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Readers Showcase: Parsons Media Tower

Readers Showcase: Parsons Media Tower

This turned out really well. With some black stain, it matches my other furniture really well. I hope to have time to use more of your plans in the near future. Next project is a sideboard!

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Tri Trestle Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Tri Trestle Table

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!... Read More

Reader Showcase: Roberts Tree Shaped Bookshelf

Reader Showcase: Roberts Tree Shaped Bookshelf

I finally finished the tree shaped book shelf.  However I made mine a little different. 

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Plans and Step by Step Video Tutorial on How To Make a Modern Tree Shaped Bookshelf Modifications 

I decided that 3 layers of 3/4" plywood was not thick enough.  Also if I made it thick enough for a book shelf it would be too heavy using all wood products.  Also when I had the pattern laid out on the board I widened the base by about 1" to 2" and tapered it up the trunk.  Made it look more like a tree.  Had trouble finding carbon paper to trace the pattern on the board.  Luckily a local wood worker had some on hand. ... Read More

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Build  Build Showcase

This was my first time to attempt any type of furniture building. The plans were clear and easy to follow!

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser Modifications 

I did make one modification though. I made the top from 4 pieces of Oak instead of using the panels in the plans.

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Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Build  Build Showcase

This was my first time to attempt any type of furniture building. The plans were clear and easy to follow!

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser Modifications 

I did make one modification though. I made the top from 4 pieces of Oak instead of using the panels in the plans.

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Handmade Holiday Decor: DIY Faux Brass Himmeli Orb

Handmade Holiday Decor: DIY Faux Brass Himmeli Orb

DIY Brass Himmeli Orb The Design Confidential... Read More

8 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Décor Green

8 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Décor Green

Diana Westcott

I’ve eagerly awaited the arrival of our beautiful Christmas trees and greens for months. When the tree is up, that’s the day the party starts! Although I always seem to put off decorating one week too long and by then the warm weather has passed and I’m hanging wreaths and garlands outdoors with numb fingers in a chilling wind. Brrrr!

White Pine garland is a fragrant, budget-friendly trim for outdoor decorating. For inside decor Red Cedar garland is sturdier and stands up to indoor temperatures.

This year I’m using natural Red Cedar Garland as the base for a super-simple holiday tablescape. A garland of the fragrant greenery stretched across the length of your table is the perfect backdrop into which you can nestle fruits, pinecones, flowers or small ornaments... Read More