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DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors

DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors
Man makes trap door bookshelf – And teaches you how! Ever seen those hidden bookshelves in the Munsters or Scooby Doo? Always wanted one of your own? Hell yeah! Well now you can with these fantastic projects that teach you how to make your own secret rotating doors. Although this seems like an overwhelming build, you can easily use the Arduino microcontroller programmer to build your own hidden doors. First up, we have two awesome rotating bookshelf tutorials. Popular mechanics has a neat article about a mechanical engineer who started a company which specializes in installing secret passageways. Related Tutorials:

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Online » How-To: Build large couches on the cheap There’s a lot to like about this tutorial by Rain Noe over at Core77 about how to build upholstered benches called “banquettes,” not the least of which is Rain’s amusing and engaging prose style. His attention-grabbing opening line is one for the books. More:DIY Couch Related

Booze it Up! 13 Rad Recycled Bottle Crafts & Projects Got a recycling bin full of glass bottles? Why waste them when you could have a new table lamp, candle holder, shelving unit, hummingbird feeder, glass countertop, building block – even a whole glass-bottle house? Reuse beer, wine and liquor bottles for these 13 fun and creative crafts and upcycling projects ranging up to a recycled bottle home and garden. Wine Bottle Table Lamp (images via: wit and whistle)

Perfect Summer Bangle Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Super-Natural: Green Shower & Graywater Reuse System Gray water is tricky to deal with. On the one hand, it is wasteful to send it back into the sewer systems along with the truly polluted waters found there. On the other hand, it cannot be drunk or used to bathe or shower without some process of filtration.

10 (More) Pieces of Clever Transforming Furniture: From Tetris Tables to Rooms in a Box Room in a Box: 10 Pieces of Clever Transforming Furniture Article by Urbanist, filed under Furniture & Decor in the Design category. (Check out our complete collection of Unusual, Creative and Transforming Furniture.) Why is transforming furniture so alluring? Does it appeal to our sense that innovation is progress, the fact that fewer materials for more uses is sustainable or simply a return to the childhood love of things that we can actively change and shape as we wish? Whatever the reason, these designs range from humorous and impractical to jaw-droppingly cool.

Lighting Made of Galvanized Iron Table lamp made of galvanized iron parts that make it different and artistic ! ++ Available at Design2009 on Etsy DIY: Wine Bottle Light « Wit & Whistle November 3rd, 2009 This past spring Daniel and I went on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. Along the way we stopped at Chateau Julien for a wine tasting. rolled paper flowers {tutorial} Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. Video reveals how to heat your home using just TEALIGHTS and FLOWERPOTS - and it costs just 8p a day YouTube user Dylan Winter created the DIY heater for his boat and officeHe used tealights that cost £1 for a pack of 100 plus two basic ceramic potsThe process uses the theory of convection heat transfer to warm a roomTealights burn for around four hours in the morning and afternoon By Victoria Woollaston Published: 12:46 GMT, 8 November 2013 | Updated: 17:27 GMT, 22 November 2013 Rising energy bills are a political hot topic at the moment but one YouTube user has devised a way of heating a room for just 8p a day. Journalist and boat owner Dylan Winter created his DIY heater using tealights placed inside a bread tin and covered with two ceramic flowerpots. The system uses the scientific principles of convection heat transfer and Winter claims it can heat his home for around eight hours a day.

Unusual, Creative and Transforming Furniture Unusual, Creative and Transforming Furniture Ever wish you had a little more space in your apartment, or that your furniture was more than just functional? These days more and more designers are using unusual materials and new technologies to create transforming, collapsible, portable and sustainable furniture in all kinds of strange shapes and sizes.