Giant Furniture

Not content with regular furniture, artist Robert Therrien has created his own set of massive tables and chairs. They look like they'd be fun to see in person and have your sense of scale thrown out the window. Oversized Furniture for Giants via Neatorama

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'Futuristic' Furniture

Hey guys. Futuristic furniture. The future of furniture! Now, furniture is cool, especially when it is cool, wacky, wierd and wonderful! Take a look at some of these cool 'futuristic' funiture designs. When I say 'futuristic', I mean more advanced designs, more technically engineered stuff. Wouldnt you just love all of this stuff in your room? You would wouldnt you! I mean, who wouldnt?

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Fractal Furniture

This bureau by Takeshi Miyakawa is called the Fractal 23 and makes use of all of the space within the cube with several different sizes of drawers. I doubt I'd have much use for it, but it would be perfect if I could find some room in my place where I could put it in the middle and admire it. Linkvia Core77

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Cardboard Furniture

May be inspirational(?)http://www.foldschool.com/L

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IKEA Furniture

It would be interesting to hear about peoples experiences of IKEA and the furniture they sell. I live in Spain and regularly visit and buy from the IKEA Murcia store. I was reading the reviews on a website I stumbled across the other day which made me think. The site is http://www.madaboutikea.com and they review all manner of IKEA stuff and the stores as well. What do people think?

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flimsy furniture

My little sister bought the worst/cheapest book case from target. its flimsy the bottom piece was warped, and i had to replace one of the piece of crap plastic pieces that hold the thing together with wood glue, a drill, and a long screw (this piece in fact ended up swaying back and forth less than the rest of the book case) so what I'm interest ed in is ways to reinforce and boost up the quality of the book cases and $30 furniture for as cheap as possible. any one got any thing?

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Cardboard Furniture

This is probably over the top and won't work, but I need a wardrobe and cant afford a good one, and don't want to buy a cheap cheesy one that will fall apart in 6 months. I know cardboard can be sturdy, but is this pushing the limit? I mean, I really need to hang clothes in it. If not, at least have shelves so I can store folded clothes.  Any cardboard heros out there?

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Custom Furniture Concept

Instead of buying a chair that was made in a factory, get the file printed up at your local fab shop. Check out this video that was presented by Bruce Sterling last night in Italy.Yes, the voices aren't the greatest.

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Shopping Cart Furniture

This set of furniture made from a shopping cart by Ramon Coronado is pretty sweet. There's a table, a chair, a lamp, and even a swing, all made from a shopping cart with a plastic basket. It's a lot like Tim Anderson's Shopping Cart Chair, but with the extra option of bending the plastic with the help of a heat gun. MERCADO NEGRO via MAKE

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Furniture Mash-Up

A bunch of broken furniture and enough epoxy, and you've got Thomas Wold's Piecemeal.Commissioned to design a "green" coffee table for Good Hotel in San Francisco (the "first hotel with a conscience"), Wold scavenged used bits and pieces to create his piece. Scope the process on his blog. And while you're there, check out the computer station he designed for the same hotel. Details are in the current issue of Ready Made.

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bamboo furniture making

Am wanting to build an "Island themed bed" for my 9 yr.old daughter.Am thinking of a bamboo loft bed,since bamboo is so strong.Is there anyone that might have some input?Thanks!

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Where can I find some road signs to make furniture out of?

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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What type of fabric is needed to upholster an armchair?

Can you use any type of fabric or are there specific kinds for upholstering furniture?

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I just sanded and painted dinning room chairs black. Now I want to protect/seal them. What should I use? Answered

I also striped, sanded and stained the table. I will apply my second coat tonight. What should I use to give it the glossy finish and also protect and seal it? Thanks in advance.?

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How to repair a broken spring on couch, the seat is sagging.?

Our sofa sags at middle cushion. I tipped couch over and one spring was broken and the other came loose. I wrapped wire around broken spring and around the wood it was attached to, the second spring I reattached and wrapped wire around to hold together. Now it’s back to sagging again!  Is there a better - more permanent way I can repair this? 

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Furniture with cement fibre boards

Has anyone ever tried to make any kind of outdoor furniture with cement fibre boards? 

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Homemade Barbie Dollhouse and Furniture?

My husband and I are making our daughter's a homemade Barbie doll house and all the furniture, etc to go in it. I was just wondering if anyone had done this before and if they had any suggestions or measurements?

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Glowing wood and resin furniture

Can't get these glowing wood and resin chairs that Bright Woods showed off in Milan recently out of my head. I know that some glowing furniture wouldn't quite work in my house, but I really would love to make something like it. So instead I'm putting it out there to all of you. Please do something with this idea and post it here. Bright Woods’ Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

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Approval for Furniture Contest...delayed?

I submitted my instructable "Folding Bed Bench (Hidden Cot)" last week but it is still "Pending Approval". But it seems as though its still pending approval, what I can't tell is if the fact that it was submitted Thursday/Friday if it still requires the business days to be accepted or not. The reason I am concerned is the fact that the contest closes today and I don't know if I need to modify my instructable to comply with contest rules or if it just simply hasn't been reviewed yet.  I've noticed that not very many entries have been added to the contest in the last few days. So maybe it's a delay in approval process?

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Crowdmap of reusable materials and furniture

Hi, trying to build a community crowdmap for encourgaging and promoting reuse - www.trashswag.com "reports" are submitted with wood timbers, panel doors, balcony, stairs - you name it. Goal is awareness, please check it out. You can get alerts or get reports on social media.  

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Calling all furniture upcyclists! Help a student out!

Hello,   I am a final year Fashion Promotion student at UCLan and for my final campaign I am looking into upcycled furniture. To back up my idea I need to gather primary research and I would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to answer a few questions for me. Here are the questions: 1. Are you male or female? 2. What is your age? 3. What is your occupation? 4. What type of accommodation do you live in? Rented flat Owned flat Rented house Owned house Other (please state) 5. Who do you live with? (please state their relationship to you) 6. How often do you decorate your accommodation? Once every 3 months Once every 6 months Once a year Once every 2-5 years Once every 10 years Other (please state) 7. When you decorate do you tend to do one room at a time or the whole house/flat at once? 8. When you decorate a room do you completely re-do the whole room's decor or just replace accessories and furniture to give the room a new lease of life? 9. How would you describe your decorating style? (tick all that apply) Modern Classic Kitch Bohemian Shabby Chic Industrial Other (please state) 10. Which brands do you buy furniture from? (state all that apply) 11. Which brands do you buy paint, DIY tools and materials from? (state all that apply) 12. Do you prefer to buy new homeware when decorating or use old furniture or accessories to create something new for your home? 13. On a scale of 1 to 10 (where 1 is not important and 10 is very important) how important is having unique and personalised features and accessories in your home to you? 14. Would you be interested in the idea of somewhere to take your old furniture that would provide materials and workshops to help you upcycle it into something new and original? Any answers you provide would really help and will be used only for research purposes. If you would prefer to email me your answers my email address is althexton@uclan.ac.uk. Thank you in advance! Amy

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how do i spray paint furniture so it feels smooth?

I'm trying to spray paint a desk from a dingy white to a semi-gloss white. I used a primer and let it dry for about 24 hours. Afterwards, I used the semi-white spray paint and applied one coat so far. The problem I'm noticing is that, when I move my hand over the painted areas, it's very bumpy. What should I do?

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cat tree?

How to build a multi level cat tree like those found in pet stores.

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How can a library card catalog be re-purposed?

I would like to see different examples of how old library card catalogs are being used in new ways.

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How do I fix a split in the seat of a kitchen chair?

I have an unfinished chair that I was assembling and the seat split when I was putting on the back.  Any idea what I can do to fix it?

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How do I sew / repair chair that is split along a seam?

Chair is split along a seam where a cushion meets.  What type of stitch hols firmly?  I plan to hand sew this with upholstery thread.

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Pimp My Room

Here's the deal:I'm moving.I have no furniture.I have a lot of stuff to store.I have no room.I want my new room to be an awesome sanctuary for rest and creativity. Help!I need your ideas to make my room the most efficient, effective, awesome place it can be, trick it out with lighting, stereo and unusual effects.Ideas?UPDATEHere's some stuff that's begun to inspire me, if it helps you get a better idea of what I have in mind.LIGHTING:Under-bed LightingSun Jarambient light systemand I want to hang a bunch of these from globes or something:Jar of FirefliesART, ETC.Vinyl Wall Art[https://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Visual-Art....FOTC-Style/ Audio-Visual Art]Poster Magnet Board

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How do I make a loveseat from an old baby crib?

Does anyone remember seeing a show years ago on HGTV where a guy used an old baby crib to make a garden settee? I've been saving a crib for years, and can't remember how to do it. Thanks!

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How do you post projects that I've built and want to share but don't have step by step pictures of the assembly process?

I just found about this site and I've recently built some interesting projects that I'd like to share but don't have the step by step photos. Is there a different place to post these projects?

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Should I strip the spray paint coat or just sand and paint over it? Answered

I spray painted over a painted hutch years ago. The hutch is made of MDF. The spray paint has been scuffed off in areas. Should I sand the and paint over it or strip the spray paint? If the answer is to strip the spray paint, do I use a normal paint stripper or something designed for spray paint? Thank you to everyone who answered! I feel confident about repainting my hutch after reading your advice.

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Coffee Table out of old medicine cabinets

Hey Guys, I recently bough a house in the sunny sanfernando valley and I am remodeling. but i would like to re-purpose the old building materials. I am a good idea man but i lack the time to make some of the things I would like to try. I thought that with some wood scraps and my old mirrored medicine cabinets i could make some sweet end tables for my den. any suggestions? Maybe someone in the LA area would like to collaborate I provide the materials and we could make some great things. Also on a completely separate note i would like to convert a drill press into a shave ice machine.... any thoughts ? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Help me find a part!

Hello everyone. Looking for some help on this one. I can't find a clear defined picture of what is operating this sliding mirror. The dealers that carry it don't stock the mirror so can't tell me either unless I buy one, 3k isn't in my budget. I was thinking Linear Motion system but thats a high cost. From the picture I can see the stainless steel-track is L shaped. You can also see the mirror is set away some from the main cabinet, and also that the mirror is at the same height as the cabinet base. I've looked for casters, slides and other things I could hack but nothing seems to fit. You should not be able to see the hardware and thats a feature I would like to keep. I'd love your ideas or links to information. Thanks in advice. You can zoom well on this site. http://www.stylepark.com/en/agape/027

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Bedbugs treatment-friendly furniture hacks and projects?

Hi all, as an astute long-time reader of people's projects, I found some great ones to repurpose and reuse otherwise not-so-pretty, salvaged or thrift-store bought furniture. However, as I slowly gained confidence in my abilities and availability of products, I sustained my third treatment against bedbugs in less than a year. Nothing unusual in my town where the epidemics is out of control, but surely a time-waster and great source of tension between tenants and landlords. For those who have been lucky not to harbour this pesky little parasite, a treatment involves pulling every furniture from the walls, dismantling every piece that can, turning them upside-down, removing wall outlet plates, placing dirty laundry nearing the bed at the center of the room, waiting for the CPO to spray everything, leave a mess of a (inefficient) white powder everywhere, going outside the home for at least 12 hours, going back, pack everything and go to the laundry, come back and re-assemble the furniture. This is extremely time-consuming, but I got a hint from the CPO that could potentially save hours of work. Bedbugs don't fly or jump, and cannot climb on metal or plastic. Conversely, they are especially fond of wood to live and sticks their eggs on. Incidentally, wood is the most common material to make low-end Ikea furniture. Question is, considering current North American bedbug invasion, why is there no more bedbugs treatment friendly hacks, or at least a word of caution against getting anything used or of unknown origin? That would be as responsible thing to discourage the practice, as we already do about wearing safety googles when using a power tool. And second, why aren't there more hacks and projects with that in mind? As Tim Anderson wrote, most people have more time than money on their hands. Well, I have neither of those (nor a vehicle), and thus cannot participate at that time.

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Two approaches to making recycled cardboard furniture (YouTube video)

You may have seen this video, featured on YouTube recently. It's prime Instructables material, building furniture from scrap card.There are two totally different approaches to meet the same goal with the same materials, and enough information to make them reproducible by Joe Public.

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How can I make curve edge on suitable piece of furniture with basic workshop tools?

I would like make curve edge (3D) on piece of wooden cube. Just one corner. Cube is part of furniture, upper right corner, just for imagination.I wanna make it rounded.

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Does anyone know how to make ripstop nylon water repellent-without the expense of buying a commercial product?

Am trying to construct some dual purpose- outdoor furniture and camping gear-but the only fabric that I have hand is not water repellent. I would appreciate any ideas.

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CNC remake candidates

The work of Jeff Muhs is excellent - and ripe for a DIY CNC remake. www.jeffmuhsstudio.com/muhsstudiodesign/muhsstudiodesign.html

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Where can I find old salvaged painted wood?

 I'm looking for the type of wood you would see on an old farm house, with the paint peeling off.  Everywhere I try for salvaged wood is just stuff for flooring, but I want something that is beautiful all by itself and I can use to make furniture...  The best stuff would be something very rustic and even damaged.  I keep seeing it in people's yards, but I don't know where I can find it elsewhere.  Does anyone know where to find this type of wood?

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Sanding wood smooth without losing rustic saw marks

I've searched for an answer but can't find one. Hoping someone can help me out with this. I recently picked up some old wood boards, about 3" thick, 4' long, and a foot wide. They're fairly old and have that warm weathered look of old raw wood. On one side you can see the nice circular saw marks from when they were milled. They're also very splintery, and I got plenty of splinters when I moved them. My goal: preserve their rustic beauty while making them into usable wood for furniture. I want the surface smooth enough that splinters aren't an issue. How can I sand the boards so they are smoother a micro level, but don't lose the beautiful saw marks? Ideally I'd keep that weathered color, but I suspect I'll lose at least some of that due to sanding and will have to fake it with stain. Thanks a ton for any help! Josh

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Protecting wood from heat from fire ? Answered

Hi all, I have been thinking of trying to set a small fire pit into a patio table. Its a fairly solid low "coffee table" type outdoor table so is capable of holding the weight, but im not sure if I can just cast a fire cement bowl to hold the wood/charcoal and set it into the table or would it eventually catch fire through heat transfer. Thanks in advance for any replies. 

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