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I’ve been experimenting with rust bluing for a little while, but haven’t been able to achieve the results that I know are possible. After a decent amount of research I came to the conclusion that I was not removing the loose rust that forms during the bluing process properly, and that is why I was […]

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A quick little project to replace a jig I’ve been using for years. Reference: BoringBarGrindingJig.pdf

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Big solution for a small space!  This entryway shelf and bench combo is a favorite because it stores so much, looks beautiful, and is an easy build!   All 1x material – so no ripping plywood.  And no Kreg Jig required (although you can use yours if you have one!) Free plans follow.  Please share a photo via brag post if you build.   Thanks so much, Ana   NOTE: This plan has been updated.  If you need the old version of…

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Build your own pergola!  The first and most important part of this project is to set your footings properly.  There are several different means to do this – if you are setting your pergola on a wood deck or concrete patio or other stable level foundation, you can simply screw the post brackets to the deck as done here by Popular Mechanics.  It’s a good idea to review this link regardless, as there is lots of good information in there.  …

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Do you love storing things in wood crates?  Well that makes two of us! Or three – my friend Jen (who is also our amazing video editor) wanted to create a mini coffee bar station with crate storage in her home.  We got our heads together and came up with this! The crates are all removeable – They rest on inexpensive easy to work with metal angle! So much cheaper and easier than drawer slides! You can size the frame…

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  Display your statement jewelry in this easy to make farmhouse style cabinet. It’s made of wood – so you can stain it any color of your choice.  This cabinet is stained “Classic Gray” by Minwax Wood Stain.    The cabinet hinges open to reveal rustic nails used as jewelry hooks. Beadboard on the back adds to the charm – but you can also use scrap wood or even leave the back off (hello shiplap wall!) We love that the…

Wood Projects

Build your own farmhouse style bedside tables.  Originally built by Grace734 and posted here. Features two shelves and a top.  All wood construction, no plywood, so just cut boards and screw (and nail) together!  Beautiful planked design will paint or stain up with lots of character and texture.

Wood Projects