DIY Shoe Bench

The mudroom off the garage is where the family is generally taking shoes off, which means piles of shoes and a crowded area when entering/leaving the house. The solution? A bench with shoe storage! A seven page detailed plan set including material list, cut list, dimensions, and tips is available …

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 …

How to Build a Sofa Table

A half sheet of plywood and two poplar boards are all that are needed to build this sofa table. Step one is to rip and crosscut the legs to size. Since the final leg thickness is larger than the 3/4″ thick boards, they need to be face glued together. Whenever …

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 …