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Upcycled Glass Lamps With Mason Jar

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There is another studio next door to me that is a glass blowing shop. Sometimes they will throw away their scrap colored glass, so I picked this stuff out of the dumpster. My first lamp made from aluminum & concrete, while being really cool and well received, had a few design flaws I wanted to address in version 2.0 (weight, …

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Jackman Modular Miter Saw Station

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This miter saw station is designed to fit on an existing workbench. The upper units could easily be scaled and be used as base units as well if you don’t have a workbench to build it off of. Each unit is 3′ wide and can be added or subtracted depending on how much room you want to the left and …

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Cat Window Tower

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A cat tower/climbing gym for our 2 cats Sarah and Cooper. We live in a mill building that was renovated into apartments. All of our windows sills are pornographically large like this – about a foot deep. This is a south facing window too, so it’s proven to be a popular spot. The tower is made all from 3/4″ plywood …

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Plywood Drone Box

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The main frame of the box is just a scrap piece of 3/4″ plywood that was approximately 2’x4′. The top and bottom of the box is just 1/4″ luan plywood. Internal is carved from FastCap’s Kaizen Foam. Hardware was salvaged off pieces in the trash. Handle was salvaged from an old fire hose my landlord was saving, I assume just …

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French Cleat Shop Storage Wall & Loft

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In my shop there is a small area I share with other tenants with some food storage and a fridge and microwave, so I decided to close it off to keep the dust out and add a bunch of wall and loft storage space. The frame is all 2×4 construction, fastened together with 3″ deck screws (because I had an …

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The Facet Table

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Don’t worry my irritable devotees, full build video forthcoming! There were too many worthy adversaries in the challenge that I didn’t make the cut. That’s good news for you though, here is the teaser for your viewing pleasure, young chap. The cabinet is made from 3/4″ poplar plywood with 1/4″ oak plywood on the back. The drawers use the same …

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Curvy Plywood Stools

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These stools were each made from a single sheet of poplar plywood. Each is laminated from a total of 80 pieces – the layers are 5 pieces each, mirrored with each layer, creating a “box joint” at the corners. The seats were carved out with a router jig, the side cut with a skill saw, and the rest of the …

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Sarah’s “S” Cat House

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Stay tuned until the end for the cat “love triangle”…someone has a crush on Spike. “S” is for our cat Sarah – her new cat house is lined on the inside and outside with recycled carpet and finish with a cladding of pallet wood. It took her a little while to get used to the house but she seems to …

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French Cleat Wall Storage Solution

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I needed a storage solution for my apartment since we don’t have a garage or attic and there isn’t much storage space in the basement. This french cleat wall system was perfect because of the ability to adjust the arrangement when needed. The storage wall also holds an incredible amount of stuff compared to the amount of area that it …