PLANS: Build reclaimed farmhouse frames for $10

Farmhouse Style Frames
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I needed new frames. Why? Because the ones I had sucked, that’s why. To put it in to better context, to me they were nothing more than black cheap, flimsy, plastic matter that a monkey might fling at you. Yes, you read that correctly. I just referred to my frames as monkey poo. Not only were they doo doo, but they were an eye sore that bugged me every time that I went in to the bedroom. At first it wasn’t such a big deal, but ever since I built our headboard, they have been bothering me more and more. The truth is, I didn’t buy the frames. I bought the artwork that was in them. Continue reading

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REVEAL: Build a rustic DIY frame for $10

Farmhouse Style Frames
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Ever since I finished the barndoor headboard, the frames of my daughter’s artwork from school have been driving me crazy. We won the artwork at a fundraiser auction for her school, and all they used were super cheap, black plastic frames (which would make sense as they need as much money to go to the school) and I knew at some point I would change them out for something that fit in better with our décor.  I thought about buying some, but couldn’t really find any 18″x24″ frames that I liked. I had started thinking about making them, but a few things were holding me back. Continue reading

Flash Back Build: Building a Farmhouse TV Console

Farmhouse TV console
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So apparently Ana White has a great book out called the Handbuilt Home. In this book there are plans for a farmhouse style console table. I know this… now. Too bad for me, I didn’t discover this until after I built this project last year. Instead, I took the plans I had used to make my farmhouse nightstand and modified them to fit what I was looking for. Fortunately, from what I can tell, her plans were very similar to how I built this table. The biggest change is I used several 1×6 planks for the table top opposed to plywood attached to a 1×3 and 1×2. So do yourself a favor and pick-up Ana’s book so that you don’t waste time modifying plans only to find out they already exist. Continue reading

PLANS: Building a kids bench for under $15

DIY Kids benches and table

 

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Yes, you read that right. This bench will cost approximately $10-15 depending on lumber used. We ended up using a mix of premium lumber and “furring strip boards” so our cost was slightly higher, but even assuming you used premium pine throughout, I’d imagine the cost per bench still being around $20 or so in lumber. But why a kids bench you ask? Continue reading

REVEAL: Build a kids bench for under $15

DIY Kids Benches and table
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A couple of months ago my good friend Adrian asked me to help him build a small table for his daughters. He wanted to make them a play table for coloring, drawing, arts and crafts, etc. We built a small table at the same time I built a craft table for my daughter. The idea was for him to come back the following weekend and we were going to build some benches for the kids as well. As it can happen when you’re an adult, life got in the way and we couldn’t get back together to build them until recently. Continue reading