Ben Uyeda

of HomeMade Modern


Ben Uyeda
Ben Uyeda is a designer, lecturer, and entrepreneur focusing on the field of affordable and sustainable design. Ben is the co-founder and design director of FreeGreen.com, as well as a visiting Lecturer at Northeastern University.

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DIY Standing Mirror Cabinet

This DIY standing mirror cabinet is a great way to expand closet storage space in a small apartment or loft. Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern created this cabinet using plywood, paint, copper pipe and a full-length mirror. Follow along with his step-by-step tutorial to build your own standing mirror cabinet. DIY Standing Mirror Cabinet I wanted a […]
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Rolling Piping Garment Rack

This rolling garment rack is just as attractive as it is practical. Ben Uyeda, of HomeMade Modern, used ordinary copper pipe that you’ll find in The Home Depot’s plumbing department, plywood and glue to make the garment rack. To make it even more practical, he added casters at the bottom to make it easy to move […]
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DIY Black Pipe Touch Dimmer Lamp

This wall-mounted black pipe lamp is uncommonly attractive, with a sophisticated industrial look. It even has a touch dimmer, which controls the brightness of the light with just a touch. This eye-catching iron pipe lamp was created by Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern using materials in a pipe decor kit available from The Home Depot, along with other […]
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DIY Closet Organizer

This versatile DIY closet organizer can help structure your stuff inside of a normal closet or provide extra storage space outside of it. This project by Ben Uyeda of Homemade Modern could also serve as a dressing station or valet. Follow Ben’s step-by-step tutorial to build this DIY closet organizer for your home. DIY Closet Organizer […]
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Minimalist DIY Shoe Cabinet

This simple shoe cabinet is on-trend with its wood scrap door and painted back panel. Using some simple plywood, you can build it in just a few hours. DIY blogger Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern created this easy project for our DIY Challenge. We asked Ben to use his skills to construct something unique– using lumber— that anyone can […]
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DIY Outdoor Kitchen with Concrete Countertops

This sleek and functional concrete countertop is a stylish way to give your deck, patio or gardening space a convenient outdoor kitchen. With some Quikrete products and a little know-how, you can complete this project over the course of a few days. Noted DIY blogger Ben Uyeda, of HomeMade Modern, created this concrete countertop project for our DIY Challenge here on The […]
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Copper Pipe Side Table

This copper pipe side table is as beautiful as it is functional. It works as a wine bar, too. It’s almost hard to believe this is a DIY project that you can complete over a weekend. Noted DIY blogger Ben Uyeda, of HomeMade Modern, created this copper pipe project for our DIY Challenge here on The Home Depot […]
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How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

This DIY grilling cart was created by Ben Uyeda, the designer behind the popular website HomeMade Modern. This wheeled cart is a handy way to store grilling supplies, and the butcher block top provides extra prep space that you can wheel right up to your grill. To make your own wheeled grilling cart, just follow […]
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