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Tools for new DIY’ers

I’m writing this post for one reason. To ENABLE you to start building your own furniture and decor. Historically, enabling has been painted in terribly negative light, but let’s let this post be an exception …

Build a Rustic Floating Shelf

Using mental fortitude I set out to build a rustic floating shelf today. Well, it doesn’t actually float…that was a lie. The shelf slides over a bracket built from 1 …
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Build a Stacked Storage Chest End Table

It’s that time of the month again…when Rachel gets to pick what I build. But instead of doing what she wanted this month, I’m doing what she wanted last month. …
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How to Properly Dispose of Oil Soaked Rags

Unlike most of…everything I do, this is super serious business. It’s something every rookie (and veteran) DIY’er should know before jumping headfirst into a wood staining project. So here it is: Oil …

Designing a Mid Century Modern Sofa Table

After Rachel finished up with work for the day, I got a half-hour free from the kiddos to sit down and sketchup the design for my upcoming mid century modern …

Transform an Old Mirror with Color

We’ve had FIVE houses in just seven years. Each one of those houses had…a lot of rooms. Most of which I designed (and painted…and whined about painting). So after moving into the …

Build a Blanket Ladder

Hundreds of years ago American colonists designed their furniture to be much simpler than that of their European counterparts; often ditching ornate details in name of function over form. Makes sense, …
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Build a Coffee Table

While walking back from the park with the kids I stumbled upon two chairs my neighbors were throwing away curbside. Under the cover of darkness, I took those chairs into …
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Build a Wall Mounted Desk

Today I built two brackets from 1×4’s to be used in conjunction with an Ikea LINNMON desktop to make an AMAZING (subjective) wall mounted desk. A true underdog story.
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Build a 3 Drawer Dresser

After going into their closet and barely making it out alive, I spent the majority of two weekends designing and building a three drawer dresser for my girls’ bedroom. The project …
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How to Build a DIY Rustic Coffee Shelf

I don’t get a lot of time. But when my daughters’ nap times sync up I can usually get some THINGS done. Today I wanted to build a coffee shelf. …
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diy scrap wood workbench part two

Part two of my DIY scrap wood workbench build. It’s a little longer than I would have liked, but I tried not to cut out a bunch of steps. Oh, …
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Classic Queen Size Platform Bed Plans

It’s been three years since I built my original platform bed frame and like…seven years since I’ve had a new mattress. And I think we may be due for one soon. …