Goodwill Hunting-Modern Coffee Table

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/15/08

Last weekend was spent participating in my favorite sport of Goodwill Hunting.  With the expansion of this chain of fine variety stores, it's becoming difficult to hang on to my change.  It's also taking up lots of time and gasoline.  But what if something tremendous just arrived behind those swinging doors?

I deliberated a bit before shelling out $24.99 for this little cutie.  That's my limit........I guess.

The top of the table has some...

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How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

 What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top?  Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa.  This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion).  With some  fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature. 

FIND A TABLE AND LET'S GET STARTED!

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How To Clean Silver [the natural way].

by Chris Gardner

It's the most wonderful time of the year...and by wonderful, we mean getting out your fanciest china and tableware.  If you have a sharp looking set of sterling silver, keep it tarnish free with this natural, earth-friendly cleaning method.

Materials:

  • Silverware (or jewelry, if you please)
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Soda
  • Tongs
  • Clean, soft rag

Read the full instructions from Cleaning.GetRidOfThings.com.

How To Clean Silver [the natural way].
[Photo from jupiterimages.com] 

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Attention Woodworkers: Make a ‘Tabloid’ Table

by DIY Maven

Attention Woodworkers: Make a ‘Tabloid’ Table

The simple design of Timothy Ben’s Tabloid occasional table makes it totally knock-off-able. The website doesn’t say what material is used in its construction, but for a DIY attempt, my first impression is laminated 2" by 8"s. However, at only 200mm high–or about 8 inches–2" x 6"s would be perfect for the legs. Add to that the thickness of the 500mm–or about 20 inch–square tabletop and you’d have the your desired overall height.

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Attention Wood Workers: Make a ‘River’ Table

by DIY Maven

Attention Wood Workers: Make a ‘River’ Table

Check out this Travelland River Table from UrbanPeel. The description says that the river ‘continually’ flows across the table’s top, which leads me to believe there’s a pump hidden underneath to make the water continually flow. Cool, huh? What’s not cool is the price: $4,320. But I’m thinking you could make something that mimics it for a fraction of the cost. How about cutting your choice of wood (or plywood?) to reflect the wavy ‘banks’ of the...

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DIYable Snowflake Table?

by DIY Maven

DIYable Snowflake Table?

The 18 snowflakes that hold up the glass top of Nendo’s Snow Table are ‘white lacquered, veneer coated MDF’. For someone with a scroll saw and patience, it might be the perfect puzzle for the avid DIYer. Using thin sheets of MDF (a quarter inch?), repeat the snowflakey pattern 18 times; cut three of four dozen slots to fit them all together and you’re good to go.

 

For those with no patience or scroll saw or both, the designer original is...

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Bug Table Ikea-Hack

by Lilybee

Bug Table Ikea-Hack
I actually saw this credenza here first.... oooh, I love the word credenza. credenza. cred... Okaaay.

It's available at http://vivavi.com/ and is in this month's edition of Domino.

It's completely lovely and caused me to seriously consider pulling a bank heist, (George Clooney makes it seem so easy) But instead of that I deciced to do this:

I found some anatomically correct butterfly clip art, traced them onto wood effect contact paper, stuck 'em...

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How To: Make a DIY Box Joint Jig

by Chris Gardner

Today we're learning how to make a box joint jig. Read on to learn how! 

Box joint, aka finger joints

Box joints, also called finger joints or comb joints, are really quite strong and have an attractive, handmade appeal which looks good on, well, everything.

And you're welcome to cut and chisel each one by hand...but, with this easy jig, you don't have to, and unless you're a purist, there's no reason not to crank them out by the dozens. This is designed for a...

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