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Lens-case and Shot-glass Side Table

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Alice Hood
Lens-case and Shot-glass Side Table

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Furniture

Waste Materials

Spirit Bottles

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1,521
An elegant, decorative and stylish sidetable which demonstrates how redundant materials can be transformed into something beatuiful.

Materials & Equipment List

Contact Lens Foil lids and podsChrity shop fabricThreadMDFPlywoodSheet Glass from Picture Framemm Mild Steel Bar9 Glass shot glasses3 Rimmel Foundation BottlesTape MeasurePencilMixing BowlElastic band/cellotapeNeedleSilver Split pinsSilicon SealantHack sawPillar DrillBan SawGlass Cutting DrillGlass CutterStaple GunScissorsGlass Polish

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Collect Daily Contact lens cases and lids, clean them and cut out the desired shapes using scissors. Using a scalpel or bradle make holes in the plastic pods, one at each end. Push split pins through the foil lids.
Mark out and cut a piece of fabric leaving excess and spread over the top of a large bowl securing with an elastic band or cellotape.
Arrange the foil and capsules on the fabric, push through the split pins and sew on the capsules. Carefully remove the fabric and open up the split pins to secure the foils.
Saw a circle of MDF the same diameter as the bowl used previously and drill three 10mm holes part way through on the for the legs and and one centre hole on the top face part way through to countersink the brooch chosen.
Cut out a ring of plywood with the inside diameter the same as the MDF.
Using a diamond encrusted drill bit and drill with water feed, drill holes through the bottom of the shot glasses.
Cut three lengths of 10mm mild steel bar and thread through the shotglasses and make-up bottes. Allow enough room for the rods to be secured in the MDF seat.
Using silicon sealant, fix the plywood rim to the MDF and fabric.
Using a staple gun secure the fabric over the MDF and trim away the excess.
Attach the legs and secure with glue, seal the glasses with sealant.
Using glass from an old picture frame and a glass cutter cut a circle of glass with the same diameter as the outside of the plywood ring.
Balance glass on top on the plywood and TA DA!
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Alice Hood

Nottingham

United Kingdom

Second year student at NTU reading Product Design....

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