Apr
22
By Ben Uyeda

EP138 DIY Outdoor Sofa


This DIY Outdoor Sofa is easy to make and only requires three basic power tools. I used a circular saw, cordless drill and orbital sander to cut and assemble 2×6 lumber into this Outdoor Sofa. I used ready made outdoor seat cushion that I bought from Home Depot which means that no sewing is required. […]


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Mar
31
By Ben Uyeda

EP137 DIY Cedar Table


This video shows how to make a modern dining table for a small room out of whitewashed cedar. I used pre-made steel table legs from TableLegs.com . Use the link and coupon code HOMEMADE10 for 10% off your order! The unusual geometric shape is because I made it for the dining room in the shipping […]


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Mar
16
By Ben Uyeda

EP136 DIY Black Concrete Table


For a long time I have been interested in staining concrete black without losing the texture and pattern of the concrete. I have tried paints and stains but most are too opaque and end up just looking black and not like concrete. This DIY steel table with concrete countertops was stained with a 1-to-1 mixture […]


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Feb
17
By Ben Uyeda

How to Make Concrete Patio Pavers and a Solid Cedar Deck


We built these concrete patio pavers with cedar accent decks for the shipping container house I am building out in Joshua tree CA. If you’d like to watch the container house series, click here. The sun out here in the California desert is quite harsh and I wanted materials that could withstand the constant UV […]


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Dec
27
By Ben Uyeda

EP135 DIY Modern Mailbox


I made a modern mailbox out of wood and steel that does NOT require welding. I used Quikrete Fast-Setting concrete mix set into a 8” Quiktube to make the foundation. I cast a 10” piece of galvanized 3/4” steel pipe into the concrete. The mailbox is made out of 3/16” plate steel that I bent […]


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Dec
27
By Ben Uyeda

EP134 DIY Bike Rack Made Out of Iron Pipes


This DIY Bike Rack is made out of 3/4″ black iron pipes. I got the majority of the pipes and fittings from Home Depot with the one exception being the large T-fitting that i got from McMaster. I used an angle grinder to cut this large fitting and then I used Krazy Glue Gel to […]


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Jul
29
By Ben Uyeda

EP133 DIY Benchpress


This DIY weight bench is made out of 2x4s, some ¾” plywood, and some foam and fabric and is designed for bench pressing. It was a really easy build mostly involving right angle cuts on 2x4s. INSTRUCTIONS: Good luck making your own DIY benchpress and please email or tweet photos to @benuyeda or ben@homemade-modern.com If […]


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Jul
28
By Ben Uyeda

EP132 DIY Makers’ Workbench


I wanted a workbench that I can use both metal and wood projects so I designed this split top workbench with a removable steel top. The steel top for the workbench is made from a steel C-channel. It is a section of steel labeled C12x20.7 but I only picked it because I found a cheap […]


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Jul
27
By Ben Uyeda

EP131 DIY Grout Inlay


Did you know you can use grout as an inlay material into wood? We experimented with both a traditional power tool and a CNC to make patterns in wood that we filled with Fusion Pro grout in bright white. Here is the Adobe Illustrator file I created: Ben Uyeda Inlay Pattern. Check out the free […]


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