Recent Project Plans en Flip Top Storage Bench with Cubbies <p>Reader submitted photo</p> Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:36 allthosedelgados Vintage Storage Dining Table <p><a href="">Photo by Meggrs</a></p> Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:15 Ana White Narrow Console Table [Modern Farmhouse Collection] <p>This console table was inspired <a href="">by this piece.</a></p> <p>No matter how tight your situation, there's a project for that!</p> <p>Our narrow console table is less than a foot deep, so can fit anywhere from behind the sofa to in a hall.  It's perfect in a tight entry, or just on a blank wall that could use a light piece of furniture.</p> <p>We love it stained for a rustic look.</p> <p><img alt="narrow console table stained wood rustic look" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7ab40e0d-34df-4f24-95dc-97c0c4c6a486" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/narrow-console-table-farmhouse-style%202.jpg" /></p> <p>We love it painted for a modern farmhouse look.</p> <p><img alt="narrow console table white farmhouse " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e23c0136-73da-4f38-a0bc-d91a35cbe329" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/isla-narrow-console-table.jpg" /></p> <p>We love it wide too.  You can easily make it four or five feet wide by simply using a 4 or 5 foot board for the top and bottom (purchase an 8 or 10 foot 1x10 and cut in half.</p> <p><img alt="narrow console table" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c058bd6d-82b7-4544-b8cc-bd7f79182dd9" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/narrow%20console%20table%20wide%20version.jpg" /></p> <p>You can also go extra wide, for long halls or behind sectionals or to use in the dining room as a buffet or console.  Just add a center leg support -</p> <p><img alt="narrow dining buffet" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d5e665c0-a73b-46ab-9070-ac2d3577f1e0" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/narrow%20console%20table%20extra%20wide%20version.jpg" /></p> <p>There's alot of ways that you can customize this piece perfect for your home.</p> <h2>Video Tutorial</h2> <p>We did a video of this console table build, to offer some tips and tricks while putting it together.  </p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h2>Narrow Console Table Plans</h2> Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:27 Ana White Floating Shelves (Beginner Tutorial) <p><a href="">Reader submitted by KNOLLGF</a></p> <p>Floating shelves add an architectural element to your home, and also give you space to store and display favorite things. We love wood floating shelves, white floating shelves, kitchen floating shelves - whether your style is modern or farmhouse, floating shelves can work in your home!</p> <p>In this tutorial, we make floating shelves as easy as possible to build.  You won't need any special tools or a ton of building experience to whip these floating shelves out.  And you can build right in your garage, paint or stain in your garage, then just hang on the wall.</p> <h2>How to Make Floating Shelves</h2> Thu, 09/12/2019 - 14:11 Ana White Picture Ledge (Beginner Project - Ten Dollars for Full Length Shelf) <p>Reader submitted photo by <a href="" target="_blank">Katie Garber</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Need an inexpensive and beautiful way to display books, photos, decor or more on your walls?  Our famous $10 picture ledge shelves are easy to build (you can even build these without cutting a single board!), can be built in any length, and are easy to hang! </p> <h2>What You'll Need</h2> <ul> <li>Off the shelf pine boards available at any home improvement store</li> <li>Drill (used to build and hang the shelves)</li> <li>Screws (used to build and to hang the shelves)</li> <li>Paint or stain</li> <li>Level is recommended for hanging the shelves</li> <li>A stud finder is recommended for locating the studs in the wall to hang the shelves on</li> </ul> <p>If you want to customize the overall length of the shelves, you'll also need a tape measure and any saw that can cut wood (this includes a handsaw).</p> <p> </p> <h2>But I'm Not Handy</h2> <p>These picture ledge shelves have been built thousands of times, by beginners everywhere.  In fact, we recommend this project as your first project because it is SO easy and SO affordable!  Our step by step tutorial makes it easy. </p> <p>YOU can do this!</p> <p> </p> <h2>Reader Submitted Photos from Our Picture Ledge Tutorial</h2> <p>Here's a few different versions of our picture ledge, submitted by readers, and used in different ways.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/2-uneven_1.jpg" /></p> <p>Book ledges by <a href="" target="_blank">Crisaphi</a></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" style="width: 650px; height: 435px;" /></p> <p>Reading nook by <a href="" target="_blank">karahart</a></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" style="width: 650px; height: 433px;" /></p> <p>Rustic Stain by <a href="" target="_blank">a.stauff</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" style="width: 650px; height: 488px;" /></a></p> <h2>Easy Picture Ledge Tutorial</h2> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:21 Ana White DIY Floating Shelf Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:37 thediyplan Modern Geo Headboard <p>We love the trendy geometric accent walls that are everything right now!</p> <p><img alt="modern wood accent walls" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="995ef9be-0247-4ce2-acb7-488b2dc69d76" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/modern%20wood%20accent%20walls.jpg" />  </p> <ul> <li><a href="">Entryway from Love Create Celebrate</a></li> <li><a href="">Master Bedroom from Remodela Casa</a></li> <li><a href="">Nursery Wall from Within the Grove</a></li> </ul> <p>But what if you can't (or don't want to) make permanent changes to your room?  You can still get this look by building your own headboard - for a fraction of the cost and work.</p> <p><img alt="modern headboard" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bffd6183-4fbd-468c-8ca0-871154e34248" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/modern-platfrom-bed.jpg" /></p> <p>It's just one sheet of plywood, with 1x2s nailed to it.  That's it!</p> <p>You can design the 1x2 strips any way you wish, paint it any color you like!</p> <p>You can also pair it with <a href="">our hairpin bed frame </a>to complete the look.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Pairing with a Queen Bed</h2> <p>No alterations are needed to pair with the <a href="">queen platform bed</a>.  Here's what the proportions would look like -</p> <p><img alt="modern headboard plans" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2ad74774-eae2-41a2-ba2b-cd875619dbe1" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/modern%20geo%20headboard%20queen.jpg" /></p> <p> </p> <h2>Love this Plan?  Pin it!</h2> <p>We very much appreciate you using our plans.  Please take a second to pin - it helps us out and helps us get our projects out to the world.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="modern geo bed frame" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3b63b32b-f2bf-4e63-9134-cf181047d4b7" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/modern%20bed%20frame%20plans.jpg" /></p> <h2>Modern Geo Headboard Plans</h2> <p>The free plans for this headboard follow.  Please submit a brag post when you are done so we can see how your project turned out!</p> <p> </p> Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:22 Ana White Modern Platform Bed Frame [All Sizes] <h2>Do I need a box spring?</h2> <p>No, with the slatted system, you do NOT need a box spring.</p> <p>You can use a box spring with this plan, just make sure the box spring dimensions fit the dimensions of the bed.</p> <p> </p> <h2>How do I cut the boards?</h2> <p>You can cut the boards using a circular saw with an all purpose or wood blade.  The blade that comes with a circular saw is usually designed for cutting wood.  It is very important to get nice straight cuts - use a straight edge or carpenter's square as a guide.  A miter saw (if you have one) would be a better alternative than a circular saw.</p> <h2> </h2> <h2>What type of screws do I need?</h2> <p>We recommend a self tapping wood screw, with a torque head (<a href="">like these from Amazon (affiliate link) with included torque head bit</a>).  Look for a #9 or #8 in a 2-1/2" to 3" length for the longer screws.  </p> <p>For screwing down slats, you can use a much smaller screw.  Try a #7 or #8 in a 1-1/2" or 2" length (<a href="">example from Amazon (affiliate link) in the #7 size</a>)</p> Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:33 Ana White Cindy Wood Console Table with Drawers <div><a href="">Photo by HandyDaddy</a></div> <div> </div> <div>We love this wood console table with drawers!</div> <ul> <li>The drawers are perfect for sunglasses, mail, keys, and other small things</li> <li>The cubbies are perfect for baskets, shoes, accessories, or books</li> <li>The table height is perfect for hanging a mirror over top to create a beautiful entryway</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>Wood Console Table with Drawers Plans</h2> Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:32 Ana White Rustic X Tall Bookshelf <p><a href="">Reader submitted photo by Texjan</a></p> <p>The Rustic X Collection is a reader favorite.  After so much success with pieces from it -</p> <p>the <a href="" target="_blank">Rustic X Console </a>- </p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" style="width: 470px;" /></p> <p>And then the matching <a href="" target="_blank">Rustic X Coffee Table</a> -</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" style="width: 470px;" /></p> <p>And then the<a href="" target="_blank"> Rustic X End Table</a>.</p> <p>We wanted to also add a rustic bookshelf to the collection. Special thanks to my friend <a href="" target="_blank">Gina at Lady Goats</a>, we collaborated to make this happen for you.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="" style="width: 427px;" /></p> <p>But please take a second to check out <a href="" target="_blank">Gina's building post</a> for lots of construction photos and finishing details.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Rustic Bookshelf Plans</h2> <p>These plans have been updated.</p> <p><img alt="rustic bookshelf plans" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5df62ae8-e3af-4336-9011-05787fc6aa39" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/rustic%20x%20bookshelf.jpg" /></p> <p>The updates include a wider overall width, narrower shelf depth (14-1/4" vs 18-1/2") and uses 1x12s instead of 3/4" plywood, and a top that matched the rest of the Rustic X Collection.  If you need <a href="">the original plans, you can find those here.</a></p> <h2>Modifying to Extra Wide Width</h2> <p>It's easy to modify this bookshelf to an extra wide width.</p> <p><img alt="wide rustic bookshelf" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2b3b33e5-7fd0-4bd2-a06f-666a21d15556" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/rustic%20x%20bookshelf%20extra%20wide%20option.jpg" /></p> <ul> <li>Instead of 6 foot long 1x12s, purchase 8 foot long 1x12s</li> <li>Buy a couple more 2x2s</li> <li>Replace the 2x6x12 in the shopping list with a 2x6x10 and a 2x6x8 or 8 foot stud length</li> <li>Instead of cutting the 2x2 and 1x12s @ 35-1/2", cut them at 47-1/2"</li> <li>Cut the top 2x6 @ 57"</li> <li>Proceed as directed in the regular plans</li> </ul> <p> </p> Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:00 Ana White