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Friday, May 10th, 2013
5:25 pm


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Thursday, March 7th, 2013
6:35 pm - Табурет С3


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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
3:06 pm


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Monday, October 15th, 2012
5:43 pm - Полка S1


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Monday, March 26th, 2012
6:06 pm


Придумали стулья

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011
10:40 am - 18th century French mechanical table


From Fine Woodworking magazine
Stupefying Engineering in an 18th Century Table

Some nice ideas for the steampunk fraternity too

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
7:50 pm - Night lamp "Wood light"


Night lamp "Wood light" сreates the impression of a small forest on your shelf,
and made from environmentally friendly materials

This exclusive art lamp designed & created by TABOORET interiors lab

The lamp is made of plywood. and cherry branches .
Powered from the mains at 220 volts.(Can be changed)

Size :
63x15x26 cm.
weight : 4.0 kg.


current mood: artistic

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Saturday, December 18th, 2010
9:23 pm - Steampunk cog shelves


Bit quiet round here, so here's some of my work; Steampunk stylee.

I needed a bookshelf in the Little Shed workshop, and had space over the window to put it. Grabbed an old plywood shelf from the woodpile and a few brackets, so up it goes. Needs a couple of bookends too, just to stop the books falling over, so why not Stick A Cog On It ™


Spanner rack over by the door. Keeps them off the floor.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007
11:20 pm - baby's first upholstery project

The most important things I learned at university were largely concerned with intellect, philosophy, and reasoning. I love academics and the blood-boiling excitement of all its theories and abstractions, but their intangible nature can often be incredibly unsatisfying. I discovered that I need to work with my hands sometimes, to give me something physical that I can point to and say, "I created that".

With that in mind, I enrolled in an upholstery class through the local community college in January. Despite the fact that there was at least a 300 thousand20 year age gap between me and the next youngest person in the class and all my classmates looked on my sense of style as completely misguided (the "craziest" thing anyone else did was recover a classic wingback chair in a contrasting black and cream print), it was really enjoyable! The 9:00am Saturday class time combined with my 4:00pm Friday - 1:00am Saturday work schedule had me missing enough classes that I only just finished my first project on the last day of class, but I'm really pleased with it!

Upholstery project #1: Stacking 1960s office chair

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current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
12:25 pm - Piece two...

This chunk... which reminds me of something out of "Cool Hand Luke"... is nearly done:

Imagine it pushed up against it's exact duplicate... on top of this:

All of this material used to be a fence, another fence and a barn.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
10:04 am - Project: 40's Mahogany Wardrobe

Hey everyone, sorry for the long silence, just got done moving at the beginning of the month, and i'm finally seeing some daylight in sorting through all the boxes and getting things organized :) but i figured i would give you guys all an update on one of my current interim projects before i get back to some of the previous ones i posted about before.

I found myself in need of an entertainment center for my tv after the move, i wanted something classy, and able to have doors i could close so the TV wasn't visible at all times, i hate TV's being the focus of a room. after a thought i decided to hit craigs list and see what furniture i could find on there, maybe a vintage side table or something of the sort for the time being. instead i ran across this Vintage Mahogany Wardrobe, pretty slick looking, and it just so happens to match my end table next to the couch.

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Monday, August 21st, 2006
8:52 pm - Retro Coffee Table Project

Just another project i wrapped up inbetween some others i have planned this month, since the others are waiting on a few more supplies and some more expendable cash i figured i would wrap this up, If you are interested, more pics and info behind the Cut.


A 50's Kitchen Table purchased for $10, was a bit too big to fit in the new apartment i'm moving into's kitchen,
but a bit too small to use as the dining room table, if i had the matching drop leaf, it may be a different story,
instead i decided to chop the legs in half and use it as a coffee table which i was desperatly in need of a good one...

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Thursday, August 10th, 2006
4:41 am


A chair we have had at my parents house for years, i convinced my brother to let me reupholster it with the leftover fabric i had from the hassock fan i re-did the other week.

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
9:10 pm

so i started a new community/journal at diy_creative since not all of my projects have to do with furniture all of the time i can't have them all here... if you like the style of my past projects feel free to join this community, my goal is to make it a nice sounding board place to bounce ideas and support off of people for all kinds of projects, as long as it can be considered DIY in some form and creative it's welcome there(which covers just about everything i suppose). a great place for artists, makers, upholsters, welders, woodworkers, you name it. a nice little safe haven for creative input i suppose, check it out if you would like.

and I'll still be posting finished furniture projects here no worries.

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
9:32 pm - Industrial Red vintage fan

From the positive feedback i got on the last one i figured i would post this other fan project i did a few weeks back that inspired the other one (green retro) that i ended up doing...

The other week I decided to take apart a vintage fan my grandmother gave me a few weeks back, if you are ever in need of a fan in a room, i recommend buying older vintage fans in second hand shops and such specially older ones with the aluminum fan blades, older fans push so much more air around then these newer cheaper fans.

Anywho, i took the old vintage fan apart and re-wired the entire thing and updated some of the components and wiring to make it less brittle and more reliable. I also repainted it to have more of a nifty vintage feel, this will match the older vintage lamp set i'm gonna repaint that my grandmother also gave me.

Some "before Photos" of a similar model (i didnt realize what i was gonna do till i had it halfway cleaned and disassembled)


I took the whole thing apart and removed all of the wiring, and soaked everything (except the motor, switches, ect) in the bathtub with dish soap to help me remove the years of dust and buildup inside the fan.
FUN FACT: This whole project started becuse whenever i would turn on the fan the whole room would fill with musty air (from being stored in a basement for years), when i stopped noticing it but other people didn't i decided it was time for a bath and a remake, i figured all that dust probably trapped moisture and odor in it and it definatly had to go...

Fan Painted, Aluminum Fan Blades Polished and cleaned, entire fan rewired and tested... works like a charm.

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7:36 am

Hello everyone dunno if anyone checks this community anymore but i figured i would post an intro message here, and my latest project see if anyone is interested or still checking this group out... seems right up my alley, i tried some of the other DIY groups out there but they seem to be mainly for selling plastic jewlery back and forth and such... well anyways... here goes nothing...

So i didn't get much sleep last night, mostly cause i knew i had to be up early, and because i had a bunch of idea swirling around in mah head...

My father Picked up this Vintage 50'sish Floor Fan at The auction last night for $2 for me cause he thought it would be something i would be interested in and fixing up and taking apart (does he know me or what) so inspiration struck in the middle of the night and i spent a good portion of the morning turning this fan he picked up into something quite interesting i think.

If you would like to see how I turned This:

Into This:

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And as always I would love to hear feedback and ideas about what you guys think, ect ect :)

current mood: tired

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Friday, July 14th, 2006
4:08 pm - New Member

Hello all...

I'm in the prep stage for building a monstrosity of a cabinet for my livingroom:

It's going to be in four pieces, so it won't weigh as much as a full-sized single piece. I'm
also building it from weathered barn remnants, so it will eaigh even less. I plan on masking
amateur woodworking skills with very thick paint. I deeply love the heavily painted, primitive
farm cabinets you see at flea markets and auctions around rural America.

I spent a weekend, two weeks back, harvesting the old wood. I've also purchased my first three
power tools. And I've rented some workshop space in a nearby suburb.

Ready go.

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
2:53 am
This crazy lamp can be yours if you click here

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Friday, January 28th, 2005
12:57 pm - I have an insatiable love for metal,tin,silver...


Hey I'm Nicole an 18 year old with bizarre home design tactics.

here is my dresser:<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/n1c0l3ds/new020.jpg">


and here is one of my [2] nightstands: <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/n1c0l3ds/new021.jpg">

 I love them for what they are [free!]

I usually decorate with a modern silver theme, let me know if I can help you with any ideas...come check me out!


current mood: awake

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Monday, December 6th, 2004
7:59 pm



Ikea style accessories. All items starting at 99p !!!


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