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I saw this beautiful tongue & groove beetle kill wood at our local Home Depot and immediately knew I wanted to make a bed with it. I had seen several similar headboards on various websites, but just drew my own. I used wrapping paper that had 1" graphs on the reverse side. This time of year, I stock up on this paper and keep for projects. After we drew the headboard on the paper, we taped it to the wood and cut it out with a jigsaw. Then, we routed the edges to give it a more finished look and lightly sanded it. I didn't want the color to change any, so I just sanded it and used Minwax Polycrylic Satin (water based) for a finish). We just attached the side rails with metal braces. We decided to just use this as a frame on the outside of our metal bed frame, but you could put slats in it too. By making it a frame, it's easier to move the bed. We might eventually put slats in it. Anyway, I love it!
Added a peg board and a couple of extra shelves... Great design.
We are a foster family which means we have a large family. The Mrs. wanted a large table to fit 8-10 people, so off to ana-white.com i went.
Plans were perfect! Made one long 96" bench and two 42" benches from the same plans. I changed it up a bit by adding a perpendicular plank on the ends and trimmed it with 1x2's for look and strength. 2 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane. Just in time for the holidays! Thank you again for the plans, this is the third thing I have built.
I knew I had to build this bed when I saw the images on a Google search. Thank you so much for such great plans. And FREE no less. Due to the small size of my son's bedroom I couldn't add the front bucket. He's so excited now to go to bed. Thanks again.
I was inspired by the fancy hall tree project, but what I made is a total modification/inspired by with salvaged materials, I loved the idea of having wood backing for the mudroom bench and hooks. I had some leftover vintage door knobs from our interior refurbish, so kept them raw metal (sandblasted the metal and clear coated it with polyurethane to keep from rusting). I found some amazing old mahogany bleacher boards from a local high school and a great slab of fir for the bench. I've been building several of Ana's plans and using some of the projects for inspiration when working with salvaged materials ;)
Worked on this piece on and off for about 4 months! Was hard, but worth every penny. Spent about $300 on materials. Has seeded glass inset cabinet doors with soft close hinges. 80" long x 34" high x ~ 20" deep (I think). Bought black cherry through a specialty lumber supply (I highly recommend cherry!!). Used a cherry dye on it, and Waterlox original to seal it.
We built this media console because our old TV stand was pretty much a safety hazard for our soon-to-be mobile baby. We found a good plan in The Handbuilt Home and modified it to our dimensions with the help of Sketch Up. We couldn't be happier with the final product!
Built this media center for the den. I had to resize all the pieces smaller to fit the console between two doorways.
Modified by making 18" deep, right side is 20" wide (inside dimension) to accommodate cable box. I also trimmed out the side panels with 1x2 not just the front.
I used a rail and stile router set to make the doors. To do it again, I would have selected maple, as it routes better than the poplar. I would also consider overlay doors, made from 1x3. The inset doors leave little room for error - the frame must be square!!! You also have more hinge options with overlay hinges.
I also used 3x3 for the legs, I think their weight adds to the piece. The original base looked too small and fragile for the rustic upper half.
Some work still remains, staining as well as placing the veneer step on the shelf edges to give it a nice edge to stain, but I needed the space back for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!
I loved doing this project and the table came out awesome. But recently with the cold weather Ive noticed splits in some of the wood. Also where the beadboards meet the table top there is shrinkage...any idea how to fix it. I used non treated lumber from lowes.
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