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You wouldn’t go grocery shopping without a list, right? Okay, maybe you would, but with this DIY, you want to make sure that you’re completely prepared. Here, Woosley gets ready to pick up supplies at Industrial Metal Supply Co., her favorite local spot for sourcing materials.
You can spend a lot of money on expensive supplies, but the best part about this project is that you don’t have to. Woosley’s industrial-design background informs her choice of materials. This piece is made with cheap plywood and brass — simple, easy-to-find materials that will still look fantastic.
Industrial Metal Supply Co., 8300 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA; 818-729-3333.
If you’re intimidated by this project because you don’t know how to cut sheets of plywood yourself, don’t worry — most hardware stores are happy to help. “Some stores sell precut, 17-inch circular pieces of wood, but if your store doesn't [and you don't want to make the cut yourself], just ask them to cut it for you."
Once you get the hang of this project, you can really get creative with the materials that you use. Woosley loves the simplicity and economy of the materials we used here, but you can make your own variations based on what piques your interest at the hardware store. “I love going to this metal supply store because you can find everything from perforated sheet metal with different patinas to super-shiny brass tubing." Browsing through the aisles serves as her inspiration for new crafts.