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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…


How to Sew Bolster Pillows I was actually going to use this fabric to cover an ottoman but my plans were changed by the tree falling on the house. I thought the fabric would make great bolster pillows for the Read more…


How to Etch Glass Using an Air Eraser I love etching glass. It it so fun to take something that is plain then turn it into something fabulous! I’ve tried etching cream and have had good results but sometimes, it Read more…


How to Make a Candle Holder Using a 2×4 I found the prettiest glass votive candle holders at the dollar store. I bought five of them and was instantly inspired to make a holder from a scrap piece of a Read more…


How to Thread Pipe for a Lamp It is no secret that I love to refurbish old light fixtures. Sometimes the parts I need for a lamp are not readily available in local home improvement stores and that means that I Read more…


Things You Can Do With 2x Lumber I really think 2x lumber is awesome… To me, it seems more economical to buy 2x lumber and rip it down to suit my needs especially ripping 2x4s into 2x2s (I can’t seem Read more…


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…


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…

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