Kona Kai Jewelry Stand


My lovely wife has been collecting vintage jewelry for most of her adult life. Some pieces she considers “too good to wear” and keeps stashed in jewelry boxes, waiting for those special occasions that never seem to come. Others she keeps in rotation, wearing favorites often, then switching them out... Read more »

Hanging Votive Globes


They look great outdoors (the globe keeps the wind from blowing out the flame) and nice indoors, too (who doesn’t like hanging candles?), and if you can squeeze a pair of needlenose pliers and string a bead, you’re almost there. Read more »

Lamp with a Thousand Eyes


Roger Korman meets Man Ray in this from-scratch assemblage that requires virtually no skill. It does, however, require a little vision with respect to overall style and design, as much as stacking cottage cheese containers constitutes “design.” The lamp base is composed of plaster forms cast from plastic food containers.... Read more »

Homemade Frame


Some scrap plywood and a sheet of plexiglass fitted with a few cents’ worth of hardware is all it takes to get those must-frame items out of your drawers and onto your walls. This framing project can be built to suit, but for the sake of a starting point, I’ve... Read more »

Portrait Window


This is a project that celebrates friends. The core group. The people you can count on for a ride to the airport at 6:30 in the morning, or to help you drag a new sofa up three flights of stairs. The people who allowed themselves to be seen with you... Read more »