This Kumiko panel will be a part of a screen in our backyard. I need to make more panels and as that's going to take more time, I've decided to make this video on how the panel was made. I'll make a seperate video showing the finished screen, so be sure to check that out.
It looks like a lot of us will be working or studying from home for a bit and I thought that some DIY Desk designs might be helpful. These are easier and faster than our typical projects and only require 2 basic power tools a circular saw and a cordless drill. A random orbit sander is helpful and we used one but it isn't essential. This video is not sponsored but our friends at DIYhaipinlegs.com are offering a special discount. DIYHairpinLegs is offering their raw steel hairpin legs at cost + overhead (40% off).
I started by drawing a chair outline on plywood board and cutting the mould pieces from leftover wood pieces. Pieces are attached to the board with wood screws. I cut 2.4mm thin veneer sheets from 4x12cm spruce boards, 40 layers all together. Sheets are then cut to length and sanded down to 2.2mm. Sheets are bent and glued together using two component melamine glue with open time of 45 minutes. After 24 hours in the mould, laminated pieces are taken out and planed. Main piece is cut lengthwise into two identical pieces. Each one is planed on the cut side. Main pieces and round pieces are connected together with small 12mm thick walnut slats held together with acetate glue. Everything is sanded first with belt sander then with orbital sander and finally by hand. Holes are drilled on the outer edge of the lounger sides with 2.5 cm spacing in between . Beech dowels are then glued into each hole. For seat and back rest I used nylon rope braided between the dowels..
This episode features a DIY Bedframe made out of plywood. I designed this “Work From Home Bed” with a sliding headboard so that you can lean against it but move it to access the shelves behind it. It is made from ¾ sanded pine plywood and only requires a few basic power tools, circular saw, cordless drill, and orbital sander to build. I used a Mint mattress from Tuft & Needle which is the sponsor for this video
Today on Modern Builds, I'm taking a vintage Eames style outdoor lounge chair built by Homecrest and turning it into a fresh, modern indoor/outdoor rocker lounge chair with bent plywood seat shells and faux leather seat cushions.