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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Jul
27
By Ben Uyeda

EP130 DIY Copper Lamp 2.0


WARNING! Working with electricity is dangerous. This project is a demonstration of how to design your own lamp but all electrical tasks should be performed by a professional electrician. This DIY dimmable lamp is made out of copper pipes; we experimented with two different ways of making this light dimmable. We used a traffic cone […]


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Jul
5
By Ben Uyeda

EP129 DIY Copper Lamp 1.0


WARNING! Working with electricity is dangerous. This project is a demonstration of how to design your own lamp but all electrical tasks should be performed by a professional electrician. This DIY dimmable lamp is made out of copper pipes; we experimented with two different ways of making this light dimmable. We used a traffic cone […]


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Jul
3
By Ben Uyeda

EP128 DIY Outdoor Bar


This DIY outdoor bar with concrete countertops was made out of 2″ x 1/8″ steel angels that were welded together. We used Quickrete countertop mix to make the poured-in-place countertops. The lower shelves are made out of a tropical hardwood called Cumaru. I bought these 1″ x 5½” Cumaru deck boards from Advantage Lumber. This […]


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May
31
By Ben Uyeda

EP127 DIY Tigerwood Outdoor Dining Table


This DIY outdoor dining table can be made using just three power tools; a circular saw, cordless drill and orbital sander were the only power tools I needed to make this table out of tigerwood. I bought these 1″ x 5½ tigerwood deck boards from Advantage Lumber. This wood is very dense and naturally resists […]


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May
26
By Ben Uyeda

EP126 DIY Modern Dining Table


This DIY modern dining table features custom steel table legs that are made out of 3″ x 3″ x 3/16″ steel angles and an oak table top made out of ¾” thick back from Home Depot. The steel legs were cut with an angle grinder and then welded together with a small Mig welder. We […]


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May
22
By Ben Uyeda

EP125 DIY 3D Printed Concrete Fire Pit


We 3D printed three different parts of the fire pit and then made silicone molds of the prints using Moldstar 30. We used Quikrete 5000 concrete mix in the silicone molds to make the final blocks for the fire pit. All of the 3D modeling was done in Autodesk fusion software which is free to […]


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May
3
By Ben Uyeda

EP124 DIY Outdoor Sofa


This DIY Outdoor Sofa was made out of Cumaru deck boards and uses pre-made cushions from Target. If you want to make less expensive version you could alter the design for 2x6s instead of using a tropical hardwood. We used 1” thick tropical hardwood deck boards from Advantage Lumber. The boards are about 5.5” wide […]


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