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. Keep in mind that when posts are constructed this way, the actual measurements will [...]
When I first started woodworking, I found drawer slides to be very intimidating! I could not figure out how to get the hardware on the cabinet side to line up perfectly with the hardware on the drawers! I’ve always thought that I measured correctly but apparently not. The drawers were always crooked and did not [...]
I like to use 2×2 lumber in a lot of the furniture I build. Where I live, I have a hard time finding 2x2s that are not twisted or bowed, and are in usable shape not cracked to pieces!
I find it is much more economical to buy 2x4s and rip them in half. I [...]
I love using tapered legs on a table or cabinet I am building. They add such a great sense of style and drama to an otherwise ordinary project. An easy way to create tapered legs is to use a hacksaw or jigsaw. The only problem I have with that is that I cannot cut a [...]
Here’s to wishing you and yours a wondrous Christmas filled with family, love, and peace!
When I was using Big Daddy (my table saw) the other day, I noticed the lumber wasn’t running through the saw as smooth as it usually does . It was time for a cleaning… You see, even though I do tons of projects and have a million tools, I do not have a shop!! Poor Big Daddy [...]
Last week, I posted plans for the Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Organizer. Matt commented that it would be really cool to use it for tic-tac-toe…
Of course that got the wheels turning and I created the game pieces for the organizer. These would be cute with pictures of the kiddos in place of X and [...]
Am I the only one who thinks hangers for artwork (hooks, sawtooth hangers, etc.) are horribly expensive? Possibly…
When I was a kid, I had this peg rack that my grandmother sent me with soda can tabs as the hanging hardware! To me, that is one hanger that is incredibly cheap plus I’m doing my [...]
This nightstand is part of a fantastic collection – incredibly easy to build and super-functional, it will look great with any decor! I will post plans for the entire collection over the next few weeks.
The nightstand features one drawer and a shelf to store books for nighttime reading!
1-1/2″ pocket [...]
The Kreg jig is one of the very best tools a DIYer can have in the toolbox. Honestly, I am horrible at other types of joinery so this tool is definitely made for me!
There are several ways to fill the holes (and this applies to countersunk holes, also) – Use a dowel and flush [...]