Hanging Wood Wall Bins

Wood bins perfect for storing accessories, toys and more!  Hangs on the wall.  Free plans by Ana-White.com

Author Notes: 

Oh, I can just imagine this one filled with little gifts on Christmas morning!

So happy today to get to share new plans with you today for wall bins!!!

It's perfect for toys and books and accessories in a kids room.  And there might even be a mom or two out there that would love this in her entryway for hats, scarves and gloves.  

As part of our ongoing series for Handmade Holidays -

Jaime from That's My Letter and I are teaming up to get you a new gift plan each Friday until Christmas.  

We hope you enjoy these wall bin plans today, and of course, you can check out all the other Handmade Holiday Plans here.

The plans for this project follow, but make sure you check out Jaime's building post here for lots more tips, building photos, and more finished photos too! 

See you back here for plans!

Have a great weekend,

Ana

Shopping List: 

1 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long

1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long

14-1/2" of 1x2 (can also use a 1x3 here)

1 - 24" x 48" piece of 1/4" thick plywood or hardboard

can use 2" wood screws instead of 1-1/4" pocket hole screws

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above
Cut List: 

2 - 1x6 @ 33-3/4"

6 - 1x3 @ 14-1/2"

1 - 1x2 @ 14-1/2"

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 16" x 33-1/4"

5 - 1/4" plywood @ 16" x 4-3/4"

 

 

Step 1: 

To get all the of the 1/4" plywood cuts on the 24" x 48" sheet, cut as shown here.  The back will be a little smaller, but since the 1x2 hanging cleat is there (see step 4) it won't matter.

Use a circular saw or table saw to make these cuts.  

Step 2 Instructions: 

Place a 1x3 board on top of the 1x6 board, with one edge flush.  Draw line down the 1x6 board.  Then mark the indents in the 1x6 and carefully cut out with a jigsaw.  Sand the cut edges smooth.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach the two sides together with the 1x3 shelf bottoms.  Use either 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws or 2" construction screws.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Attach the 1x2 cleat to the top as you did the shelves.  Use this cleat later to hang the shelf on the wall.

Step 5 Instructions: 

Glue and nail the back on with 3/4" brad nails.

Step 6 Instructions: 

Glue and nail the front pieces on with 3/4" brad nails.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Finish Used: 
Check out <a href="http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2014/11/w-is-for-wall-bins.html" target="_blank">Jaime's post here for details on her finish.</a>
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Gift Wrapping Cart - Plans with RyobiNation

DIY gift wrapping cart - easy to make with wood boards.  

Author Notes: 

Hi everyone!

For years, I've been wanting to create a gift wrapping cart.  But it had to meet a tall order of design requirements -

1. Inexpensive - can't blow the present budget on not the present, not the gift wrap, but the gift wrapping cart, can we?  No way!  This project had to be made inexpensive, but I didn't want to go the particle board route either.  So I designed it to use off the shelf whitewood boards.

2. Custom Compartments - if we are building a gift wrapping cart, it better be a gift wrapping cart, right?  Complete with ribbon holders, a larger space in the back for gift wrapping rolls, and hooks on the side for bags, and a top tray for tape and scissors.

3. Compact Footprint - this project needed to be able to roll into the closet for storage easiy.  So the overall footprint needs to be small enough to fit through doorways easily.

4.  Easy to build - the holidays are such a busy time of the year, I really wanted to make this project as easy as possible to make.  You've already got your hands full decorating and gift shopping and entertaining!  So I designed this project so it's just building three trays, and slapping the side 1x6s on.  

5. But still cute - we want to enjoy wrapping gifts, too, right?  

So after quite a few designs, I settled on this one!

 

General Instructions: 

This project was created in collaboration with RyobiNATION - Please go here for the full plans.

PS - You can also watch the video for this project too - Thanks so much and please share when you build! Add #anawhite to your post and we'll see it! XO Ana + Family

Dimensions: 
Dimensions for this gift wrapping cart are above. Its suitable for 36" rolls (although will accommodate 30" rolls) and will roll into a closet or through doorways.
Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Refined X End Table featuring Simply Lovely Lumber

DIY End Table plans.  This is a more refined version.

Author Notes: 

Hi everyone, hope you had an awesome weekend!!!  Did you get to build anything?  I hope so!

Are you ready to meet a new building friend?

Meet Stepanie, from Simply Lovely Lumber!

Hey!  I'm Stephanie from Simply Lovely Lumber.  I'm a super busy mom of 3 crazy little kiddos!  I love to sew, craft, cook, do projects with my munchkins, build furniture, and blog about it all.  I found Ana's blog a few years back and decided to try out a project and I've been hooked ever since!  During my free time (Ha! A mom with free time!) you can usually find me out in the garage building.  My husband got out of the military last year and we moved back home to AZ.  We're very excited to finally be able to put down some roots.  I hope you will stop by and follow along as I attempt to make our newest house a home!

Before we get to the project that Stephanie and I collaborated on, let's check out a few of Stephanie's projects via Simply Lovely Lumber -

How about 48 feet of garage storage for less than $100?

Or a modified to fit four Farmhouse Table?

And what DIY home is complete if you don't make you own bed, right?  Check out Stephanie's Farmhouse bed here.

Now for today's project - new end tables!!!

These beauties are a little more refined and smaller sized than our popular rustic X end table plans.

Here's from Stephanie -

We were in serious need of some end tables.  I love how these came out.  They were simple to do and look great!  I used Purebond Plywood for the bottom shelfs and the tops and put them together using my Kreg Jig.  It took two afternoons to get them both put together but you could easily do it in a day without distractions.  Now for about $75 (actually $50 since I only used a half of my sheet of plywood) I have two beautiful, custom, and functional end tables!  I am so happy with the finished product and can't wait to move on to my next project!

The plans for this project follow, but before you check them out, take a second to stop over and visit Stephanie and read her building post here.

And you can keep up with Stephanie from Simply Lovely Lumber here:

 
 

Thanks Stephanie!  

Enjoy the plans following!

XO Ana

Shopping List: 
1 - 24" x 48" sheet of 3/4" plywood or MDF
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above
Cut List: 
4 - 2x2 @ 24-1/4"
8 - 2x2 @ 19-1/4"
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 19-1/4" x 19-1/4"
6 - 1x2 @ 25-3/4" (both ends cut parallel to each other at 45 degrees off square, long point to short point measurement)
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 23-1/4" x 23-1/4"
Step 1: 

Build two of the side frames with 2x2s.  

Step 2 Instructions: 

Join the two frames together with the front/back aprons.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach plywood inset on the bottom frame with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Cut the 1x2s for the Xs and notch out.  To notch out, set circular saw blade depth to 3/4" and make multiple cuts between the notches (about every 1/4").  Then use a chisel to remove the material in the notched out area.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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