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« on: June 24, 2007 07:35:08 PM »

I was browsing the net and came across this article about a guy who designed his small NY studio apt to maximize his space. I thought some of these ideas were pretty nifty, and despite my brother's jeers at the designs, I wanted to share the site with my fellow Craftsters. I think you all will appreciate what this guy has done and take some inspiration from the place. Note the repurposing of furniture. Also, note how he uses vertical shelving.

Here's the link:

I really really like the idea of his table. I'd so buy it. Does anyone understand how to make the words? Looks like it's been etched into the surface. Great stuff. If anyone has any insights into making the table, please let me know.  Smiley

Enjoy. Hope this helps.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 08:04:37 AM »

It looks to me like the words are stenciled on you can buy letter stencils at and craft store and write whatever you want on it. As far as the table I think you could probably buy any table you like and remove the top than add another piece of wood to the bottom part so you can stare things in it and then put the table top back on, kind of like a lid. I hope I didn't confuse you. lol.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007 09:36:58 AM »

He says that he
disassembled it, sanded it down, wrapped the components in Kraft paper, embellished the top with hand-cut and -painted lettering, and scattered skeleton leaves from Paper Presentation across the interior surface.
So I'm guessing he just glued on the letters or cut out his own stickers and painted them silver. He probably used some sort of varnish or sealer over it, too. Or I guess you could just use a glass top to protect it if your table has one.

I like what he did with the window unit. I would've never thought of that.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007 02:05:52 PM »

A dremel would also give that affect Smiley  They're pretty inexpensive from wal-mart or sears, and fairly easy!
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