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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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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