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311  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: mosaic table on: April 16, 2005 01:34:05 PM
I think it's awesome and pretty darn impressive.  I've wanted to do things like this but have always been too intimidated.  Seems like if so many other people can make their own furniture, then I can too.  Thanks for posting it and inspiring me!  Smiley

Did you nail the pieces together or screw the pieces together?  How did you cover up the inevitable holes or nail/screw heads?  I would think you could recess them and fill in the holes with that wood filler stuff....
312  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need to make a butterfly chair seat - help! on: April 16, 2005 01:30:10 PM
oh, hey!  I never thought to look on ebay.  Then I can change them in accordance with my mood.  Thanks, wwg!!  Cheesy
313  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: upholstered wheeled ottoman file holder thing! on: April 16, 2005 09:41:14 AM
This project is SO awesome.  I like working with wood or wood products, and this sounds doable in my tiny (tiny, tiny) apartment.  I've really wanted to do something like this for the longest time, but haven't had the inclination to look up how to do it, or even attempt without instructions.  So: thanks for being an inspiration!!   Grin

Do the screws for the casters stick into the inside of the box?  To which end do you attach the 14" pices for the top: to the 16" ends or the 24" ends?  And you said 4 15"x15.5" pieces for the sides; doesn't this make for some 9" extra somewhere in there?    Is it really just as easy as butting the boards up against each other, gluing and screwing them all together?   I'm really excited about this, but still just a bit confused on some minor construction points.  Judging by the pics, you also have what looks like 24" 1X2's for the sides; that would only make sense if you really want a real lid.  Wow, I have a lot of q's, sorry.   Kiss
314  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need to make a butterfly chair seat - help! on: April 16, 2005 08:22:07 AM
Thanks for the link!  Cheesy  I forgot to say that I have a pattern, although I don't think I would want all the hassle and worry in making a new one. 

Seriously, this just made my day!  Cheesy
315  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / I need to make a butterfly chair seat - help! on: April 15, 2005 10:27:07 PM
The seat that came with it ripped.  How do I reinforce seams?  How hard is it to sew with denim, canvas and other thick or stiff fabric?  Has anyone else attempted and successfully made one'a these things?  Thanks!   Smiley
316  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Revamping garbage dump lamps - need help and ideas on: April 09, 2005 02:21:42 PM
One is a green transparent glass base; I threw all the other (nasty) parts away.  I found some circular wooden pieces at Michaels that will be good for covering the hole in the top, but I need to find some vertical parts that will hold the light bulb assembly.  Also, I need to figure out what to use as a base.  I don't have power tools, and the wooden pieces from M's would require a router, or some quality time with chisel and hammer.  I'm thinking the top of the base would need to be recessed so the flat, curved edge bottom would look right sitting on the base, and I need a channel on the bottom for the cord.  So, I would like to find a better option for the base.  Ideas, anyone? 

Also, I want to recover a lampshade.  It's a circular,white fabric shade; the bottom is much larger than the top.  I want to cover it in a paisley-type asian-themed fabric that matches the base perfectly.  It's a cotton polyester fabric; is this good for covering shades?  Will it start afire?  I used a 3 way bulb assembly.  How do I attach the fabric to the shade?  Hot glue? 

As for the trim: would beaded trim look appropriate on an asian-theme lamp?  Do you think it would look stupid for bead trim on the bottom and the top?  Or maybe use bias tape instead of bead trim? 

here is the green lamp base and here is the white lampshade. 
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