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Beds. DIY Project: Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves - aka design. Boy, did you guys ever love our Restoration Hardware inspired shelves!!!

DIY Project: Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves - aka design

Now we’re going to show you how we made them. UPDATE: See the original reveal here and how we updated them with industrial style lighting from Ikea here and where we’re using them in our NEW HOUSE here. And if you’d like to know how to make wood look old (like we do on the shelves) in just 3 steps click here. Thank you so much for all your sweet compliments, by the way! Dining Room Set 1 - $7.99 : Plan Canvas LLC, Woodworking Furniture Plans. Look at WAKA WAKA: Archive. My Repurposed Life: Let me introduce you to the “twins” How to Make a Flip-Up Table - Furniture Projects. Coffee Table Decorated with 5,800 Nails. Sandback is a furniture studio in New Hampshire that makes handmade furniture.

Coffee Table Decorated with 5,800 Nails

Among its neater designs is this gorgeous coffee table with an inlaid floral pattern rendered by 5,800 nails driven into the surface. Link | Company Website | Photos: Design Milk. How to Make a Space-Saving Sawhorse Worktable. PLYWOOD PLAY PLANKS. Cardboard Furniture - Patterns & Projects. Pallet loungers. Some of you may remember a while back when I made these beauties from some pallets.

Pallet loungers

Someone requested a tutorial and I'm happy to oblige, especially since I was planning on doing that anyway when they were all done. At the time they were only primed white and now they're a bright and luscious red :) So I took a few more pics and decided it was tutorial time! Ok, maybe tutorial isn't the right word because I don't really have any before or during pics (!) But I'll at least be telling you how I went about it. As you can see from the pictures they're really easy and you can probably figure it out just from looking at them, but here we go just the same. I can also add that my lack of before and during pics are due to the fact that I didn't know if it was going to turn out well or not.

Materials Four pallets of the same size, preferably rectangular One pallet slightly wider than your other pallets, more square than rectangular Scrap 2X4s or pallet scraps of the 2X4 kind 1. 2.


DIY Design Community « Keywords: furniture restoration, wood repair, furniture repair, veneer repair. Veneer damage is an instant deal breaker when I'm on the hunt, and I know I'm not alone.

DIY Design Community « Keywords: furniture restoration, wood repair, furniture repair, veneer repair

The reason? I just plain don't know how to fix damaged wood veneer. Until now, that is! Woodworker wizard, Curt Martin has done a mahhhvaluss series of videos on eHow that show you everything you need to know about repairing wood veneer. There is some glue spreading lag time, and I wish the repair site was more visible, but overall, Curt does a dandy job of explaining and demonstrating exactly how to repair any wood veneer problem you may encounter out there on the wild thrifting frontier.

Cardboard Furniture - Inspiration Pics. DIY Design Community « Keywords: Furniture, chair legs, seating, furniture legs. Cardboard & Paper.

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Forsberg Form - Betongbord, golvur och mycket mer. Decor 101: DIY Console Table « A Starter House. A few months ago I stumbled on the website,

Decor 101: DIY Console Table « A Starter House

To my amazement, Ana has been making “plans” of popular furniture….that are easy and available to DIYers like you and me! For the past few months I’ve been practically drooling over her amazing work and dreaming of where I would put these once unattainable pieces in my house. I wasn’t sure when I would be able to convince my husband to let me spend money on wood on something that might or might not turn out. I don’t blame his doubt as I’ve never really worked with wood outside of a few very very simple projects.

Wood can get expensive…and I was relatively wary about doing it myself – surely it couldn’t be THAT easy and I’m impatient which meant the project could end in disaster. So here’s my first wood-working story…. I first chose a plan from Ana’s selection…I needed a console and it said it would be a good beginners project. The next step was filling in all the screw holes with putty. So What’s next? Build a Makerspace. Introduction by Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE How do we give young people more opportunities to become makers and learn practical skills they can apply to their own creative projects?

Build a Makerspace

The question comes up after each Maker Faire, when I see how young people are inspired by other makers. Handmade Coat Rack. Finished. first we mocked everything out in the 1/2" black steel... we used two 4 foot pipes for the sides, and a 3 foot pipe for the top and two 18" pipes with a union for the bottom... we changed a few things at this point.. bottom structure... changed to T's instead of elbows... needed to use 3" pipes to support the wood shelf... then added a 45 degree elbow and plug at the top for a hanging front and back hook... moved the union and 18" pipes to the bottom to be covered by the wood shelf...

Handmade Coat Rack


Furniture makeovers

Stickleyish. Furniture Plans. Tobacco Blue Leli Accent Table. DIY: Instant Built-in Day Bed: Remodelista. Older DIY: Instant Built-in Day Bed by Izabella Simmons Issue 42 · West Marin and Beyond · October 18, 2012 Newer Issue 42 · West Marin and Beyond · October 18, 2012 Share on email I've always had a secret longing for a built-in day bed for afternoon reading sessions (read: naps), so I took note when I spotted this DIY day bed made by Helsinki-based freelance stylist Minna Jones, who writes the blog Time of the Aquarius.

DIY: Instant Built-in Day Bed: Remodelista

Here's a brief tutorial on building something similar: Above: Jones opted to paint the daybed white and added pillows and an Ikea mattress. Above: The day bed abuts a corner fireplace. Above: Jones attached the bed frame to the walls using heavy-duty screws. Above: Jones used two sets of Ikea Sultan Lade slatted bed bases and screwed the slats to the top of the bed frame. Above: Another view of the finished day bed. Above: More views of the cabin. Mod Mom Furniture. Product Review. Introduction Recently I found there was literally no more floor space for the components scattered across my floor.

Product Review

In fact, I began to tiptoe through the space like there were mousetraps everywhere. Cables and speaker wires, remotes, manuals, it was outrageous.