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My husband and I wanted modern version of the Kentwood Night Stand. We had to modify the cut list a bit to change up the dimensions for what we wanted for our space.
I chose to modify one end to incorporate the ladder using The 2 x 6s. I made a template and used a jigsaw to cut out the u shapes. A lot of work! Mostly sanding
I made the bottom sides removable for guests an when they eventually are not needed.
With lots of leftover wood from previous projects (farmhouse table and sideboard), I decided it was time to start another project. (I did head out to Lowes to get a piece of 4x4 for the legs...they only had Cedar. My friend found some Fir at Home Depot for a buck more).
Found the plans for the Farmhouse Bench, looked at other brag posts and their suggestions...then got to work!
Cutting the pieces was fast and relatively easy. Predrilling the pocket holes also went quick. Putting the pieces together was also very fast (though I did have to add extra pocket holes here-and-there so that the legs and two end-aprons were more sturdy).
Sanded the piece, then added a coat of Rustoleum Dark Walnut Stain, and then a couple coats of Deft Satin varnish.
Got the Idea from this and just winged it. first time building/staining
I changed the this plan to make it into a puppet stage for my niece's birthday.
I added a curtain rod and made some curtains to fit. I put two shelves in the back, but I put dowels in along the shelves so she could put her puppets on them for easy storage. I used a piece of a sheet of wainscotting for the front of the bottom.
I also put chalkboard paint at the top to allow her to write the name of puppet show that she is performing.
I was able to use some scraps that I had around for quite a bit of it, so it was pretty inexpensive.
The pictures are not great and I wish I would've taken pictures of the back before I gave it as a gift, but the kids are having lots of fun with it. I'll have to take some better pictures the next time I visit.
Made from reclaimed pine moulding.
This is one of the coolest things I've ever built! My husband was so proud of me. :) I recently completed built-in bookcases in our 3rd bedroom/office and those were neat and much more complicated, but I think he likes this better because he sleeps next to it every night. This only took about 2 hours to build, but the staining made for a weekend project by the time it was completed and dry. We've gotten a TON of compliments on this and even had friends ask for me to make them one! Thanks, Ana!
I used the idea of the Farmhouse Table and Coffee Table to build this table and benches. I used simple whitewood for the table because it's cheap. This table doesn't take long to build, only a few hours. But this time I used oil-based stain and had to swap out a few boards because they were warped so it took longer than expected.
We needed a guest bed for our guest bedroom. So I built the storage areas under the bed out of plywood and boxed them up. The bed would probably look better with a headboard, but we decided to just do that curtain style headboard.
I had seen different beds similar to this, and I just had those in mind when I started. I didn't follow any specific plan except for what I had in my head.
It was painted with an oil-base white paint.
This was my bed handed down by two other siblings growing up a number of years ago. It is a Jenny Lind which I cut the foot board in half, attached to the head board, used the side rails for the frame on the front and sides and attached with my Kreg Jig. The underside frame was from left over pine trim from a window project and the seat was from leftover paneling from a bathroom remodel. I painted the bed with a satin black spray paint and left the seat as is.
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