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Built-in folding desk in a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
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How to Renovate Your Kitchen Cabinets

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money. For more ideas, check out how to tile a wall.
July 2, 2015
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How to Tile a Wall

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money. First up: how to craft your own tile wall.
June 29, 2015
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Behind the Scenes with Ellen's Design Challenge Winners Katie Stout and Karl Champley

The winners of Ellen's Design Challenge, Brooklyn designer Katie Stout and her Aussie carpenter Karl Champley, share never-before-told details about their experience on the HGTV show, in preparation for their appearance at Dwell on Design Los Angeles next month, where they'll speak with Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron.
April 24, 2015
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DIY Furniture Ideas for Modern Makers

DIY Furniture 2 offers instructions and inspiration for furniture making.
June 4, 2014
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Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week

Los Angeles designers Matthew Sullivan, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Ben Medansky exhibited their work during the 2014 Milan Design Week as part of the L.A. x Milano project curated by Bold LA and BPM Studio. "Coming together with the Los Angeles designers was very interesting," Fabrizio Bertero, principal of BPM, says. "Much of the interest was in Tanya’s colorful weavings and Sullivan’s masks—ethnic exchange and specifically the mix of Latin and American cultures was the basis of this collaboration. The 80s were a visible inspiration in the furniture featured within the instillation. The collection produced seemingly different languages, but their common denominator was found in the sophisticated ceramics by Medansky." We share some of the pieces on view.
April 18, 2014
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Peter Fehrentz DIY Projects

German stylist and designer Peter Fehrentz presentes Made by Yourself, a step-by-step book comprising 48 do-it-yourself projects.
October 11, 2013
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The Best of DIY Design

When it comes to modern design, we can't all be award-winning, but we can all take on a little DIY now and then. Here, we present some of our favorite DIY supplies and projects from over the years. Try your hand at some of these fun tutorials and ideas for your own enjoyment or as gifts!
August 13, 2013
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