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Published on March 26, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

Well with work keeping me seriously busy at the moment, I’m finding it very hard to get anything done. So, to keep things going here, I thought I would just drop in a note or two about some websites that give me inspiration. Have you ever seen something in Ikea and thought to yourself, “That would look great as a ….” No, shame, you should try it!! If you have then head on over to the fantastic Ikea Hackers website. Chances are, someone may have already thought of it!! Another website that I came across with loads of plans in

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There comes a time when you realise that you can no longer get through the front door because of the mountain of shoes that are in the way…..   So yet again I decide to look around for some shoe, coat and hat storage. Of course there are loads to choose from, but where would be the fun in that !?!   So here is the very tired, scuff marked entry way:   Yet again I decided to have a go at building something. After having built my boys bed from the EXPEDIT units I realised that the plastic storage boxes that

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Well, I did promise more pictures. As usual with everything that I constantly seem to have whipping round in my head, I forgot!! So, today I decided to hunt around for more pictures of the media unit during construction, but alas, it appears I don’t have that many…… Instead I thought I would share the picture of the unit almost complete. (A state that it has been in for a while, as my wife keeps pointing out!!) So here it is: Almost Complete!!

 
 
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Well, I decided last year that I really needed to spruce up the old decking. The children are now older and so the safety balustrading is no longer needed. So I thought I’d build a pergola. Complete with ‘American Style Porch Swing!!’ First my Crude design: My plan was drawn up: So with my brother in law being a 3d computer animator, I asked him nicely to design me a pergola. He came up with this: Here are some plans (drawn properly!!): So here is an idea of what it should look likefront the garden And this is what it

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I actually finished this unit a while ago, but I thought I would post it anyway. Our old TV cabinet finally decided to fall apart and with that I realised that I needed a new one. I began to get frustrated at the vast array of media units that there are, but could never find one that I liked. After trawling the internet, I found one that I liked: Photo from Plans Now Luckily, as I like recycling things, I managed to find loads of timber in my garage. Luckily I had purchased lots of old scaffolding boards for a

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Well. It had to come. My daughter, not happy that her big brother was having his bedroom redesigned, decided that she would hold her breath until I did hers! Actually, that’s not strictly true, (in fact not at all. Just prone to exaggerating!) I just thought it wasn’t fair that I only did his. Now as you will come to see, I have throwing things out if I can ‘upcycle’ them!! Unfortunately due to the small size of her bedroom and the fact that there is a large box over the stairwell, a standard single size bed just will not

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Welcome. After deciding to renovate my son’s bedroom, and searching the fantastic Ikea Hackers Website, coming across some fantastic posts within, I thought I’d give it a go. So before further ado, here’s the final (albeit a bit of sanding and painting!!) bed for my son:     It comprises of a MALM chest of drawers, 2 x EXPEDIT,  SULTAN LUROY bed base, a SULTAN HUGLO mattress, some 125 x 25 timber and some 25 x 25 spurring. So first things first, I did a quick dry fit together:     Bed Construction Materials: 2 x Expedit units (£20 ea)      £40 1 x Malm 3 drawer  

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