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Build the Java Chair

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DIY Plans to Build the Java Chair I love designing and building chairs, and this chair is probably one of my favorites! Featuring arms, arm slats, and back slats, the Java chair will also have a upholstered cushion for the seat and back. The DIY plans to build the Java chair are super-easy to construct, and the chair can be completed in a weekend. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 4 – 1×2 at 8′ 3 – 2×2 at 8′ 1

Build a Drake Chest

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A Great Piece with Lots of Storage  - Plans to Build a Drake Chest This chest is one of those pieces that is so well suited for any room… Featuring ten drawers, the plans to build a Drake chest are really easy plus, there are no drawer slides or handles to install. Just add a coat of paste wax on the bottom of the drawers to help them slide smoothly in the openings! Materials: 1-1/4” pocket hole screws 1″ brad nails 1-1/4” brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or

Jewelry Box Frame with Cabot Stain + Giveaway!

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Using Cabot Premium Wood Finish on a Project Thanks so much to the Cabot Stain Team for the stain, frame, plus kits for the giveaway! If you are a regular reader of Designs by Studio C, you may remember a post I wrote about using a colored stain. I am crazy about Cabot’s Premium Wood Finish – a water-based interior stain that comes in a fabulous array of colors with the sealer built right in! When I contacted the folks at Cabot to gush about this awesome product (dorky, I know!), they were gracious enough to send a couple of samples of their

Build a Dreamy Bedside Table

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Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table Who couldn’t use a little more storage in the bedroom? These cute little tables will certainly fit the bill and will absolutely work in any room! With an ample top, two drawers, plus a shelf, what’s not to love? The free plans to build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table are super-easy to construct and can be completed in a weekend. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 3/4″ brad nails Edge banding for the exposed edges of the plywood, optional. Two sets of 16″ drawer slides Two drawer pulls Lumber: 2

Build a Mesa Desk

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DIY Plans to Build a Mesa Desk This desk has a neat feature – slatted sides! The desk features a center pencil drawer as well as a roomy, floating top. The DIY plans to build a Mesa desk are very easy to build and can easily be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 1 set of 18″ drawer slides Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 4 – 1×2 at 8′ 1 – 1×3 at 8′ 1 – 1×4 at 4′ 1 –

Build the Crates for the San Marcos Sideboard

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Plans to Build the Crates for the Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard As promised, here are the plans for the crates to match the Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard.  The plans to build the crates for the Napa Style inspired San Marcos sideboard do not have to specifically be used for this table but can serve other organizing needs! Lumber: 3 – 1×2 at 8′ 14-1×3 at 8′ (for six crates) 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood Materials: 1-1/4″ screws Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220

Build a Davis Media Console

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A Great Media Stand with Lots of Storage – the Davis Media Console Plans! For those who want a plain and simple place for the TV, the Davis media console plans are for you! This slim, low-profile stand features glass (or Plexiglas) doors with a shelf in each cubby which makes it the perfect stand for those without a lot of media equipment! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 2-1/2″ screws Edge banding, optional Glass or Plexiglas for the doors 2 sets of hinges 2 cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer &

Build a Chloe Chest

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Plans to Build a Grandin Road Inspired Chloe Chest The inspiration piece is a tall chest with a chippy, distressed finish, but it would look equally as elegant with a stained finish! The plans to build a Grandin Road inspired Chloe chest have a thin profile but plenty of storage with three small drawers, two larger drawers, and a cabinet with two doors and a shelf. Fantastic in an entryway, dining room, or even a bedroom, this piece is sure to fit into any decor for years to come! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Two sets of

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard

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Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard If you are one of those lucky people who has an abundance of pallets, not only am I jealous, but this is the project for you! Of course, pallet wood doesn’t have to be used with the sieboard… Regular lumber with a little distressing will do the trick, also! Plus, the finished table doesn’t have to be used as a sideboard… It can be a craft table or even a work bench, which is how I’m going to use it. I drew the plans to build a Napa Style inspired

Build a Randall Desk

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A Great Plan Just in Time for Back to School – the Randall Desk Plans! Now this desk is cool, and maybe your student will think so, too! The Randall desk plans feature a center pencil drawer, a cubby on each side with a door and a shelf, plus a lower shelf! How cool is that? This is an easy plan, and the completed piece can be finished any way you like! Plywood with edge banding can also be substituted for the boards in the lumber list – this keeps the wood species cohesive and cuts the cost down considerably!