Latest from Larry Cotton

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A “few” years back, as a final-semester project at the NC State University School of Industrial Design, I made a kit of plywood parts from which could be assembled several useful pieces of children’s furniture. I called it “FUNiture.” Thanks to help from my good friend, prolific author and skilled... Read more »

This sturdy table assembles in seconds without tools, and stores flat in a closet or under a bed. You can make it over a weekend from a ½”×4’×4′ sheet of finish-grade plywood. The table shown is intended for children ages 5–7. For bigger kids or adults, change the box panel... Read more »

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Switch on the nostalgic glow with this dimmable, modern table lamp. Read more »

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A few clever cuts and you’ll be serving in style! Here’s an hors d’oeuvre tray you can make with only bamboo and a little glue. Somewhere between grass and wood on God’s celestial materials list, bamboo is exceptional stuff. Lightweight, strong, elastic, and durable, it’s one of mankind’s earliest building... Read more »

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Build a snack-dispensing scratching post that will make Kitty forget the couch and curtains. Read more »

laminar flow fountain

Make a cheap, high-tech nozzle to eliminate turbulence and create incredible water effects. Read more »