Downing drinks while perched on the bed, the floor, and the arms of the couch is totally awesome!!! (If you're a college freshman.) Otherwise it sucks. Don't get us wrong; living small doesn't mean you can't party like a rock star, it just requires a little creativity. This project offers dual functionality: wall art on quiet evenings, and extra seating and side tables on nights when friends roll in to bring down the house.
This is a video tutorial describing how to build an outdoor couch for your porch. First measure out where you want to put your outdoor couch onto your porch. Then start building the first post. You should use concrete block to build this post. Then build out from the post the back wall of the couch with more concrete blocks. Then build the other post. Then stack the second course onto the first course. Then add the third course to the top of the second course. If you want then you can add a f...
Bokhara couching is a filling technique used in surface embroidery. Unlike regular couching, Bokhara couching uses only one thread, which serves as both the laid thread and the couching thread. Watch the video from from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done.
Couching is another easy embroidery stitch in hand embroidery, and a great way to create decorative line stitches that scroll and twirl about. It's also widely used for filling areas, and historically was used to great effect during the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a technique called Or Nue. Here's a video from Needle 'n Thread that demonstrates couching a single thread for an outline.
Now here's a prank for the more sophisticated and technologically knowledgeable among you. This video will teach you how to rig up a TV remote and a simple DIY pressure sensor to a couch in such a way that whenever someone sits on it, it will turn the TV on or off depending on what it was before. It's really not that hard, hilarious, and a great way to learn about electronics while you prank you friends.
Here's another video tutorial from Needle 'n Thread for a hand embroidery stitch called Roumanian couching, which is used primarily as a filling stitch.
Creating a slipcover is a great way to change the appearance of your couch. Learn some tips for making your very own homemade couch slipcover with a few expert tips in this free video series.
What's better than building a fort out of couch cushions, blankets and chairs? Not much, if you're a kid! This tutorial shows you how to build a stable couch fort, that can repel the assault of even the most determined playmate.
What's a house model if you don't have a couch in the living room, right? Where would the minifigures sit to watch TV? Can't be on the floor! In this video you will get a quick glimpse of the different bricks that you will need to complete the model as well as a detailed tutorial on the construction process all the way into a finished couch!
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. Yoga is even for those couch potatoes. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses you can do on your couch. Watch and learn how to sitting poses and twists that will help you relax.
Box Seats! Put the art back in party furniture with collapsible tables and stools.
Learn how to use the couching technique to create depth and dimension to your quilts. Add borders and trim to intricate quilted patterns. You'll need a large eye needle and various couching material, such as yarn, ribbon and scraps of fabric. Couching adds texture and finish to quilted fabrics.
In this tutorial, we learn how to adjust the front seat and heater in the 2010 Prius. First, you will need to adjust your seats by lifting the lever in the front of the seat. Move up and down until it's comfortable. On the side of the seat is a lever which will move the seat up and down. The other lever behind that will move the seat back up and down until it's in the right place. There is also a button on the side that will change the lumbar support for your back. There is also an option ava...
In this clip, learn how to change out the seat on your beach bike. This clip will show you exactly how to take that tough, standard seat that comes with your new bicycle and change it out with a comfier, better seat. The difference between a bumpy ride and a relaxing one is all in the seat cushion, so make sure you have one installed that best fits you.
This video produced by Toyota USA shows an owner of a 2010 Toyota 4Runner how to use the 3rd row seats in this vehicle. First we learn that only certain 2010 Toyota 4Runners have the 3rd row seats that fold into the floor. Next we are shown how to raise the seats, to do so you simply pull down on the handle at the top of the seat and then raise the seat back into position. Next pull the seat base forward. Finally go to the rear of the vehicle and rotate the headrests into the upright position...
Yoga offers poses for many skill levels, and seated or supine poses can put less stress on some joints and body parts. Learn seated and supine yoga poses from an instructor in this free yoga video.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out this instructional video to learn where and how to put that car seat in safely and correctly.
Learn how to make seat covers for furniture with expert sewing tips from a seamstress in this free online upholstery video series.
This video shows you how to adjust the second-row seats in a 2010 Toyota 4 Runner. The 4 Runner comes with a 40-20-40 split folding second-row seat. To fold the second-row seat, pull up on the strap to pivot the bottom of the seat forward, then push the head rest into the down position. Lift the lever on the outside of the seat to fold the seat back forward. The seat backs recline by leaning forward and pulling up on the lever and leaning back to desired position. The seat also has a center a...
In order to get those Incredible Hulk shoulders and pectorals, you have to do lots of seated presses with heavy dumbbells. It's not exactly fun, we know, but soon enough you'll have big guns hefty enough to wrestle the best of them.
In this video, we learn how to change your toilet into a silent toilet seat. A silent toilet seat will shut itself by going down slowly without the loud slam. To remove the old toilet seat, go to the back flaps and pop them up. Remove the plastic screws with a screwdriver and then set them aside. Replace this with your new toilet seat and screw the screws back into the back. Now, lift your seat and the lid up and tap them gently. After this, the toilet seat will slowly start to lower and clos...
The politics of getting a good seat on a commercial flight are difficult to navigate and not fighting for a good seat can leave you uncomfortable for hours and wrecked when you arrive at your destination. This video features a travel expert outlining some tips for getting good seats on airplanes. Tips include joining a frequent flyer program and buying your tickets online, where you can often pick your seats.
Looking to sculpt those abs for the coming summer? Don't have enough cash for a gym membership? Look good in your swimsuit with help from this video on how to get ridiculous abs in 6 minutes by using your couch.
Why sit on a regular old couch when you can get in the fast lane? Guru Brian shows how he made the hotrod-inspired furniture featured in Episode 5 of My Home 2.0.
Too lazy to even stand up to exercise today? No problemo, because you can complete an entire circuit of exercises without ever leaving your chair!
Don't get stuck in a middle seat near a bathroom on your next flight. With a little time and effort, you can be sitting pretty. With more and more airlines offering advance seat booking, it's easier to get a little more leg room, or peace and quiet. Watch this video travel tip tutorial and learn how to pick a great airline seat.
Over time, a bench seat can become worn out and tattered making for an ugly looking thing. If you don't know how to re-cover a bench seat, then this tutorial is what you'll need. This video shows you how to take new material and apply it to the cushions of your bench seat. It's an easy process that will result in a great looking piece of furniture. Enjoy!
This video displays a 2010 Toyota 4Runner, modeled with seating for seven passengers. In the tutorial it shows a few of the basic adjustments that can be made to the seating. You can adjust the seat to recline to your comfort level and move to seat forward and backward. Unlike most 4Runner model this one comes with an additional back row of seating. This can be accessed simply by pulling the bottom lever of the backseat and pushing the seat forward.
There are two ways to properly lock your seat belt. You can use the childlock auto adhjustment. Or you can recline the seat, but then push forward to make your seat belt very tight. You don't want to be flopping around in the car. The bottom of your wrist is on top of the steering wheel and your shoulder is in the seat. It will loosen up when you get on the track.
Your child is getting too big for a car seat, but still too small to sit by themselves in the car - it's time to buy a car booster seat. Here's how to choose the right booster seat depending on your child and the car you have.
Did you know that a large number of car seats are installed incorrectly? This child safety video offers great tips on how to keep your child from getting harmed in an automobile accident. Learn how to install your car seat properly with these easy to do steps and discover some important car seat safety tips.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a new toilet seat in your bathroom. You will need to get on your knees to do this, but it's a simple process. First, find the two bolts on the toilet seat and unscrew them. After this, remove the toilet seat. From here, you can place the new toilet seat down. Go to the bottom of the toilet and find where the screws are placed at. Twist these until they are secure in place. Then, use a screwdriver to screw them in place on the top. This will finish you...
In this video, we learn how to install a toilet seat. Start off by screwing the screws into the knots on the base of the toilet seat. After this, you will lay this down gently on top of the toilet and line up the screws. After this, you will go underneath the toilet. While you're down there, you will need to place on the screws to make sure that the toilet seat and the toilet are down securely. Once you are done, your toilet seat will be installed and it will be brand new and ready to use. En...
This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to install a seat post on your bike. This is pretty easy. But, it's important that you get proper measurements for the inside and the outside diameter of the tube using a caliper. Now find the correct seat post and the seat clamp. Fix the clamp on the tube. Put generous amount of grease on the bottom part of the seat post and on the inside part of the tube and slide the seat post inside the tube. There is a minim...
Seated dips are one of those exercises that looks easy but is a real pain to actually do. While you can do seated dips on the floor, doing them on a bench with your feet flexed adds an extra dimension of height that will increase muscle intensity and heart rate.
In this video, we learn how to assess seat belt damage. If you are looking at a vehicle that has been in a heavy front end accident, it's a good idea to make sure the seat belts are still in good working condition. If you see a seat belt that is just dangling and doesn't have any tension when you pull it, you know it needs to be replaced because it's no longer protecting you. On newer vehicles, the buckle for the seat belt will also have to get replaced depending on how old it is and how much...
If you plan on restoring a VW Beetle, or are in the process, one area that you'll have to tackle are the seats. Taking them out can be a bit of a pain if you have no idea what yo're doing, so this tutorial is here to help. Check it out and see what it takes to remove the seats from a classic VW Beetle Bug Good luck and enjoy!
In this short automotive restoration how to video Chris explains how to repad your VW seats by going to your local fabric shop and save money. Once you find something you like, it's really easy to recover and restore seat padding in any classic Volkswagen bug or beetle.
This tech tip shows how to replace the seat and seat post on your bike.
In this tutorial, we learn how to easily install a toilet seat. First, unscrew and remove your previous toilet seat. Next, take the two plastic bolts and remove the nuts and washers. Then, install these into the proper spots in the seat. Then, flip the seat back over and slide the nuts into the appropriate hole on the toilet. Then, take the rubber fittings and slip them on the underside of the bolt. The tip of the rubber cone should point up. When finished, you will take the plastic nuts and ...