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Mid-Century Air Hockey Table

Mid-Century Air Hockey Table
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Most game room tables look cheap and tacky. But West Elm’s stylish air hockey table looks like a real piece of furniture thanks to its simulated woodgrain finish and mid-century modern design. They also sell a matching foosball table. We wish they were made from hardwood though.

Kuk Design Desktop Organizer

Kuk Design Desktop Organizer
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Keep your desk clutter under control with this tower-style MDF wood organizer from Kuk Design. It has two upright slots for storing notebooks or a tablet, four small shelves for accessories, and a lower cubby that’s perfect for A4 or Letter-size papers. They also make a version for storing lots of pens or markers.

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Logger’s Hand Salve

Logger’s Hand Salve
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Protect your hands from the harshest and driest winter conditions without greasy lotions. This salve isn’t made from actual Walrus Oil, but vegan-friendly coconut oil, olive wax, cocoa butter, and other emollients. Clove and peppermint oils give it a refreshing sensation and aroma. They also make a Logger’s lip balm.

Lochby EDK V2 Pen

Lochby EDK V2 Pen
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Notebook maker Lochby teamed up with the Karas Pen Company to machine this substantial aluminum pen. It features an anodized matte black exterior, knurling and rings for grip, a stainless steel mechanism, and a sturdy clip. It comes with a Schmidt P8126 rollerball refill, and accepts standard Parker-style refills.

Luycho Locomotion Cups + Saucers

Luycho Locomotion Cups + Saucers

Luycho’s unique cups and saucers produce an animated image when turned. The trick is the series of lines on their saucers which reflect onto gold mirrored strips, creating the illusion of movement on porcelain mugs. They come in horse, bird, and cat designs with either a porcelain or wood saucer.

Glitch Battlefield Gaming Desk

Glitch Battlefield Gaming Desk
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A slick and futuristic desk for gamers or any computer setup. Its triple-decker design provides room for dual or ultra-wide monitors, a keyboard, mouse, controllers, headphones, and more. It has built-in cable management, a front-facing USB hub, and RGB LED accent lighting. They also sell a matching gaming chair.

Rainbow Skateboard Stool

Rainbow Skateboard Stool

Woby Design shows off another unique build he made from recycled skateboard decks. By arranging the wood pieces in order of color, he was able to create a sweet rainbow design across its seat and up its legs. The build starts around the 4:30 mark in the video.

Wine Pairing Kitchen Towels

Wine Pairing Kitchen Towels
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Stuart Gardiner Design makes a variety of informative kitchen towels, including this duo which help you decide what wine to pair with dinner. Simply pick the red or white wine towel, select your foods, and the grid will tell you what wine styles work and what won’t. They also make a beer pairing towel.

RPG Dice Wall Art

RPG Dice Wall Art
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Toronto artist ByCookieCrafts makes precision-cut geometric wall art out of wood. Among their selection of shapes are these 7-piece sets which look like RPG dice. They come in sizes from 2″ to 10″ tall, in black-stained maple, natural maple, walnut, or mahogany. We also like their Pokémon and playing card suit designs.

Coast Adjustable Beam Work Light

Coast Adjustable Beam Work Light
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There are lots of work lights out there, but what makes this one different is its ability to adjust between spot and flood beams. So whether you need a narrow, focused beam or a broad area light, you’re good. It has 125-lumen and 1150-lumen modes, an adjustable kickstand/handle, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Carved Leather Maps

Carved Leather Maps
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Select any map you want, and Foster Leathercraft will make you a custom work of wall art by carving and embossing real leather. Each map is mounted to a sturdy fiberboard backing, and can be framed for just a few dollars more. They offer small, medium, and large sizes.

Topo Square Bag

Topo Square Bag
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Topo Designs’ 3.5″ square bag is great for carrying small items like keys, lip balm, a pocket knife, or spare change. It’s made from nylon and nylon packcloth and is fully lined and padded. It comes with an aluminum key clip so you can easily hang it from your bag or belt loop. They also make a version that’s shaped like a taco.

Pocket Bit Driver

Pocket Bit Driver
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Gato’s tiny screwdriver is as minimal as tools get. Its #2 Phillips head and 8mm flat head drivers stand at the ready on your key ring. Sure, you’re not gonna get a lot of leverage with this driver, but it could definitely come in handy in a pinch.

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Stoic Sequoias Club Chair

Stoic Sequoias Club Chair
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Just because you’re sitting outside doesn’t mean you need to be uncomfortable. Stoic’s folding chair is great for camping or tailgating and has a padded and quilted seat, back, and arms to cradle you in comfort. It packs into an included carrying bag and can hold up to 250 lbs.

Blackout Hardcore Hammer 2.0

Blackout Hardcore Hammer 2.0
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A murdered-out version of the tough-as-nails Hardcore Hammer 2.0. It has a hefty 21 oz. steel head with an 18″ American hickory handle. Its head is made with a Ferritic Nitro-Carburizing (FNC) process which makes it incredibly hard. It has dual magnets for holding nails, and its waffle face keeps nails from slipping when struck.

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO’s pocket tool combines three useful functions in one. In addition to working as a 2200mAh emergency power bank, it has a tri-mode 400 lumen flashlight, and a 3″ utility blade. It’s made from anodized aluminum, is water- and impact-resistant, and is USB rechargeable.

Lamp Swan Flexible Light

Lamp Swan Flexible Light
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This multipurpose flashlight features a flexible neck that lets you aim it wherever you need it. Its 40-lumen LED light source is bright enough for reading books or working under the hood of a car. Its tail end has a built-in magnet, and it comes with three self-stick metal dots that can be attached to non-metallic surfaces.

Kizen Collapsible Lantern

Kizen Collapsible Lantern
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Kizen’s compact LED lantern is perfect for campsites or anywhere you need a little extra light. It collapses down to about the size of a hockey puck and can run on solar or USB power, and its rechargeable battery can be used as a phone charger in an emergency. It comes in blue or yellow.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife
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SOG’s keychain-sized knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built-in bottle opener and a smart key-latch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Nested Circle Clock

Nested Circle Clock

Thanks to his Swiss heritage, Alexandre Chappel felt obligated to build a timepiece of some sort. So he set about making a unique tabletop clock that tells time on a series of nested circles. He used a CNC machine to cut all of the wooden gears. He should probably add a pointer, so you know where to look for the time.

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OmniShelf Computer Workstation

OmniShelf Computer Workstation
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Equipped with industrial-strength magnets and suction cups, this portable folding shelf provides a laptop desk on the go. It sticks to smooth surfaces like windows, or metal ones like the side of a truck. It has four small magnets at top for holding tools or a smartphone, and folds up like a briefcase for travel. Holds up to 40 lb.

Leather Pencil Case

Leather Pencil Case
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Keep your pens, pencils, and other skinny pocket tools neat and organized with Ewittco’s nicely-structured full-grain leather cases. They come in a variety of colors, and can be personalized with an engraved name or logo graphic. Measures 7.7″ x 3.7″ closed, 7.7″ x 7.7″ open.

Record Cutting Boards

Record Cutting Boards
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These round cutting boards make a great gift for home chefs who enjoy music while cooking. Cutting Boredom’s walnut wood “vinyl” boards feature punny artwork like “Vanilla Slice”, “Feastie Boys Grill Communication”, and “N.W.A. Straight Outta Chompton.” They come in 10″ or 14″ sizes and can be custom engraved too.

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight
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This bright gun-style flashlight can crank out 6000 lumens in its max setting, projecting a spotlight beam that’s visible up to 1/2-mile away. In addition, it has a side-mounted floodlight, red and blue warning lights and includes a folding tripod stand. Its 10000 mAh battery can also be used as an emergency charger.

DIY Butterfly Drawer Parts Organizer

DIY Butterfly Drawer Parts Organizer

After making a small parts organizer, Neil Pasken challenged fellow builder John Heisz of I Build It to create his own. John’s version has 18 swing-out “butterfly” drawers, each with dividers for keeping parts readily accessible. Other than the tiny set screws, he built it entirely from wood. He also posted a build guide.

Airplane Ottomans

Airplane Ottomans
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Aviation buffs, decorate your space with these playful cylindrical ottomans from Airportag. One looks like the engine from a jet airplane, while the other looks like landing gear. Each one has a washable polyester cover wrapped around a zippered insert filled with polystyrene beads. They measure 13″ across by 20.5″ high.

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