How to Make a Modern Walnut Desk

By: Kibwedaisy Aug 11, 2010

created at: 08/10/2010

I had some left over veneered walnut from a bedside table that I designed.  I loved the look of the walnut desk from BoConcept (pictured below).  So, I decided to make a similar desk out of the left over wood.
created at: 08/11/2010

What you need:
- 3/4" Walnut veneered plywood (from 30 to 36" w x 54" to 60" long) - check for remnants
- Walnut veneer tape
- 4 polished or satin stainless steel legs
- Woodworking file
- Wood glue
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New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

By: Chrisjob Jul 15, 2010

created at: 07/15/2010

Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.

"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend… Continue Reading

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Garage Sale Table Turn Around

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2010


Rachel recently nabbed this end table at a garage sale for 3 bucks. As she says, "It wasn't the prettiest chicken in the coop." But it did have potential. A little spray paint and some masking tape and… Continue Reading

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Build an Anthropologie-Inspired 'Tightrope' Table

By: Diy maven Jun 28, 2010

Shannon spied Anthropologie's Tightrope table and figured she could make one of her own. And she was right! She used (what looks like) pine and put it… Continue Reading

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The Trick to Sewing a 15 Bandana Tablecloth

By: Modhomeecteacher May 20, 2010

created at: 05/20/2010

Vinyl tablecloth? Ick! This fifteen bandana cloth I spied on Aesthetic Nest is so much jazzier. Since bandanas aren't exactly square, you have to do a little reconnoitering to get it just right. The step-by-step tutorial… Continue Reading

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Secondhand Chic: How to Make a Chalkboard Game Table

By: Diy maven May 03, 2010


Louise gave a tired mid-mod table a fun once-over perfect for her daughter's playtime. Before we attempt such a makeover ourselves, we'd be wise to follow Louise's suggestions… Continue Reading

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Suitcase Side Table

By: Diy maven Apr 12, 2010


One of the 14 original projects in Make It! Secondhand Chic, is a circa 1970's suitcase turned side table, but its maker, Chris, gave it that fresh mid-mod vibe that we've come to expect from him. In this option, an old folding director's chair serves as the legs of the side table while the vintage suitcase on top gives the whole look a steampunk feel. 

If you wanna see Chris's version, you'll have to snag a copy of Make It!Continue Reading

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How to Turn and Ikea Chair into a Beside Table

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2010

Oh, my, how I do love this project. Kate had the marvelous idea of adding a drawer and a lamp to an Ikea ivar chair. The results are worthy of a round of applause, don'tcha think? To make one of these for ourselves, Kate says to accumulate the following:

  • Ikea ivar chair
  • Ikea trål sconce
  • Ikea snodd knobs (or any knob of your choice)
  • A wood box or crate or old drawer (must be 12″ wide and under 12″… Continue Reading
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Knock out a Farm Table for $50

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2010

created at: 02/24/2010

Knock-Off Wood shows us how to make a farmhouse table, very much like the one shown above. Knock-Off's rendition is… Continue Reading

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6 DIYable High End Artsy Coffee Tables

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 09, 2010

created at: 2010/02/09

All Photo Images: MossOnline

You know those High End/Low End photos in magazines that illustrate how you can get a high end look for a lot less? Well, these very high end, artsy coffee table designs sold by Moss could be DIY-able for  much much less. Granted, original designs are unbeatable, but what if you just need a statement making coffee table?

Above is a cast aluminum fruit box, by designer Andrea Salvetti, that sells… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Island AND Dining Table All in ONE

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2010

This kitchen island dining table combo by Phil Cook might be the answer to a tiny apartment's prayers. Prepare your meal on it and then remove the integrated dining table to enjoy your repast. Although...what do you do with your fixings while you're removing the table? I guess Mr. Cook… Continue Reading

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By: Diy maven Jan 22, 2010


Yup, they're exactly what you think they are. Tables, crafted my artist Mirko Ginepro, made to look like iPods. Seriously cool or seriously silly? Seriously, I can't… Continue Reading

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The Tulip Table with a Twist!

By: Chrisjob Jan 21, 2010


There's a whole heap of Tulip tables copies out there, but this one adds...well, a twist.

"The organic contour of the Twist Stem dining table finished in an alluring yet practical black high gloss and is large enough to seat 6-8 people. The graceful curve of the table’s support is more than just a decorative feature. Beginning with a broad footprint and rising to a fine stem, it provides a firm, stable base with plenty of legroom. So, for a dining table with a twist, try this imaginative and beautifully designed piece of… Continue Reading

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The Ostrich Butt Table

By: Chrisjob Jan 05, 2010

If they stick their head in the sand and can't see you, then you can't see this hilarious and somehow elegant Ostrich Console table. Made (and then assembled) of flatpacked red laminate, its surface sits around 30 inches from the floor.

"If you have ever been faced with the dilemma of what is the best thing to choose for your home, an ostrich or a console table. The ibride Diva Ostrich console table is the perfect… Continue Reading

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Turn Copper Pipe into a Dining Room Table

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2010


 The New Dining Room Table. All the components were given a coating of a patina inducing solution.

Jim had a box of copper pipe and fittings. After a bunch of measuring, cutting and soldering, Jim had himself a very cool dining room table. He applied a coat of 'a patina inducing solution' to get that well-loved look. You can read more about the project at Junk Market Style.

 Here’s a better shot without the chairs. The 54” diameter glass top will easily seat six.

Photo… Continue Reading

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