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We used the basic plan provided but made a few modifications: we built a full size bed vs. a twin bed. We narrowed the staircase to 17 inches, because of our space. It is plenty wide for us to get up there. Since we built this for our 2.5 year old, we wanted a higher railing on top, since we knew she would want to stand up, up there! We also used plexi-glass on the upper railing, as we wanted more light and for her to be able to look out. We also used 4x4's for the posts and 2x6'x for the underneath portion of the bed. My husband wanted to make sure the bed was VERY sturdy and could easily hold two adults, should we need it for guests on occasion. The bed turned out great and our daughter loves it! I was really excited to see these plans with the staircase, as we also did not want to block the window in her room. Also, it is much easier for a small child to go up the stairs and then climb into the bed vs. climbing a ladder.
This project was desperately desired and needed! We had old wire shelving which previous owners of the home had installed improperly and were falling off the wall. This took about 6 weeks from start to finish, but I am SO happy with the results. Unfortunately, here in south Florida, our homes are built with metal studs which are more often than not spaced all over the place. So, attaching anything to a wall securely is next to impossible. I believe I've gotten things as securely attached as possible and things seem to be holding up really well. The icing on the cake was my mother-in-law purchasing 100 Huggable Hangers for me for my birthday! The OCD in me was ecstatic! Anyhow, thanks Ana for the great plans and helping bring custom organization to our homes!
We modified the plans a little so that our little girls bed would fit snug into the bedframe. We also cheated and bought round short legs from Lowes and stained them with Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut. We wanted the bed to sit low since she is only 3 and I also didnt want her to be able to stuff things under her bed!!
Secret Puzzle Box.
I absolutely had a minor design change. But there was not a single plan I found with measurments! Can always count on Ana White's blog! I found FREE unfinished hardwood being scraped and I was able to use it as my table top. I found the large wheels on ebay for around $20, they are old heavy duty 10 inch lawn mower wheels. I bought the frame wood and plumbing hardware from lowes, and the 4 inch casters from a tractor supply company! I also used a finish from this blog. Had an amazing time building this table, can't wait to DIY some more!
I am re-doing my walk in pantry, and this was the first step. I desperately needed a place for the hundreds of water bottles we keep. I put all those water bottles that were previously rolling all over the place and put them in this beautiful Industrial-style crate. I will admit before doing that my kids enjoyed going on a few laps around the house in it first!! Very pretty, very versatile.
I wanted to make a built in storage bench for the breakfast nook in our eat-in kitchen, but wasn't entirely sure how to go about the process. After seeing Ana's "Mimi's Storage Bench" I thought the plan could be modified to fit our space, so I convinced my husband to give it a shot. We've done a fair amount of carpentry in our house, but this is the first piece of furniture that we have ever built. Thanks to Ana's plans and our new Kreg jig, it turned out better than I ever imagined. We absolutely love the new bench, where my toddler spends every morning eating his breakfast while staring out the window and giggling at the squirrels in our backyard.
I built this "Sweet Shop" for my daughters for Christmas this year. I cut vinyl on my Silhouette machine for the signs and made a couple of extras in case they decide to use it for a library or post office later. It was a fairly simple project and I made it over a couple of days while my youngest was napping. I added some scrap 1x4's to the front to cover my imperfect paint job-ha!
I took the Ana White plans for this bed and modified them just slightly. I decided to cover up the top opening on the front, and add some plywood "trees" so that the ned looks like it is being suspended by the trees.
I used whitewood from Lowe's, a compound miter saw, the AWESOME Kreg Jig, and a drill.
The whole thing took about three days to construct and about two days to paint 2 coats.
If you see from the pictures that the side pieces of 1x4 trim are missing, you are right. When I measured the 34" instead of the 34 1/4" it was too short for the sides and wouldn't match up with the front trim. Even if I used the 34', there was a gap so I left it off.
I added a fourth step and I also put grip tape on the stairs because my homeboy like to sleep in socks and I didn't want him to slip coming down.
loved the husky dining table on Ana's website so sort of followed the plans this is how mine turned out :-) still in the process of distressing the legs and then varnishing
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