Questions? cher@designsbystudioc.com

Category Archives: Bob Vila


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…


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 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…


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…


“Customizing a Closet Organizer” – is that an oxymoron?? Anyway, The Han’s closet is a mess. I’m ashamed to even show the before picture. One time I asked why the clothes were on the floor and she told me they Read more…


Easy Way to Install Drawer Fronts Installing drawers fronts, to me, has always been intimidating. There is nothing worse than building a beautiful cabinet, only to install the drawer fronts incorrectly… It happens to me all the time and is Read more…


I think drawer slides are the greatest invention since sliced bread… Once I’d mastered the “art” of drawer slide installation (click here for an easy how-to), I turned my attention toward the types of drawer slides I prefer to use. I Read more…


How to Install Drawer Slides When I first started woodworking, I found drawer slides to be very intimidating! I could not figure out how to get the hardware on the cabinet side to line up perfectly with the hardware on 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…

Some posts on DbSC contain affiliate links. What this means is that if the link is clicked and a sale is made, I will make a small profit.