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Make Typographic String Art » Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men « Keywords: wood, typography, diy, craft<img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/manmadediy-uploads-production/photos/9732/diystringart8e_large.jpg" height="323" alt="created at: 09/16/2011" width="495"/> In the late 60s and 70s, string art became a popular paint-by-numbers-y way for the masses to get crafty. Head to your local thrift store, and you'll likely find a few, in all their harvest gold glory. Usually sold in kits, these guys involved strategically placed nails or pins that were connected by string or yarn to create geometrical shapes or mathematical patterns. But, I'm not really into geometrical shapes or mathematical patterns. I'm into letters, so I decided to create some original string art with a typographic twist.
The Bedside Bookmark Abode...Or, How to Make a Tiny, Adorable Wooden House » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: bedroom, bed, curbly-original, woodCurbly-Original There are a few things that simply seem to belong on a bedside table: a lamp, alarm clock, perhaps a pair of glasses, and a few magazines or books. Then, once you add a few personal items (mine usually include a crossword puzzle or two and a glass of water), and there's not a lot of extra space for any accessories or "decor" items. So, I wanted to make something to add a little bit of fun and style, but that doesn't take up too much prime nightstand real estate or interfere with the other items.
After seeing this on the-brick-house , I decided to take a crack at making my own version of a Potence lamp and here’s what I came up with messing around a few hours after work. The lamp is made with 1/2″ steel tubing and steel flat bar. The handle is made out of a scrap piece of mahogany that i turned on the lathe. I used cloth-covered wire that I bought from sundial wire , and electrical plugs and fittings from Lowes.
Curbly-Original Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year. From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic. Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)! 10.
Dear World, Do you want a chandelier that’s uniquely you, but don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in luck, because a few months ago I made a delightful Orb chandy I’m calling Orb-lando. AND SO CAN YOU! Emily , my secret lover, and I used this chandelier for one of my favorite Secrets From A Stylist makeovers.
Note from Weeks: Both my husband and daughter are restless sorts. When our daughter was little and we went to a restaurant, Bill would take her out to run up and down the sidewalk while I paid the bill so she wouldn’t start squirming at the table. Those kids who kick the back of your seat on planes have the same issue. Therapists refer to them as “sensory seeking.”
I’ve been collecting vintage crochet doilies for several months, with plans to make this pendant lamp. Finally, now that the holidays are over and things have slowed down a bit, I took the time to make my first prototype. There are a few things I need to work out, but overall I am very pleased with how it turned out. The shadows that it creates on the ceiling and walls are just gorgeous. If all goes well, I’ll add it to my home line .
My mom is great. She's always bringing me random things saying, "I thought you might be able to make something out of this!". A couple of weeks ago she brought me a 2-pack of microwave plate covers from the Dollar Tree. I knew just what I was going to do with it....
i love wax paper for packing lunches; i wrap sandwiches in a piece of wax paper and tie it like a present with a little cotton string. it’s so much better looking than a plastic bag. wax paper comes in handy for more things than i realized, like rolling it up to use for a funnel, or how about rubbing a piece of wax paper on the top of your shower curtain rod to cut down on that terrible screeching in the morning…problem solved. but who knew that if you iron layers of wax paper together it looks remarkably similar to a capiz shell? this discovery brought me to today’s project: the faux capiz chandelier. hung over your dining table, or outside at an outdoor dinner party, it is an easy solution to a dramatic light fixture and will look phenomenal in either setting. i hope you enjoy making your own as much i did! - brenna CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials:
We really needed a new lamp, and we´ve planned to make one for months. This week we finally got around to it. It takes a bit of different materials, but it´s really easy when you´ve started.
Build an easy, portable 3' x 8' wooden bookshelf in about 20 minutes, with a minimum of tools and less than 1% waste, for about $60. The basic concept can be modified to create any size shelf system needed. For a similar bed see: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-platform-bed/ For a similar dining table see: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-trestle-table/ As a professional carpenter, furniture maker, and designer/builder, I see a lot of home carpentry projects that are grossly overbuilt and over-engineered. One of the goals of this Instructable is to avoid the unnecessary overbuilding that I frequently see on this site, and that I see every day working in the residential construction industry.
I was going to hold off on posting this, but I put the pics up on Craftster and the response has been, well, enthusiastic. I love this project and just can't wait anymore. **** COBI!! Do not read this post.