This time I show how to make modern DIY geometric succulent planters using simple woodworking skills.Read More
In this episode, I’m collaborating with Hikoki / Metabo HPT on a limited tools project — a modern outdoor concrete planter box. As part of this collaboration, Hikoki is doing a GIVEAWAY of one of maker kits, including a circular saw, drill, and sander. Enter via Hikoki’s Instagram page here: http://bit.ly/2IQTWbj
Back to the planter box, this is a great outdoor project that can add a touch of color and plants or flowers to any deck, yard, or other outdoor setting. I designed this outdoor DIY planter so it can be made with only a circular saw, drill, and sander (and of course the usual small things that are needed for mixing concrete and assembling a melamine form). A miter saw is nice, but not required.
The planter is poured into a melamine form, which has an inner and outer form. To achieve the colors and thin walls of this planter, I used a GFRC concrete mix. I also used PVC trim to create channels wrapping around 3 sides of the planter After pouring the concrete for the body of the planter, I came back and used red, orange, and yellow pigment in the GFRC mix to fill the channels with a gradient of pigmented concrete.
More details for the HIKOKI / METABO HPT GIVEAWAY:
Entry Link: http://bit.ly/2IQTWbj
Prize: A maker kit including a cordless circular saw, drill, and sander from Hikoki / Metabo HPT (these tools are from the former Hitachi, which now goes by Metabo HPT in North America, and Hikoki everywhere else).
Contest Details: Go to my post on the @hikokiuk Instagram account: http://bit.ly/2IQTWbj On the post, tag a friend and comment, and use the hashtag #MakerGiveaway, and that’s it. The contest is open worldwide.
You can enter up to 3 times by doing the same on the posts for Chris and Keith's projects (also on the Hikoki Intstagram account). Terms and conditions apply and are available via Hikoki’s Instagram account.
Thanks much to Hikoki for supporting my channel and the maker community as a whole!
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Chris Salomone’s Modern Shelving Unit: https://youtu.be/aWoycQK9Msg
Rag n’ Bone Brown’s Cat Bed Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtpzaeimrGI
METABO HPT / HIKOKI TOOLS:
Multivolt 36V Circular Saw: http://bit.ly/2Vmuz7T
Multivolt 36V Cordless Miter Saw: http://bit.ly/2Zx6quE
Multivolt 36V Hammer Drill: http://bit.ly/2ZuKsIw
Random Orbit Sander: https://amzn.to/2PsqPfH
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o PVC trim: https://amzn.to/2XHi8B0
o GFRC Concrete Mix: https://goo.gl/keUX8H
o 1.5 Bag of AR Glass Fibers: https://goo.gl/t4qpTN
o Cake Fondant Tool for perfect edges: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
o Helical Mixing Padde: https://amzn.to/2GFyxjF
o Concrete mixer: http://amzn.to/2kEnZFi
o Colored concrete pigments: http://bit.ly/2GxzWrf
o blue pigment #2 (small quantity): https://amzn.to/2DaNoTw
o concrete sealer: http://amzn.to/2xW7Gth
o Black 100% Silicone Caulk: http://amzn.to/2B64iRY
o Paste Finishing Wax: http://amzn.to/2kF565e
o GFRC Recipes (w/ product links): https://goo.gl/35RvFM
This project is part of a paid partnership with Hikoki Tools.
This video shows how to make a wireless DIY rainbow epoxy resin LED lamp that transforms between a sconce, table lamp, and task light.
This is a simple DIY woodworking and epoxy resin project. I used a layer of white epoxy resin covered by a layer of clear epoxy resin to diffuse the LED strips. The lamp is made of three pieces that connect with a clever system of magnets and steel washers, that allow you to transform the lamp from a vertical sconce, to a horizontal scone, to a desk lamp or table lamp, to a task light. And since the lamp is battery-powered and rechargeable, it is easy to use in many situations. (The batteries last about 3 hours under normal use.) To top it off, the LED controller I used has a Bluetooth app, that allows the LEDs to be controlled via a Bluetooth connection to your phone.
The lamp base and light bar are made from hardwood maple, and involve fairly simple woodworking skills. The support block was 3D modeled in Fusion 360 and 3D printed using my Anycubic 3D printer.
The LED strips I used were SK6812 RGBWW LEDs. These LED strips are individually controllable neopixels that have RGB LEDs and separate warm white LEDs, so the lamp can do colorful displays and operate in a music syncing mode, or serve as a more refined and sophisticated warm white light source.
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In this renovation video, I show how to make a DIY modern platform bed with surround cabinets, LED lighting, and a live edge slab headboard. The platform bed and cabinets are made from 10 sheets of maple plywood, and I added a live edge slab headboard. I used LED strips and acrylic diffusers to create overhead reading lights that are controlled by touch panel on the side of the bed.Read More
Find out about the special type of concrete that allows for this insanely thin bench to be made, and whether the bench actually can hold two adult males…..Read More
This Ikea hack video shows to make your own drawer fronts for the Ikea Nordli dresser. The Nordli dresser is very low-profile, and also makes a great media center – I’m actually going to be using my Nordli hack as a combination dresser / media center in my bedroom. This is a DIY woodworking project that can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be, and use everything from high-tech CNC machines to hand tools. The only limit is your imagination.Read More
This episode shows how to make a modern industrial LED floor lamp from a reclaimed timber beam and steel, with NO WELDING!Read More
In this video, I show how to make a DIY Waterfall Concrete Coffee Table with a Live-Edge Slab Inlay. I used a white glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) mix to get the gleaming white concrete. The live edge slab is Cuban mahogany and the legs are made from African mahogany.Read More