, the...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:09:12 PDT
Rustic woodware at no cost, and easier than you thought !!
Rustic woodware at no cost, and easier than you thought !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> lucianoabcd Raw wood (i.e. as it comes from the tree) gives a nice, rustic aspect to objects made with it. It's cheap, easy to find, and easy to use.In this instructable I'll show you how to make wood stuff by using wood directly collected from the ground (that is, died branches) and cortex (dead tree skin). Th...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2008 16:15:14 PDT