IKEA hack: custom CAPITA

This may not look very impressive, but I really wish I figured out sooner that the “feet” of the Capita legs can be removed (by simply pulling them out). The…

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IKEA hack: Olunda shadowbox

The Olunda is a shadowbox frame displaying 9 pretty boring pictures of ferns. The back of the frame is stapled on, and the staples are relatively easy to pull out…

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Doweling by eyeball

How I doweled my cabinet door parts together on sight for lack of a doweling kit: 1: clamp your wood exactly parallel to the edge of your work surface: 2.…

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3D mesh generator

I've tried several free programs to convert a height map into a 3D mesh, and I finally found one that sort of works: Extrudy It's a bit weird to use,…

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Perspective – a point of view

Preface When I went went looking for a nice introductory text on perspective drawing that I could recommend to others, I found several excellent descriptions of perspective theory and the…

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A quick water effect in Photoshop

How I created the water effect in this bath sequence: I use the "ocean ripple" filter to create the water surface, but one must have something to ripple first. I…

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