Jules Yap "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. Sorry we had to close the site we used bing API and it was pulling some really bad content that we had no control over so we decided to shut the site down.
I've been fascinated by Gregg Fleishman's CNC chairs for years: such a clever idea, to carve from a single sheet of plywood a fully functional chair, with effective cushioning and back support, not to mention tremendous style. The idea of this Instructable is define a few steps, so you can make your own CNC furniture. Since I mostly had plywood lying around, I'd thought I'd try and see what a plywood inlay would look like.
My wife and I found a discarded, damaged vintage sewing stand on a neighborhood street curb and thought it would be good for something, but what?
Let me start off by saying I have very little experience working with wood, besides building fires. This is the gorgeous nightstand that I made for my wife.Four years ago, I designed and built a fairly unique double-decker nightstand for myself. My wife wanted one of those sweet industrial style console tables to go under the television. Back in August 2015 My store manager at The Home Depot approached me asking for my help with a volunteer project.
I made an upholstered ottoman as a comfortable stool to fit under my (small) dressing table.
In the fall of 2014, we bought our second home and were excited to have a separate room for our daughter's play area.
I decided I needed a new coffee table so I set out to build something that maximized storage, that could be used to as a work surface for my laptop, and looked halfway decent.
I found an old plank in my shed the other day and got an idea to make a couple of bedside tables with them. Hello fellow makers,Today id like to share one of my favorite hobbies with everyone, glass etching.
A while back, I got a free coffee table that I decided to use as a desk for the free computer* I found not long after (it was a really good week). I have always been amazed by those ridiculously cool parametric tables that are built out of hundreds of slices of wood. Several years ago I built a table with inlayed compartments for the display of various trinkets, I'd always planned on making an instructable, taking pictures (unfortunately rather blurry ones, taken on a rather crappy camera, by an even crappier photographer), however never got around to it.
I made an epoxy resin filled end table and added a glow in the dark feature to make it really unique. On a bit of a whim, I decided the plain medicine cabinet in my kids bathroom could use a Dr. Inspired by Rob MacPherson's medieval-style collapsible bed (see here), I decided to take a simplified approach towards a twin-sized version for a Christmas gift. We were looking to a little table for keys, cell phone, letters and other small stuff we grab on the way out.I took my grandmother old wooden sewing machine and renovated it to a beautiful home entrance table, combination of wood, iron and glass.btw the sewing machine still works! Step 2 Set Forms for the ArmsFor this example, I'm using MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and some leftover formica strips from some countertops to set up my forms. Step 3 Heat up the PVC & Press it Gently into the FormThis is the heating system that I'm using. Step 5 Get your Dog Bones ReadyA dog bone is a fitting combo that uses two slip slide tees connected with a very small section of pipe. Step 6 Do a Dry Assembly Before Any CementingThis project is super curvy, so you want to make sure you're working on a very level surface so you can make sure the thing is straight. Step 7 Once You've Got the Whole Thing Squared, Do a Final Glue UpYou have to do some non-standard cementing on the slip slide tees, rolling the brush in a way that works cement deep into the joints.Allow all this to cure for at least two hours, and then add end caps.

It took a minute, but I added the Eight-Element Table to the coarkboard, so if you want to see one design possibility, you can see it there. I've noticed that straight pipe loses its shape rather quickly, but once you've bent it, as long as the bend faces away from the flow of gravity, it holds up beautifully. Building your own piece of furniture can be pretty intimidating if you don't know how to work with wood. Steven built a counter height base for his table out of Kee Klamp pipe fittings and galvanized pipe.
Steven added a top to the pipe frame by using black stain on a kitchen counter top that he picked up from IKEA. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".
All the pieces were used in making this bench including the head board, foot board, side rails and mattress slats. Hopefully this instructable will be inspiring and informative to any weekend worrier who's eager for the next fix!
I love looking for inspiration in nature (and there's plenty of it!) and attempting to mimic or augment that just to see if it'll look cool.
So, after a year of contemplation, my fiance and I finally agreed on a design, but of course there was a kicker.
The store-bought ones were $400, and only 48-inches long, my wife wanted a 60-inch long table. We thought it would be cool to get a mid century wall system with that but the prices were extremely high!
Before I even had a chance to say yes or no to it, he informed me that he already told the people it was for that I'd do it!
The ottoman has a removable tray and can store all my hair drying tools and accessories.
Excited until we realized none of our furniture worked with the space, leaving us no storage. Instead of laminating veneers or using a product like bendy ply, I tried laminating thin furniture grade plywood to make thicker plywood. It is pretty awesome to think how a flat board can morph into such an organic and fluid-looking shape.
Run through the instructions from beginning to end so that you have a solid concept of every step of the process. You can just draw a couple of curves on a sheet of paper that establish your curve length, rise and run from the center.
You don't have to use exactly what I'm using, as long as you follow the general principle, everything will work beautifully.Strike out a baseline and a center point for your element, then mark your completed run.
There is more than one way to do this, but internal pipe heaters make long bends like these very easy.After the entire length of the pipe is flexible like al dente pasta, pull it off of the bender and put it into the form.
The advantage to using hot glue for your forming setups is that you can scrape it off and re-use the base board as many times as you want.The arc for the legs is 14" wide and 19" high. They are very useful in furniture design if you're trying to make non-standard pieces.Feel free to cement these pieces. Dry assembly takes time and patience on a project like this, and things like spring clamps mean the difference between resounding success and maddening frustration.
This is why so many people turn to pipe and fittings to build the bases for tables, desks, shelves, and countless other DIY projects.
I needed a bench so I started thinking how it could be done without needing to cut a big wooden board.In the hardware store of the town, I found some wooden boards ready to use. Nov 2013, I had a customer named Marilyn walk in and request some help with making a book case.

I need it to be frivolous, snappy, and to have enough science involved to have one conversation that doesn't become an argument, and I need it before my family gets here for the holidays."OK, Maybe not that, either. If you're not super experienced at bending PVC, do a few test bends with scrap pieces so that you know exactly what it's going to feel like. What numbers and gauge of pipe you choose is up to you, just make sure you know what they are so you aren't winging it when you set your forms. It helps to compress the pipe lengthwise ever so slightly to help it conform to your forming system.Mark the center and ends of the pipe, and then cut off the excess.
Make sure that they are perfectly parallel, or your table is going to be VERY hard to square up. One trick to this is to pull numbers from the edges of the elements to where you actually want the fittings to land. Is it better to keep the bottom of the legs at an angle, or could they be cut straight to be parallel to the floor surface? I'll put it on the coarkboard as soon as I'm finished with this.Just think that if you're planning on having dinner on a table like this, you want to make sure that the legs are perfectly plumb or at least very close to it. I'd love for something like this to have the cooler leg angles, but from time to time, I can really pile some weight onto my current coffee table, so if I ever get around to doing this, I'll need to go with the sturdier approach.
I have often experienced that it will when under constant pressure, like when leaning against a wall - or possibly holding up a table. Working with pipe requires only a few tools and the finished structure will be strong enough for most home and business applications. In this case, the arms are 31" long with a 6" deep curve.  Then, using a framing square, mark the exact locations of your rise points. Make sure that your numbers are all the same, and the project will be partially square right when you slap it together.You can see that the spring clamps are keeping those arms in place, and I've used pigmented cement so you can see where I've started to "tack" it together. It is possible to combine angles in truss-like ways to create complimentary sets that equal out to 0 degrees and still have striking design impact.On the other hand, a table like this is best suited for coffee for three, and that's about it.
OK, maybe by now, your cognitive thought stream is completely immersed in the beautiful poetry that is this How-To. I use tack cementing on projects like this because sometimes you end up needing to break a joint to get the whole thing to cement right.An angle set is an optional tool for all of this. If your house is like mine and every flat surface ends up with a pile of books on it, you're going to want to go with a heavier design. If it does warp I'm sure you could pour concrete or something into the pipe to make it hold permanently.
This is what Steven, from Pleasanton, California, did when he decided he needed a sitting table for his kitchen. We have used pine for ours but its really a matter of personal taste Then, your table top!
Using a hot glue gun, set your fence material on edge with one point at one end of your final curve. It helps to make sure the the angles of the legs all relate to the floor in exactly the same way. Glue that spot, and then allow your fence material to make a natural curve that touches your center point. Honestly, though, an angle set is kind of a pain to use on a curved piece of pipe, and unless you're already confident you can pull good readings from it, you might as well not bother with it.

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