Lutyen’s DIY Garden Bench

DIY a statement piece for your garden with the free building plans for this DIY Lutyen’s garden bench – made with pocket holes in lieu of fancy joinery – so it’s perfect for the self-taught builder (like me!)

I like creating plans and coming up with solutions to fit my specific needs at home but there are so many fantastic plans already out there – many for free – that you really don’t have to reinvent the wheel with every build. […]

2019-08-05T14:43:09-04:00July 31st, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

Scrap Wood Window Box

I made this DIY window box for $0 using scrap 2″x 4″s and you can too! 

Good morning friends!

Does it bug you that I use capital letters in my titles?  I grew up learning to capitalize letters in a title, but later – while working in Marketing – I learned that the proper way to title articles was to capitalize only the first word in the title.

But that bugs me.

Like Pluto fluctuating between a moon and a planet bugs me.

Like dinosaurs […]

2019-07-29T11:52:44-04:00July 29th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|4 Comments

DIY Planter from House Becoming Home

Build your own DIY planter with chippendale accents using the free plans from Angie at House Becoming Home.

Each month a group of brilliant DIY bloggers get together and take on a challenge – for the month of May, the challenge was a #DIYOUTDOORCHALLENGE.  I wasn’t able to participate this month because of several other projects on the go, but the other women did not disappoint and the projects are awesome.

One in particular had me drooling; a gorgeous chippendale planter from […]

2019-06-03T10:12:49-04:00June 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

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 […]

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
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