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An Interesting Twist to a Simple Sideboard

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DIY Plans to Build a Cato Sideboard This is a very simple sideboard but what sets it apart from other “simple” sideboards are the squares on the front doors! The DIY plans to build a Cato Sideboard feature two large doors and a shelf inside. The squares overlap the space between the doors for a very cohesive look. Even though there are 120 squares to cut, the sideboard can still be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/2″ screws 5/8″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of hinges Wood glue Sandpaper (100,

Avoid Slips and Falls on the Stairs This Winter

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Installing Handi-Treads on Exterior Stairs Thank you very much, Thom Disch at Handi-Treads for providing the treads and screws for me to install on my steps for this review! If you have exterior stairs or steps, you know that there is a great risk for slips and falls, especially when the steps are wet from the rain or icy/snowy in the winter. Let me tell you about a fabulous product called Handi-Treads, a safety product produced by Handi-Ramp… Handi-Treads are just that – treads – that can be applied to steps, decks, ramps, or docks and offer a superior level of

A Media Console with Simple Lines and Lots of Storage!

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DIY Plans to Build a Jamie Media Console This media console is very simplistic in design but has quite a bit of storage. The DIY plans to build a Jamie Media Console feature a planked top with a mitered frame, three drawers, and a large open shelf. This will be quite the inexpensive build and can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Paste wax Lumber: 4 – 1×3 at 6′ 2

Time to Change the Furnace Filter!

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Changing a Furnace Filter with 3M Filtrete I have partnered with 3M to write this post about home indoor air quality. I was compensated with a few of the 3M Filtrete filters to use to help with the air quality in my home! This is the second post in this series. Three months ago, I wrote a post about the importance of maintaining the furnace filter and shared steps on how to change the furnace filter. Regularly scheduled filter changes are a must to keep the furnace running in tip-top shape and to avoid costly repair bills. Changing a furnace

Fantastic Tables That Make Use of a Small Space!

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DIY Plans to Build the Branson Nesting Tables Need a larger end table that provides a lot of space but doesn’t take up a lot of room? The DIY plans to build the Branson Nesting Tables are an excellent option! The triangular tables nest together with the smaller table on casters which helps create more table space when needed. The plans are suitable for beginners and can be built in a weekend. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 3 – 1″ casters Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or

An Excellent Seating and Storage Solution!

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DIY Plans to Build a Laura Storage Bench Sometimes a place to sit while taking off your shoes plus a place to put those shoes is necessary – especially if you have kids! The DIY plans to build a Laura Storage Bench are the perfect solution to that dilemma. An easy bench to build (which requires straight off-the-shelf lumber) with matching crates is a project that can be done in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 3″ screws Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer &

A Simple Nightstand to Build with a Mirrored Door

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DIY Plans to Build a Valerie Nightstand I really like the simplicity of this plan… The DIY plans to build a Valerie Nightstand feature a mirrored door and an inner shelf. The door hinges can be positioned on either side for a beautiful pair! This is a very quick and easy build that can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/2″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Mirror – 10-3/4″ x 15-3/4″ Silicone for mirror installation 1 set of hinges 1 cabinet pull Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain,

A Large Sideboard That Is Easy to Build!

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DIY Plans to Build a Forester Sideboard Are you a sucker for large sideboards? I certainly am and this one is no exception! The DIY plans to build a Forester Sideboard feature four large drawers and two large shelves plus it is a tad on the tall side adding stately elegance to any room! Finished however you choose, this piece of furniture will certainly become a favorite and will fit into any decor! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 4 sets of 18″ drawer slides Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing

A Fabulous Console Table with Matching Stools

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DIY Plans to Build an Elmore Console Table with Stools If extra seating is needed but space doesn’t permit, these plans are for you! The DIY plans to build an Elmore Console Table with Stools feature a roomy table top, three drawers, and room to store three matching stools on the slatted shelf! The console and stools can be finished to match any decor and are the perfect option for holiday entertaining or any dinner party! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional (for the seats of the stools) 3 – cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper

An Easy to Build Industrial Style Writing Desk

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DIY Plans to Build a Wyatt Writing Desk I love the industrial vibe that wood paired with metal creates… The DIY plans to build a Wyatt Writing Desk are super-easy and are suitable for beginners. The desk features a large top on angled legs with wood stretchers that can be painted with metallic paint to mimic metal (black iron pipe and fittings can also be used!). There is no drawer (though one can be added if you are so inclined) and this is the type of project where the framing can also be constructed out of plywood with bare edges (i.e. no