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A Stunning Table to Build Just in Time for Holiday Entertaining!

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DIY Plans to Build a Magness Dining Table Now is the perfect time to build a project to show off during holiday entertaining events… Why not start with the DIY plans to build a Magness Dining Table? This large, rustic dining table is a relatively easy build featuring notched legs and bracing, and a planked top. The length can be easily adjusted to suit your needs or the size of your dinner party!   Materials: 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ screws Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 4 – 2×4 at

The Finished Version of the Carlsbad Chair

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Build and Upholster the Carlsbad Chair When I posted the plans to build the Carlsbad Chair, I also mentioned I would be adding it to my “to build” list. It was so easy to build and upholster the Carlsbad chair! I had the upholstery (with the exception of sewing the cushions) completed in a day. The original plans have been updated with photos demonstrating the upholstery application… I did make one modification to the plan – I added 4″ to the height of the back because I want to be able to take a nap in it wanted the back to be

An Easy to Build Piece Specifically for Storage!

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DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby with Drawers This Rolling Storage Cubby is the perfect piece for those who have a lot of books… or maybe DVDs! The DIY plans to make a Rolling Storage Cubby feature six large open cubbies and two drawers, plus locking casters on the bottom. This is an easy build that mainly uses straight off-the-shelf lumber and does not require drawer slides for the drawers making this the perfect plan for those new to woodworking! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 4 – 4″ casters – two should be locking casters

A Really Cool Shed with a Twist…

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New Plans to Build a Shed Using Old Doors Available from WoodworkersWorkshop.com! I am so excited to be able to share free plans to build fabulous furniture here at Designs by Studio C. Since I have a kid in college (to me, that is so hard to believe!), I have to be able to make a little extra money for his tuition. I was asked by the kind folks at WoodworkersWorkshop.com if I would like to start selling plans in their shop and am thrilled beyond belief! I am proud to introduce my very first for-sale plans to build a

A Table Designed for a Great Cause

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DIY Plans to Build a Folding Hexagon Table About a year ago, I created this table for  a charity event (with PureBond plywood) with the proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Center. My friend, Jake, purchased the table and then donated it to a young friend of his who is also battling cancer. How awesome is that? Anyway, I had every intention of publishing the plans to the table but it never happened. So, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I figured today would be a great day to share the DIY plans to build a Folding Hexagon Table!

A New Tool to Speed Up Productivity

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Using an Edge Banding Machine Most of the projects I build are with plywood. In my opinion, plywood is a very economical choice especially if I want to build a project using a species of wood other than pine or oak (my favorite is walnut!). There are several ways to cover the edges of plywood but my favorite method is edge banding. The only thing I don’t like about edge banding is that it is tedious! One time, I spent three hours applying edge banding to a project! Ugh! I decided it was time to invest in an edge banding machine. What

An Ultra-Modern Coffee Table with Storage

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DIY Plans to Build a Round Shelf Coffee Table This is one of those really cool modern pieces that would look so sleek with just the right finish… Black lacquer, maybe? To make things inexpensive, the table can be constructed in MDF or plywood – whichever is preferred. The DIY plans to build a Round Shelf Coffee Table are really easy to construct and can take the living space from ho-hum to awesome in a flash! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 3″ screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 1″ Edge banding (if using plywood) 2″ Edge banding (if using plywood) Edge banding

A Fabulous Console Table You Can Easily Build…

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DIY Plans to Build a Sweeten Console Table This is a console table with a rustic, country look. I think it would be beautiful in a chippy, distressed finish! The DIY plans to build a Sweeten Console Table feature a planked top, curved sides as well as curved drawer fronts (the bottom edge), and two shelves. This is a relatively easy build and should be fairly inexpensive! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ screws Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 16″ drawer slides Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or

A Beautifully Rustic Table You Can Build!

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DIY Plans to Build a Shenandoah Table With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to build a table for use at your holiday events and show off your stellar DIY skills! The DIY plans to build a Shenandoah Table feature a planked top, crossed legs, and additional bracing that is as stylish as it is functional. The table is a really easy build and is suitable for all skill levels, plus it can be completed in a weekend. We all like projects like that, right? Materials: 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ screws Countersink bit for drill Wood glue

A Beautiful Vanity Table Perfect in Any Room

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DIY Plans to Build a Magnolia Vanity Who wouldn’t love a beautiful handmade vanity? With the holidays coming up, this vanity would be a lovely gift! The DIY plans to build a Magnolia Vanity Table feature a large mirror with two smaller mirrors hinged to the sides, two small drawers on the top, and two larger drawers under the top. The vanity is easy and inexpensive to build, and will be a beautiful piece of furniture! Materials: 1″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of 14″ drawer slides 4 cabinet pulls