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A Beautiful Lamp with a Walnut Base

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DIY Plans to Build a Lamp Base with Plywood I love making and refurbishing lamps.  I love walnut wood, too! I had a few scraps of PureBond walnut plywood left over from one of the projects I create for them and decided that I really, really needed a lamp with a walnut base. Constructing a lamp base from the DIY plans to build a lamp base with plywood are super-easy. The plywood is joined together using 45° bevels in the edges of the pieces. It sounds hard but really isn’t! Materials: 1-1/4″ brad nails Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220

Ottoman to Match the Carlsbad Chair

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DIY Plans to Build the Carlsbad Ottoman – the Perfect Companion to the Chair! Previously, I posted plans for a new seating collection with the first plan being the Carlsbad Chair. If building the chair, like I am in process of doing, why not build the matching ottoman? The DIY plans to build the Carlsbad ottoman are super-easy and include simple upholstery instructions – if you can sew a straight line, you can sew the basic box cushion for this ottoman! I am still so excited about this collection! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/2″ screws 4 – 4″ furniture

A Simple Coffee Table to Build – with Storage!

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DIY Plans to Build a Morgan Coffee Table with a Drawer Need a coffee table that is quick and easy to build? The DIY plans to build a Morgan coffee table feature a large and roomy drawer to hide media remotes, coaster, magazines, and a few snacks! The coffee table is inexpensive to build and can be finished however you choose… Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 1 set of 24″ drawer slides 1 – cabinet pull Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: Scrap 1×3 at 21-1/2″ 2 –

New Seating Collection Plans – Build a Carlsbad Chair

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DIY Plans to Build a Carlsbad Chair – the First Plan in a Whole New Seating Collection! I am really excited about this new collection. Yes, it is based on a design from a popular furniture store and although the furniture is inexpensive, I still think it can be built for less! Let me introduce you to the Carlsbad collection – furniture pieces that can be built as a single unit or together to create the ultimate seating! The DIY plans to build the Carlsbad chair are easy to construct and I’ve included instructions on adding the upholstery! Trust me,

Labor Day – A Special Day This Year!

Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Labor Day weekend… It is normally considered the last official summer weekend. The last weekend to enjoy the fun and sun before fall sets in and the weather starts to cool off. Hope you all are enjoying the “last hurrah”! This summer seems to have flown by in a hurry! For me, this Labor Day is different – it is MY BIRTHDAY!! So you know I am enjoying ordering everyone to wait on me spending time with my family while stuffing my face with cake and ice cream! There are lots of candles on

Build a Massima Bookcase

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A Super-Easy Modern Bookcase – DIY Plans to Build a Massima Bookcase I built a bookcase similar to this one for myself many years ago. It was actually one of my first woodworking projects and I still have it! I used 1×6 lumber and painted it a bright turquoise. The DIY plans for a Massima bookcase use 1×12 lumber but really any width can be used and the same directions will apply. It is a very easy build and can be completed in a couple of hours. In fact, it will probably take longer to prime and paint (or stain

Build a Burlington Dining Table with Top Options

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An Easy to Build Table with a Customizable Top – DIY Plans to Build a Burlington Dining Table In the market for a new dining table? The DIY plans to build a Burlington dining table are super-easy to construct making it an ideal project for those new to woodworking, plus the top is completely customizable! The boards can run the length of the table, the width of the table, in a herringbone pattern, or create your own design! There is no lumber listed for the top in the lumber list or the cut list. The amount of lumber will depend on

Build a Natalie Chair

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Build a Fabulous Piece of Seating with the DIY Plans to Build a Natalie Chair Have I mentioned that I love to build chairs? I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a hundred times before! This chair is so fantastically easy to build! The DIY plans to build a Natalie chair feature a very low back and kerf detail on the legs. This is the perfect chair for a dining room, a vanity, as a desk chair, or as extra seating in the living room! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220

Build a Howell Bar Cabinet

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A Great Piece for Entertaining – DIY Plans to Build a Howell Bar Cabinet Like to entertain? This is a great bar cabinet for those get-togethers with friends! The DIY plans to build a Howell bar cabinet feature wine storage behind two doors with false drawer fronts, and a long pull-out cabinet in the center. There is plenty of storage for entertaining accessories and spirits in this cabinet! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 5/8″ brad nails 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 3 sets of 18″ ball-bearing drawer slides 2 sets of hinges 15 cabinet pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100,

Build an Eclectic Wood Sideboard

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An Awesome Piece of Storage – DIY Plans to Build an Eclectic Wood Sideboard Here is another storage piece that is on the rustic and plain side, and is fabulous with any finish! The DIY plans to build an Eclectic Wood Sideboard feature a large top, two doors, and two shelves. The sideboard would be fabulous with a chippy painted finish, a weathered stain finish, or stenciled with paint or the glue-resist technique! This is a super-easy build and can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 2″ screws Edge