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Boulder Mini Maker Faire: Boxwood Pinball, Kitables, Modular Robotics and More!

Hear ye, hear ye! The Boulder Mini Maker Faire is upon us, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015! And that means that makers are streaming in from far and wide, bringing their awesomeness to share with all. Actually, they’ll do more than share – oh yes, there will be doing. That’s because every one of the more than …

Another Table Design Inspired by Natural Bodies of Water

What Greg Klassen did for rivers, Christopher Duffy does for oceans<p>Do you remember Greg Klassen's River Collection of tables? To refresh your memory, …

Furniture

Never Forget a Thought With This Analog Memory Desk

Artist and graphic designer Kirsten Camara presents the Analog Memory Desk. Produced as a tool to<p>Artist and graphic designer Kirsten Camara presents the Analog Memory Desk. Produced as a tool to “record all the small items you write down once, but intend to forget tomorrow,” the analog memory desk …

Gorgeous Grain: Wooden Bathtubs Really Go with the Flow

Combining German hand-crafting expertise and curved ship hull construction methods, this patterned wooden tub shoots both to satisfy the eye and to …

Avant-garde

Stylin' Hand-Crafted Wooden Vespa That's Fully-Functional

With more and more people switching to alternative modes of transportation like bikes and scooters, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to stand out from the crowd of nearly identical vehicles. While some turn to new paint jobs or accessories, craftsman Carlos Alberto took a more labor …

Dwell

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PlyFly Wooden Go-Kart

Go karts are fun. Shipping them fully assembled is not. The PlyFly Wooden Go-Kart overcomes this challenge by shipping to you in a flat-pack box, …

Go-karts

Adventures in Laser Kerf Bending

If you're going to go curved, you may as well go pretty<p>When Shaun Crampton designed a bentwood housing for his self-built radio receiver, he didn't …

Woodworking

The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another

The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.<p>It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.

A Modern Handcrafted Chair with Stunning Details

The YC1 chair, part of the Yamanami collection, was designed by Tokyo-based Mikiya Kobayashi for Takumi Kohgei. The wooden structure, made from oak …

Alternating Tread Stairs Change The Perspective With New Designs

When choosing the design or the structure of a staircase, we usually focus on shape, size, material, style and other such things and almost never on …

Furniture

Discarded Wood Becomes a Stunning One-Off Bench

In a wood mill, the first cut of a tree is called the “misfit” because it is irregularly shaped and useless for the millers’ purposes. Because of …

Made in the USA Wooden Valets

Loose on your dresser is no way to store your brass key ring, hand-stitched wallet, and new iPhone. For something eye-catching and worthy of your …

iPhone

Cabinet that References Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Piece-UK takes a fresh approach when it comes to storage with their Penthouse Cabinet. Honoring mid-century modern architecture, the piece displays a …

Furniture

Breathtaking Handmade Electronics Workbench

Love Hultèn is a Swedish designer who likes to fuse modern high technology with traditional woodworking and shopcraft, creating a unique blend of everyday functionality with pleasing aesthetics and mad fabrication skills. We’ve covered Love’s amazing work before, in his supersized Lego computers …

Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced

Ever wonder how boards turn from trees into building materials? While not a secret, the process is also not entirely obvious – and rarely this clear …

A New Collection of Office Furniture Focused on Community

For PearsonLloyd’s first collection of furniture and accessories for Teknion, the studio focused on creating pieces that encourage community and …

Furniture

Open-Source Modular Camera Snaps Together Like Lego

Photography can be a fun and rewarding hobby. You can learn all about light, angles, proportion, framing, and how the eye works. The Focal Camera project aims to let some of that learning bleed over into the construction of the camera itself. The modular design allows for you to create several …

Brass, Walnut & Technology: Love Hultén's Beautiful Furniture Combines Old-School and Hi-Tech

The Swedish designer/builder perfectly bridges both worlds<p>There are not many designers who could take the concept of a 19th-Century writing desk and …

Furniture

Only Love is Real

Each piece of furniture in Only Love is Real's debut collection stirs something from within. Whether it's the striking juxtaposition of geometric shapes in The Professor Chair, the inverted pyramid-like table holding black rose marble up to the sky, or the illustrated fertility print on …

Los Angeles

Miter Saw Safety Tips Every Newbie Woodworker Should Know

Miter saws can take your DIY skills to the next level, but it’s important to make sure you follow some basic safety tips before starting your cuts. …

Woodworking

How to Age Wood for a Rustic Look

See it Made: Wooden 3D Cube Illusion Bowl

Thomas Anton Geurts is a talented woodworker from the Netherlands. Back in 2009, he earned a degree in woodworking and started doing it professionally. He has come up with many interesting pieces with beautiful designs since then. In the video below, you will see him create a wooden bowl with a 3D …

Build a Working Wooden Mouse

In this project, you will make your own custom wooden mouse. To make this wooden mouse, you will take apart a cheap USB mouse and salvage the electronics. The electronics will then be embedded in the bottom of a block of wood which you will form into a mouse-like shape. Although it is possible to …

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wood Dressers

If you can’t have your own Modernist house on the East End of Long Island or on the Outer Cape, you can re-create similar interiors with storage …

5 Table Saw Jigs Every Woodworker Should Have

I spend quite a bit of time setting up for projects on the tools. It’s amazing how much time it takes to make a few simple yet complex cuts. For the …

Six “Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Shop Tips

I’ve been working on a special project for <i>Make: Books</i> that has had me knee deep in the dusty stacks of the <i>Make:</i> archives. I’m going through the entire ten years of content looking for awesome and indispensable shop tips that we’ve published along the way.<p>I’ve always had a special fondness for shop …

Sustainable Mid-Century Modern Wood Furniture Collection

Remembering that “wood comes from trees” is the reigning motto of new Spanish furniture brand, Ventura. It is a daily reminder for them, and for …

Geometric wood forest pops up at one of Europe’s biggest music festivals

Music festivals offer way more than just a great lineup of bands these days. The Sziget Festival, one of Europe’s largest music festivals held in …

Festivals