Behind Designs by Studio C

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Hello there!

Want to know what goes on behind Designs by Studio C? Here goes…

My name is Cher and I absolutely love anything DIY! I started as a seamstress and have been sewing since I was old enough to play with Barbies. I was the girl who sewed prom dresses in high school but only after my own was finished! (Think Pretty in Pink – complete with the red hair!!) I worked in an alterations shop (where the other employees had kids and grandkids my age) while I was still in high school and into college. I made all of my kids clothes from the time they were born until they no longer thought it was cool.


I got into DIY a little later in life when my friend was showing me how to use the miter saw and an air nailer. I was hooked and have since gone on to remodel both bathrooms in my house as well as my kitchen and building countless pieces of furniture. I’ve just completed a total home remodel with my boyfriend who is now looking for our next project! Woodworking and DIY are definitely a constant learning process as I am learning something new every day and want to be able to share what I’ve learned with others.

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I also went back to school and earned a degree in Drafting. I worked as a detailer for a steel fabricator for two years before I started drafting furniture plans. I am experienced in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and some SDS/2. I have a portfolio on Coroflot where a sampling of my work can be viewed. I am a builder and draftsman for hire, and am also working on obtaining my contractor’s license!

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I am the former draftsman for The Design Confidential and absolutely loved it! I was also a monthly DIY contributor to My projects have been featured at Bob Vila NationDecor HacksKnock-Off DecorApartment Therapy, and of course, The Design Confidential. I also draw project plans for Columbia Forest Products using their PureBond plywood for a major home improvement retailer. I’ve also had a bath vanity featured on the DIY Network blog and a PVC project featured on the Good Housekeeping blog.


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Other features include Purebond plywood, and I DIY Because…. Designs by Studio C has also been listed as a Top 35 DIY Blog by Vibrant Doors and a DIY Blog to Watch in 2014 by Center City Team in Philadelphia. My recycled ammo box lid sign was featured at My Repurposed Life. I’ve also had a Jewelry & Makeup Holder featured at and I Love That Junk, as well as my Old Door Bookcase featured at My Repurposed Life.

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As a side note, I graduated college with honors and am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society. Yes – I am a nerd and proud of it!!

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I just love to build stuff and create, and I hope you enjoy DIY as much as I do!

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So that is what goes on behind Designs by Studio C! Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Google + or contact me at  cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail{dot} com if you have any questions or comments – I’d love to hear from you!

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I am interested in working with brands in the home improvement and DIY fields. I am also a draftsman for hire… Contact me for details!

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  • P Sheth

    I used your Blake nightstand design today. I am a first timer at this. I used the plywood for most of the parts. For the legs I used 1×2 maple (this is the size it shows in the lumber section but shows 2×2 in the cut section). By the time I realized that the lumber size mentioned was different than needed it was too late – I had already prepared the legs using 1×2. Two issues I am running into and hope you can help. (1) I can’t figure out how to connect the shelf using then jig because I don’t know how to support the shelf while putting in the pocket screws and (2) the nightstand is really wobbly right now. What do you suggest?


    • CherTexter

      Hello! I am so sorry about the error! I will fix it right away and I’m sure the 1x2s will work just fine for the legs. As far as supporting the shelf while installing the screws, a clamp can be placed at each leg to support the shelf then the screws can be inserted. Or the table (I’m assuming it is already assembled except for the shelf) can be laid on its side to insert the screws, then turned to the other side. For the wobble, once the shelf is installed, that should help. If not, angle brackets can be placed where the leg meets the top and that should sturdy it up quite a bit! Let me know if this helps. If not, we’ll work together to come up with another solution!


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