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


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. 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.

Pipe furniture

Working out. Farmhouse table and benches. The free content provicded by this website is made possible by the following current sponsors.

Farmhouse table and benches

Cabin in a loft. AT NY -Timber loft in London.jpg (JPEG Image, 450 × 450 pixels) East #19: Tony and Hilary's 3 in 1 Studio. 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!

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. 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). Steampunk goggles. Steampunk Goggles Iris with interchangable lenses. 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. 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.

Recycled Wood Dining Table

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! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques.

If you want to tackle bigger DIY projects, rethink your kitchen with remodeling ideas you can complete yourself (such as tiling a backsplash and creating a kitchen island) and browse our best bathroom makeovers. 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture.

DIY. Sometimes all you need is a basic stretchy headband.


Furniture makeover

Kid fun.