How to Build a Children’s Bookshelf

When my wife was pregnant, I decided that I wanted to create my future child a large woodworking gift that would last her years. At one of the baby showers, books were given instead of cards, with messages written on the inside covers. We ended up with dozens of books, …

Canvas Print Frame

I turned a photo of my daughter into an 11″x14″ canvas print from Amazon as a Christmas gift for my Mom. The print looked beautiful but I thought I could make it look even better. I chose to build a 3/4″ thick, 1″ tall mahogany frame around the print. I started off …

Turkey Fan Mount

One of the first thoughts through my mind after bagging my first turkey this year, was “I need to mount this!”. After a few searches online, I found multiple different fan mount patterns and best practices on preserving the fan and beard. Above is what I ended up with, a …

DIY Silverware Organizer

When my sister purchased her first home, I built her a custom golf rack. After noticing her mess of a silverware drawer, I decided to help her out with a little more organization! This silverware organizer was built out of 3/4″pine boards with non-slip mats in the trays. Plans for …

Retaining Wall

The area behind the third stall garage always seemed.. lacking. What better way to spruce it up then a back breaking retaining wall! Here you can see how the area looked before the wall went up. Most of this started with me wanting a place to store my compost tumbler …

Mirror Shelf with Hooks

The laundry/mud room has a large closet, but aside from throwing things on top of the washing machine, there was never a great place to put things like keys, sunglasses, etc. This was the inspiration for the project, minus the rustic look. It was selling at Pier 1 for an …

Headboard for King Guest Bed

Now that I had built the nightstands for one of the guest rooms, it was time for a headboard for the king bed. I based my plans off of Jon Peters design found here. I’m a big fan of his work found on his YouTube channel, a lot of the skills I’ve learned …

Brick Edging Under the Deck

Here’s how the brick edging project looks after the grass has grown in and the plants in place. Read below to see how I did it. I didn’t get a great “before” picture, but this will have to do. The area the arrow is pointing at was originally overgrown with …

Pantry Drawers in a Standard Cabinet

The pantry to the side of the fridge has five shelves on the lower half, five on the upper half. The shelves are 2 feet deep, which causes quite a bit of wasted space. The solution I came up with was to make four slide out pantry drawers for the …