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Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places

Bottle Cap Tables, Tree Branch Coat Racks, Cigar Box Guitars, and Other Cool Ideas for You and Your Home

Edited by Noah Weinstein
Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places features more than thirty projects designed by the users of instructables.com. These users have repurposed and reused everyday items they've found around their homes, in their backyards, or even in local junkyards to create unique furnishings and decorations for their homes and meaningful gifts for others. Equipped with the vision to not only see the latent potential and beauty in common items, but also the skills necessary to transform those objects into creative and new applications, these projects are at the core of the maker movement and can inspire us all.


Readers of Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places will learn how to construct:

  • Bottle cap tables
  • Concrete lamps
  • 3D string art
  • Sand fire gardens
  • Screw-nut and wooden rings
  • Paracord bracelets
  • Cigar box guitars
  • Wooden beer mugs
  • Test tube spice racks
  • Metal roses
  • And more!

Instructables.com is a bona fide Internet sensation, a web-based community of motivated do-it-yourselfers who contribute invaluable how-to guides to the site on a wide range of topics, from gardening and home repair to recipes to gadgets that defy categorization. The site hosts more than 100,000 projects. More than 15 million people visit the site each month, leaving comments and suggestions on the ever-growing list of do-it-yourself projects.

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