You may not know this but I was a seamstress long before I was a draftsman or DIYer. I made most of my clothes in high school, as well as most of my kids clothes before they decided that it was uncool to have Mom make their clothes! I’ve done quite a few upholstery projects [...]
There are some really cool wine bottles out there… I have a plan to use empty wine bottles for holding other drinks (water, juice, tea, etc.) at my son’s graduation party this Spring. Cool wine bottles need cool stoppers, right?
This quick and easy project makes an awesome gift!
Wine Bottle Stoppers
I received an email from Ryan W. who was so kind to mention that he had completed his third project using my plans! How exciting!! I am so flattered that he found my plans interesting enough to actually build a few projects from them!
I asked if he would allow me to share photos so [...]
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!
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 [...]