Oct
31
2011
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Built this for my bathroom as a towel rack. Followed Rayans awesome and easy plan for this. I will have my build pics on my site soon. Come check em out!

Oct
29
2011
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Project Details

This project was going to be another project and it somehow morphed into this project. Weird when that happens... but I think it's an accidentally perfect set of bankable shelves that will help you contain the toy mess. Or perhaps in my case the craft mess. Those bottom bins are perfection!

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Tools

Tape Measure

Safety Gear

Drill

Kreg Jig - optional

Saw

Nail Gun - optional

Lumber

1 sheet of 3/4" ply or mdf

1/2 sheet of 1/4" ply or mdf

2 - 1x2 at 8'

1 - 1x2 at 6'

Materials

1 1/4" pocket hole screws - if using Kreg Jig otherwise 1 1/4" wood screws

1 1/4" Finish Nails

Wood Glue

Wood Filler

Sanding Supplies

Finishing Supplies

Cut List

1 - 1/4" ply at 23 1/2" x 47 1/4" Back

2 - 3/4" ply at 23 1/2" x 15 1/4" Shelves

1 - 3/4" ply at 23 1/2" x 13 3/4" Bottom Shelf

2 - 3/4" ply at 15 1/2" x 47 1/4" Sides

1 - 3/4" ply at 15 1/2" x 25" Top

** 1 - 3/4" ply 23 1/2" x 9 1/4" OR 1x10 at 23 1/2" Bin Board

9 - 1x2 at 23 1/2" Cleats and Bottom Trim

Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials!

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices.

Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Build the Basic Box: Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" Stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue to secure the sides to the top and the bottom trim to the sides. The bottom trim will sit flush with the front edges of the sides.

If you don't have a Kreg Jig you can use a countersink bit and wood screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the Bin Board and Hand Hold: Use a jig saw to carve out the hand hold portion and then attach the Bin Board to the Sides using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.

If you don't have a Kreg Jig you can use a countersink bit and wood screws.

If you prefer to use a 1x10 for the bin board rather than ply or mdf, you can.

Step 2
Step 3

Attach the Cleats: The cleats along the back side will sit 1/4" in from the back edges of the sides. The center cleats along the front will sit in 3/4" from the front edge while the top cleat on the front will sit flush with the front edge of the sides and the bottom cleat on the front will sit flush with the bin board.

Attach using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue or use a countersink bit and wood screws from the out side edges of the sides.

Step 3
Step 4

Attach the shelves: Use 1 1/4" Finish Nails and glue to attach to their respective cleats. The small shelf goes on the bottom.

Step 4
Step 5

Tack on the Back: Use your 1 1/4" Finish Nails and glue to secure in place.

Step 5
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

Oct
28
2011
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I will be over at The DIY Club for a bit sharing this tutorial on creating Spooky Stemware for All Hallows Eve! Click here to visit me and see what fun we are having with this impending fright fest!

The DIY Club 
Oct
27
2011
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This is an example of fabulous craftsmanship! This Chesapeake Snack Table looks absolutely perfect, does it not? I am so very proud to share this with you and to thank DIYville for taking the time to build from my plans! It's such an honor.

To see other completed projects, click here.

If you have built from my plans, please either submit a showcase post or send me an email with your images and any interesting tidbits about your build such as the finish, wood type, cost, etc.!

Oct
27
2011
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There is something about the laundry room that has always left much to be desired in my opinion. Some are extremely functional with everything you might need, but it's not as though they draw you in, eager to get started on the chore of doom. In my house laundry is always being done... it's just not necessarily always being folded or put away. I never mind the washing, but once it's done, I prefer to let it sit in a very clean fabulous smelling pile of stuff that I will never get to. Sigh... I hate putting it away.

I think it's fairly obvious that a tv in the laundry room would definitely make it more motivating. Ample counter space and storage seem to be consistent, along with bright, light and airy feeling decor and finishes. I think I see a laundry reno in my near future... Of course without the actual reno part since I'm a renter. Perhaps a Non Reno Renter Friendly Revamp? Yes please...

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Oct
26
2011
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A couple of weeks ago we headed out to our local farmer's market to pick up produce for the week, and a few pumpkins to scatter around the house for the holidays.

Turns out our local farmers were having a Harvest Festival...

We weren't planning on that exactly, but of course once a 3 year old sees rides and cotton candy it's pretty much over...

I have never seen some of the Fair Attractions they had here... This bubble adventure seemed like it might be a tad scary for the wee ones, especially when it's time to get off the ride, but for an adult... wouldn't it be spectacular? What fun...

I suppose it pays to stay local every now and then!

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Oct
26
2011
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This Mood Board will focus on all things Traditional, with a modern twist of course...I mean, this is the year 2011! What would we be if not modern, with a tinge of the past... of course!

Today I used items from Ballard Designs, Z Gallerie, and Ikea.  Each item is available for purchase (click on each link for pricing info) and throughout the month we will focus on how to achieve this Look 4 Less!

Behr Paint Color - Celery Sprig

Burlap Bordered Document Panels - Ballard Designs - $69-$89

Trellis Wall Paper - Ballard Designs - $119 Double Roll - or - Trellis Stencil

Cafe Shelving - Ballard Designs - $79-$139

Stockholm Rand Rug - Ikea - $299 for 8'x11'

Coventry 3 Piece Corner Bench - Ballard Designs - $799-$2015

Sonoma Dining Table - Z Gallerie - $699

Robertson Slip Covered Dining Chair - Z Gallerie - $299

Ballard Basic Pillow with Insert - Ballard Designs - $22

Belgard Cabinet - Ballard Designs - $899

Silhouette Boxes Assorted Set of 5 - Ballard Designs - $19.99 on sale

Cote d'Ivoire Table Lamp - Ballard Designs - $79

Forest Green Print - Ballard Designs - $229

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Oct
25
2011
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I adore the versatility of the products they carry at the General Store. A bit of something for everyone: the artist, the nautical guru, the bike rider, and of course the wood loving naturalist!

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All items are from the General Store! Go browse!

Oct
25
2011
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I know you are all going to love this seeing this…Mandy did such an amazing job too! Absolutely stunning, just look at those lines.

Lumber Used 

They decided to use boards rather than plywood, and frankly I think this was a gorgeous decision, isn’t it incredible? All of this oversized storage goodness, has me ready to build several and store away all of the toys that I am currently looking at on the floor!

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And how adorable is this little stow away…my goodness, makes my heart melt! Can you see just how large their piece is? I can imagine 3 of her... or more…would fit in here easily!

Oct
25
2011
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Given the nature of our little 'hobby' here, lumber storage can quickly become a crucial element in keeping your workshop and garage neat and tidy (and safe)!

This is just one of a long line of projects that I will share with you on my garage transformation and workshop setup!

I hope you will join me, by clicking here, over at The DIY Club for a short little walk down lumber storage lane!

The DIY Club 
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