Submitted by kylihoot on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 16:00

This was such a fun and easy build! I love, love, love it! I work at a lumber yard, so I was able to have my awesome lumber guy get me some good straight boards. Straight boards are a must! I had my husband help get the first peices screwed together, but after that, it was easy enough to do myself.I don't have a cool nail gun, but I do have a rockin'  hammer drill that did the job. I also don't have a kreg jig (birthday wish!) but using stainable/paintable wood putty, the finish came out great.I used the screws I had on hand, 2 1/2 drywall screws, and 1 1/2 finish nails for the frame.I used 1/4 Lauan for the backing, I painted it before nailing it on.

Super fun easy build. It feels nice to build my own stuff, and my husband it totally diggin' me using the power tools:)

 Kyli

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$60
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Yellow Pine
Finish Used
To finish I sanded with my random orbital sander (120 grit), primed twice, and painted twice, sanding between coats. I'm pretty sure I used the color Playa Azul from Do It Best.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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