Why waste perfectly good material if you could use it for something cool like these tea light candle holders? If you’ve worked with plywood, you’ll surely have some material laying around so this is the perfect way to use all that scrap plywood.
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If your spices are jammed into a drawer with only the tops visible, this nifty rack that slips neatly into the drawer will solve the problem. And it only takes an hour to build. Make it with scraps of 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood. Or build a two-tier drawer spice rack.
Just as a bit of an aside, I’m fairly new to woodworking and I’ve been looking into some CNC routers for cutting for these projects. I came across something interesting. The guy on this page claims to have put together a homemade CNC router for less than $300. I’m curious to know what you think about it. If you’ve never heard of it and don’t have an opinion, then no problem; I thought I’d ask anyway.
The popular “New Yankee Workshop” plans and DVDs will guide you through the process involved in creating the high-quality woodworking projects featured on the TV show. You’ll find complete plans for true furniture classics, including many in the styles of renowned furniture and cabinetry designers.
This is a fully functional phone stand that lets you watch movies on your phone like you watch on a TV set. If you are not comfortable building a retro TV phone stand at home, you can also buy one online.
To corral shelf-dwelling books or DVDs that like to wander, cut 3/4-in.-thick hardwood pieces into 6-in. x 6-in. squares. Use a band saw or jigsaw to cut a slot along one edge (with the grain) that’s a smidgen wider than the shelf thickness. Stop the notch 3/4 in. from the other edge. Finish the bookend and slide it on the shelf. Want to build the shelves, too? We’ve got complete plans for great-looking shelves here.
Cut off a 21-in.-long board for the shelves, rip it in the middle to make two shelves, and cut 45-degree bevels on the two long front edges with a router or table saw. Bevel the ends of the other board, cut dadoes, which are grooves cut into the wood with a router or a table saw with a dado blade, cross- wise (cut a dado on scrap and test-fit the shelves first!) and cut it into four narrower boards, two at 1-3/8 in. wide and two at 4 in.
This is one of the most clever DIY wood projects since it actually doesn’t require much carpentry skill at all. In fact, the circle of the shelves is made of quilting hoops! You do need clamps for this though – be ready to clamp this beauty crazily!