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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…


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…


Add Images to Projects with GraphicStock Building furniture and home decor is fun… I do it nearly every day! Sometimes just leaving things plain with a finish is fine, but sometimes I am searching for something to add to make the Read more…


How to Use Elasbelt for Seats in Upholstery Projects A few years ago, I built this chair for The Design Confidential and I upholstered it. This is the chair I use at my desk any time I am on the Read more…


How to Make a Wall Mounted Lighting Piece I was invited to join a few fellow bloggers for a Power Tool Challenge. The challenge is to make a project using one power tool and in this case, a drill. The challenge Read more…

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