Build a Cedar Planter

Last year I built my mom a large chippendale planter. It holds a 12″ pot of flowers and looks great on my parents’ front porch. This year I wanted to make another version of the planter in a slightly smaller size; one that would look good with a 10″ pot of flowers. How to Build…

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Make an Affordable Modern DIY Coat Hook

After building and installing organizational compartments for our coat closet, I began searching for some coat hooks to add to the “mini lockers.” As is always the case, the ones I liked were not exactly cheap, and I needed a handful . . . which is when the usual question pops into my head .…

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How to Make a Wood Cake Display

Earlier this year when I made dip-dyed stools, a friend mentioned that the walnut I used might make a pretty wood cake stand. I rushed back to the consignment store where I found the scraps of walnut, and bought several (ahem, eight) more. Of course they have sat on a shelf for nearly the entire…

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Handmade Cherry Wood Soap Dish

If you’re anything like me you’ve got gobs of scrap wood in your workspace. After I made the cherry wood DIY bathroom vanity for our kid’s bathroom renovation, I had a few leftover scraps of cherry wood to add to my pile. As we were putting the finishing touches on the bathroom renovation, I decided…

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