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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How To: Turn your Awful Rental Kitchenette into a Functional Culinary Workspace (Part 2)

by Chris Gardner

 

Part One of my experience/suggestions is documented here.

Herb Garden
    My townhome faces north, which means I only have Northern and Southern exposures in my windows. The Midwest winters only allow for outdoor planting from May-August, so I had to find a new option to maintain a supply of fresh herbs.
    The Aero-Garden is sweet, and it works, but is quite pricey. They sell special fluorescent fixtures for growing plants indoors, which are no...

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How To: Turn your Awful Rental Kitchenette into a Functional Culinary Workspace (Part 1)

by Chris Gardner

I rent an late 70's townhome, and the kitchen hasn't been updated since. My evil, corporate landlord could care less about how depressing and uninspiring the space is, so my only decorating options are a few colorful tea towels. So, I decided I could at least up the functionality of my kitchen, and I actually look forward to using the space. Here's my tips: (Disclaimer, I come from a totally culinarily-illiterate family, so these have been...

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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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