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As I was drawing the plans for the X-Tower for The Design Confidential , I was also making plans to build it with some of the scraps I already had. My mom asked me to build one for her so Read more…


How to Install an Outlet on the Top of a Desk or a Table We have finally finished the front room of the house. When the tree fell, I thought we’d never get to this point because rebuilding the front Read more…


Build a Pallet Coffee Table I was able to score a really cool half pallet at work. I thought I could use it to build a pallet coffee table since we needed a table in the new front room of Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman Any good, comfortable chair needs a matching ottoman… The DIY furniture plans to build an upholstered ottoman feature wood legs (you can make them yourself – see the Materials list) and a Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Upholstered Chair, Part Four – The Seat Cushion We are at the finish line with the DIY furniture plans to build an upholstered chair with Part Four: creating the seat cushion. This is actually one of Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Upholstered Chair, Part Three – The Upholstery At this point, we are at the DIY furniture plans to build an upholstered chair, Part Three – the upholstery. The Part One post outlines the supply and Read more…


DIY Tapered Furniture Legs I needed legs for a chair I was building for the new front room of the house and I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them (they can be expensive!). I wanted Read more…


DIY Magnetic Knife Holder In our kitchen, since storage space is very minimal, we have no place to store knives. Actually, we have one large knife that we use currently because the rest of them are still in storage. I’ve Read more…


DIY Metal Tea Tin Planters In our household, we drink a lot of tea! The brand of tea we buy comes in beautiful metal tins. Since I’ve also started growing herbs to make my own tea, I thought I’d turn Read more…


DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Naya Storage Cup Lamp Lamps are so easy to make from scratch! I saw this lamp in a catalog and thought it would be an easy project recreate with parts from the local hardware store (affiliate Read more…

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