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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…


How to Cut Circles Using a Bandsaw The bandsaw is one of my favorite tools. I use it to cut legs for chairs, curvy photo frames, and mainly for cutting circles out of MDF or plywood. I ran across this Read more…


How to Build a Headboard with Old Cabinet Doors I scored a bunch of old cabinet doors at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a dollar each. They are in really great condition and since I am in the Read more…


How to Upholster the Storage Ottoman Previously, I posted plans to build a storage ottoman on casters and mentioned that the top could also be upholstered. I really wanted to upholster the top of the piece I built so I Read more…


How to Create Cabinet Door Memo Boards It is hard to believe that back to school is just around the corner! My son will be entering his second third year of college (and has a crazy-busy schedule!) and I wanted to create Read more…

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