Working with SnapStone, A Floating Porcelain Tile System

by DIY Maven

Recently I had the opportunity to play with a product called SnapStone. SnapStone is a porcelain floating floor system that can be installed over most vinyl, wood and concrete sub-floors. I've seen this product before in my local big box store in the 'real' tile aisle and have always looked upon it a bit suspiciously. It couldn't possibly rival real stone or tile, I thought. So, when the boxes of SnapStone arrived at my front door, I was...

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The Floating Cabin

by DIY Maven

Ever dream of a cabin on a lake? How about a cabin IN a lake?? Margy and Wayne Lutz's get-away in Powell Lake in British Columbia is just that. The 20' x 21' 2-story cabin sits atop a 40' x 40' float but has a couple of other floats tethered to it that house a woodshed and Margy's vegetable garden. Yes, the Lutz's pay property tax as well as a water lease. Both add up to about $1000 a year. There's no bathroom in the cabin, so the couple...

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Book Shelf...Made From A Book.

by Chris Gardner

There's been several DIY versions of these floating 'round the net, and they're now available en masse for approximately 20 GBP from I Want One of Those!

"Bookshelves whilst being terribly useful, have never really managed the style leap into cool. They are after all just shelves. Well not so the Book Shelf however. For this tome is (of course) not a book at all, but a shelf that looks just like one. Simply attach it to your wall (all the bits are...

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Boat + Bed = The Float Bed

by DIY Maven

Designer and seafarer David Trubridge has combined his interest in sailing with furniture design in a very interesting way. When undertaking what became ‘Float’, Trubridge asked people what sleep meant to them personally. The answers he heard included ‘floating, cosy, romantic, rocking, trusting’. He also threw in his own experience with sleep, which he interpreted as a voyage ‘through dreams when we wholly give ourselves up in trust, lying...

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