Make Picture Ledges with Homemade Steel Wool and Vinegar Stain

This past Monday I completed my first LIVE build on @Hometalk's facebook page. My project that day was to make picture ledges with homemade steel wool and vinegar stain. The broadcast pulled in over 100k views within the first 24hrs- pretty wild! The best part BY FAR was interacting with the viewers in real time. It was a ton of fun and [...]

2017-02-15T17:00:45+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Furniture, Shelving|6 Comments

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 x 2's that are secured to the wall with 2" screws...which gives the viewer the ILLUSION of it floating. I violated your trust and for that I'm SORRY. If it makes you [...]

2017-01-07T20:12:55+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Furniture, Shelving, Videos|0 Comments

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, right? They had to HUSTLE to survive! American colonists' furniture design trends were also years behind that of their European counterparts because of the ocean and stuff. Well fast forward to present day [...]

2017-01-07T20:12:25+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Furniture, Living Room, Shelving, Videos|3 Comments

How to build an Industrial Pipe Shelving Unit

This is one of the few projects I built TWICE because it's so awesome. Check out the video and step by step guide on how to build an industrial pipe shelving unit. The guide provides two different variations for those with table saws and those without. I'm such a nice guy! Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: 1 Day Cost: $100-$125 (black pipe [...]

2017-01-07T14:55:47+00:00 November 10th, 2015|DIY Decor, Furniture, Popular, Shelving, Videos|4 Comments

How to Build Honeycomb Shelves Part Two

This is Part Two of the most popular how to build honeycomb shelves guide in the pacific northwest. If you're looking for the purchase list, cut list and how to BUILD the shelves...you need to be reading the step by step guide in Part One! Part Two covers the filling, sanding, painting, staining and hanging of the shelf. It's the real [...]

2017-01-06T21:41:06+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Living Room, Shelving|12 Comments

DIY Honeycomb Shelves Part One

Honeycomb shelves are really cool. I've been mirin' them from a far for quite some time. I had a sneaking suspicion when we lived in Ohio that we wouldn't be there for very long. So strong were my suspicions that I felt discouraged to do a bunch of wall decor type projects. That and pure laziness. But since the wagons [...]

2017-01-06T21:40:56+00:00 October 20th, 2014|DIY Decor, Living Room, Shelving|2 Comments

Floating Shelves From Scratch

Let's get started... Tools: Tape measure Wood Glue Wood Filler Wood Screws Miter Saw Orbital Sander/Sanding Block Square Level Stud-finder Clamps (6 would do) Drill Countersink drillbit Hearing Protection Safety Glasses Materials: 2 - 1"x6"x8' Pine 3 - 1"x2"x8' Pine So here is a warped 1x6. I spent a bunch of time at the store doing my best to make [...]

2017-01-07T20:16:50+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|DIY Decor, Shelving|4 Comments