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Fold down garage workbenches. Space saving. Cheap. Used doors as work top. 2x4 screwed to wall. Door hinges attached to doors and 2x4. Angled pieces swing out on strap hinges to support top. A notch was cut in so they fit around the 2x4. Later I laminated the work surface.


Window seat with storage - good idea for the bay in the dining room. I can store all the table cloths, napkins, place mats, etc, there! Add cushions for seating in the meantime. In a old wood instead of white.


A silver tea caddy Fabergé, with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 1892 the square hinged box repoussé and chased with floral motifs within meandering strapwork, gilt interior, 84 standard height: 12cm (4 1/2in).


Not for the specific interpretation, but for the idea: Making hinges, drawer pulls, etc. as metalwork practice. Simple, cheap materials, and an easy way to spend just a little time honing one's skills while making something useful and, hopefully, beautiful.