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A Beautiful Chalkboard For Organization and as Wall Art

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DIY Plans to Build a Shuttered Chalkboard I wish I had the wall space for one of these beauties… The chalkboard makes an excellent place to create to-do lists, meal menus, or to list important dates. It is also a great place to write message for family get-togethers or dinner parties! The doors will keep the notes or lists covered and out of sight. The DIY plans to build a Shuttered Chalkboard are some of the easiest plans to construct taking just a few hours from start to finish! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 3/4″ screws 1-1/4″ screws 3″ screws

A Bookcase with Legs and Lots of Style

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DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase Need a bookcase? The DIY plans to build a Daisy Bookcase features three divided shelves with a drawer, all on a base with legs leaving room for a storage basket or crate underneath. The plans are really easy – perfect for those new to woodworking – and the build is quite inexpensive! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 2-1/2″ screws Edge banding, optional 1 set of 14″ drawer slides Cabinet pull Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 1 – 1×6 at

A Demilune Console Table with Bracing Detail

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DIY Plans to Build a Davidson Console Table Bracing detail,like the “X” in the DIY plans to build a Davidson Console Table, is really popular in furniture. This detail adds a sort of rustic glamour to table legs and bookcases alike! The Davidson Console Table has a demilune shaped top with three Xs in the base frame giving this table tons of style! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 2-1/2″ screws 2″ Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 3 – 1×2

A Really Neat Piece of Rolling Storage to Build

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DIY Plans to Build a Warner Storage Shelf Here is a piece for storage that is easy and inexpensive to build… The DIY plans to build a Warner Storage Shelf feature a total of ten cubbies to keep books or other things neatly stored and within easy reach! The casters add portability to this stylish shelf that will be perfect in any room! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 4 – 2″ casters Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 1 – 1×2 at 6′ 1

A Roomy Dresser Blending Different Species of Wood

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DIY Plans to Build a Mismatched Dresser This dresser has so much style! The DIY plans to build a Mismatched Dresser feature seven drawers in four different sizes, and a cubby with two drawers on the bottom. The dresser can be used as a media stand, a sideboard, or as storage in a bathroom! The dresser is a really easy build, and it would look fabulous in any room! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 1-1/2″ screws Edge banding, optional 7 sets of 14″ Drawer slides Cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer &

An Easy to Build Headboard Using Unexpected Pieces

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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 process of updating my bedroom, I thought I’d use them for a nifty project… Let me show you how to build a headboard with old cabinet doors! My headboard looks quite small for my bed – the bed is king-size and is on a wall with two windows so the headboard had to be made to fit between the windows.

An Excellent Bench with Built-In Storage

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DIY Plans to Build a Maxwell Shoe Storage Bench Tired of the mudroom or entryway being a huge mess with piles of shoes and umbrellas? The DIY plans to build a Maxwell Shoe Storage Bench can help solve that problem! Featuring eighteen cubbies, the bench is the ultimate in shoe and umbrella storage, and would be an excellent place to stash pet leashes or a few hat and scarf sets! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 3 – 1×2

An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Give a Ceiling Fan a Makeover

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Painting the Ceiling Fan with a Chalky and Worn Finish I’m trying to give my bedroom an update and one of the things I needed to update was the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan in the bedroom generally runs non-stop. Multiply that by 10+ years and needless to say, it was completely packed with dust! Before painting the ceiling fan, it needed a seriously deep cleaning! After giving the fan a makeover, I am thrilled with the results. I started by turning off the power at the breaker. I took the ceiling fan down,  by removing the blades and brackets first.

A Whimsical Chest of Drawers

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DIY Plans to Build the Ava Chest of Drawers This chest of drawers is constructed by basically building a box that houses each drawer. The boxes are then stacked in either a straight line or offset for a bit of whimsy! The DIY plans to build the Ava Chest of Drawers are really easy to construct and require no drawer slides, though they can be added if desired! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Drawer pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Paste wax Lumber: 1 –

An Interesting Twist to a Simple Sideboard

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DIY Plans to Build a Cato Sideboard This is a very simple sideboard but what sets it apart from other “simple” sideboards are the squares on the front doors! The DIY plans to build a Cato Sideboard feature two large doors and a shelf inside. The squares overlap the space between the doors for a very cohesive look. Even though there are 120 squares to cut, the sideboard can still be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/2″ screws 5/8″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of hinges Wood glue Sandpaper (100,