Ben Uyeda

Ben Uyeda

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Ben Uyeda is a designer, lecturer, and entrepreneur focusing on the field of affordable and sustainable design.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Ben Uyeda, on October 12, 2015

A Speedy and Stylish DIY Coffee Table

Tile-topped tables are very popular pieces of furniture because they are not only stylish, but durable and easy to clean.  While they can be expensive to purchase, tile top tables are a perfect DIY project. If this style appeals to you and you have 30 minutes to spare, it is possible to make one quite inexpensively using materials...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Ben Uyeda, on September 30, 2015

DIY Plumbers Pipe Standing Desk

This Standing Desk is made from 2x12s  wood board and plumbers pipe. The height of the desk can be adjusted by switching out different sections of pipe. All of the materials for this standing desk can be purchased at Home Depot. Supplies: 1 – 2″x12″x12′ board 6 – 10″ mending plates 3/4″ black iron pipes...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Ben Uyeda, on September 14, 2015

DIY Wood Candelabra: High Style at Low Cost

A stylish candelabra is a functional centerpiece that doesn’t have to cost a bundle. This DIY version in wood is an easily constructed project that can be can be a conversation piece as well as a useful accessory. This particular wood candelabra is made out of different lengths of 2×2 lumber. It is an easy and affordable...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Ben Uyeda, on August 31, 2015

DIY Geometric Air Planters

Air plants are easy to care for, don’t require soil, and can become a great addition to any low maintenance household. This DIY geometric planter looks elegant and simple hanging in clusters, and is easy to make variations just by changing the lengths of the brass tubes. I used ⅛” diameter hollow brass rods and 28...

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