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Two Toned Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

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I saw a table similar to this at Pier 1 and loved it, but didn't want to spend $400. I saw the plan for a farmhouse play table, then found one for a turned leg farmhouse kitchen table. The plan for the turned leg farmhouse table was not detailed at all though. The instructions for building the table top included, "put together the table top." LOL this was my very first project... I needed some more instruction!! So I went on YouTube and watched Ana's video where she made a coffee table pretty much the same style and kind of went off those instructions. I love the way it turned out! Everyone was so impressed that I was actually able to build it! (With a little help from my husband, father, and brother-in-law)smiley

I want to eventually build another one like this, but use better quality wood. I purchased all of the wood from Lowe's, even the legs. I figured since this was my very first project I shouldn't use good, more expensive lumber since there was a good possibility I might mess something up!

 

wood from Lowe's
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
I used Rustoleum Dark Walnut stain for the table top (2 coats) and Rustoleum Willow stain for the legs and aprons (about 4 coats). I put Minwax waterbased Polycrylic on the legs and aprons as the protective coating. I didn't want them to turn yellow/amber from an oil based polyurethane. I put Minwax Polyurethane Clear Satin on the table top because I wanted a really durable protective coating.
Estimated Cost: 
For wood, stain, and protective finishes, roughly $125

Garage Loft Bed

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Pine 2xs, siding panel boards, various trim sizes

The garage loft bed was inspired by the plans on your site. I beefed up the framing with 2xs and found siding panels at my local big box. 

Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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Estimated Cost: 
$600

Beachy Cupboard

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This is my second project.  I sanded, primed, painted, sanded to distress the paint, then stained the whole thing just long enough for the stain to soak in to the sanded spots (5 minutes or less), then wiped it off. 

Whitewood? Whatever the cheap stuff is at home depot
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Finished with hand rubbed finishing wax.
Estimated Cost: 
100-150

My Kentwood Nightstands Or End Tables

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I needed a new bird stand because the old was.. well.. old.. :) Even the cheapest particle board stuff was $100 and not what I wanted.. so i decided to make one.

Instead of paneling I used beadboard. I added a shelf on the inside, and a larger top.I originally stained the piece but then decided to paint. Much nicer. Larry the cockatiel approves.

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
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My Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table

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My Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table. I used oak and created a more mission style look.

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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Our version of this awesome little greenhouse

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preasure treated & cedar

I found your plans last summer and loved the design so I decided to build one for my wife for her birthday last August. I didn't get started until the weekend of her birthday in late August so there was little expectation to have it finished before winter. It is now 14 months later and I only have a few trim pieces left to install. We live in a harsh climate and I wanted to be able to use it through the winter so I made a few changes. I built a 2 x 12 base and insulated it with R40 and the bottom walls are 2 x 6 instead of 2 x 4 and are insulated with R20. I used twin wall polycarbonate instead of the corrugated lexan because of the superior R factor. The insulated walls are of course vapor barriered and I covered them with tongue & grove cedar. I also made raised benches out of cedar for growing potted plants on. The floor has ceramic tile on it and the exterior is colored metal. I also ran underground power to the building and installed a fluorescent grow light. Surprisingly a small 110 volt heater keeps the temperature above freezing even during our awesome -40 winter temperatures. If the daytime temperature is anywhere near or above freezing we have to keep the screen open in the door or it overheats inside. I have attached links to a few pictures of the almost finished product, ready for another winter full of flowers and veggies. I initially used clear vapor barrier until the twin wall polycarbonate showed up. This worked rather well. 

I have posted this in the comments section as well, but I think it belongs here.

Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
exposed cedar was stained
Estimated Cost: 
Material costs were just over $5,000

My $55 Live Edge Desk

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Pine

Built using the plan except for removing the back angle supports and creating a top that resembles a live edge look.  Most of the build is done with pocket hole screws, glue and nails. 

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
I used a quick dry (1 hr) oil stain and then a quick dry water-based poly.
Estimated Cost: 
I had most of the wood except for the 1x12's which cost around $15. Screws and nails were all under $10. Took a long time to put together but most of that time was spent on the edging rather than the actual building. Sanding took a long time as well.
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Loft Bed Tweak

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SPF

 I added 6 inches to the height to be able to add a twin bed underneath. I also made the platform narrower to fit our room better. Love it. Cant wait to build more.

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
100$
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Tryde Bottle Top Table

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Dimensional Lumber and plywood.

Modified the plans to incorporate 645 bottle tops instead of the center boards. Sealed the whole thing with a 2 part bar top epoxy.

Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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Estimated Cost: 
$100-125. Not counting the beer for the bottle tops...

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