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LABORATORY 424. Video games are awesome, but the "tangly mess" of controllers on the floor isn't.

LABORATORY 424

So, we created an inexpensive, easy to use device to store all our Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation controllers on walls, cabinets, or any other vertical surface. Wall Clips10 colors to pick from.Only $10.95 for 4. No more mess. No need to store your controllers in a box, drawer, or on the floor in a heap of tangled wires. The Wall Clip securely mounts your controllers on walls, cabinets, or any other vertical surface in any arrangement you like. Adjustable grip. The Wall Clip is made from plastic tubing containing heavy, bendable wire that can be adjusted to fit your controller. Easy to use. You don’t have to disconnect cables and neatly put controllers into their little holders like other products require. Xbox, Playstation, and more. You can shape the clip to fit your Xbox and Playstation controllers. Hang other controllers.

Use it to store guitar, classic, and steering controllers. Colors too! How to Fit Controllers. Get Medieval: How to Build a Metal Forge. Forging steel is significant for several reasons.

Get Medieval: How to Build a Metal Forge

It's one of the oldest metal-forming operations in existence. Blacksmiths throughout history have (and continue to) forge steel to create things ranging from practical to beautiful and everywhere in between. Industrial processes often involve forging not only for the efficiency with which it forms metal, but also for the way in which it strengthens the part by aligning the grains in the steel along the lines of its shape. Did you know that you could be doing this same time-tested technique at home? Here is how I built my own propane forge. At my old shop, I had a talented blacksmith as a neighbor (check out his work: www.andyuprightmetalworks.com) who got me interested enough to take a stab at forging on my own.

After finding out how easy this was to do, I was hooked on the idea of forging at home. We need two things for our forge: A box to hold heat and a burner to make heat. Lets look at the burner first.

Pipe furniture

Working out. Farmhouse table and benches. Cabin in a loft. Terri Chiao's marvellous shedlike Cabin in a Loft is built within a two-bedroom loft in Brooklyn.

Cabin in a loft

The concept is a house within a house with the shed and 'treehouse' as separate sleeping quarters with their own gardens away from the main shared living space. Marvellous photos by Shawn Connell and lots more at the Flickr site. Friday posts are sponsored by Extraspace, the flat-packed, man-portable expandable garden building experts. Click here for more details. AT NY -Timber loft in London.jpg (JPEG Image, 450 × 450 pixels) East #19: Tony and Hilary's 3 in 1 Studio. Name: Tony & HilaryLocation: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NYSize: 460 sfRent/Own: Rent What is the advantage of SMALL?

East #19: Tony and Hilary's 3 in 1 Studio

Living small forces you to live and think creatively. We moved to this apartment from an 800 square foot apartment and had to think very carefully about what we can and can't live without... What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D For instance, if we buy a new pair of shoes, an old pair needs to be tossed. What's your favorite resource for your home?

Craig's List is where we've found our vintage furniture, Ikea for unobtrusive basics, Muji for office supplies and our family and friends for basic hand-me-downs and decorative items. What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? We love the high ceilings, natural light and our live/work loft. Meet Interior Designer Robin Sillau. I’m excited to introduce you to former Domino assistant Robin Sillau who is currently working as an Interior Designer at an architecture firm in Manhattan.

Meet Interior Designer Robin Sillau

I spotted her walk-in closet/bedroom in the current issue of Domino magazine Feb. 09 pages 46-47) and had to know more about the lady who pulled together such a rockin’ space. Would you like to know more about Robin? I especially enjoyed her answer to “What do you think is missing in the design world?” , you will spot that below.

Ready? Her 8′ x 6′ x 8′ bedroom is now a loft! Decor8: Tell us about your background and how did it lead to interior design? Robin: I grew up in Queens and went to college for journalism to pursue a career as a newspaper writer. (Robin Sillau blogging her design finds, photography: Lesley Unruh) decor8: And that’s around the time you started working at Domino magazine… So tell us what did you do at Domino and why did you leave? Decor8: What did you learn working at the magazine? Robin: A point ballet dancer.

Pallet furniture

Lofty Ideals. When I was a kid, I wanted a bunk bed SO BAD.

Lofty Ideals

The idea of having a secret lair, high above the floor (and at the perfect height for dropping things on my younger brother’s head) was intensely alluring. Our family friends even had three-story bunk beds in their Lake Tahoe cabin. I got the top bunk because I was the oldest. It was heaven – until I fell from the top of the ladder one day. That kinda sucked. Hacked IKEA bed from Apartment Therapy: Chicago Tisha's entry in Apartment Therapy's 2008 Smallest, Coolest contest Charlie Brown's home tour on Apartment Therapy: NY Built-In: Making room for a new baby by building up, from FresHome An enclosed built-in featured on Dornob An incredible built-in featured on Apartment Therapy: NY; the London loft incorporates sleeping area, kitchen, closet, and bathroom Even though this loft bed is incomplete, I love how the window goes up and over to bring a view and light to the sleeping area.

Tansu: Another Smallest Coolest entry, from Victor and Soeuns. Building a bed loft. When my sister Johanna moved into a tiny studio apartment back in 2004, she wanted a loft for a bed so that at least she could get the bed out of the way.

Building a bed loft

The apartment had a 10'6" (3.2 meter) high ceiling, so there was ample height for a workable sleeping loft. I decided to build a platform above the kitchen end of the apartment, with the top of the platform at a height of 7 ' (2.1 meters). This still gave her about 3' 6" (105 cm) of height for he loft, enough to sit up. But also leaving enough height below so that there was no risk of bumping one's head against it.

I didn't want to use up any more height than necessary, so I used 2x4's for the joists of this loft, and tenoned them into the supports, rather than resting them onto a support. The mortises consisted of two 1 1/4" partially overlapping, drilled 3/4" apart. On the other end, I used two 2x6's, one with holes in it for the joists, the other attached to the front, to hide the holes, and provide more strength. The joists are up. Steampunk goggles. Steampunk Goggles Iris with interchangable lenses. These shots show me thinking through the way to set up a thin iris, there are two rings one inside the other, as the outer turns it pushes the posts on the bottom of the shutters.

Steampunk Goggles Iris with interchangable lenses

The outer ring must have elongated holes because the pivot points move slightly away from the outside edge as the shutter closes. I did not use an eight shutter design as I tried in the cardboard test model. the pictures are proof of concept they are straight in the picture but will end up as circular in the finished product. you can see from those pics the iris need only be 3 layers of metal thick. about 1/4 inch including the pivot posts. Cardboard Desk Lamp. I started by designing a 3D model of the lamp using Autodesk 123D, which is freely available online.

Cardboard Desk Lamp

To make a cross section of the lampshade, I used the Draw tool and the 3-Point Arc tool. Notice the grooves on the inside of the lamp; they're carefully sized to hold the electrical lamp components in place once the lamp is assembled. Everything else was just roughly estimated and tweaked as needed. To turn the cross section into a 3D object, I used the Revolve tool. This tool spins a profile around an axis of your choice, producing an object with rotational symmetry. I made the stand using a combination of hand-drawn splines and hemispheres, adjusting it until it looked sufficiently lampy. I joined the two parts together using the Combine tool (set to Join mode), then exported the object as an STL file. A Five-Minute Shadow Box. Our new house was built in 1920 and is the oldest house I’ve ever owned.

A Five-Minute Shadow Box

I feel like I should turn in my Yankee credentials to admit that fact, but there it is. My childhood homes near Hartford, CT were built in the 1940s and 1980s, respectively. When my husband and I bought our first place, we chose a 1982 townhouse with great light and bad light fixtures. And now here we are in a house that’s nearly 100 years old! It’s exciting stuff. To make this new house habitable, we had to do a fair amount of work: replacing the original knob-and-tube wiring, adding a small addition off the back, replacing the kitchen and the second bathroom. There was also this Lea & Perrins relic. But what to do with what seemed, to me, little treasures? First, I rinsed them in water, brushed them in oil, and let them sit for a couple of weeks to loosen the dirt. A few pearl-head straight pins later and I had a cute display that took all of five minutes to pull together. DIY Roundup: 10 Fab Revamped Dressers. Before & After: $60 Galley Kitchen Transformation Circa Dee.

Einkaufsliste und Montageanleitung. Recycled Wood Dining Table. Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you… read more Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! Read less. 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture. Wood pallets have been around for decades as mechanisms for shipping and storing larger items (among other things). Recently, however, wooden pallets have become much more than a once-and-done packaging piece. They’ve become a useful resource in home décor and design. Used by beginner to professional DIYers in projects from wall coverings to large and small furniture pieces to home décor accessories, wood pallets can be disassembled into wood planks that can be used for any number of projects.

The wood can be like new, rustic with patina, or somewhere in between. And, best of all (to the DIY world, at least), is their price: Free! Read on for some inspiration about how you can create uniquely original furniture items out of wood pallets. 1. Create an original table out of four wood pallets. 2. This particular table was made using two 4′ x 4′ wood pallets, one 4″x4″ beam cut into four pieces, four caster wheels, some L-brackets, and screws and gray stain. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 1.

DIY. Sometimes all you need is a basic stretchy headband. I personally use one daily when washing my face or doing my makeup, so I know how handy they come in! I had purchased a set of 2 of them recently and after looking at how it was made, I thought to myself "I could have just made this myself". So I grabbed an old t-shirt and started testing out different methods. I wanted the seams to all be on the inside of the headband and hidden... meaning no raw edges which I thought would make it look cheap.

Not that it would really matter, but I had to satisfy my need to make it match the ones I purchased. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. That's all! DIY: Olabisi Wine Tasting Room Pallet Shelving. Older DIY: Olabisi Wine Tasting Room Pallet Shelving by Sarah Lonsdale Issue 42 · Oenophile Style · October 21, 2010 Newer Issue 42 · Oenophile Style · October 21, 2010 When winemaker Ted Osborne and Kim Wedlake opened a Napa tasting room for Olabisi Wines, the couple went for a simple recycled-rustic look, combining reclaimed pallets, wine casks, and burlap to create a DIY bar. Above: Simple lengths of burlap conceal the area beneath the bar. Above: Metal jellyroll pans function as drawers.

Above: A row of Tolix stools as seating. Above: Wine casks with bolts as clothes hooks. Above: Commercial-grade Norpro Jelly Roll Pans measure 18 by 12 inches; available from Amazon for $21.99 Above: Pallets typically measure 48 inches wide and are 40 inches long. Above: Use Burlap to cover the front of the pallets; $6.50 for a roll of burlap (40 inches wide and 2 yards long) from Amazon. EXPLORE MORE: Issue 42: Oenophile Style, DIY & Remodeling, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, DIY, Sustainable Design.

Furniture makeover

Kid fun.