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Cutting Trim with a Miter Saw

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A Safe Way to Cut Narrow Trim on a Miter Saw Please make sure to use safe cutting practices when using a miter saw, and make sure you are wearing adequate eye protection! I wanted to cut narrow (1/2″ wide) trim for a project I am building, and needed to make miter cuts on the pieces for the drawer fronts. To begin with the handsaw, miter box, and I are not friends (plus I seem to have misplaced the miter box) so I had cut the narrow trim with the miter saw. In the beginning, I had a few issues until Matt made

A Corner Base Cabinet for a Kitchen Remodel

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DIY Plans to Build a Diagonal Corner Base Kitchen Cabinet When I was remodeling my kitchen, I built an L-shaped corner cabinet. There are some who like this style and some who prefer the diagonal corner style. I was asked if I had plans on the side for the D-style cabinet and now I do! The DIY plans to build a Diagonal Corner Base Kitchen Cabinet feature two shelves inside with an optional Lazy Susan attached to each shelf. The cabinet also features a face frame with a 1/2″ overlay on the door, which can be hinged on either side.

A Collection of Planter Boxes for the Garden

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Collection DIY Plans to Build Planter Boxes Now that spring has arrived, it is time to start thinking about gardens and curb appeal! I’ve put together a collection of DIY plans to build planter boxes in a variety of different styles – some use new materials and some use repurposed materials. I am sure there is something that will appeal to all styles and skill levels! The Alicia Planter Box This pretty planter box is on legs with a shelf below. The leg posts have a decorative top cut into them, as well. The Alicia Planter Box is a very

Another Easy to Build Bath Vanity

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DIY Plans to Build a Trunk Style Bath Vanity Spring is considered a time for rebirth… It is also a time for DIY projects, outdoor home improvement, and sometimes lots of home remodeling – mainly bathroom updates! The DIY plans to build a Trunk Style Bath Vanity feature metal angle details, and two doors that conceal an inner shelf and two drawers. This is an excellent plan for those who embrace the industrial look, and is another easy build that can be completed in a weekend. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 6 – 1″

Easy to Build Single Laundry Pedestals

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DIY Plans to Build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals Previously, I posted plans to build a laundry pedestal, so how about plans for single pedestals? The DIY plans to build Single Washer and Dryer Pedestals feature a drawer under each pedestal to hide detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener, or even a few tools! As always, the plans are very easy to construct and can be completed in a weekend! Materials and lumber are listed to build a pair of pedestals. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4” brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 24″ Drawer slides Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150,

Fabulously Easy to Build Bookcases

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A Collection of DIY Plans to Build Bookcases I have created several different plans for bookcases… I have put together a fabulous collection of DIY plans to build bookcases and I am sure there is something for each taste and style! Each of the plans are easy to build, inexpensive, and perfect for any skill level! One of my most favorite bookcases ever was built using an old wood door as the sides. Inspired by an example at My Repurposed Life, I built this bookcase and painted it a very vibrant pink. I sold it as soon as I posted

Build an Outdoor Sink (Part Three) – Installing the Drain

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Install a Drain on an Outdoor Sink It has been a year since I built the outdoor sink and connected the faucet for it. I am crazy about the sink and faucet – they came in so handy over the summer for quick paint cleanups, washing flower pots, or even for getting a quick drink of water! Now, it is time to install the drain for the outdoor sink so I don’t have to use a bucket that eventually overflows and spills on my feet! Materials: 1-1/2″ PVC Compression Fitting 1 – 22° PVC Elbow (I used Schedule 40) 1 –

A Bath Vanity with Lots of Style plus Storage

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DIY Plans to Build a Furniture Style Bath Vanity A fabulous vanity for the bathroom is hard to find without spending a ton of money but don’t worry – I’ve got it covered! The DIY plans to build a Furniture Style Bath Vanity feature upper false drawer fronts, two lower functional drawers, and will accommodate a 37″ vanity top. The vanity is customizable, and a very quick and easy build. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 16″ Drawer slides Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer &

The Perfect Cabinet for a Variety of Rooms and Styles

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DIY Plans to Build an Atherton Cabinet This neat little cabinet can be used in so many areas of the home… The DIY plans to build an Atherton Cabinet feature two lower drawers with two shelves. The cabinet would be an excellent media stand for a small tv or even a great place to store shoes, boots, and backpacks in a mudroom! Materials: 1-1/4” pocket hole screws 2-1/2” pocket hole screws 1-1/4” brad nails Edge banding, optional Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Paste Wax Lumber: 2 -1×2 at

A Beautiful Shelving Unit with a Drawer at the Bottom

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DIY Plans to Build a Milo Shelving Unit If you love the look of open shelving, then this shelving unit is for you! The DIY plans to build a Milo Shelving Unit feature five open shelves with a large drawer at the bottom. The plans are super-easy to construct and is perfect for all skill levels. The shelving unit can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4” pocket hole screws 2-1/2” pocket hole screws Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Paste Wax Lumber: 11 – 2×2 at 8′ 1 –