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Jul 15, 2014

How to: Make a Log Storage Chest

Looking for a way to add a bit of the outdoors or a rustic vibe to a room? This fun build brings plenty, with a bonus spot to stash some stuff. 

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Jul 09, 2014

How to: Make a Rustic Modern Storage Shelf from Hardware Store Materials

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I'll never turn down an opportunity to share a clean-yet-rustic furniture project made entirely from easy-to-find materials from your local home improvement center. This

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Jun 16, 2014

Bring the Outdoors In: How to Make a Driftwood Coat Rack

I'm digging this rustic, cabin-look wall hanger DIY project, which adds some vibe, visual interest, and plenty of storage. The how-to comes from The Effortless Chic

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Jun 03, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Penta-base Bookrest by TOC Studio

Penta-base Bookrest by TOC Studio

Give your favourite books and magazines the royal treatment with a "bookrest" that provides storage for your current reads while showing off their cover art. 

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Apr 28, 2014

How to: Make an Industrial Steel Magnetic Memo Bar

I love a complicated weekend project as much as anyone, but I get equally excited about a quick 15-minute build that's full of clever use of materials. Case in point: this industrial modern magnetic notice bar. 

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Apr 25, 2014

Make a Custom Spray Booth to Finish Projects Indoors

Spray paint and spray finishes can be a DIYers best friend, but if you don't have an outdoor space or the weather's not cooperating, it can be tough to get the solid, thick coats you're going for indoors.    

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Apr 21, 2014

How to: Make a Folding Secret Door Bookcase

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A secret bookcase door isn't the sort of thing you can just whip up over the weekend: assemble a quick IKEA bookcase, hang it in the doorway, and start stashing your stuff. Instead, it requires planning, creativity, and some clever design features to make it not just look like...well, and IKEA bookcase hanging in a door way.  

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Mar 14, 2014

How to: Take Care of Your Tools

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The older I get, the more I'm convinced by the "but the right thing once, use it for the rest of your life" approach to supplies. Yes, it might mean waiting a little longer and saving up to get the best option, but it's a better investment of not only your money, but your storage space and your time. This rings especially true for tools: woodworking and DIY tools, kitchen tools, art supplies, etc. Getting the right one first guarantees you won't outgrow it later, unless your needs change.   

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Feb 24, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Simple Patterned Wooden Crates For Storage

DIY Idea: Patterned crates

We can never get enough of using wooden crates for storage, especially when they look this sharp!

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Feb 19, 2014

How to: Make a Rustic Built-In Shelves with Plumbing Pipes

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If you spend any time in the craft and DIY blogosphere, you've likely seen your fair share of galvanized pipe furniture and storage projects. Which, of course, are all cool and affordable and very customizable, and we approve.   

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Feb 17, 2014

How to: Make Quick and Easy Leather Storage Bins

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We all need an inexpensive way to store little sets of goodies: the ingredients for a project, that paperwork you've meaning to get to, your daily carry items that you take off and out of your pockets each evening. To keep everything in check, allow me to suggest these simple, rugged leather storage bins

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Feb 07, 2014

How to: Make a Secret Compartment Plywood Lamp

Delno, a maker from the Twin Cities, MN, built this guy above...which looks like a simply plywood box with a lightbulb inside. But, the project is actually a great experiment in hiding secret compartments inside plywood....and this rather small shape is clandestinely housing a surprising amount of stuff. 

Look at all that hidden storage:    

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Feb 05, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Taxidermy Bicycle Hanger

Austrian artist and designer Andreas Scheiger came up with this clever, functional piece of art: a taxidermy inspired wall-mounted bicycle hanger.    

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Jan 24, 2014

Weekend Project: How to Make a Large Scale Pegboard Organization System

A few weeks ago, I shared this cool photo of a giant wooden "pegboard" system that uses dowel rods to fill evenly spaced holes, allowing you to reorganize as your needs allow, with no extra holes in the wall. While, of course, 

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Nov 19, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. 

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Nov 13, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Large-Scale Pegboard Organization Wall

Apartment Diet shares this cool image of pegboard organization writ large. Taking inspiration from small scale pegboard sheets, where the holes are spaced one inch on center, a large sheet of plywood

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Nov 04, 2013

DIY Idea: Build a Minimal Corner Book Shelf

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There's plenty about Scandinavian design that's so appealing and lends itself to a masculine aesthetic: the clean shapes, and classic color combos, etc. And (but?) this book shelf idea though can fit almost any place, modern or not, and that's kinda what I love about it.   

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Oct 29, 2013

How to: Make a Secret Bookshelf Stash and Storage Spot

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I still remember the first ManMade-ish project I ever made: a hollow book safe. I was about eight, and my buddy Nick had this awesome "how to be a secret spy"-style book to inspire us, and we snagged two big hardbacks from his parents' library and used a utility knife to carve away the pages. I remember thinking we probably shouldn't be cutting up books off the shelf, nor should we likely be using a utility knife without supervision, but - hey - we were spies, and spies don't ask permission. 

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Sep 23, 2013

How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Felt Storage Box

created at: 09/23/2013

I'm not a one-project-at-a-time sort of craftsman. I'm a start-it-while-you're-motivated, then-put-it-away-while-you-refine-it-and-start-something-else kinda guy. 

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Aug 15, 2013

DIY Inspiration: Top Drawer Stair Storage

Storage / Interior design. Photo by Osamu Abe

When it comes to smart, minimal design, Japan often takes the cake. If you are going nuts due to the lack of storage space, you gots to take at look this!

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