Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - woodworking - wood - simple Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:10:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rustic End Table
Rustic End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This End Table matches the shelf from a few weeks ago – see last step. As with the shelf, the design is simple, easy to make and is relatively low cost (under $25). Video of the build: Tools/Materials Tools:Table or Miter SawDrill/BitsTape measureSanderMaterials:2" x 12" x 4' (x1) *A 2x12 shou...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:14:03 PDT
Simple Barn Board Gift Case
Simple Barn Board Gift Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch Hi internet friends! This is a fairly simple Instructable that shows how I routered out an outline of a pocket knife so that I could give it to my friend in a more interesting package than a box. I had purchased a DOUK DOUK knife (I will include info about this awesome knife at the end) as a gift fo...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:12:43 PDT
Floating Shelf
Floating Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> alienldr1 This time I decided to make a floating shelf as a display shelf. I wanted to make this because that way, we don't need brackets to support the shelf underneath. All the support we need is inside the shelf. Now we don't have to worry about the brackets getting in the way of everything, bumping int...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:39:13 PST
Wooden Cup (Kuksa)
Wooden Cup (Kuksa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corinbw I love kuksas and wooden cups so i was so excited when i saw the potential for one in a piece of elm i found after a trimming company trimmed a tree on main street.What you need:-Hatchet.-Drill.-Woodworking rotary files-Chisels or just a pocket knife.-Sandpaper-Epoxy (the cheapest kind will do)-Some...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 02:44:45 PST
Wood Ball Without a Lathe
Wood Ball Without a Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corinbw I wanted to make a wood ball, but I didn't have a lathe or a fancy router jig. I decided I would carve one then sand it a lot to get the final shape. This is my first instructable so bear with me.I know this wont be perfect but it doesn't require any fancy tools either. Materials and Tools you wi...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:56:23 PST
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrianE2 This Instructable will show how to build simple, low cost, sturdy, wood furniture that can look good and last for a long time. I recommend reading through the entire Instructable before you begin. I am not a professional wood worker and some of my methods/materials may highlight this fact. I have ...
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:46:50 PST
Wood Candlestick Holder - Cheap, Quick
Wood Candlestick Holder - Cheap, Quick - More DIY How To Projects]]> therandomwoodworker Check out my youtube channel at: for more content like this!I built a unique and elegant looking candlestick holder out of some scrap wood pieces in under an hour of work. This was a fun and simple project that I built for next to nothing and finished off with t...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:15:58 PST
upcycled coat rack
upcycled coat rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> knoone.hear To make this coat rack I used a slat from an old Euro pallet which I had left over from a previous project. Here you can see it put together, I found some old cutlery in a charity shop, with which I bent into a desired shape. Here I am positioning prior to fastening as I still had to stain & varnish...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:53:01 PST
Not Your Average "Coaster"
Not Your Average "Coaster" - More DIY How To Projects]]> ABCass1 ***UPDATE*** Final Versions are on the bottom HELLO AND WELCOME,First of all I want to give a shout out to mikeasaurus for his helping in this idea from his Coaster bottle opener. Here is a link to his page, , check him out. Well this is not you...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:31:28 PST
DIY designer plywood swing
DIY designer plywood swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> ferred1 This is the plyswing .In 6 easy steps i will show you how you can make your own one! Materials and Machines Materials :1 plywood +-1000x1000x18mm 2x180mm M10 threaded rods 4 lock nuts M10 2xcarabiners20 washers inner diameter 10.5-11 mm 2 pieces of plastic 8mmx20x80(rope 8-12 mm thickness): 2 p...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:25:02 PST
Simple Wooden Crate
Simple Wooden Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilescharneck This is a very easy tutorial for an inexpensive wooden crate. It makes for a great gift or light weight stackable storage!By inexpensive I mean R150 in South Africa. That’s about $15 in the US. Granted I have no idea what wood costs in other countries!Here we go, please enjoy! What you need: + 9 ...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:46:59 PST
Woodwork wine rack
Woodwork wine rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tahir the Wonderful Do you like wine? Do you like things hanging on the wall that hold your wine for you? Do you in fact like to have a wine rack hanging in your kitchen? If any of your answers to the questions were yes then this Inscructable is for you! This specific presentation here is here to show you how to make y...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:06:42 PST
Simple Chef Knife Wood Block
Simple Chef Knife Wood Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> deluges Hi everyone! How are you all doing? You can actually answer that in the comments section. I'd be delighted to know how you're doing :)I got a couple months ago a chef knife as a present from my grand-parents and so far I kept it in its plastic box in a drawer when I wasn't using it. But those times ...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:31 PST
Stacking Stationary Box
Stacking Stationary Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> vennavannys This Stationary Box is my very first instruction in this site. I hope you can understand and try your own stationary box.You can make your own size and shape as well.Enjoy !!! Prepare Materials and Tools First you will need to prepare all the materials and tools.You can choose your own need but ...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:11:04 PST
Outdoor Bench
Outdoor Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurHour I wanted to make a nice outdoor bench using as much reclaimed wood as possible. Ideally it would have been 100% reclaimed or recycled lumber but I settled for using new lumber for the frame of the bench and pallet wood/staircase parts for the seat, back, and arm rests. This is a relatively quick a...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:07:51 PST
Simple Recliner
Simple Recliner - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaxM2 Do you fidget in chairs? Do you have a sore back sometimes? Maybe your chair is not the right shape for you. With these instructions you can make a chair that fits your specific body. You only need hand tools, screws, and some lumber. Take a picture of yourself Lean back against something soft, ...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:10:12 PST
DIY Copper Metal Wire Shelf
DIY Copper Metal Wire Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar It doesn't take too much to create your own cool shelves with metal. Copper is inexpensive when used carefully and this easy copper wire shelf uses less than 3 feet of wire and a small oak board.Using copper pipes is really easy, just get yourself a cheap hacksaw or heavy wire cutters to cut the wir...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:57:28 PST
Miniature gun Model
Miniature gun Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> gidder Mini Gun Model made out of pine and a spent .22 magnum Brass.Supplies needed -.22 Magnum Brass Cartridge- .5in x 1in x 4in Piece of White pine- carving knive(s)- various grits of sand paper-some sort of glue, epoxy, cement Gettin Started Draw out your stock shape on the pine and begin carving it...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:15:55 PDT
Restoring a damaged table edge
Restoring a damaged table edge - More DIY How To Projects]]> gregorio626 The top is subject to more general wear and tear than other areas of a table, especially if they are used for meals or children draw at them. Scratches, dents, and stains are commonplace, and other problems can frequently occur with table tops warping, , splitting, and damaged decorative edges. Fret...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
Simple wooden knobs
Simple wooden knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> ade angelis Hello, everybody. a few days ago I finished building a table for my drill press. It's not really elaborate, but it has some nice features. you can see it in this video : . Anyway, in this instructable I'll show you how I made the turning knobs I used in the project: two of...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:59:23 PDT
wooden pen
wooden pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unboxingexperience7 Do you want a unique pen? A wooden pen is very simple to make. All you need isa branch of about 4 inch length; it is important that the wood has a large enough pith in the centre (e.g. elder wood)a pen minea knifea rod of the diameter of the pen mine Cut the branch in 2 pieces Take an about 4 in...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:15:22 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
Downhill wooden vehicle
Downhill wooden vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver Hi everyone! In this instructable I'll show you one of my vehicles which I made. I made this one about 5 years ago (then I was 13), back then I had some old Samsung phone (and a lot of Oak planks) with which I took those pictures and video, too bad that I only have 2 pictures, but, I have video too,...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:43:38 PDT
Downhill Go Kart
Downhill Go Kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> NinjaPi This is a simple go kart that I built using only reused materials left over from other projects. It is fun, easy, and can be painted and customized easily. Have fun! Materials 1 - 10 foot 2x4 3 - small non-swivel caster wheelConstruction screwsWood screwsCarriage Bolt - 2 1/2" x 1/4"Nut - 1/4"TOO...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 18:16:57 PDT
Puzzle cube
Puzzle cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask Here is a simple wooden puzzle box. My box is made from old mahogany floor-planks. You can make this box from almost any kind of wood. I used 45 degree joints, but you can make different ones if you want, or do not have a bandsaw/tablesaw.The key isjust a 0,5mm piano wire. Almost any kind of metal r...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 16:10:42 PDT
Pirate Key Hook
Pirate Key Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> mosspossum Here's Yar Keys!!! Materials used 1-3/4" brass cup hook1-#6 brass finish washer1-small brass screw eye1- 8" X 6" wood plaque (approx)1-picture hook2-screws for picture hook1-graphite paper (size of picture) 1-picture of a pirate1-woodburner tool Getting the pirate picture onto your wood. Once...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:15:17 PDT
Plywood Go Getas!
Plywood Go Getas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN These are Geta slippers. They're different cos they're made of plywood, with replaceable wooden Has (teeth)! Over time, the stilts on the bottom (Ha) wear down. So that you won't have to throw away the whole pair, I've made these to be tough, with replaceable Ha so you can enjoy them indefinitely. T...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:34:16 PST
3D Wooden Star Hanging Decoration
3D Wooden Star Hanging Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> TOC82517 A simple, effective decoration. Perfect for a gift or just for yourself. Suitable for any level of woodworker Materials Safety Equipment-spectacles-glovesCardPair of CompassesProtractorRuleSharp pencil or Fine line penBinder ClipScissors/Craft KnifeWood, I used 5mm PlyDrill Drill bitBand Saw or ...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:23:17 PST
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 Hey everyone so here's just a quick instructable about how I made this teacup without using a lathe. All I used was a drill a sand belt and sand paper. Enjoy! Edit: Thanks so much for the feature on my first instructable! Have fun trying it out! :) Getting Your Wood If you look at my finished pro...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:41:18 PST
Under the pot
Under the pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> torx This instructable I was inspired by a recent instructables I've seen on this site a few days ago in this page: Mine is built with recycled materials and easy to find, easy construction, so much so that I made in a few hours of work: this is the typ...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:23:57 PDT
Simple wood airplane
Simple wood airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tiago Tomaz This is a step by step guide to construct a simple wood airplane this are the materials and tools you will need MATERIALS - 1 Wood stick (for the main body and wheels) - 2 smaller wood stick ( to connect  all parts )  - 3 tongue depressors ( for the wings and flaps ) TOOLS - wood saw - rasps -...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:21:48 PDT
Simple Pistol Crossbow Tutorial (no expensive machinery required)
Simple Pistol Crossbow Tutorial (no expensive machinery required) - More DIY How To Projects]]> crossbowman151 Hello everyone! In this instructable i'll be showing you how to build a pistol crossbow without the use of expensive machinery.  The design is very simple and basic, so feel free to make any changes or variations. This tutorial is mostly focused on the crossbow body, and the trigger mechanism works ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:41:49 PDT
Improved Wooden Toolbox - A new take on a classic
Improved Wooden Toolbox - A new take on a classic - More DIY How To Projects]]> bpoundah I wanted to create toolbox that was strong, easy to build, cheap to produce and also had some style. But more than that, I wanted to use recycled materials and for the design to be different enough in a simple and functional way. I feel like I succeeded. There are quite a few tool boxes/totes whic...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 21:36:39 PST
Two Piece Wooden Pyramid Puzzle
Two Piece Wooden Pyramid Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G The idea of this puzzle is to use two wooden pieces to make a four-faced pyramid. Since it only consists of two matching pieces, each made with four cuts, you can make this puzzle in less than an hour. What You Need: - Band saw - Sandpaper - Glue stick - 1 1/8" x 1 3/8" x 5 1/4" piece of wood (pr...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:37:26 PDT
Simple Semi-CNC Shelf
Simple Semi-CNC Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> TSSJ-ryan As per my roommate's request I made a super simple shelf for our  bathroom dresser.  To keep the clutter off the top. As a DC at TechShop San Jose I used what I had at my disposal: AutoCAD Scrap wood Epilog Laser cutter/engraver table saw / bandsaw wood screws Create Files / Laser Engrave Cut ...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:16:23 PDT
Build a very simple desk with only a Dremel (and a screwdriver)
Build a very simple desk with only a Dremel (and a screwdriver) - More DIY How To Projects]]> akcook You can build a desk with limited experience and only a Dremel, and a screwdriver.  A hardware store should be able to cut your wood. I wanted to replace my desk with a much larger wooden one.  I have almost no building skills and am surprised this desk hasn't fallen over yet.  This is inspired by ...
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Mon, 28 May 2012 08:22:32 PDT
Simple Stilts
Simple Stilts - More DIY How To Projects]]> tbug "I Made it at TechShop" Just some simple stilts that I made in Tech Shop one morning. I figure it would be a good way to get some more experience with the wood working tools. Materials List 2 x 2x2 Piece of Wood 4 x Metal Caps (Found mine at home depot after asking) 16 x Short s...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 10:24:10 PDT
Wood Computer Table
Wood Computer Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> paint3all This instructable will show you how to make your own computer table out of a couple of two by fours and a 1x12 board. I needed a good stable work table to use for my computer and this is what I came up with. This is my first major woodworking project, but its quite simple so long as your able to use...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:20:35 PDT
Trebuchet/Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> The FMC In this instructable, I'll show you how to make your very own Trebuchet. Mind you, this is technically NOT a trebuchet because it uses a rubberband to fire, but it can be adapted for weight. I attempted to use weight on mine, but found that the spring worked much more impressively then the weights ...
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:48:50 PDT
Mini Desktop 3D String Art
Mini Desktop 3D String Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> AdamVigneaux In this Instructable you will create a simple wooden frame, drill some holes in it, then weave string through it to create the look of a curve. As I said in the name, it is miniature, so you can put it on your desk, your night table, your microwave, really anywhere. This Instructable was inspired by...
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 15:21:07 PDT
Stupidly Simple Shelf
Stupidly Simple Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> imthatguy1125 After the completion of my workbench I noticed it got cluttered really fast. This is how I built a shelf to help with organization. Be careful with any power tools you use and take proper safety precautions.  Stuff You Will Need Ok heres what you will need to make the shelf. These are the main th...
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 15:59:43 PDT
Build a small Medieval 6-board style Chest
Build a small Medieval 6-board style Chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> MysticHobo1982 "Medieval homes were sparsely furnished by modern standards. The most common items were chests. They came in a variety of shapes and sizes. Besides serving as easily transportable storage containers, the chests also served as tables and chairs during the day and could be pulled together as beds at n...
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Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:11:56 PST
Make a Wood Pen!
Make a Wood Pen! - More DIY How To Projects]]> beyondimagination Make a wood pen that is literally made of stuff from around your house. This is easy and anyone can do it with out a drill. Enjoy! Supplies! You need: Self tapping screw Scissors Stick Pen Glue Screwdriver Screw IT! Screw your screw into the stick,REMOVE, and REPEAT. Jam it in!!!! Take a...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:01:59 PDT
Woodworking marking gauge made from a single wood stick
Woodworking marking gauge made from a single wood stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nuno Graminho, in my opinion a sweet word, is how we call this traditional marking gauge in my mother language. From Wikipedia, "A marking gauge is used in woodworking and metalworking to mark out lines for cutting or other operations.". Wikipedia also tells you: "The purpose of these gauges is to scribe...
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Wed, 4 Apr 2007 22:08:20 PDT
How to Use a Wood Chisel
How to Use a Wood Chisel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics For every type of builder, there are very few indispensable tools. For the woodworkers, the chisel is the simple, multifaceted tool you just can't live without. Here are some basic techniques on making the most of the chisel, a tool that can take on everything from cleaning up...
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Fri, 9 Mar 2007 10:46:47 PST