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How to Design a Wardrobe

When considering adding a wardrobe to your home, there are typically two choices you can make. You could either buy a ready-made one from any of the big well-known furniture retailers, or choose the more adventurous approach and design one for yourself. And since designing things yourself is always the better option, that’s what we’ll focus on in this tutorial. From building the frame to adding all the bells &

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DIY Outdoor Bench Design

So here’s a question; have you ever assembled IKEA’s flat-pack furniture and thought that you could  definitely do a better job at designing one yourself? If so, then keep on reading because today we’ll go through the steps of designing and building a DIY outdoor bench project. The design we’re using today is made up of two main elements – CNC cut plywood profiles and an inner timber structure. We’ll

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Treehouse Design – Part II

Having covered a lot of the preparation topics – like tree selection and fixings – in the Part I, let’s pick up where we left off and continue with the rest of the treehouse design. In this post we’ll look at how to design a treehouse pod, as shown Fig. 1 below. This includes the basics of platform design, flooring, wall construction, cladding and roofing. DESIGN INTENT First and foremost,

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Treehouse Design – Part I

Designing and building a treehouse is definitely a bucket list item. I mean who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse similar to those inhabited by Ewoks in Star Wars? Inspired by these furry little guys, this post kicks off a two-part series discovering that magical world. No, not the Ewoks, I’m talking about the the world of treehouses. In this first part we’ll look at how to pick the

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How To Design a Contemporary Garden

This post isn’t about garden plants. With that being said, let me tell you what it is about. The aim of this post is to provide you with a basic understanding of some of the design principles involved in contemporary garden design. The focus being on the hard landscaping aspects – that’s the non-living objects. First, we’ll start by learning some of  the most commonly used design theories. Once we’ve

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Kitchen Design Principles

The kitchen is where the magic happens. It’s not only where we cook, but where we entertain friends and family, start our mornings and where we relax after a long day and our dinner. So given the importance of the kitchen, it should be designed and made to suit your specific needs. In this post we’ll discover the two main kitchen design principles that will help you design a more efficient

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Floating Stairs – How To Design a Cantilevered Staircase

Cantilevered staircases are a lot of fun. That is, even though the design process is strictly regulated by the building code, it can be the perfect opportunity to flex your creative muscles. But how exactly do you design a cantilevered ‘floating’ staircase? How do the stairs stay in place? And what do you need to take into consideration during the design phase? We’ll tackle these questions by first having a

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