After way too much time, I’ve finally compiled and released a downloadable project plan for the Kendal Extra Wide Dresser project. You can access the plan page from any one of the blog posts or you can go straight there from here. Star Wars Legos are not included… sorry!
Working on a full size version of the rustic farmhouse bed that’s lately been getting a lot of traction. Here’s a SketchUp model of the overall dimensions and I will soon have a detailed assembly schematic and cut list.
***Update*** I’m trying to get as many reader photos as I can up on my Facebook page, so check out https://www.facebook.com/edhart.me/ for other reader projects. They look great!!! ***
I confess I’m a little late getting this post up, but I wanted to highlight one of my reader’s rustic farmhouse bed projects since it turned out so nice! Ronnie was also the reader that inspired me to rework the original queen sized plan into a king size rustic bed plan. Continue reading
I recently updated a couple of my woodworking plans with more detailed and thorough assembly instructions and updated the cut lists. Since I wrote the original plans a couple years ago, I thought it might be helpful to post new links to them. Continue reading
Now that I’ve gotten her windows replaced and room painted (lots of funky, girly colors), my daughter has been asking for a desk to do her school work. “This will be easy,” I thought, “a couple file cabinets and an old door on its side will be perfect!” Not exactly what she had in mind… ah, the difference between boys and girls… Continue reading
I’ve been searching all over the place for a spice rack that can actually hold a bunch of spices. I’m convinced that the spice rack manufacturers don’t actually cook anything, because if they did, they’d realize that the racks they make and sell at the big box retailers only hold about 25% of the spices any cook really has! And that’s not counting all the duplicates I bought because I couldn’t see in the cabinet where they’ve all fallen over and rolled behind all the other stuff that was crammed in there! Continue reading
I’ve been saving wine corks for as long as I can remember. I can’t bring myself to throw them away – the natural ones – because I just think they’re cool. I even find myself picking bottles of wine based on which ones have real corks vs. synthetic. There’s something tactile and visceral about them that totally intrigues me, from the smell of the wine-soaked end to the elastic resistance I feel when I roll them about with my fingers, to the almost limitless variation of patterns and colors. And I’m amazed by the fact that cork comes from trees and start out living and organic. Continue reading
I’ve had a number of questions about converting my Farmhouse Bed post plan to a king sized version (the original plan is a queen). While the construction techniques are the same, the king version changes quite a few of the measurements to stretch the headboard and footer. This post is a detailed plan for the king version. To give full credit, the original version of this plan is from Ana White’s website (the queen version) which you an see here and I’m also working on a full version. I think Ana has done a king version as well, but this plan is a little bit different. Continue reading