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DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Frame

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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 - 1x4x8 Pine 1 - 2x4 Sheet 1/4" Plywood 1 - 2x3 Galvanized...

Build a Farmhouse Dining Table: Part 1

Part one of how to build a farmhouse dining table! Today I'll be joining (7) boards and edge gluing them together to form one big happy wood family (table top). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCrxQNa_SpQ Difficulty: IntermediateTime Required: WeekendCost: $120 Tools Required: Clamps 3/4" Pipe Clamps (need at least clamps and one piece of 3/4" pipe from Home Depot for each clamp) 3/4" Pipe (at least 48" long) Miter Saw Table Saw/Circular Saw Wood...

Rustic Sign from Reclaimed Pallet Wood

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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: BeginnerTime Required: 1/2 DayCost: Under $25 Tools Required: Clamps Miter Saw Wood Glue Elmers Wood Filler Power Sander or Sanding Block Sanding Paper Foam Brush/Paint Brush Printer Xacto Knife/Utility Knife Painters Tape Purchase List: Old Pallet/Scrap wood Minwax Special Walnut Stain Minwax Polycrylic Semi Gloss Polyurethane 8x10 Printer Paper or Cardstock...

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 to the rule. Building your own furniture and decor is fun, challenging, engaging and (after you acquire some basic tools) cheaper than purchasing from stores. But most of all it's...

Designing a 7ft Dining Table

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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...

Build a Rustic Floating Shelf

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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...

Build a Stacked Storage Chest End Table

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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...

Build a Mid Century Modern Sofa Table

It has been a LONG week! While my body wants to sit on the couch and watch reruns of the girlmore girls, my mind says I should be in the workshop building. SO! I sourced out some really great 22" hairpin legs from a company based out of Columbus and will be using them to build a mid century modern sofa...