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How to Make Biscuit Joints in Mitered Corners I really love using my biscuit joiner when building frames. I do not have holes to fill, and the frames look so much nicer! For a project I will share in the future, Read more…


How to Use a Router to Cut a Rabbet in a Frame In a large majority of the plans I create, a rabbet is cut on the back side of the frame in order to insert material such as glass, Read more…


How to Use a Biscuit Joiner to Make a Door Frame A biscuit joiner is one of the easiest tools to use… Though it looks a tad intimidating, it really isn’t! I recently used a biscuit joiner to construct the Read more…


DIY Ottoman or Footstool Using an Old Wooden Spool When I saw this wooden spool by the trash (that formerly held wire sold by the foot), I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it… The DIY ottoman or Read more…


DIY Wood Arrow Candleholder It is time for the Power Tool Challenge again, this time the theme is “Secret Santa”! The idea is that the project will be created then mailed to one of the other bloggers in the group as Read more…


DIY Textured Wood Gravestone Signs For this month’s awesome Power Tool Challenge, my fellow bloggers and I are making something “frightful”. Halloween is my absolute favorite day of the year and I decided to make DIY Textured Wood Gravestone Signs using a Read more…


Turn an Old Screen Door into a Chalkboard with Shelves A couple of years ago, I built a new screen door for my back door out of PVC planks. The old screen door (that I had also built) had been Read more…


Stereo Console to Liquor Cabinet for a Habitat for Humanity Event Every year, my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts an event called ReStore & After. The ReStore provides local artists with items from the ReStore with the promise that the Read more…


Decorative Window Frame to Build When I saw this plan by Amy from Her Tool Belt on the Remodelaholic site, I was in love!  I frequently stalk other blogs and always find something I want to make, build, or do. This decorative Read more…


The Finished Version of the Raphael Dresser Plans (with Beautiful Hardware!) Thanks to D. Lawless Hardware for providing the beautiful handles I used on this dresser! When I was drawing plans for the Raphael Dresser, I knew I wanted to build Read more…

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