Handmade gifts for Mom

Submitted by JoanneS on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 17:39

My favorite thing this Christmas was making handmade gifts. Mom's were the most fun. :) The first is the Cube dresser, using the plan from 2x4 console cubby shelf (turned upright), with wheels. Next are 2 recliner side tables, made from the 5 board bench plan, with added shelf at the bottom for books and magazines. The last is the 'trinket box' - which isn't really from a plan, just made up with 1x4 and 1x6 boards. We finished these to match her existing furniture, which we built for her earlier this year. Mom loved her gifts! Thanks Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Total $217: ($120 lumber, $45 paint/stain/poly, $52 cube drawers)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine boards
Finish Used
Paint is Benjamin Moore Aura satin in Sea Urchin, tops are Minwax Color Express in Walnut, plus 2 coats of clear satin poly.
Recommended Skill Level


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