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Very easy to put together... Only hard cuts were the X's. we ended up doing it like the pictures, not the plan. Stain is tricky, make sure to practice! We ended up having to resand and restain the tabletop.
I love the table thanks using a miter saw made it quick and easy took me about 4 hours to build. Thanks
Inspired by many projects here on Ana's page, my "Mega Mom" board is not just a pretty face, it's also great at multitasking. It helps calm the chaos and juggle the daily influx of papers with the same ease that it manages a quick message or coats.
The "Mega Mom" board has a chalkboard, shelf, and hooks for coats. It also has letter bins for important papers, a magnetic board to hold the family calendar, additional hooks for keys and a bucket to hold chalk or loose change. Our ceilings are 9' and I'm 5'10", so I made it big and hung it high to make the best use of the space. The finished board measures 37 1/2" wide by 30 1/4" tall. If you like what you see, you can find a materials list and more detailed drawings on my blog http://theelusivebobbin.blogspot.com/2013/03/plans-for-mega-mom-board.html
My boys had been begging me for bunk beds, but they were all so expensive! These were easy to make. I made these while my husband was away for military training. There are a lot of comments stating that you need more wood. And you do. The shopping list doesn't account for the 64" side rails. I ended up buying 11 of the 1x4 boards and that took care of everything with minimal left over. Lets see....what else...oh! When you are bolting the beds together, make sure you put a screw where there is another rail to catch it. The screws listed are long enough to go through the posts.. I had a lot of fun making these beds. My boys love it. I love this site and will be looking for more projects to get into!
This was a very quick project. Only took 5.5 hours from start to finish, including dragging out and putting all the tools away afterwards!
I left the teeter-totter unfinished, not sure how it will make it through the winter. I may decide to paint it this summer.
I used a length of copper pipe for the bolt to ride through, along with some washers between all the pivot points. This should help keep the boards from wearing away over time.
This has been the BEST outdoor toy around! It gets used EVERY day in the nice weather.
Thanks Ana for the great plans!
We turned the Playhouse loft bed into a "Barn" for my son who wanted his room to be all about horses.
I used cedar deck boards and rails to make this chair - A little more costly, but definitely worth it!
The seat and back rest were made using 5/4 x 6" boards. I cut them 1/2" to 3/4" longer so that they would overhang the supports - for a more finished look. The 2x2 rails came with an angled cut, so I decided to use that to my advantage on the back supports - I made them a bit longer so they would sit higher on the back rest, and I think the angled cut looks a little more "friendly". All screws were left exposed, since this is an outdoor cedar chair.
The table in the photo is an original picnic table from the 1920's, complete with the original paint. It folds flat for storage. I hope to measure it someday and make a plan to build a reproduction - If that ever happens, I will post it on Ana's site.
Thanks Ana for the great plans!
This table is made from beautiful reclaimed wood from local Washington DC buildings.
The matching benches are a great space saver for a small space!
This is the first project that I made using the Kreg Jig. I was a little intimidated at first so with the scraps I had left over after making all my cuts (and a few scraps from other projects) I started with the dog bed so I could get use to making pocket holes etc. That project went great the only modification I made was I skipped the headboard, made the legs lower and the left the molding off one side. It looks great but as you can see in the pic...he still prefers the floor and his pillow.
Making the actual bed I learned so much...#1) Its super important to have straight boards...A few of my boards were warped and it made it a bit difficult to join and required a lot of sanding. The directions were very straight forward and easy to follow the only modification I made was to the headboard which I made only 48 inches high so it wouldn't block the window so much and wouldn't over power the room. Also to attach the headboard tot he bed I used surface mount brackets from Rockler which make the headboard easy to remove and very sturdy.
I love it...had our first guest sleep on it last week and they loved how sturdy and comfortable it was.
Thank you Ana for the great plan and this wonderful site...can't wait to start my next project.
I built this table for my wife and I love how much space this table saves when it's all folded up.
More pics and details on our blog: http://bendrea.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/andreas-sewing-table/
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