Ultimate Workbench – free building plans

I’ve built the ultimate workbench with room for both your table saw and mitre saw (as well as outfeed space) and plenty of storage and room to grow. Free building plans here.

My Ultimate workbench has been months in the making and will likely continue to evolve for months to come as my needs change.  That’s what’s great about these workbench building plans – I’ve created a perfect saw station complete with a recessed table saw section and outfield table, as […]

2019-05-05T10:27:02-04:00May 5th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Portable Kitchen Island

Build your own portable kitchen island with these easy building plans (except the drawer, the drawer sucked, but the rest was easy lol). Portable prep station

I saw on of these portable kitchen islands / portable prep station at HomeSense awhile back and I was determined to see if I could make one myself.

Turns out you can, and a much better version as well, with a 3 ½” endgrain butcher block top no less!

Cut list:

2019-04-29T09:42:59-04:00April 19th, 2019|BUILD IT|1 Comment

DIY Shower Stool

If you’re tired of doing shower contortionism just to shave your legs, then this little DIY shower stool is the perfect option for you.  At roughly $8 and less than 2 hours of your time, you can whip one out and keep your balance while keeping your legs hair-free!

I’m going to premise this post with a warning that this is NOT actually a sitting stool.  This is a small stool for shaving your legs in the shower and is more […]

2019-04-08T15:17:32-04:00April 8th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

What clamps do you need for woodworking?

As a DIYer with no formal training in wood-working, my clamp game was sketchy at best.  To resolve this – and to help you  – I’ve done the research and talked to the professionals to help you with a beginner’s kit that will see you through most small-build projects.

What are clamps for?

Despite common misconceptions, putting together furniture isn’t about a hammer and nails.  Most pieces you’ll build – from nightstands to coffee tables – will be held together with a […]

2019-04-03T18:42:26-04:00April 3rd, 2019|BUILD IT|0 Comments

#OrganizeThis – Small parts bins

Get your workshop organized without breaking the bank by making your own small parts bins to house screws, nails, bolts, and hardware – better still, attach them with a french cleat system for easy removal and return.

Good morning everyone!

It’s a GREAT morning – mainly because I’m part of a group challenge today called #OrganizeThis.  Seventeen of the best DIY Bloggers in the business were put to the challenge to organize an area of their home that has become out of […]

2019-04-02T08:10:52-04:00March 25th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|19 Comments

DIY Nightstands from Rogue Engineer

With easy-to-follow building plans, these Cooper bedside tables are a simple and inexpensive route to furnishing a bedroom – check out my DIY nightstands and see for yourself!

I FINALLY have a build to share with you today!

I started these Do It Yourself (DIY) nightstands at the end of January, but with recent events, a trip to Florida and two girls with extensive dental work, they took a back-burner to more pressing items.

I got them done though!  Final coat of paint […]

2019-04-02T08:16:31-04:00March 15th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|4 Comments

Behind-the-door-Storage

One set of building plans to create behind-the-door storage for anywhere in your home. I created extra bathroom storage for my tweens and a gift wrap storage solution for my office. Use that wasted space with this simple build.

Do you have storage and organization issues?

Like more stuff than space?

I think everyone (except maybe Mari Kondo) does. We all want to be tidy and organized, but “stuff” takes over and clutter everything up. If you are struggling to […]

2019-01-30T23:29:17-04:00February 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|1 Comment
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