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Half-Table Console

Steps:4
After forty years' hard service, this table had lost a leg and acquired a myriad of scratches and nicks. But half of it had a second life ahead as a graceful console. The best candidate for this project will be a table that's already split in the middle to accommodate a leaf.
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Compact Wine Rack

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A-Frames

Steps:7
Materials
  • Saw or belt sander
  • Four 6-foot pieces of 2-by-2-inch wood, for legs
  • Drill
  • Four pieces of 2-by-2-inch wood, for rails, allowing at least 18 inches per plant
  • 8 threaded bolts
  • 8 wing nuts
  • 16 screw eye hooks
  • Two 8-inch lengths of sash chain (size 8)
  • Four 1/4-inch stainless-steel wood screws
  • Three 2-inch surface-mount plastic hinges
  • Nylon twine
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Hydrangea Tray

Steps:4
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Cutout Wood-Veneer Ornament

Steps:5
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Space-Saving Corner Shelves

Steps:8
Next time you're staring at the wall, wondering how best to organize your things, avert your gaze 45 degrees and take a look in the corner. A single shelf or several that fit into the corner of a room can open up a world of possibilities.
Materials
  • Corner-shelf template
  • Inspiration image for table base
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 4 pieces 1/2-inch-thick plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • Jigsaw
  • String
  • Hand sander and sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws
  • Wood primer
  • Paint
  • Hand drill
  • 3 1-inch angle brackets
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Birch Wall Panel

Steps:7
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Bamboo Tray

Steps:4
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Kids' Paper Scroll

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Kids
If your children are budding artists, they probably enjoy pursuing projects independently. Encourage your children's creative aspirations by providing them with small, portable worktables of their own. Equip the tables with conveniently mounted rolls of paper, and no matter where they are, your kids can portray their surroundings.
Materials
  • Drill with 3/16-inch drill bit
  • Small worktable
  • No. 6 screw eyes
  • 1/2-inch diameter dowel, cut to fit width of table
  • No. 8 dowel screws
  • Decorative drawer pulls
  • Parting strip
  • Wood screws
  • Washers
  • Rolls of assorted papers
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