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The following is an outdoor bench upcycle from an Ikea bed shared by the lovely Fiona Parry Jones and her hubby Nick, from Von Haus Designs Upcycled Ikea Bench Seat 1) We wanted a bench seat for the garden, so I used a 500mm overall depth. Any more than this and it will be too deep to sit comfortably. 2) Bracing for the legs is required to provide stability. The bracing can be done in a number of ways. I went with a combination of the second and third designs which proved to be strong and reasonably elegant. 3) Here…Read More
What is the best part of Christmas for you? The mountains of gifts? Or the memory of time spent with loved ones? Perhaps like me, you watch Love Actually every December and cry your eyes out. Maybe you love the placing of the note to Father Christmas, or the family cricket game after lunch. Whatever it is, I bet it is not the presents. Every year, many people spend enormous amounts of money, buying new stuff at Christmas time that nobody needs. There is so much waste, from the packaging to the carbon footprint of the gifts, to the unwanted…Read More