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Larry Cotton

Larry Cotton is a semi-retired power-tool designer and part-time community college math instructor. He loves music and musical instruments, computers, birds, electronics, furniture design, and his wife — not necessarily in that order.

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PVC Lamp from MAKE Volume 30

This lamp adds a romantic glow to any room. Designed to provide good airflow around the bulb, it seems to float magically on a soft ring of light around its base. Read more »

PVC Plant Holder from MAKE Volume 30

This versatile and attractive plant holder holds a standard 4" flowerpot in a variety of ways. Read more »

PVC Table from MAKE Volume 30

This small table fits young kids perfectly — and they can scribble to their hearts’ content on the dry-erase tabletop. Read more »

The iPad, wonderful as it is, often needs a stand to hold it. Sure, there are tons available, but they can be flimsy and/or expensive. Here’s one that’s cheap, sturdy, and easy to build. It’ll hold either the original iPad or the iPad 2 in many useful positions. It’s made... Read more »

Like origami, single-sheet plywood projects transform a standard plane into countless 3D objects. Generations of designers have worked within this form, laying out cleverly fitted pieces that make furniture and toys with little or no wasted wood. But can a chair be comfortable, look good, recline, disassemble for compactness and... Read more »

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