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My DIY IkeaHacked Standing Height Desk

I designed this as a standing height desk to be built to my actual (uncommon) dimensions. It’s meant to accommodate a treadmill at some point (still need to double check the dimensions for this part).  It’s to be constructed of cheap 2×4’s, dowels and glue, and 2 x Ikea 8′ Lagan Countertops. I put the expense at no more than $200, but it will probably be far less. — I hope to do some high quality renders soon. — -joshua

Edit 1:  I’ve been thinking more about the desk.  I’d like to find some sort of cool drawer-like container for the slots (e.g. banker’s boxes)?  It would also make more sense if it were modular, so it can be easily moved into tight spaces, by an individual. -j

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Project: “200” (Constraints)


Since my beloved LifeEdited contest is no longer taking entries, I’m motivated to apply the mentality to something far more replicable — something new!

I’ve been thinking about the constraints for this for months.  I’ve even tried out a few designs, with admitted difficulty.

Here’s the plan so far (continued after the break):

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Cardboard Box to Boutique Paper = Upcycling


Looks straightforward enough to me.   Maybe if a person stockpiled boxes ahead of time, they’d get a more paper with less tearing apart of the kitchen.

I’d be tempted to sell the paper on eBay, ’cause the only paper I have is my composition notebooks.  lol


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GMA Pallet Upcycling Ideas, Mk. I

I made this video as part of my submissions to the LifeEdited design contest.

The concept here is to make cuts to the pallet which don’t require removal of nails.  With creative cuts, a new set of cheap/free building blocks is easily achieved.


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Pallet House Idea 2011-01-14a

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Pallet Car Idea 2011-01-15a

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