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Add an Easy Accent to a Plain Project

How to Use the Glue-Resist Technique with Stain I'm sure you're wondering what the heck the "glue-r… Read More

A Super Easy Coffee Table

Build a Slat Shelf Coffee Table Today's DIY plans are for a slat shelf coffee table... This table f… Read More

Make a House Number Sign with a Cabinet Door

Make a House Number Sign with a Cabinet Door I purchased several cabinet doors at my local ReStore… Read More

Build a Beautiful Demilune Dining Table

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Demilune Dining Table Do you remember the demilune table I bu… Read More

Build a Glass Door Cabinet

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Glass Door Cabinet Today, I'm sharing free DIY woodworking pl… Read More

How to Build a Sawhorse Table with Brackets

Sometimes, you just need an extra work table... I'm up to three tables now. Do I need that many? Wel… Read More

Build a Pet Food Station

Plans For an Easy Pet Food Station Why should pets be left out of the furniture loop? Build a super… Read More

How to Change the Blade on a Miter Saw

Time for a Saw Blade Change! Every once in a while, it is time to change the blade in the miter saw… Read More

A DIY Media Stand with Options

Build an Emmett Media Stand This is a pretty cool  media stand... As drawn, the plans to build an E… Read More

Plans to Build a Beautiful Console Table with a Unique Feature

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Flip Top Console This is a great console table... Who couldn'… Read More


Build an Esmerelda Buffet

Plans to Build an Esmerelda Buffet – a fabulous addition to any decor! Who doesn’t love a good buffet? I do especially those of the Chinese variety – haha! In terms of furniture, this buffet takes the cake… With a floating top, the cabinet itself floats on the base and boasts tons of storage with the plethora of storage! Six drawers and two shelved cabinets, to be exact! The plans to build an Esmerelda Buffet only look complicated but is really easy! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding 6 sets of 16″

Table Legs or Posts from 2x4s

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How to Build Table Legs or Posts from 2x4s A while back, I mentioned my friends, Chris and Elizabeth, who had an awesome idea using 2×4 lumber to make posts. I love this idea and decided to make the legs for my new dining room table using their method, which in my opinion is quite economical as I have a hard time finding untreated 4×4 posts in my area. Keep in mind that when posts are constructed this way, the actual measurements will be 3″ x 3″ so the dimensions of any pieces framing into these posts will have to

Build the Alicia Planter Box

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Build an Awesome Addition to the Garden with the Alicia Planter Box Plans! I love this planter box – tall, wide, and with plenty of room for potted plants on the slatted shelf! The Alicia Planter Box plans can be constructed out of cedar or pressure treated lumber (which can be painted after it has plenty of time to dry!). The box can also be constructed out of regular pine provided the planter box is placed in a covered area and the inside is lined with plastic to keep the untreated wood from rotting. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (rated

Like Using Chalk Paint? Try This…

Poppie’s Paint Powder – a New Paint Additive for a Chalky Finish! Chalk paint is so popular right now and I really like using it. Some of the name brands are very expensive and to be honest, I have not tried them. I have made my own with a DIY recipe found online and when the opportunity arose for a chance to use a brand new product for chalk paint, I jumped at the chance! Let me introduce you to Poppie’s Paint Powder, an all-natural paint additive for that awesome chalky finish! With Poppie’s Paint Powder, you decide how much

Build a Lola Cabinet

Plans to Build a Lola Cabinet – Perfect for Bath Storage! This is a great cabinet with a longer cubby with a shelf, a shorter cubby, and two drawers. The plans to build the Lola Cabinet are pretty straightforward and and excellent project for those new to woodworking. In my opinion, it would be great in a bathroom – I can visualize the cubbies used for storing towels! Of course, it can be used however you choose! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 4 – Cabinet pulls 2 sets of hinges Wood glue Sandpaper (100,

Build a Ronen Hutch

Plans to Build a Ronen Hutch to Match the Sideboard Previously, I posted plans to build the Ronen Sideboard – an easy to build piece with lots of style. Now, I’ve created plans to build the Ronen Hutch which sits atop the sideboard and takes style to the next level! With lots of storage and open shelving, the hutch is an equally easy build! Materials: 1-1/4” pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4” brad nails Edge banding, optional Glass for the doors – 2 at 10-7/8″ x 19-1/4″ Mirror clips to hold the glass in place 2 – Angle

A Dog Crate for a Fundraiser

A little more than a year ago, I drew plans for The Design Confidential to build a dog crate. I was going to build this for our furry friend, Pokey. I had the pieces cut and the crate was partially assembled until building ADD took over and I moved on to something else. A few weeks ago, a friend sent a message to me needing items for a silent auction at our local dog park. I remembered the partially started crate, and dug out the pieces. this is part of my new mission to someday park the car (not the

Build a Dining Chair Bench

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Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair Bench Previously, I’ve posted plans for three separate dining chairs – #1, #2, and #3. In the meantime, I’ve been alluding to an awesome project using all three chairs…. So (drumroll, please) I have created free plans to build a dining chair bench! Using the entire frame of each of the three chairs minus the seats, a few spacers, and one long seat make up this fantastic bench! It was such an easy and fantastic build! Each chair is constructed of 2x4s and 1x6s ripped down to the appropriate sizes making this project cost me less

Build French-Inspired Flower Boxes

Make a Few DIY Flower Boxes For a Spring Garden! One of my main goals this year is to actually give my yard a little TLC. Seriously, my yard is a huge mess and it is time to increase my curb appeal starting with these DIY flower boxes! I used 1×12 cedar, wire mesh (also known as hardware cloth), a bit of paint, and a really neat technique for transferring a French-inspired label! Materials: 1×12 cedar – 1 board at 8′ and 1 board at 4′ (This will make two flower boxes) 1-1/4″ brad nails Wood glue rated for outdoor

Build a Ronen Sideboard

A Gorgeous Table to Build Using the Ronen Sideboard Plans! Looking for a beautiful place to store linens or fine china? The Ronen sideboard plans feature two shelves with glass-paned doors, and two roomy drawers perfect for storing and displaying heirloom china and silverware, or a collection of table linens!   Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4” brad nails 1-1/4″ screws Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 14″ Drawer slides 4 – Cabinet pulls 2 sets of hinges 2 pieces of 1/4″ glass or plexiglas at 9-3/8″ x 10-3/8″ Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)