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DIY End Table Plans Perfect for Beginners!

Build a Stacked End Table Today's plans are to build a stacked end table, perfect for beginners or… Read More

How to Build a Sawhorse Table with Brackets

Sometimes, you just need an extra work table... I'm up to three tables now. Do I need that many? Wel… Read More

How to Make a Saw Blade Clock

Repurpose That Old Saw Blade to Into a New Clock! A few days ago, I wrote a post about changing a s… Read More

A Super Easy Coffee Table

Build a Slat Shelf Coffee Table Today's DIY plans are for a slat shelf coffee table... This table f… Read More

DIY Plans to Build a Stylish Bench

Build a Diagonal Slat Bench This bench is one of those DIY plans that is very easy to construct but… Read More

A DIY Media Stand with Options

Build an Emmett Media Stand This is a pretty cool  media stand... As drawn, the plans to build an E… Read More

How to Change the Blade on a Miter Saw

Time for a Saw Blade Change! Every once in a while, it is time to change the blade in the miter saw… Read More

13 Creatively Clever Corner Furniture Projects

Thirteen of the Most Awesome Corner Projects on Hometalk! When I was contacted by Alex at Hometalk… Read More

Build a Pet Food Station

Plans For an Easy Pet Food Station Why should pets be left out of the furniture loop? Build a super… Read More

Build a Ladder End Table

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Ladder End Table The free DIY woodworking plans to build a La… Read More


Build a Ronen Hutch

Plans to Build a Ronen Hutch to Match the Sideboard Previously, I posted plans to build the Ronen Sideboard – an easy to build piece with lots of style. Now, I’ve created plans to build the Ronen Hutch which sits atop the sideboard and takes style to the next level! With lots of storage and open shelving, the hutch is an equally easy build! Materials: 1-1/4” pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4” brad nails Edge banding, optional Glass for the doors – 2 at 10-7/8″ x 19-1/4″ Mirror clips to hold the glass in place 2 – Angle

A Dog Crate for a Fundraiser

A little more than a year ago, I drew plans for The Design Confidential to build a dog crate. I was going to build this for our furry friend, Pokey. I had the pieces cut and the crate was partially assembled until building ADD took over and I moved on to something else. A few weeks ago, a friend sent a message to me needing items for a silent auction at our local dog park. I remembered the partially started crate, and dug out the pieces. this is part of my new mission to someday park the car (not the

Build a Dining Chair Bench

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Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair Bench Previously, I’ve posted plans for three separate dining chairs – #1, #2, and #3. In the meantime, I’ve been alluding to an awesome project using all three chairs…. So (drumroll, please) I have created free plans to build a dining chair bench! Using the entire frame of each of the three chairs minus the seats, a few spacers, and one long seat make up this fantastic bench! It was such an easy and fantastic build! Each chair is constructed of 2x4s and 1x6s ripped down to the appropriate sizes making this project cost me less

Build French-Inspired Flower Boxes

Make a Few DIY Flower Boxes For a Spring Garden! One of my main goals this year is to actually give my yard a little TLC. Seriously, my yard is a huge mess and it is time to increase my curb appeal starting with these DIY flower boxes! I used 1×12 cedar, wire mesh (also known as hardware cloth), a bit of paint, and a really neat technique for transferring a French-inspired label! Materials: 1×12 cedar – 1 board at 8′ and 1 board at 4′ (This will make two flower boxes) 1-1/4″ brad nails Wood glue rated for outdoor

Build a Ronen Sideboard

A Gorgeous Table to Build Using the Ronen Sideboard Plans! Looking for a beautiful place to store linens or fine china? The Ronen sideboard plans feature two shelves with glass-paned doors, and two roomy drawers perfect for storing and displaying heirloom china and silverware, or a collection of table linens!   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 2 sets of 14″ Drawer slides 4 – Cabinet pulls 2 sets of hinges 2 pieces of 1/4″ glass or plexiglas at 9-3/8″ x 10-3/8″ Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)

A Media Stand by Reader Request

Plans to Build Matt’s Media Stand These plans to build Matt’s Media Stand are the companion plans to Matt’s Media Tower. This is a simple, and straight forward plan featuring three doors with shelves in each cubby. The doors can also be built as frames with speaker cloth as the panel so that the doors won’t have to be opened to utilize media equipment! How cool is that? Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding 3 sets of hinges Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber:

Easily Replace a Damaged Cord on a Power Tool

How to Replace the Cord on a Power Tool I’m not sure if I am the only one who is so lucky… It never fails that something happens to one of my tools while I am using it. For example, the blade guard broke on my miter saw while I was using it.  I tried to use a bit of MacGyver action to fix it but ended up buying a new one. This time, the grounding pin broke off of the plug for my compressor. Doesn’t Tool Karma know that I use my tools regularly and have no time for

A Custom Media Tower by Request

Plans to Build Matt’s Media Tower Matt contacted me and asked if I could help with plans for a couple of pieces. I love requests for plans and was more than happy to oblige! The first request is for plans to build Matt’s Media Tower. This is a tall piece featuring six shelves and a door that can be hinged on either side. Build two and you are on your way to one fabulous media center! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding 2 sets of hinges Cabinet pull Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing

Create a Smooth as Glass Finish on Wood Projects

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How to Wet Sand a Wood Finish Do you ever wonder how some woodworkers get an amazing smooth as glass finish on their projects? Sanding. Yes, definitely, and while most of us hate it, it is a necessary process in taking a wood project from OK to WOW! I have another method of sanding I use – one that I actually learned as a teenager… I will share how to wet sand a wood finish and get that smooth “I can’t believe this is wood” finish! Are you familiar with wet sanding? It is a technique that is mostly used

Build a Janikka Table

Free Plans to Build a Seventh Ave Inspired Janikka Table Let me start off by saying that the inspiration piece for this plan is finished in the most ah-mazing shade of green… I found a match for the paint and added the plans to my “to build” list! However, when I did build the piece, I didn’t use the green paint – I used a bright pink (Strawberry Daiquiri by Behr) and it sits in my daughter’s room. I lined the inside with black and white adhesive shelf paper. She loves it! Now that I’ve got that tidbit off my