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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…


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 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…


An Easy to Build Art Piece with a Stenciled Panel A HUGE shoutout to Stencil Revolution for providing the stencil for this project – thank you! This art piece, to me, is so amazing! The easy to build art piece with Read more…

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