How to: Make a DIY Modern Headboard from One Sheet of Plywood

by Chris Gardner

How to: Make a DIY Modern Headboard from One Sheet of Plywood

This week, Curbly is excited to be teaming up with Storey Publishing to share original how-to projects from the newly released PlyDesign: 73 Distinct Projects in Plywood (and Other Sheet Goods) by Phillip Schmidt.
 

Groovy Headboard...as in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling).

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Roundup: Curbly's 2012 Modern Holiday Card Guide

by Chris Gardner

Roundup: Curbly's 2012 Modern Holiday Card Guide

We love paper, we love independent designers, and we certainly love getting cool, handmade art in the mail. So for the Curbly crew, cards are not only a given, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season.

To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2012, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert Carina Murray of Crow and Canary to share her favorite picks this season. There's still plenty...

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The Simple, (Not So) Secret Trick to Evenly Stained Woodworking Projects

by Chris Gardner

The Simple, (Not So) Secret Trick to Evenly Stained Woodworking Projects

The process usually goes like this: you're careful with your measurements, make dead-on accurate cuts, properly attach and glue everything together, sand it as smooth as glass, and then ... you screw everything up on the finish.

If you've ever built or refinished something made of wood, you've probably experienced this headache: the end grain turns out much darker than the side grain.   

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