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A New Tool to Speed Up Productivity

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Using an Edge Banding Machine Most of the projects I build are with plywood. In my opinion, plywood is a very economical choice especially if I want to build a project using a species of wood other than pine or oak (my favorite is walnut!). There are several ways to cover the edges of plywood but my favorite method is edge banding. The only thing I don’t like about edge banding is that it is tedious! One time, I spent three hours applying edge banding to a project! Ugh! I decided it was time to invest in an edge banding machine. What

An Ultra-Modern Coffee Table with Storage

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DIY Plans to Build a Round Shelf Coffee Table This is one of those really cool modern pieces that would look so sleek with just the right finish… Black lacquer, maybe? To make things inexpensive, the table can be constructed in MDF or plywood – whichever is preferred. The DIY plans to build a Round Shelf Coffee Table are really easy to construct and can take the living space from ho-hum to awesome in a flash! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 3″ screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 1″ Edge banding (if using plywood) 2″ Edge banding (if using plywood) Edge banding

A Fabulous Console Table You Can Easily Build…

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DIY Plans to Build a Sweeten Console Table This is a console table with a rustic, country look. I think it would be beautiful in a chippy, distressed finish! The DIY plans to build a Sweeten Console Table feature a planked top, curved sides as well as curved drawer fronts (the bottom edge), and two shelves. This is a relatively easy build and should be fairly inexpensive! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ screws Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 16″ drawer slides Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or

A Beautifully Rustic Table You Can Build!

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DIY Plans to Build a Shenandoah Table With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to build a table for use at your holiday events and show off your stellar DIY skills! The DIY plans to build a Shenandoah Table feature a planked top, crossed legs, and additional bracing that is as stylish as it is functional. The table is a really easy build and is suitable for all skill levels, plus it can be completed in a weekend. We all like projects like that, right? Materials: 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ screws Countersink bit for drill Wood glue

A Beautiful Vanity Table Perfect in Any Room

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DIY Plans to Build a Magnolia Vanity Who wouldn’t love a beautiful handmade vanity? With the holidays coming up, this vanity would be a lovely gift! The DIY plans to build a Magnolia Vanity Table feature a large mirror with two smaller mirrors hinged to the sides, two small drawers on the top, and two larger drawers under the top. The vanity is easy and inexpensive to build, and will be a beautiful piece of furniture! Materials: 1″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 14″ drawer slides 4 cabinet pulls

Make To-Do Lists and Menus Look Fabulous with This Neat Chalkboard!

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DIY Plans to Build a Door Chalkboard This chalkboard has to be one of the easiest builds ever! There are no fancy skills needed, and making the whole project even easier is the use of ready-made chalkboard panels! The DIY plans to build a Door Chalkboard can be completed in an afternoon and would be awesome hung on a wall! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 5/8″ brad nails Decorative hinges (for decoration only) 1 – decorative lockset or doorknob Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 2 – 1×3 at 6′

Another Piece Added to the Carlsbad Collection – the Chaise!

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DIY Plans to Build a Carlsbad Chaise I am still so excited about the Carlsbad collection! So far, we’ve covered the chair, the ottoman, and the sofa, and now we are covering the DIY plans to build a Carlsbad Chaise. The chaise is by far one of the easiest pieces to build and upholster, and I may be adding it my own collection! The chaise can be built and upholstered in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 3/4″ screws 1-1/4″ screws 2-1/2″ screws Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber:

A Unique Bookcase Perfect for Any Space

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DIY Plans to Build a Henry Bookcase This is a really neat bookcase that would work in any space. I can see it built as a pair flanking a regular bookcase – they would resemble bookends! At any rate, the DIY plans to build a Henry Bookcase are really easy, quick, and quite inexpensive thanks to the use of straight off-the-shelf lumber. This bookcase is also a project that is suitable for those new to woodworking! Materials: 2-1/2″ screws Drill with a countersink bit Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber:

A Rustic Sideboard with a Modern Twist

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DIY Plans to Build a Slat-Door Sideboard This sideboard is absolutely swoon-worthy! The slatted bypass doors are just awesome! The DIY plans to build a Slat-Door sideboard feature a large, roomy, continuous shelf on the inside and is the perfect piece for any entertaining needs! The sideboard is a super-easy build and can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 1-1/4″ screws 2-1/2″ screws Edge banding, optional Sliding door hardware like this Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 12 – 1×2 at 8′ 1

A Easy-to-Build Stylish End Table

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DIY Plans to Build a Pickett End Table This little end table is so super-cool! The DIY plans to build a Pickett end table feature three drawers which slide on their own shelves – which means there is no drawer slide installation (or in my case no cursing!). A coat of paste wax can be applied to the bottom of each drawer and each shelf to help the drawers slide smoothly. This quick build can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies