DIY Sunday – Picnic-Lunch Table

DIY Sunday - Picnic-Lunch Table

These plans were published in the 1945 June issue of
Popular Mechanics and you can download them
in pdf format by clicking the ivon below

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DIY Sunday – Small Cabinet-Table

DIY Sunday - Small Cabinet-TableJust the thing where living quarters are compact, this space-saving dinette table has a built-in chest of drawers, accessible from either end. in which linens and tableware can be kept handy. Folded, it forms a slender cabinet that can be set out of the way.

When open, you have a full-size table accommodating six persons. By providing a cupboard under the drawers, a storage space can be had which will accommodate four folding card-table chairs. Construction is not difficult, and where plywood is not available, glued-up panels of solid stock can be substituted


These plans were published in the 1943 July edition of
Popular Mechanics and as usual you can download them
for free by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Modern Corner Desk in Plywood

DIY Sunday - Modern Corner Desk in Plywood

Plans for a space saving desk for small flats or cabins published
in the 1943 January issue of Popular Mechanics. And as usual
you can download the plans simply by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Folding Porch Chairs

DIY Sunday - Folding Porch Chairs

A set of plans for a couple of really nice retro porch chairs for you here. The plans were published in the May 1952 issue of Popular Mechanics
and you can download them in pdf format by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Breakfast Nook that Folds Flat Against The Wall

Breakfast Nook - Popular Mechanics March 1941

If you live in a small flat this is just the thing for you. Fold down the nook, have your meal and fold the nook back up against the wall. The plans were published in the 1941 March edition of Popular Mechanics and you can download them by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Scrolled Bookshelf

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Building a scrolled bookshelf with drawers is a lot easier than building a tear drop camper like the one I posted last Sunday, but it takes some practice as well. But I’m sure you will fix it. The plan were featured in the 1951 November edition of Popular Mechanics and you can download it in pdf format by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Compact Kitchen Step-Stool

Untitled-2This plan was published in Popular Mechanics back in 1942

Kettles and other seldom-used utensils stored on high cupboard shelves are reached easily with this double-duty stool, which opens up into a sturdy 40-in. step-ladder. Except for the seat, plywood may be used entirely or combined with solid stock. Run the grooves for the treads in the side panels first, then tack both together and saw out the section that swings up on top of the seat. Glue and screw the treads in place and hinge the two-part seat to bring both sections flush when folded. Rubber-headed tacks will keep the stool from slipping on waxed floors.

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DIY Sunday – Chairside Magazine Rack

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DIY Sunday - Chairside Magazine Rack

A flashback from before television ruled our evenings and magazines were our source entertainment in the after dinner easy chair. This plan was published in the 1940 March issue of Popular Mechanics and you can download it by clicking the icon below.

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DIY Sunday – Circular Night Table

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This nifty night table is as a lot of the previous projects have been from Popular Mechanics Magazine’s 1940 editions. You can download the plans in pdf format py clicking the icom below.

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DIY Sunday – Hostess Tray on a Folding Stand

DIY Sunday – Hostess Tray on a Folding Stand

These plans were published in Popular Mechanics in 1941 and you can download them in pdf format by clicking the icon below.
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DIY Sunday – A Fifties Pivot-Top Desk

Pivot-Top Desk

These plans by Harold Hudspeth are from “Home Workshop Handbook” published in the early fifties and you can download the plans in PDF format by clicking the icon below – Ted

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DIY Sunday – A Sturdy Ladder Chair

DIY Sunday – A Sturdy Ladder Chair

These plans was published in Popular Mechanics Magazine in the early forties and you can download them in pdf format by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Fold Away End Table

Fold Away End Table

This plan for a fold-away end table was published in Popular Science in August 1041 and youcan download it in pdf format by clicking the icon below.

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DIY Sunday – Build a Modern Desk

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How about a neat desk in the strict design of the early post WWII era.
Plans published in Popular Science April 1950 in pdf format
can be downloaded by clicking the icon below.

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DIY Sunday – Outdoor Desk

Outdoor desk

This plan for a practical outdoor desk was published in Popular Mechanics in July 1948. The desk can be transported like a box and assembled when and where needed. Full size plans in pdf format can be downloaded by clicking the icon below.

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