Yarn Curtains: Good Idea?

by DIY Maven

Yarn Curtains: Good Idea?

Lion Brand has a tutorial on their website for easy-to-construct ‘beaded’ yarn curtains. The ‘beads’ are made of alternating strings of Lion Boulce and Fun-Fur yarn, although any specialty, textured yarn would work. To keep the strands taut, I’d probably knot beads at the ends of the individual strings of yarn or tie the strings to a tension rod for window applications. A unique dressing to a window or doorway, to be sure, but only if privacy is...

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Build a Modern Dry Bar

by Plan Canvas

Build a Modern Dry Bar

Build a modern Dry Bar with lots of storage!

Host in style. This modern bar is made from one 4x8 piece of three quarter inch thick plywood.

Dowel construction and colored panels allow bar to match any setting you have in mind.

Two full width shelves keep your supplies out of sight and right at hand.

Size:

Width 48"
Height 48"
Depth 24"

Main Tools: Jig Saw, Drill

FREE SHIPPING — Northern Industrial Tools Jig Saw — 120 Volt, 3200 SPM
FREE SHIPPING — Northern Industrial Tools Electric Drill — 3/8in. Chuck Size, 2500 RPM, 3
IIT (Brad Point) Drill Bit Set — 7 Piece, 1/8in. Dia. to 1/2in. Dia.

Main Supplies

Plywood - 4' by 8' 3/4" thick ~$20
Dowel Pins -...

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DIY Vinyl Record Coasters From Old LPs

by Chris Gardner

Here's how to make vinyl record coasters from all those old LPs you have lying around (assuming, of course, that they're not worth listening to anymore) ... 

 

DIY vinyl record coasters

These are by no means an original idea. I saw them on all sorts of websites when shopping for unique Christmas gifts. However, $20-45 for six or eight coasters seems like a bit much. For the same investment [for the hole saw], you can make these guys by the thousands, and by picking...

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Building a greenhouse & the garden

by Txblond

We are very optimistic people but we've come to the realization lately that our dreams and plans about what we want to get accomplished on the house this year may be rather hard to achieve. So one of the projects we've decided to put on the back burner is building up and planting our garden. So we have been thinking again what we want to do in the garden behind the barn. After some brainstorming we found out that what we really need to get going...

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How to Make a Chandelier

by DIY Maven

When you think of make-it-yourself projects the first thing that probably DOESN’T pop into your head is ‘chandelier’. Take a look at Angel Chaser’s tutorial and you just might be inspired to rethink your notion of a DIY light fixture. Made from twin-lamp socket adapters fitted with 7.5 watt bulbs, the configurations for the fractal chandelier seem endless.

How to Make a Chandelier

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How to: DIY Tortilla Press

by Chris Gardner

“Mexican food without corn tortillas is like Chinese food without rice…The centrality of corn tortillas in Mexico may come as a surprise…, since many of us north of the border don’t choose corn tortillas with our Mexican food. The reason: We may have never eaten a good fresh one- a just-made one. Corn tortillas…are at their peak for only a few hours after they’re made.” (From Bayless, Rick. Mexico: One Plate at a Time [New York: Scriber Press...

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Build A Mid-Century, Noguchi-ish, Spaceship Table

by Chris Gardner

 

Build A Mid-Century, Noguchi-ish, Spaceship Table

With very minimal woodworking know-how, I built a mid-century-ish, Isamu Noguchi-inspired “spaceship” table for under $80. The top is similar to Noguchi’s 1948 “Noguchi Table” and the legs are inspired by Noguchi’s Akari series of table and floor lamps.

[When I first made the table, there was no Curbly.com, so I didn’t think to take step-by-step photos. However, I decided to remake the legs to adjust to the height of my new sofa, and...

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Build a Modern Side Table

by Plan Canvas

Build a Modern Side Table

Build a modern, inexpensive, and very practical side table 

This plan guides you in making this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired side table from one 4x8 piece of three-quarter inch thick plywood.

This angular modern table can be used also as a storage bin, ottoman, or end table. The table can be made with a circular saw or a table saw and hold up to 150 lbs.

Size:

Width 23"
Height 23"
Length 23"

Main Tool: Table Saw or Circular Saw

FREE SHIPPING — Northern Industrial Circular Saw (Tool only) — 18 Volt, 5 1/2in.

Main...

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How to Antique Paper

by DIY Maven

How to Antique Paper

I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated. I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look.

Supplies You'll Need for Aging Paper

 

  • A piece of paper you want to age. (I used regular 24lb laser paper. Of course, print your poem, passage of writing, and etc. to the page before you attempt to...

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