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Category Archives: Bob Vila


An Easy to Build Chair for a Desk or Dining Table I really like building chairs! They are so easy plus I can use quite a few of the scraps of lumber I’ve been accumulating! Today, I will share plans Read more…


How to Apply Edge Banding to Plywood Plywood is one of the most economical building materials out there. It comes in various thicknesses, sizes, and species. Covering the edges can be a problem for some. The edges can be covered Read more…


How to Build a Side Table A little over a year ago, I built a coffee table similar to one found in a high-end catalog. The catalog price was $399 – yikes! We built the coffee table for about $50. Read more…


Whenever I am building something from plans that call for more than one decorative notch or curve, I have a “thing” about them being exactly the same. It drives me crazy if they are not! Is it some form of Read more…


My daughter painted the sweetest picture for me in her art class. I love the bright colors and her fun approach to a vase with flowers! I decided to build another frame using pieces from the scrap pile to showcase Read more…


How To Cut a 2×4 In Half I like to use 2×2 lumber in a lot of the furniture I build. Where I live, I have a hard time finding 2x2s that are not twisted or bowed, and are in Read more…


Building the PB Inspired Rebecca Trunk The Rebecca Trunk from Pottery Barn… Gorgeous! The bad news is that it retails for $499.00! Yikes! It really is a beautiful piece! I drew the plans for this piece for The Design Confidential. It Read more…


I saw the coolest wall decor in one of the high-end catalogs. I nearly choked on the price – $299.00!! Granted, the inspiration piece is described as being hand carved and is approximately 79″ long, but wow! I knew I could Read more…


How to Build Table Legs or Posts from 2x4s A while back, I mentioned my friends, Chris and Elizabeth, who had an awesome idea using 2×4 lumber to make posts. I love this idea and decided to make the legs Read more…


I made this board for Mr. Awesome for our anniversary representing some of the bottles of wine we’d shared over the past year. I thought I had enough corks but apparently not… This is still a work in progress! Most wine bottle Read more…

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