Jan
31
2013
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These components are designed to work with steel shelving standards and brackets similar to these where screws can be inserted through the bottom of the bracket into the component.

The Deets

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

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber
  • One half sheet of ¾” plywood 
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Screws to go through the bracket into the component – length will vary
  • One set of hinges
  • Two cabinet pulls
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 29-1/2” – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 17-1/4” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 29-1/2” – Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 14-9/16” - Doors
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

If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the bottom and sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom edges of the side pieces. Attach to the bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the back piece. Attach to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the sides and back into the top.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the doors. Attach the hinges to the doors, then attach the hinges to the cabinet. Make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the doors as well as in between. Install the cabinet pulls.

Step 4
Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
Disclaimer

**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.

Jan
31
2013
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Well the time has come to draw a winner for our fabulous giveaway and announce that most lucky winner! And in fact, the winner has been notified via email and is posted on the giveaway itself, yay! Go see if it's you...

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Build 
Jan
30
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Design Workshop Open Cabinet Component! We are starting a new modular series... yipee! My fave! These components are designed to work with steel shelving standards and brackets similar to these where screws can be inserted through the bottom of the bracket into the component. Xx... Rayan

The Deets

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!

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber
  • One half sheet of ¾” plywood

Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Screws to go through the bracket into the component – length will vary
  • One set of hinges
  • Two cabinet pulls
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 29-1/2” – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 17-1/4” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 29-1/2” – Back
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

If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the bottom and sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom edges of the side pieces. Attach to the bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

 

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the back piece. Attach to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the sides and back into the top.

 

Step 3
Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
Disclaimer

**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.

Jan
29
2013
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I am always a strong lover and proponent of cool colors with high contrast and streamlined, organized, and clutter free spaces... but if I really take a close look at what inspires me, it's often quite the opposite, and I'm always taken by surprise... shocker... I hardly know a thing about myself, clearly I'm delusional! 

Sources

1 / 2 / 3

I try my best to find the original sources but sometimes they allude me. If you know the original source please let me know so I can provide proper credit. Xx...Rayan

Jan
29
2013
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This is my design for a fishing rod holder. It is made to hang on the wall of a garage or livingroom ( that's if you're allowed). 

Estimated Cost 

Scrap lumber from a previous job.

Length of Time 

One day on the weekend. 

Lumber Used 

Western Red Cedar.

Finishing Technique 

Satin Poly

Jan
28
2013
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It's finally here... the bird's 3 month photos! It's becoming such an exciting thing for me to see the changes and improve my photography skills or cement my lack thereof. Last time, I thought I had really learned a thing or two about how to wrangle that kiddo into an easy posing position, only to find that I really hadn't and that 1 month of growth has made wrangling him that much harder. Boo...

This second photo isn't bad, but I much prefer 'him' in the first photo. I just adore that you can see that cutie bowtie in this one! D.I.E.

 

This 3rd shot is my fave because it shows what was actually happening for 99.9% of this shoot. He could not stop looking at the 2013 garland. I can hardly blame the little dude, the thing is mega sparkly. 

Below is the full collage of my 'fave' photos and a collection with a closer look at him!

Below is the full collage of my 'fave' photos and a collection with a closer look at him!

Oh baby bird is getting big so fast. Why can't it just slow down for the first 5 years.... 

Kiddos 
Jan
28
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Jacqueline Dresser. To me, this piece is both substantialy and dainty at the same time. It's that classic look of a traditional piece with french lines made to stand the test of time. love.... Xx... Rayan

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

$100-$150

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 4 – 1x2 at8’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • 3 sets of 18” drawer slides
  • Drawer pulls
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 36-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 1x2 at 18” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 27-3/4” – Side Panels
  • 6 – 1x2 at 38” – Back Frame & Front Stretchers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 27-3/4” x 38” – Back Panel
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 21” x 42” – Top
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 35-1/2” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 17-1/4” – Small Drawer Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 37” – Small Drawer Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 37-3/4” – Small Drawer Front
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 17-1/4” – Large Drawer Sides
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 37” – Large Drawer Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 37-3/4” – Large Drawer Front
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 6-1/4” x 20-1/2” – Hutch Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 6-1/4” x  39-1/2” – Hutch Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 9” x 41” – Hutch Top
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

Cut the pieces for the side panels. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1x2 frame pieces as well as all four edges of the plywood panel. Attach the frame pieces to the plywood panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back edge of the frame pieces. Also, the pocket holes on the frame pieces should be positioned so they are facing out (one set toward the top and one set toward the bottom). This is so they will be hidden and won’t have to be filled!

Attach the side panel assembly to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the back. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 1x2 frame pieces as well as all four edges of the plywood panel. Attach the frame pieces to the plywood panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back edge of the frame pieces. Also, the pocket holes on the frame pieces should be positioned so they are facing out.

Attach the back assembly to the side panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the side panels as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top stretcher should be positioned so the pocket holes are facing up while the others are positioned so the pocket holes face down.

Cut the piece for the top. If using edge banding, it will need to be applied to the top before the top is secured. The sides will overlap by ½” at each side. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the side panels, back panel, and front stretcher.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Apply edge banding to all four edges of the front, if desired. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Attach the side pieces to the bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Then attach the front and back pieces. The front will overlap the drawer box by 3/8” on each side. Install the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer front in the opening. Install the knobs or handles.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the sides of the hutch. Maintain the dimensions shown in the drawing and draw a line to cut a decorative curve using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in the lower edge of the pieces – keep in mind there will be a right and a left. Apply edge banding, if desired. Position the pieces so they are located ½” in from the side edges, and the back edge is flush with the back edge of the top. Attach to the top of the dresser using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the back of the hutch. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the hutch top. Apply edge banding to all four edges, if desired. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the hutch sides and back.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
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

Knock Offs 
Disclaimer

**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.

Jan
25
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PB Inspired Clara Buffet with a Drop-Down TV Option! This is a Custom Plan for a reader with a TV containment and dropdown option! How cool is that biz... yahoo Xx...Rayan

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

$100-$150

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 3 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x3 at 3’
  • Half sheet of ½” plywood
  • 2 - sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – 1x2 at 4’
  • 1 – 4x4 at 3’
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1” pocket hole screws
  • 2” screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
  • 4 – Drawer Handles or knobs
  • Two sets of hinges (doors)
  • Continuous hinge (for the top door)
  • Edge banding for the plywood or Laminate for top
  • Countersink bit for Drill
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 1x3 at 15” – Side Frames
  • 4 – 1x3 at 29-1/4” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 15” x 24-1/4” – Side Panels
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 44-1/2” – Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 28-1/2” x 44-1/2” – Large Divider & Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 8-1/4” x 28-1/2” – Divider
  • 2 – 1x2 at 21-7/8” – Stretchers
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 8-1/2” x 21-7/8” – Upper Shelves
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 21-7/8” – Lower Shelves
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20-1/2” x 47” – Top
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 9-3/4” x 37-3/4” – Top Door
  • 2 – 1x3 at 46” – Base Frame
  • 3 – 1x3 at 17” – Base Frame
  • 4 – 4x4 at 3-1/4” - Feet
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 6-3/4” – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 6-3/4” x 20-1/8” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 21-5/8” – Drawer Fronts
  • 4 – 1x3 at 16-5/8” – Door Frames
  • 4 – 1x3 at 21-3/4” – Door Frames
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 16-5/8” x 16-3/4” – Door Panels
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

Cut the pieces for the side frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the ends of the shorter pieces. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws as shown.

Cut the plywood piece for the side panels. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Assemble with glue and 1” pocket hole screws making sure the back of the panel is flush with the back of the frame.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the piece for the bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the two shorter ends. Attach the sides with the bottom of the frames flush with the bottom face using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the piece for the large divider. Drill pocket holes as shown,  and secure to the bottom and sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the base. Drill pocket holes in the ends of the three shorter pieces and assemble as shown. Attach the feet to the frame with countersunk 2” screws through the base frame into the feet.

Attach the base to the cabinet with countersunk 1-1/4” screws through the frame into the bottom.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Cut the piece for the narrower divider. Drill pocket holes in the bottom and back edges, and secure to the large divider using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the shorter ends of each shelf and secure with the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The lower shelves are narrower and are located ¾” back from the front edge.

Step 6
Step 7

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 7
Step 8

Cut the piece for the top. Cut the opening as shown. Secure to the cabinet with ½” overlap at the sides and front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the sides, dividers, and stretchers.

Cut the piece for the door. Cut an optional finger hole at the front of the door to make it easier to open. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides. The hinge can be placed at the front or back of the opening. 

Step 8
Step 8
Step 9

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces as well as all four edges of the bottoms. Attach the bottom to the sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the front and back, and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 9
Step 9
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the doors and assemble as shown, in the same manner as the sides. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the doors. Attach the hinges to the doors, then shim in place and attach the hinges to the cabinet.

Step 10
Step 10
Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
Disclaimer

**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.

Jan
24
2013
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It's been a full year since I created this moodboard for my master bedroom and began the process of recreating this in real life, on a budget. I can honestly say I have come pretty far, but I am my own worst enemy here. You see every time I complete a project I feel the need to immediately rework things to better represent my original plan.

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1. Instant photos taken and clipped to twine strung around a tree

  • So obviously clipping the instant photo twine string around a tree is not going to be an altogether literal translation in this space. While I did in fact LOVE the clipped images on twine, what I really loved was their being strung around a tree. This is going to require a bit genius on my part because I NEED to have this. Yes I need it. I really do!

2. Zentangle art

  • Admission: I have actually completed this project and not blogged about it. I know, I know.. it's awful really. In fact I have a queue of projects that I have done, some good, some meh (including this one)... and I just haven't gotten around to sharing! Eek! Those of you who follow along with me on Instagram and FB might have seen glimpses of this baby in a couple of photos... that's kind of like blogging right?

3. Brass Wall

  • I love this. Period. And I love it for it's honestly of material which is my obstacle here. There are plenty of paper versions of this, and I just may end up going that route for the sake of my wallet, but what I really love is the real deal brass pieces hung as you see here. LOVE.

4. Heart Photos

  • So simple, and just plain fabulous, and yet I have yet to do this because I can't seem to get myself together and actually print photos. I have no idea why this is, but I know I'm not alone. I think maybe the 2 billion photos I have stored have become a tad daunting to even contemplate sorting through to pic the 27 or so that this project actually requires. Because let's face it folks, I can't just grab a few photos here and there, they must be the BEST photos EVER that I choose. Le Sigh... obsess much? I think so...

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5. Landscape Painting

  • Womp, womp, womp... this baby is no longer available at art dot com which is a major bummer. Of course that means I will have to attempt to recreate something along these lines myself. Which is of course entirely possible, just time consuming. With baby bird around, time is something I have very little of. You can see my attempt at finding a solution I already own here, and the art I created before that in the stead of this inspiration piece...and while the current piece works for now and the created piece work as well, they stray from the overall feeling of the moodboard and will likely go the way of the birds as soon as I work on recreating this project as it should be. 

6. Medallion Wall Art

  • I love this idea and the colors are superb for my purposes... but did you know these puppies are pricey? Ya, like for real. A big one of these can be upwards of $50 and of course this project must have 3 or 4 to make it look like anything other than an accidental wall decor project. 
  • So guess what? I made my own very inexpensive version of wall medallions using paper and foam, and it has worked for a year!!! Yippee for inexpensive fixes. Except now I really want the real deal Holyfield. Back to the drawing board again. 

9. Landscape Painting

  • Those of you who have been with me a while know that I did in fact create this painting and a tutorial to go along with it! Yay, you can have one too...

12. Word Art

  • I also made my own quick and easy wall decor word art using the word ADORE (and I posted the printables so you can create word art too, yahoo!) and in a color that resembles the brass wall I mentioned above. It is one of the few projects I completed in here that actually works as is, and that I love. Of course each time I look at the moodboard I feel like I want to remain true to it, so we shall see if it gets a little silver switcheroo in the future. Not sure yet.

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7. Workspace

  • This is questionable, to be sure. I haven't added an actual workspace to this room as of yet, but I did add some shelving and storage (item 8) and it's currently functioning dual duties. I would however like to separate these two items and stick more closely to the original plan. Just not there yet. 

8. Shelving and Storage

  • I'm proud to say I have adding shelving!!! And a bit of storage, but I'm not finished with that portion yet. The shelving I chose to add is the Expidit shelving from IKEA because frankly you just can't beat the $60 price tag. It's one of those items that makes more sense to buy than to build, which given my status as a newborn baby mama... is fab because I don't have the time to build just yet anyhow! Done deal... You can see a glimpse of that here, but I will in fact share more about this baby as I complete the storage portion of this item!

10. Herringbone

  • I think this hand drawn herringbone is the bees knees, and I want to add this pattern into the room somehow. I attempted this with a new technique on some fabric for curtains, and to this day it was perhaps the biggest DIY FAIL I have ever had, lol! I will share that with you all shortly so you might avoid attempting this kind of thing on your own. Back to the drawing board on this project too, and I still don't have curtains, yikes... double fail!

11. Bedding

  • I have in fact gotten my rear in gear for the bedding portion of this project. I'm not finished, but you can see what I purchased here, and a glimpse of it in action here.

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There are a few projects, of course, that I have done that weren't even on the moodboard that deserve a bit of a mention...

13. Nightstands

You can see a glimpse of them in their orginal state here and their current state here and here. They have gone from the fabulous hand painted finish of yore to a bright white, and are now a perfect fit in this space. Not to mention they were quite banged up and I was able to fix much of the disrepair that has befallen these beauties over the years. 

14. Dymomite Art

I am occasionally inspired by a quote or two and what better way to remember how to keep a good head on my shoulders than to put a phrase or two right by my bed to read when I wake up! I create a post about this project here and you can see them in action here... LOVE them.

15. Chalkboard Remix

Some of you might remember these chalkboards in my nook area from a couple of years ago... well they have been repainted and relocated to this new area next to my shelving solution. You can see a glimpse of them here and here.

 

DIY 
Jan
23
2013
Project Image
Project Details

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Family Cube. Perfect with the other pieces in the Modular Family collection!!!

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

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber
  • Scrap of 1x4 at 14-1/2”
  • 1 full sheet of ¾”plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • One set of hinges
  • Cabinet pull or handle
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 22-1/4” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 15” – Bottom
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 18” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 16” – Top
  • 1 – 1x4 at 14-1/2” – Kick Plate
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 17-3/4” - Door
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

If using edge banding, it will need to be applied before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the sides and the back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top edges of the sides, as well as the longer edges of the bottom. Position as shown and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the back. Drill pocket holes in all four edges. Position as shown then secure to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the holes in the sides and back into the underside of the top.

Cut the piece for the kick plate. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 4

Cut the piece for the door. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the door in the opening. Install the hinges on the door, then attach to the cabinet. Install the cabinet pull or handle.

Step 4
Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
Disclaimer

**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.

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