In this renovation video, I show how to make a DIY modern platform bed with surround cabinets, LED lighting, and a live edge slab headboard. The platform bed and cabinets are made from 10 sheets of maple plywood, and I added a live edge slab headboard. I used LED strips and acrylic diffusers to create overhead reading lights that are controlled by touch panel on the side of the bed.Read More
This tutorial explains how to make a modern DIY bench with blue concrete legs and a plywood top.Read More
n this video, I explain in detail on how to create a DIY faux marble top from concrete. The video also explains how to mix GFRC concrete, than I've provided in past videos. (GFRC = glass fiber reinforced concrete.) The first half is intended to be more of a tutorial than my past videos. You can use the concrete marbling technique shown to make coffee tables, dining tables, "marble" concrete countertops, and so on.
However, in this video I also wanted to show a smaller project you can make with concrete. The second half of this video shows how I made two DIY 'marble' serving trays. The serving trays use the marble concrete slabs as tops, and simple wooden frames with handles cut out of them. The frames can be made a number of ways using simple woodworking techniques.
BONUS: this video has a SawStop save....
-- CHRIS SALOMONE COLLABORATION VIDEOS --
Ultra-Thin Curved Concrete Bench: https://youtu.be/a3WpKI0YwNY
LEGO River Table: https://youtu.be/pCi8u_fXTfI
White Concrete & Walnut Table: https://youtu.be/dCNTYJj8amM
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-- CONCRETE (GFRC) PRODUCTS --
o Trowel: https://amzn.to/2MG77Pa
o Nitrile Gloves for Concrete work: https://amzn.to/2C3qNId
o GFRC Concrete Mix: https://goo.gl/keUX8H
o 1.5 Bag of AR Glass Fibers: https://goo.gl/t4qpTN
o Cake Fondant Tool for perfect edges: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
o Concrete mixer (HUGE help for GFRC): http://amzn.to/2kEnZFi
o Grey concrete pigment:
o concrete sealer: http://amzn.to/2xW7Gth
o Black 100% Silicone Caulk: http://amzn.to/2B64iRY
o Paste Finishing Wax: http://amzn.to/2kF565e
o GFRC Recipes (w/ product links): https://goo.gl/35RvFM
MY HEARING-PROTECTION HEADPHONES (Isotunes): https://goo.gl/gUFswE
Find out about the special type of concrete that allows for this insanely thin bench to be made, and whether the bench actually can hold two adult males…..Read More
This Ikea hack video shows to make your own drawer fronts for the Ikea Nordli dresser. The Nordli dresser is very low-profile, and also makes a great media center – I’m actually going to be using my Nordli hack as a combination dresser / media center in my bedroom. This is a DIY woodworking project that can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be, and use everything from high-tech CNC machines to hand tools. The only limit is your imagination.Read More
This episode shows how to make a modern industrial LED floor lamp from a reclaimed timber beam and steel, with NO WELDING!Read More
In this video, I show how to make a DIY mint green concrete stool with a welded steel base. Yes, the concrete is mint colored :) I also made a white concrete stool to go with it. The mint concrete color was achieved by using a combination of green and white powdered pigments in Fishstone's glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix.Read More
In this video, I show how to make a DIY Waterfall Concrete Coffee Table with a Live-Edge Slab Inlay. I used a white glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) mix to get the gleaming white concrete. The live edge slab is Cuban mahogany and the legs are made from African mahogany.Read More
In this video I show how to make a Modustrial-designed DIY “Living Art” LED lamp from plywood and an LED matrix.
The LEDs in the lamp are controlled by an Arduino Nano that creates colorful moving patterns, aka, “living art.” However, it is also very practical for use as a desk lamp, table lamp, or bedside lamp, since an LED push button allows you to switch from the living-art mode to normal white-light modes, and a red-nightlight mode.
I made three versions of this lamp – two out of bamboo plywood, and one out of walnut plywood. You could use any type of plywood you like to build the lamp.
The electronics were designed to be very simple. It can be built with NO SOLDERING.
To see the finished walnut version of the lamp, FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/modustrialmaker/ || @modustrialmaker
PARTS FOR THE BUILD:
• 16x16 LED Matrix: http://amzn.to/2BgIcsj
• Arduino Nano: (pre-soldered) http://amzn.to/2H0h6bS
• Arduino Nano Screw Terminal Shield: http://amzn.to/2FZwy6y (pre-soldered)
• 5V Momentary LED push button: http://amzn.to/2CLbu2E OR https://goo.gl/Cn1iDy
• JST Connectors: http://amzn.to/2ALve4j
• Semi-transparent white acrylic sheet: https://goo.gl/YV4X81
• Female Power Jack: http://amzn.to/2H3oN0P (no solder) || http://amzn.to/2ziyuEB (solder)
• Lever-nut Wire Connectors: http://amzn.to/2BhMtvM
• 5V power supply: http://amzn.to/2zgiGSJ
ARDUINO NANO CODE FOR THE LAMP: https://github.com/modustrialmaker/Living_Art_LED_Matrix_Lamp
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• Quality Soldering Iron: http://amzn.to/2CKHoMC
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• Dewalt 12” Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/2yQRgS6
• Forstner Bits: http://amzn.to/2Bgv863
New build video is up on my YouTube channel. This video explains how to make a one-piece DIY concrete waterfall countertop with an inlaid river of flowing LEDs that cascades over the waterfall edge (using neopixel LED strips).
This is the first of two videos for a mancave makeover at a friend's house. Part 2 will be uploaded within the next week, and will show how to make and install a reclaimed wood feature wall with floating LED TV panel, and the installation of the cabinets.
The countertop is made from a glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix, which is pre-cast in a melamine form. I made the mix from scratch (recipe links are below). I mixed 280 lbs of the dry materials (including powdered pigment) all at once, so the color would be consistent. I used 40 lbs for the face coat, and the remaining in batches for the back coat with glass fibers.
I used an off-the-shelf LED controller that has MUSIC REACTIVE modes, chasing modes, and solid color modes, with an RF remote, to control the WS2812 LED strips. The LEDs are covered by a smoke grey transparent acrylic sheet, which is inlaid so it sits flush with the concrete countertop.
I created this cantilevered coffee table from a live-edge spalted maple slab and concrete. The angled concrete post was formed by slicing two sections from a standard 12" concrete form tube with a 15 degree angle, attaching these sections to the live edge slab, and pouring the concrete through the slab to form a solid post base extending through the table top. To cut the 12” concrete forming tube at a 15 degree angle, I created a 12” miter box from scrap plywood.
I again used a white glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix, and this time, poured in the face coat for the table surface. For the backer mix, I used plasticizer to make a self-consolidating (SCC) type of GFRC.
Pre-Blended GFRC Mix: http://www.concretecountertopsupply.com/Item/GFRC_Bag_Mix
AR Glass Fibers: http://www.buddyrhodes.com/alkali-resistant-ar-glass-fiber/
Recipes to make your own GFRC: http://www.concretecountertopsupply.com/index.php?app=cms&ns=display&ref=GFRC_Mix_from_scratch
Other Tools Used in the Build
1.5” Bottom-cleaning router bit: http://amzn.to/2wlNNeE
Cake Fondant Tool for perfect caulk lines: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
Diamond Polishing Pads: http://amzn.to/2gmxUkt
Concrete Forming Tube: http://amzn.to/2wlNelc
Japanese Razor Saw: http://amzn.to/2wPHdQU
18” double edge saw: http://amzn.to/2wfnNDy
Waterlox Finish: http://amzn.to/2wlUgWY
Quality, but reasonably priced, concrete mixer: http://amzn.to/2wcC6bZ
Bosch circular saw: http://amzn.to/2wcDgnN
Dewalt Table Saw (32.5” rip capacity): http://amzn.to/2vH2pTY
Bosch drill and impact driver: http://amzn.to/2wQ2OZk
Dewalt Router: http://amzn.to/2wlFoYI
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Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free, used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (CC BY 3.0 US)