Instructables: question - living - furnishing Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:22:16 PST BLOX v1.01 How can I hang something heavy from the underside of my desk? pcmofo I have a sit/stand desk and I would like to screw down or attach everything to the desk I can so that it doesnt move or slide. I have a heavy (20lb) UPS and a small RAID array that currently sit on top of my desk. I would like to hang them from the bottom of the desk instead. I thought of a few ways...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:01:40 PDT
How to make a wick for an oil lamp? seawee65 Does anyone know how to make a wick for an oil lamp?? I don't really know how the wick works, so I don't have ANY clue on how one would make it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 08:16:23 PDT
How do you loft one of those beds with the built in drawers on the bottom?? Meganhyatt I'm starting grad school in the fall and opted to live on campus. I haven't lived in a dorm in over 6 years--the lack of space is daunting to say the least. I would like to loft my bed, but the bed provided in the dorm is one of those extra long twin beds with built in drawers on the bottom. How do ...
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:57:50 PDT
Any ideas for a bedroom? utkarshsinghal I am a 16 year old who loves math,science,and electronics(and programming).I have to design my new room(a 14'x20' empty space right now) and am out of ideas.I tried searching the site for some cool ideas,but my searching skills are pretty bad and all I could find was some secret hidden compartments(...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:09:45 PDT
How can you suspend a china cabinet hutch above a buffet? sharpfangfaerie What is the best way to convert one of these  kinds of things with a hutch stacked on top of a buffet to one of these that are raised up, so we can use the buffet surf...
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Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:36:25 PDT
how to build a dresser shaped like a tool chest? anyanca1987 ok, my son is 2 and has a race-car bed just like every little kid dreams of (my ex-mother-in-law found it for him at a yard sale) I want to coordinate his bedroom around this bed, because it's such a big part of the room and kind of hard to ignore the shape. I saw this kids dresser made by step 2 th...
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:04:34 PDT
Recycle a sofa into a sofa bed? jhutchins2 I have a lovely old sofa that has now broken at the bottom on one side and don't want to throw it away. I was wondering if it would be possible to make it into a sofa bed? The frame is in pretty good condition and solid still. I've searched Google but not having any luck (except one small post on ho...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:02:22 PDT
who makes a 60 X 70 air mattress? I need one exactly that size but can't find one. Drumbledor
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 02:19:23 PDT
Does anyone know how to obtain and replace the two round rubber shock mounts on an Aemes bent plywood lounge chair? PeterBates Does anyone know how to obtain and replace the two round rubber shock mounts on an Aemes bent plywood lounge chair? Both have broken.
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:23:26 PDT
Does anyone have any information about this rocking chair? zipzapper859 One of my friends gave this to me and told me to take care of it. Apparently there is some sentimental value to it and i am trying to bring it to its original glory. I was wondering if anyone knows the name of it or has any original pictures. Or any information about this. Rocking chairs aren't my e...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:43:11 PDT
Ways to make a crappy low-flow showerhead suck less OR slaying prehistoric plumber's putty? TheJenx Moved into a new flat and they're into water conservation. Great. Has a low flow showerhead. Fine. Except that it's got the worst design known to mankind with hideously low water pressure and an unadjustable spray that conveniently directs the water everywhere but you. The problem is that this crapt...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:23:21 PDT
Making a 12v room lamp. XAlliedYouthX We have a quite a few 6v batteries here at work that we get rid of once their voltage drops below what our equipment is able to use.  Normally we recycle them but I was trying to see if there is a better way to get some use out of them on my own.  Ultimately, I'd like to try and eliminate the need f...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 09:33:51 PDT
Where can I sell my old electronic gadgets and appliances? It is on as is where is basis...thanks? ayreeh109 I would like to sell my old electronic gadgets and old appliances. Is there a site online where I can post my ads..thanks
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Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:16:08 PDT
How do I make a frame for bed curtains on a 4-poster bed? natures_due I have a double, 4-poster bed.  The posts unscrew from the headboard and footboard.  And the finials on top of the posts also unscrew.  I want to make a bed with curtains on all 4 sides.  Kind of like a canopy bed, except with no top.  Only the long sheers on all sides.  These can hang from rods.  T...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:41:56 PST
Would it be possible to take the trim off of the top of a 42 gallon hexagonal aquarium or would the aquarium fall apart? _bradylee I was thinking about making my aquarium into an open-topped aquairum, and the trim would take away from the effect. Would the aquarium fall apart or would the silicone hold it? It would still have the bottom trim. I'm probably not going to do this but I would like to know if I could try it.
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 16:39:00 PST
Does anyone know where I can get cardboard tube that is 6"-8" diameter? davidspd I've tried carpet stores, but they're only about 4", so not big enough.  It's for something like this
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:29:26 PST
CHALLENGE! Make this mattress!? OtisDrftwood The "Love Mattress" I have seen this thing on the internet for years, and somehow or another, it's been in the prototype phase for years, and I still don't see it on the market.  It was designed by an Iranian designer named Mehdi Mojtabavi, who apparently is in no hurry to sell the darn thing. htt...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 17:36:16 PST
DIY shoe rack rajblain I am trying to build a DIY shoe rack which can hold 30 pairs of footware. I am looking for building it using cardboard/plywood/metal pipes or all of the above. Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated. Thanks, Varun Raj
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Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:23:03 PDT
what kind of shower curtain do you use with an L-shaped curtain rod? ReallyWTF
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:20:13 PDT
How to make curved desk legs? kh319 Anybody know how to make curved desk legs like you see on some fancy desks.     I want to design my own but I would like to use legs like this and I don't know what I would need to do. Tools needed, best wood, methods etc... Thanks in advance.
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:46:20 PDT
Can countertop laminate be used as flooring? Scott153 I've been having a hard time finding just the right color and pattern that I want in sheet vinyl or tiles, and Formica/Wisonart laminates come in about a BILLION styles and colors. If I put it down as flooring, do you think the surface would last over time? In a bathroom it would only see foot traff...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:02:20 PDT
i need help in making a shoe rack. Can someone help me? fjustins It has to be simple and easy to follow.  A shoe rack made with cardboard paper or something easy. I can't handle wood/timber. 
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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 06:36:02 PDT
Can I convert an old console television into a decorative fireplace? Pulsar I picked up an old console television at a thrift store a while back and while it still works, the image isn't exactly stellar.  I love the cabinet though, and I was thinking about some cool uses for it.  A friend suggested making it into a fireplace, and I love the idea.  Has anyone ever tried it? ...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:10:46 PDT
Where can I find some road signs to make furniture out of? thebeef2 I've been looking at a lot of cool Instructables on road sign furniture that I wanted to try out.  Where can I find some.
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:03:38 PDT
Desk chair fix? Doubleagent So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)
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Tue, 3 May 2011 17:37:25 PDT
Fireproof Pictureframe? MegaMaker Does anyone know where to buy or how to make a fireproof pictureframe?
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Sat, 16 Apr 2011 07:00:23 PDT
Height-adjustable tables: how best to motorize the lift? john.pull Seeking a DIY solution for building a height-adjustable table. How best to motorize/mechanize/hydraulicize the lift apparatus? I'd like to do this with a 2'x4' (or larger) writing/work surface. I'd also like to do it with a folding triangular IKEA "Lokka" table.  I.e., shorten the legs to make it...
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Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:36:04 PST
How to dye previously dyed material from IKEA? iminthebathroom I have a couple super large slip covers that some one gave me from IKEA that I want to change the colour of, they are both the same "indecisive light yuch green ".  I want to go to a plum colour.  The label says 100% cotton and not to use bleach, so.... of course I added tons of bleach, thinking th...
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Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:55:34 PST
how much weight can a large L-shape wall bracket support? enoted I want to build a desk using L shape brackets and a Large piece of wood. or perspex. Now how much weight can each of these brackets support and how many should I use If euipment I have weighs around 10 - 20 kilogramms. 
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Fri, 8 Oct 2010 12:39:45 PDT
How can i attach these metal poles together easily? nodnodwinkwink I'd like to build a frame to use as a free standing book shelf type structure with them. Theres 24 of them and around  3mm in diameter and around a foot and a half long. See pic for a better idea of what im talking about. The second pic is what im looking for but i cant find anything like them in a...
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Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:03:12 PDT
How do I tighten the paper on a Shoji screen? petercd Im quite happy with my pine batten and tracing paper shoji screen, except for when humidity climbs up to 50% plus, then the tracing paper sections start to sag. During summer it stays tight as a drum for pretty much the entire season, but winter is a different story altogether and the sagging paper ...
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:14:43 PDT
Is it possible to make your own venetian blinds? noahbody_ I need custom-fit blinds for about 18 windows and to pay retail for that many of them, especially since I'd like to have higher quality than your basic white PVC blinds, it's going to be well into the thousands. So I'm wondering if somebody can explain how to make your own venetian blinds. I have so...
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:01:00 PDT
Building a bar, which materials etc. rrrmanion i plan on building a bar, but i don't know what sort of wood to use, i have already designed it in Google Sketch-up, so could someone help. the design includes alot of detail including raised and lowered parts. 
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Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:00:22 PDT
I'm thinking of using a hammock as a bed, has anyone done it before? The Ideanator Yes guys, I have done research on the topic and I know that it is a somewhat common practice. Im asking for peoples reviews of them, like if they are really comfortable or not, and if anyone has any recommendations for types of hammocks are good for that.
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Wed, 26 May 2010 22:26:13 PDT
How can i get scratched in words out of my door? wrenfacedoggy123 I have lived in one place for awhile and I just noticed that there are words scratched into the door, does anyone know how I can cover those up?
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Thu, 13 May 2010 08:39:33 PDT