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Diy End Tables


diy end tables
    end tables
  • are small tables typically placed beside couches or armchairs. Often lamps will be placed on an end table.
  • Usually bought in pairs, they accent the style of the coffee table or other furniture. Usually placed at the end of the sofa, it is a very important piece of a living room set.
    diy
  • Do-it-yourself
  • (DIYed) Simple past of DIY
  • Do It Yourself; To perform oneself a task usually relegated to an expert
  • Do it yourself (or DIY) is a term used to describe building, modifying, or repairing of something without the aid of experts or professionals.
diy end tables - End Table
End Table Plan (Woodworking Project Paper Plan)
End Table Plan (Woodworking Project Paper Plan)
The top of this end table is batten and board construction, giving an old world feel to this useful piece of furniture. Change the legs and skirt pieces for a more modern feel to this classic. All joinery is shown in actual size and curved workpieces are all in full size and you can measure and trace straight from the drawing. A bill of materials doubles as an exact cutting list and there is a detailed exploded diagram. All hardware requirements are provided. The exploded diagram is so detailed that project specific assembly instructions are not provided.

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DIY Light Table
DIY Light Table
Not the most elegant of designs, but in view of how much it cost to put together, I can live with that :) I'm sure most will be able to work things out from the photo, but a brief description. At the heart of this is a simple cardboard box. This one was chosen as it already had a white interior, which is pretty much essential unless you want to spend time lining it. It also has a removeable top and a cutout in one end, which also help matters. A hole or window if you like is cut in the top, leaving a narrow piece around the edge to support the sheet of glass that sits on top. The glass for this is the shelf from an old refridgerator which has nicely polished edges so no danger of cutting myself. The glass from a cheap picture frame works equally as well, just be careful of the edges and its a good idea to edge them with sticky tape to prevent accidents. For the opaque top, I have used here, a sheet of 0.5mm/0.020" white polystyrene used in model making, placed on top of the glass and it is the best thing I have found so far. I have slid the sheet back a bit to show how the glass alone looks. There are plenty of other options though, ranging from sheets of paper, white or coloured, polythene bags, I have even used a tuppaware container on top which worked surprisingly well. The lights here are a pair of 20watt stick type CFL's but almost any light source will work. I have used Flash, a halogen spotlight, an LED video light and good old incandescents with this setup. Just be careful of the ones that get hot.
DIY play kitchen
DIY play kitchen
With my dad's help I turned this 45 cent end table into a play kitchen for the boys. He replaced the drawers with a handmade oven door (complete with window.) I painted it with paint left over from our kitchen and added some burners on top. A leftover knob and faucet complete it. Including hinges and a magnetic catch the whole project cost less than $2.

diy end tables
diy end tables
Modern End Table Plan (Woodworking Project Paper Plan)
This end table will match most any style of furniture by choosing hardware and/or type of door and drawer panels. The plan calls for raised panel doors, but plain board doors could be substituted. A single drawer and double door cabinet with shelf provides plenty of storage. Ideal as end table or nightstand. This full-size blueprint style plan shows all joinery in actual size and curved workpieces in full size. You can measure and trace straight from the drawing if necessary. A bill of materials doubles as an exact cutting list, there is a detailed exploded diagram, and all hardware requirements are provided.

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