About This Project
here is my version
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This is my first full sized table project. I wanted to make an inexpensive dining table with nice looks and this one fit the criteria. I deviated from the plans by making the legs frames and the middle truss using rabbit and dado joinery. As a result the middle truss and leg frames did not have to be fastened together with any screws. This design modification made it easier to build in the garage and be able to move easily into the house for final assembly. Top is made of SPF lumber stained to match the natural colour of the cedar legs and truss frame. Thanks Ana for the inspiration to build this beutiful piece.
I have some pallet wood and decided to make some Christmas trees. They were really fast and easy. I cut them at a 45° and just glued and nailed them together.
Ana, thanks for these plans! They inspired me to make my first bed build. I also want to thank all of you that added brag posts! They gave me ideas for some of the modifications that I made. I did this build by mixing your Queen Farmhouse and Queen Farmhouse Storage bed plans. I also added a number of modifications to suit my own preferences. The drawer boxes I changed by building a faceplate (I didn't want the plywood ends exposed), and by increasing in depth to maximize some additional storage. Since I increased the drawer sizes, I went with the euro roller bearing slides. I increased the foot-board height to be slightly higher than the mattress. I also designed the footboard to have a removable inner section with hidden latches on the inside. I did this because I wanted to make use of the "dead space" between the drawer boxes. I then used this space to house a hidden drawer, that is approx six feet deep (I couldn't help myself-I love hidden drawers ). Because I added the hidden drawer, I changed the opptional center support to 4X4 blockes that were pocket screwed under the center of the boxes. I ended up using birch plywood and fir for this build. For my first bed build I'm fairly happy with how it came out. Thanks again!
My husband and I built this bed for my sister-in-law for Christmas. It took us about a week of working an hour or so a day on it. Most of that time was staining. The actually assembly took about 2 hours.
I included a picture of how we attach the siderails to the headboard/footboard. We use a bracket that the 1x2 slides into. It is screwed to both the siderail and the headboard with 1 1/4" screws. We also attach a small L bracket to each corner with helps remove any wiggle that was there previously. It really makes the bed much more stable by adding those little L brackets. Again, we used 1 1/4" screws to attach them.
I wanted a project to build with my husband, and his desk was falling apart. Mine was old and tiny so we made two of these side by side. I did all my own work with some instruction from him, and it was pretty easy! It was also really fast: I think the total time spent was under 8 hours!
Simple Christmas Tree made from 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch square dowels, a bit of scrap 2 by 2 and some scrap 2 by 6.
The dowels were drilled and a metal rod inserted through them all. Two nuts at top and bottom tightened once the dowels were arranged in place.
Each dowel was cut 0.5 inches shorter than the previous one so it was 1/4 inch sorted on each end.
Each dowel was placed 45 degrees from the one below it.
I have a very ugly, plain old range hood that needed to go. It's not in my budget to get a custom range hood or to buy and insert. So, I decided to cover up the existing one. Turned out great IMHO :) For details and a step by step tutorial including cut list for my project, click over to my blog. Thanks for looking!!
I loved this plan when I first saw it. I did make mine with metal that was 36 inches for the legs, it was the length available at my local hardware store and it also allows me to have plants on two levels and still be high enough for sunlight (unplanned bonus).