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Build a Chair with a Woven Seat

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DIY Plans to Build a Splint Seat Chair – Super-Easy and Beautiful! A friend of mine, Jake, builds some really fabulous pieces of furniture and recently got into making rush seats for stools, as well as for chair repairs. He does really fabulous work, and learned by research and watching You Tube videos. I’ve really wanted to try rush seats as well, and it wasn’t until I ran across an old American Woodworker magazine with an article on woven seats that I decided to give it a try. That is where the DIY plans to build a splint seat chair were

Build an August Queen Bed

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DIY Plans to Build an August Queen Bed This is a plain, simple, and inexpensive bed. The DIY plans to build an August Queen bed are a platform style, which eliminates the need for box springs. (Box springs can be used but the bed will sit really high!) The plans are written for a queen size and easy alterations can be made for Full or King. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ screws 2-1/2″ screws Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 3 – 1×2 at 6′

Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters

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Free Plans to Build a Storage Ottoman on Casters This is the perfect project for that urge to build something… The free plans to build a storage ottoman on casters are quick, cheap, and the ottoman is definitely useful! Who couldn’t use extra storage and a place to prop your feet? Plus it is a great way to use up a few scraps laying around! Materials: 1-1/4″ brad nails 1-1/2″ casters with screws Finishing supplies Lumber: Scrap pieces of plywood or MDF OR One – 2′ x 4′ sheet of plywood One – 2′ x 2′ sheet of plywood Cut List:

Build a Vintage Pantry Cabinet

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Build a Gorgeous Piece of Furniture for Storage Using the DIY Vintage Pantry Plans I am really crazy about this furniture piece… As “Plain Jane” as it may look, there are so many ways to finish it to make it uniquely yours to fit your style! The DIY Vintage Pantry plans feature two shelves on the inside, with paneled doors. The cabinet would be great storing dry goods in a kitchen or maybe as linen and towel storage. The cabinet is a quick , easy, and inexpensive build, and is perfect for a first project! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″

Build a Tabletop Cabinet

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A Cute Mini Cabinet Perfect for a First-Time Project – Plans to Build a Tabletop Cabinet This cabinet is great for those new to woodworking – quick, easy, and straightforward! The plans to build a Tabletop Cabinet feature a door with glass or a mirror, plus a shelf on the inside. This cabinet would also be great hung on a wall as a curio cabinet or even as a medicine cabinet in the bathroom! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Plexiglas at 11-3/4″ x 15-1/2″ Mirror clips for the door 1 set of hinges 1

Build a Hilton Media Stand

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Build a Trendy Stand for a TV with the Hilton Media Stand Plans If you like the latest trends in furniture style, then the Hilton media stand plans are for you! Resembling a baker’s rack, the media stand features three large shelves with a cabinet shelf and two drawers for the TV. In a rustic or distressed finish, this media stand will look great in any decor!   Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 12″ Drawer slides Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint,

Build a Bennett Cabinet

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Build a Cool Industrial -Style Cabinet with the Bennett Cabinet Plans This neat little cabinet features a metallic accent on the front, top, and sides giving it an “industrial” feel… The Bennett cabinet plans feature a drawer as well as a cubby with a door and a shelf. The metal trim is standard off-the-shelf aluminum angle and brackets, but if the right size of angle or brackets cannot be found (or if it just is not in the budget!), metallic paint can also be used! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 1

Build a Bridgeman Console Table

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Use the Bridgeman Console Table Plans to Construct This Simply Beautiful Table! A console table was actually one of the first pieces of furniture I ever built… The Bridgeman console table plans would be the perfect first project – with two drawers and a roomy lower shelf, this table is simple in construction and looks. It is the perfect piece for any room style! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 1 set of 16″ Drawer slides Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or

Build a Landon Desk

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Build a Gorgeous Desk with the DIY Landon Desk Plans This is one of the most beautiful desks ever… Don’t let the angled shelves and legs be intimidating – it is really easy to cut them! The DIY Landon desk plans feature two shelves plus a drawer in each leg assembly. The top is created with a plywood base edged by solid wood so that a decorative edge can be cut with a router. Give this desk build a try… It is surprisingly easy! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ screws 2-1/2″ screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 2 – 21″ bottom

Managing Your Indoor Air Quality with 3M Filtrete Filters

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How to Change a Furnace Filter with 3M Filtrete Filters 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! Do you regularly change the filters in the heating and cooling system? How often? Did you know that even if the filters are changed regularly there is still a chance of contaminants in the air? I didn’t know that either and that is where 3M Filtrete Filters come in by helping to reduce the amount