A wooden butcher block countertop lends rustic charm to any kitchen. But even if you install them yourself, the slabs can be pricey. Here's a cheaper, do-it-yourself alternative.
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We're big fans of space-saving hacks here at Lifehacker, especially when it involves convertible furniture. Whether you live in a cupboard-sized apartment or just like to use space effectively, this transforming desk video is definitely worth a look.
One of the hassles of putting together your own furniture is keeping track of the assortment of tiny screws. In the unlikely event that none of them do a disappearing act, you still have to remember which screws go where -- easier said than done. Lifehaacker reader Lee McGurren has a simple solution that will stop you crawling around while squinting at the carpet...
What a cool concept - you can furnish a bedroom/study with the furniture shrunk and packed into a container the size of a filing cabinet. Watch the video - it's like watching how many clowns can fit into a telephone booth, but in reverse. The container includes: 1 wardrobe1 large desk/table 1 desk cabinet with locking drawers1 revolving, height-adjustable desk chair2 stools1 single bed 1 mattress1 tall set of shelvesThe kit, called CASULO, is a demo but will be on the market in Europe soon - an interesting idea for globetrotters and students.