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Organize a Desk with Easy to Build Caddies

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DIY Plans to Build Desk Organizers Desk organization is always a must and quality desk organizers can be really expensive. Here is an inexpensive set you can build and customize to match your decor! The DIY plans to build Desk Organizers feature a pencil cup, a file holder, and a caddy with divided spaces, all constructed out of 1/2″ plywood. The entire set can be constructed in a few hours! Materials: 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, if desired Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of

An Easy to Build Mirror Frame

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DIY Plans to Build an Espana Mirror Frame Everyone has a mirror in their home and every once in a while, it is nice to update the frame. The DIY plans to build an Espana Mirror Frame are super-easy to construct, and also easy to customize to fit an existing mirror. The frame is constructed with off the shelf lumber with a carved piece at the top and a shelf, and can be completed in a couple of hours! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws Carved scroll piece for the top Mirror measuring Mirror clips, glazier points, or picture framing tabs Wood

A Simple and Small Cabinet

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DIY Plans to Build a Les Tulips Cabinet Need a small cabinet that is quick and easy to build? The DIY plans to build a Les Tulips Cabinet feature paneled doors, sides, and top with a shelf behind the doors. The lower base aprons are curved, and the base sits on 2×2 legs. This build can certainly be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of hinges Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 4

A Fabulous Ladder for Decoration and Display

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DIY Plans to Build a Decorative Ladder Let me start off by saying that this ladder is for decorative purposes only – it is not to stand on! The DIY plans to build a Decorative Ladder feature round rungs made from dowel rods, and 2x lumber legs. The ladder also has an angle cut into the bottom of each leg to allow it to lean back against a wall. This is a super-quick and easy project that can be completed in a couple of hours! Materials: 2-1/2″ screws 1″ Forstner bit Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies

An Easy Way to Cut Circles Out of MDF or Wood

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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 really nifty circle cutting jig over at The Family Handyman that is a cinch to make with scrap 3/4″ plywood. In order for me show you how to cut circles using a bandsaw, this jig will need to be built in advance. For the project I am making, I need to cut two circles – one at 8-1/2″ in diameter and one

An Easy to Build Pantry with Tons of Storage

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DIY Plans to Build a Scoville Pantry I love the idea of using a pantry – whether it is in the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, it is always nice to have the extra storage! The DIY plans to build a Scoville Pantry feature tapered legs at the lower end, three shelves, two drawers, and doors that can be fitted with glass (or acrylic or Plexiglas) or decorative punched aluminum. The plans are super-simple and can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 1-1/4″ screws Edge Banding, optional Cabinet pulls 3

Time for Dust Collection on the Table Saw

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An Inexpensive Option for Dust Collection on the Table Saw This post contains an affiliate link! I do not have a shop, so I work outdoors under my carport. The poor car is relegated to the yard! Anyway, dust from my saws is still a problem, especially where the animals are concerned, if you know what I mean… The biggest pile of sawdust is created by my table saw so I came up with an inexpensive option for dust collection on the table saw. Though this may not be a new idea by any means, it works for me and

A Great Crate for Carrying Bottles

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DIY Plans to Build a Bottle Crate Need a way to carry several bottles of wine at once? The DIY plans to build a Bottle Crate feature six divided spaces to carry wine bottles to a dinner party, just for storage (especially for the wine bottles with screw-on caps!), or as a neat way to store wine bottle torches. This is a super easy to build project that uses off-the-shelf lumber, and several can be constructed in a weekend! Materials: 1″ brad nails Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 1/2″ craft

An Excellent Addition to a Home Office

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DIY Plans to Build a Norway Credenza Everyone can use a beautiful piece of furniture for organization in the office – myself included! The DIY plans to build a Norway Credenza feature two lateral files, two cabinets with drop-down doors, and two pull-out shelves. This cabinet is a simple build, and is very inexpensive! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 2″ screws Edge banding, optional 2 – sets of 14″ Ball Bearing drawer slides Cabinet pulls 2 sets of hinges 2 drop front supports (like these) 4 – 1/8″ x 1/2″ x 4′ aluminum

A Coffee Table Added to the Riley Collection

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DIY Plans to Build a Riley Coffee Table Previously, I posted plans for the Riley End Table, a table featuring X detail at each side. The DIY plans to build a Riley Coffee Table feature the same X detail at the sides, with a shelf below. This is another excellent plan for beginners – the X detail pieces are very easy to construct plus the table can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or