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Furniture DIY – How to Make a Coffee Table with Antique Windows!

I tend to repeat my IKEA-horror story on how I bought over $1000 of coffee tables in the last couple years and they ALL BROKE!

But yes, it might be a great time for me to actually make one myself, at least I don’t have to blame IKEA for outsourcing their furniture to China.

My mother wanted a unique, traditional and modern coffee table. I found some old antique wooden windows at a flea market, and designed this coffee table around them.

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Wood DIY – How to Make Custom Ergonomic Computer Desk!

I am still blogging on cheap IKEA desks and I really *WISH* I can get a bigger, more ergonomic desk real soon.  While I am waiting to move to a new place for my new desk, you can check out this awesome DIY that shows you how to make custom, ergonomic computer desk from scratch.  And IKEA?  Forget IKEA, I’ve spent almost a thousand dollars on 3 coffee tables and they ALL broke after a year.

As a web developer, I spend LOTS of time at the keyboard.   For me, having an ergonomic computer desk is an absolute essential.  Recently, making the transition to working full time for

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IKEA Hack – How to Make a Kitchen Countertop Shelf!

IKEA has probably the cheapest, nicest furniture ever.  Nevermind the fact that 2 coffee tables I have bought from IKEA in the last 2 years have all broke, there’s always room for little hacking such as this cool Kitchen Countertop Shelf that will create a lot of extra space for your kitchen gadgets such as bowls, pans, and whatnot.

I have seen IKEA go from nothing to a national retailer in America and I have to say IKEA is still cheap furniture (I will never buy a coffee table from IKEA ever again) but hacking makes them better.

This

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DIY Coffee Tables made from old Car Hoods!

It seems like designers are getting more involved in the “green movement” with masterpiece DIY Coffee Tables like this, which are made from old Car Hoods.

Our advice, “re-use, re-make” and you can still come up with magnificent designs.

Using hoods from vintage American cars, Joel Hester handcrafts coffee tables in his Dallas, TX studio. Taking advantage of the bright colors of yesteryear and the

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LED Coffee Table from Sparkfun!

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Remember those DIY Coffee Tables from Evil Mad Scientists?  Well, here’s a similar one from Sparkfun.

“The table itself was bought secondhand and refinished. Then it was retrofitted with proper mounting for the big LED matrix. The individual LED matrices were mounted on a custom plastic frame. All this work was done by resident mechanical engineer and lady-killer Casey Haskell. The matrice

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