WWMM Plans

WWMM Plans

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These are original Woodworking for Mere Mortals free woodworking plans. You may copy and share them as much as you like, but you are not allowed to sell these plans individually or as part of a package.

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Gentleman's Standvideo

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One "problem area" in my house is a space on the floor that shoes seem to gather. Of course, I should just put them...
K-Cup Coffee Pod Dispenservideo

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My wife bought me a Keurig coffee maker a for Christmas and absolutely love it, but I’ve never had a good way to store the...
Dresser Drawer Storage Systemvideo

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Ever since reading Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I've been on an organizing mission around the house: mostly getting...
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Most drill presses are not really designed for woodworking but rather machining, and have a tiny round table that is difficult to use for...
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We've been needing a new dining table for years. We bought our current one used,  about 15 years ago. A couple of years ago...
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This week I tried my hand at making a classic soldier Christmas nutcracker.  Ultimately it turned out okay, but wow, this was very challenging! I began...
Lighted 3-D Shadowboxvideo

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If you have a scroll saw, this is a fun project with endless creative possibilities. Combining three scroll-sawed panels into one shadowbox gives a wonderful...
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Here's a cute project to kick off the holiday season! This mailbox would be fun for kids to send letters to Santa, or you...
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A few years ago, I made some clamp storage racks for my shop that I have now outgrown. I have more clamps now and some...
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Once you start woodworking, you will soon realize that sawdust gets everywhere and a broom alone is probably not enough of a solution. Not...
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Makers Care 2016 is teaming up with Microjig again this year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes to children...
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I often get paint, stains, glue, or other finishes on my workbench.  While I am unconcerned about its appearance, this stuff on the surface causes a few...
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Composting is good for the environment, great for your garden, and it will save you money: Soil amendments can be very expensive to purchase at...
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Long time viewers to Woodworking for Mere Mortals will remember a kitchen drawer organizer I made back in 2011. It was a replacement organizer for the first...
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I got the idea for this project from Ryan Borger back in 2013, who sent me a picture of a serving tray he made. I...
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Summertime! Well, okay. Technically summer doesn't begin for another month, but in the U.S., Memorial Day Weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer! Naturally, I...
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Over the years, I have accumulated a lot of drill bits. But they all come in their own plastic containers and seem to always...
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This is a project I’ve been meaning to make for years, ever since I first spotted Disney’s version in A Bug’s Land at The California...
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Three months into the bathroom remodel and we still didn't have a convenient storage area until this week! Finally, I made the bathroom wall...
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In this Art & Design episode, I wanted to challenge myself to creating a unique photo frame with lots, and I mean lots, of...
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One of the biggest problems with owning a small house is having lack of storage space. We've gotten pretty good at throwing out clutter...
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Building a new cabinet and installing a new bathroom sink. We are kicking off the new year by remodeling our guest bathroom. The first project...
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Toys are fun projects to make any time of year, but especially for the holidays! I made this modular toy truck system with a...
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This week I thought it would be fun to make seven different holiday ornaments using seven of my saws! Mostly, this is about ideas...
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I've made several Christmas countdown calendars over the years. Also known as advent calendars, they typically have a prize each day. This year, I...
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I frequently get requests from viewers who live in apartments or other small spaces and want to make stuff with a limited assortment of...
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One of the strangest phenomena  in cinema history, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, was released 40 years ago last month. When the movie musical came out,...
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This Halloween I thought it would be fun to make a prop from one of my all-time favorite horror franchises, Friday the 13th. Even...
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We have a very large pantry unit in our kitchen that is very poor way to store kitchen items. The large shelves that slide out...
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We are going to be holding a big raffle this Saturday at the Mega Me-Mo Meetup in Kansas City. Lots of awesome prizes donated...
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To kick off Makers Care and raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation, we are asking you to make an airplane. It doesn't have to...
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A while ago I was contacted by Philippe Chretien who had invented a "Fibonacci Clock" and asked if I would be interested in helping him fun...
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I always get great project ideas from viewers of the show. Either here on the web site, or on social media. A while back, on...
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We've had a large steel hanging pot rack ever since we moved into this house in 2001. Sure, it was kind of ugly, but a...
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Wyatt will be leaving for college next month, so I thought it would be a great time to build a desk organizer he can...
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A few months ago at Maker Faire, I met a couple guys who started a company called Trash Amps that makes DIY amplifier kits. These things...
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This bird feeder idea came to me from Bill Wilson, who has helped me out with many projects over the years. The concept is...
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For years I've been storing sandpaper in a drawer under a workbench. "Storing" tends to imply a certain level of planning or organization, neither...
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My goal with this project wasn't to just build something from a single 8' (244cm) 2x4, but to build something useful that could be...
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If you have a cat, you know that our purpose in life is to serve them. Keep the food coming and litter box clean...
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If you would like to own this table, you can place a bid here. 100% of your winning bid goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Get...
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I think this is the final project for the craft room makeover. At least it's the last major project needed to make it a...
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A new bed has been on my to-do list for ages. In fact, we have never owned a bed, just a frame which held...
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I'm back working on our craft room makeover again this week.  The large cabinet I previously made is used mostly for storing fabric and other...
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This week's project is sponsored by NatureBox. Please get your free trial here!  ------------------- You can place a bid here to own this project! 100% of your...
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How to Make a Fastrack Hockey Game A couple weeks ago Wyatt and I found a game called "Fastrack" Hockey at a game store in...
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If you have a sofa or chair with large stuffed arms, you know how tempting it is to balance a drink on them. Unfortunately,...
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The transformation of our guest bedroom into a crafts room continues this week. My wife and discussed a number of storage ideas and I...
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No miter joints necessary! One of the most common woodworking projects is a picture frame. And why not? Custom framing is outrageously expensive. You can make your...
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As soon as March begins, many people start to experience the restlessness of spring fever. It doesn't help that a lot of places are...
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After building the Murphy Bed for the guest bedroom (craft room) I realized that if anyone wants to sleep on it, they will need...
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For years we have had a daybed in our guest bedroom. A daybed is an odd type of space-saving bed that takes up a lot space....
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About a year ago I started noticing ampersand ("and" symbol) decorations appearing everywhere. Thousands populate Pinterest and it took me while to figure out...
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Organize with this stylish shoe rack Designing plans in Sketchup makes me far more productive and saves me a lot of time and guesswork in...
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Storage caddy solves two shop organization problems This may seem an odd project, but as with most shop projects it sprung from a need. Problem 1 I...
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Most of you know that I've had a huge 4' x 8' workbench in the middle of my shop for years. When I built...
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Let's get organized! Whenever I decide I want to rearrange the shop, I tend to just dive in with no clear plan and only a...
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This is the time of year for attending holiday parties and most of us will take a bottle of wine for the host. This...
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Quack! There is still plenty of time to make Christmas gifts. This week I have another classic toddler toy: the duck pull toy. And this...
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Looking for a fun indoor project you can create with your whole family? Cut these out and see who can decorate theirs the tackiest! I cut...
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I learned about a tabletop board game called Quoridor from my friend Bill Wilson, who is never at a loss for great woodworking project ideas....
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Running out of time to make gifts for the holidays? This oven rack puller is a fun woodworking project you can crank out in...
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Classic fun! This set of blocks and cart is the perfect gift for any toddler. It helps them learn colors, shapes, counting, sorting and provides...
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  Countdown the days until Christmas! Advent calendars are a really fun way to start anticipating Christmas. Starting on December 1st, you open a new present...
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Bending wood I've made a number of bent-wood projects on the show. The largest was this quilt rack which we still use. It's a lot...
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Big thanks to Bill Wilson for coming up with the idea for this project! A tablet stand is really useful, but often not all...
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  Woodworkers Fighting Cancer It's that time of year again to build a fun project and raise money to fight cancer! I'm happy to help out Marc...
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Just in time for Halloween! I designed this Plinko candy dispenser to use 1" diameter candy. Gumballs work great and make a fun pinking sound...
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  When remodeling my shop last year, I removed several shelving units that I used to store paints and finishes. They've been sitting outside, exposed...
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Hi everyone! I'm back from the Woodworking in America conference last week. It was great to meet so many of you.  Next, I want to...
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  This is one of those projects that is sure to generate conversation when guests see it in your home. They may ask you to...
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A key rack is something we have been needing for a long time. We have a coat rack near our front door that stores...

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I have had more people request that I build a TARDIS than any other project. I decided this week was perfect, since the new...
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I really like corner units. They always seem unexpected in just about any room of the house. I made this set of shelves for...
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A challenge to you Alex Harris and I got together again to collaborate and offer up a challenge to you. Make something that represents your...
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I've been storing my router pits in their original boxes and containers for a long time. One of the problems with these is that...
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If you have a second, please help nominate WWMM for a Streamy Award! This is the first year they have a "science and educational"...
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I've talked to a lot of people who tell me they are unable to spend much time in their shops this time of year...
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An Adirondack chair has been on my summer to-do list for a long time and it's a frequent request from viewers. It seemed like...
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This is a classic bar stool design and can serve many purposes. I am giving this one to my son to use as a...
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I've made a lot of sawhorses over the years because they are so useful. It's like having a portable workbench ready whenever you need...
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Just in time for summertime backyard entertaining! I made this table out of redwood, but you could use anything. Pine boards from your home...
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  It's surprising how often I seem to have the need to make a circle for a woodworking project and my regular drafting compass is...
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The five board bench is a classic woodworking project. You literally only need five boards to make it: two legs are joined to two...
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Transforming a closet We have a guest bedroom in our house, but we rarely have guests. Mostly, the room is used as my wife's crafts...
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Decluttering I've been meaning to make this project for over ten years. It was about that many years ago when I set a board across...
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Spring is a great time to get outside and make some projects for your garden. I have Peter Lindström to thank for the idea for...
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  A curious experiment Recently, Jack Houweling invited a number of YouTube woodworkers to participate in an interesting exercise. He asked us all to design and...
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I've made other step stools but when Earshel Futrel sent me pictures of one he makes with a long handle, I was intrigued. He...
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Welcome to spring! I am kicking off the season with an outdoor project that anyone can build. This is a limited tools project: all you...
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Transform mundane designs to compelling ones with minor tweaks  To me, the design of this space rack says "country" more than the fact that it...
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Snack tables are a great way to share snacks while watching TV.  They are fun to build because they are uncomplicated and there are...
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Spring is almost here!  Since March first is tomorrow, this is my official "kicking off spring" project. Yeah, I know spring doesn't start for a...
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This week's project is completely different than what I started out with. Last week I asked for your suggestions for an Olympic themed project....
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Please welcome Micro Jig as a new sponsor to the show! Great products and people. ***** For Valentine's Day, I decided to make a heart-shaped box...
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Inspiration for this project came from Tim Sluder, who suggested I come up with some way of storing those plastic grocery bags we all...
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Just in time for the Super Bowl next week! This snack tray is hinged for storage and each side features the colors of opposing...
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When researching storage and organization projects, I was reminded how much space is available under a bed. We have several under-bed storage boxes that...
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As we gain experience as woodworkers, we begin to get a feel for the properties of all types of wood species. We understand that...
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Storage cabinet Naturally, since I've been cleaning out my shop and freeing up a lot of space, I needed to build a storage cabinet for...
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I never knew these were called "pea whistles" before this week. I just thought they were called "police whistle" or "referee's whistle". I got this...
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Last week I got an email from Janae Myers, suggesting I make a piggy bank. I liked the idea so much that I decided to...
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I really enjoy making wood games. They make great gifts and are a great way to try out some new woodworking techniques to customize...
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Time to kick off the holiday gift-making season! For those of you in America, this would also make a great Thanksgiving project. Rather than make...
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Every year at this time, Marc (The Wood Whisperer) builds a simple project to raise money for a cancer charity. This year, he built...
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One of the things I continually struggle with is routine maintenance and organizing in my shop. Since I produce a video and project every...
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For some reason I've been meaning to make a Halloween candy dish for a long time and never got around to it until this...
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I became fascinated by Googie architecture and style last March when I made my Jetson's wall clock. It was only recently that I discovered...
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This turned out to be a busy week. I designed these nightstands on Monday, got lumber on Tuesday and completed the project yesterday! The...
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Here's a fun project that can be modified in a lot of different ways, depending on the tools you have and your skill level....
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  Marshmallow Shooter! Long time contributor to WWMM Carmen Salamone designed this crossbow quite some time ago and I've been wanting to make it ever since....
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I have a lot of drill bits. Mostly, they are all over my workbench and I always have a difficult time finding the one...
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One bit of shop organization often leads to another. The extra space I gained by making last month's roll-around painting and finishing cart prompted...
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In case I ever become a grape farmer and bottle my own wine, my son Wyatt designed this hipster bottle label that will work...
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Last weekend I was watching the movie Atlas Shrugged which features a metal bracelet. I love the angular and geometric simplicity of it and decided...
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One thing I've noticed about the workflow in my shop is that setting up for finishing or painting can mean a lot of walking...
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Doing my part to brighten up my front yard and the world. Inexpensive woodworking Depending on where you get your lumber, you should be able to...
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A few weeks ago Matt McDowell posted a Keek video of a bird feeder he made. It's a great project that anyone can build...
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Continuing my living room re-furnishing with a floor lamp. Sticking with my retro theming, I decided to make the legs using the same chevron...
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Little pallets What better project to make with free pallet wood than little pallets! This drink coasters are super easy to make using any scrap...
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If you hadn't already figured it out, we are in the middle of a living room remodel. We've always had a mishmash of furniture...
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This is an easy project. At least it should be. I ran into a few complications. My goal with this bookcase was to maximize a...
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  Just in time for Mother's Day, you can make this serving tray in an afternoon. Several years ago I designed a few logos, labels, and...
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Inspiration from an unlikely source I was watching an episode of Adventure Time recently featuring the Snow Golem. In one scene he was pushing around...
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Simple container gardening for small spaces If you haven't tried your hand at gardening, an herb garden is a great place to start. It is...
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Upcycling. Building with pallet wood. I still have a bunch of pallet wood leftover from last week's side table project. I have really become enamoured with using...
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Spring is here! Time for outdoor DIY projects.  This week I've designed a shabby-chic side table for your deck or patio. Anyone can build this...
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Jane, stop this crazy thing! While decorating my retro living room we decided a new wall clock would be nice. I searched around and found...
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Retro style For years I've been wanting to make a new coffee table. After making the credenza/TV stand a few weeks ago, I was motivated...
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Many of you may remember a miter sled video I made a while back. Although the sled worked, I always thought that it was...
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A credenza is a sort of low cabinet that was popular in the 1950s. I am not entirely sure what it's main purpose was,...
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Valentine's Day project I started this project with the idea of making a wooden "book". It would open to reveal a heart-shaped picture frame on...
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This week I finally decided to do something about the less-than-adequate storage system I have been using for my lumber. The biggest problem for me has been finding...
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It seems everyone has a different method for storing his clamps. For too long, I have kept my clamps in a mishmash of ways...
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Do you have an area in your house that looks like this? For some reason, our kitchen counter has been our recharging area for a...
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Junk month All this month I will be featuring storage and organization projects. If you have anything you'd like to share, let me know! January is...
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I only learned about Quarto a week ago. As soon as I started researching the game boards and pieces I knew I wanted to...
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I decided to make some stocking holders just about a year ago, when we hauled out our Christmas decorations and hung our stockings from...
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After seeing a bunch of ads for wooden neckties, I decided to make my own. These things sell for $50 online, but you can...
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If you are looking for a quick Halloween project to build this weekend, here's one you can make in an afternoon. Don Steffens posted...
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Why spend hours at the costume store and thousands of dollars on a Halloween costume when all you really need is a mustache? Make these...
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Intarsia has always fascinated me and I've been meaning to try it out for years. I like the artistic nature of it and the...
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A few weeks ago over on Facebook, Dale Weinke posted a picture of a cool little pair of bookends that double as picture frames. I thought they were...
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I looked at a lot of different quilt racks before designing this one. Most of the racks looked at seemed either overly chunky and...
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I mentioned in my recent Mere Minutes that I was working on a stomp box for this week's video. I ran into a few...
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Thought I'd give a shot at building a whirligig for the yard. What fun to make! I discovered that there are tons and tons of incredible,...
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I never really know what to do with all the holiday cards that will soon start to roll in. Usually we tape them to...
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An advent calendar is a classic Christmas project. Typically, they contain 24 numbered doors and beginning on December 1st, you open door #24 and...
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About two years ago I made a folding step stool and I have always had people asking for plans. Unfortunately, like most of my...
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You may recall back in December when Ian sent me a photo of his Fibonacci Gauge. I was completely intrigued by the whole concept...
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I've been fussing with this project for a week now, trying to come up with a good way to pull it off and a...