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Make This Shelf In 1 Hour - DIY
Totally serious! Yes--you can make this cute shelf with cute curves in about an hour. To add color to this woodworking project, all you have to do is get spray paint, sealant and wait for it to dry, which means it won't be done in an hour. Maybe 2-3 hours. Supplies Needed: -DPI board (you only need one sheet) -a pine board (1 x 6 x 8 would be just enough) -10 wood screws -paint & polyurethane -saw tooth picture hangers (optional) Tools: -table saw (you could get away with just using a hand saw) -drill -square -2 clamps (or a pair of helping hands) Step One: Cut 2 strips of DPI (each 6" x 48") and one board at 6" x 28 11/16". On either end of those pieces, measure and mark in 3 inches. Step Two: From here, it's just a matter of taking one side of each of the DPI pieces and putting them together, overlapping by 3 inches, then clamping them together. (Clamp on the end of each piece. You want room to screw into the middle shelf.) Make sure to keep the shiny side on the outside. After one side is clamped,very carefully, bend the two unclamped ends together, overlapping by 3 inches, and then clamp those. TIP: DPI will bend, but when you are bending it, do it slowly and without applying too much pressure to one single section, or it will snap. Step Three: Once the circle is formed, and if you did your math right, the center piece should fit nicely. From there, you can hold boards up wherever you want them and mark. Then cut. If the piece hits right in the middle of the circle, you won't need to cut angles. Step Five: After the pieces are cut and looking good in their respective spots, hold a speed square up to them while screwing them in... gotta keep the wonkiness to a minimum. Step Six: Finally, you can just put a screw or nail in the wall, hang the shelf on it, and call it a day. Or spend 5 more minutes and put a couple saw tooth hangers on the back for extra stability. Now that you're in the woodworking phase of DIY, click here to see even more!
Terrarium Side Table - Easy DIY
From the looks of it you might think, TOO HARD, FORGET IT. But you'd be wrong because this is actually a really easy DIY project that can really enhance your indoors by bringing the outdoors in. Supplies Needed: -4 sheets of plexiglass that are 24 x 18 inches -2 sheets of plexiglass that are 24.5 x 24.5 inches or larger -weld-on #4 and applicator bottle with needle -1 sheet 24.5 x 24.5 inches OSB or plywood -(2) 24.5 inch 1x2 wood pieces -(2) 26 inch 1x2 wood pieces -one 1 inch dowel for legs -4 screws -plexiglass knife (if needed) -saw (if needed) -drill -spray paint -terrarium insides (gravel or river rock, moss, manufactured mulch, faux succulents) This is an easy project for those who know there way around the DIY world. If you are new to DIY, then this is going to be a bit more advanced than you might be used to or come to expect. Also, expect to spend a good $200 on this project, depending on what you already have on hand and what you need to buy. Step One: Assemble the base of your terrarium. You can see from the photo above how I (very simply) put mine together. Basically you're going to make a short table with a lip that is sized to fit your plexi box inside. Step Two: Assemble your terrarium box. You'll be using electrical tape and the weld-on #4 to fuse the corners together. These sheets can be cut down by you or the hardware staff. They also come in different pre-cut sizes. Step Three: Create the top piece by fusing two plexi sheets (one smaller than the other) together. Step Four: Fill any edges of your base with wood filler and then paint the base. Step Five: The funnest part of this project is the creation of the contents. Have fun with rocks, plants and