M-Series DIY Bed Frame

My four year old is finally ready for her first "big girl" bed, so over the past few weeks I designed and built the m-series DIY bed frame just for her. It's low to the ground so she can get in and out easily and if she were to fall out it wouldn't be much of a drop. The bed [...]

2018-05-22T21:19:33+00:00October 25th, 2017|Beds, Furniture, Videos|1 Comment

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Frame

After an unfortunate extended layoff due to CHILDREN (getting me sick), I'm back with some magnetic chalkboard magic. Using 2x3 sheetmetal, 1x4 pine, plywood and Rustoleum chalkboard paint I constructed a magnetic chalkboard to organize the family's activities in the kitchen command-center. Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: Weekend Cost: Under $50 2 [...]

2017-02-02T10:26:56+00:00November 6th, 2016|DIY Decor, Frames, Kitchen, Videos|0 Comments

Build a 7ft Dining Table Top

Part one of how to build a 7ft dining table! Today I'll be joining (7) boards and edge gluing them together to form one big happy wood family (table top). Difficulty: Intermediate Time Required: Weekend Cost: $120 Tools Required: Clamps 3/4" Pipe Clamps (need at least clamps and one piece of 3/4" pipe from Home [...]

2017-02-13T20:44:36+00:00October 4th, 2016|Furniture, Tables, Videos|4 Comments

Rustic Sign from Reclaimed Pallet Wood

Episode 1 from my new series DIYwithFriends! Mike and Shuo stopped by and we built a rustic sign using a custom template of their initials and an old pallet. Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: 1/2 Day Cost: Under $25 Tools Required: Clamps Miter Saw Wood Glue Elmers Wood Filler Power Sander or Sanding Block Sanding Paper Foam [...]

2017-01-07T12:44:18+00:00October 1st, 2016|Decor, DIY Decor, Videos|0 Comments

Designing a 7ft Dining Table

My friend recently relocated to our area and has been sporting the same dinette set for a number of years. Her new pad has a VERY nice formal dining room so we collaborated in designing a 7ft, 6-8 seat dining table to fit her needs. This dining table build sports a 5/4" thick 7ft pine table top, custom made apron and [...]

2016-10-11T11:28:41+00:00August 21st, 2016|Design, Furniture, Sketchup, Videos|0 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+00:00August 19th, 2016|Furniture, Shelving, Videos|0 Comments

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. LOL! Using scrap wood from previous failed projects, I'm going to build a stacked storage chest end table. Check out this awesome space by Liz Marie... it’s what inspired this project (other than [...]

2017-01-07T20:08:48+00:00August 4th, 2016|Furniture, Storage, Tables, Videos|0 Comments

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 sofa table build. I ordered 22" hairpin legs from my friends at hairpinlegs.com based out of Columbus. (Well...OK. We're not actually friends but...we could be...someday...maybe?) Anyway, they did me a solid [...]

2016-10-11T12:07:18+00:00July 8th, 2016|Design, Furniture, Sketchup, Videos|0 Comments