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Apr
04
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Project Details

This is definitely a new slant on the traditional bookshelf! This piece has several nooks to place all of those great reads that you want to display. All you need are a few 1x2s, a piece of plywood, and a few hours and you've got yourself a beautiful and functional piece of furniture.

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Tools
Lumber

6 – 1x2 at 8’
1 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’ (you will have a decent bit left over after cutting pieces)

Materials
Cut List

4 – 1x2 at 32-1/4” – Frame Tops/Bottoms
4 – 1x2 at 75” – Frame Sides
1 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 22-13/16” – Shelf A
2 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 37-13/16” – Shelf B
1 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 27-9/16” – Shelf C
3 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 22-13/16” – Shelf D

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 Frame Tops and Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Frame Tops and Bottoms.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Frame Sides. Attach the Frame Tops and Bottoms (with pocket holes facing the each other/the inside) to the Frame Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Bookshelves A, B, C, and D. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of each piece as shown. Pay attention to the location of the pocket holes in the images. Some holes will need to line up with the Frame Tops, Bottoms, and/or Sides. Apply Edge Banding to all of the plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 4

Attach one of the Bookshelf Ds to Bookshelf C as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Position the pair of Bookshelves on the Frame Assembly as shown and attach with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 5

Next, attach one of the Bookshelf Ds to one of the Bookshelf Bs as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Position the pair of Bookshelves on the Frame Assembly and on Bookshelf D as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 6

Next, attach the last Bookshelf D to the last Bookshelf B as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Position the pair of Bookshelves on the Frame Assembly and on Bookshelf D as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 7

Lastly, attach Bookshelf A to Bookshelf D as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Attach to the Frame Assembly as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Finishing Instructions

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

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Mar
09
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Project Details

Is your little warrior begging for a room upgrade? This Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed is a good looking build with plenty of added features - cutouts for making sure the coast is clear, cute trim details, and of course that trundle that tucks perfectly under the teepee! Go ahead and invite a friend - it's time for a camp out!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$275-$325
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Tools
Lumber

7 – 2x4 at 8’ 
7 – 1x4 at 8’ 
7 – 1x2 at 8’
4 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’            

Materials
Cut List

2 – 3/4” plywood at 7-1/2” x 78-1/2” – Trundle Sides
2 – 3/4” plywood at 5-1/2” x 41” – Trundle Ends
1 – 3/4” plywood at 41” x 77” – Trundle Bottom
4 – 2x4 at 18” – Legs
2 – 2x4 at 42-1/2” – Bed Ends
2 – 2x4 at 84” – Bed Sides
2 – 1x2 at 78” – Cleats
2 – 2x4 at 37-7/16” – Teepee Frame A
2 – 2x4 at 41-7/16” – Teepee Frame B
2 – 2x4 at 45-1/2” – Teepee Frame C
13 – 1x4 at 42-1/2” – Slats
2 – 3/4” plywood at 39-3/8” x 45-1/2” – Teepee Wall Ends
2 – 3/4” plywood at 45-1/2” x 84” – Teepee Wall Sides
2 – 1x2 at 54-1/2” – Trim Piece A
2 – 1x2 at 45-1/16” – Trim Piece B
2 – 1x2 at 8-9/16” – Trim Piece C
2 – 1x2 at 18” – Trim Piece D
1 – 1x2 at 84” – Trim Piece E

 

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 Trundle Sides and Ends. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Trundle Ends. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 2

Cut the piece for the Trundle Bottom. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along each side of the Trundle Bottom. Attach the Trundle Bottom (with pocket holes facing the ground) to the Trundle Sides and Ends as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 3

Flip over the Trundle Assembly and attach the 2-1/2” Castor Wheels as shown. Make sure to use screws that are short enough so that they do not go completely through the Trundle Bottom.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Legs, Bed Sides and Bed Ends. Clamp the Leg and Bed Ends together as shown. With a 7/16” drill bit, drill through the Legs and Bed Ends. Release the clamps. Next, with the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes at each end of the Bed Ends. Attach the Bed Sides to the Bed Ends with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws, leaving a 1-1/2” space at the end for the Legs. Assemble the Legs to the Bed Ends as shown with 5/16” carriage bolts, washers, and nuts. For added stability, install corner brackets at each inside corner of the bed. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Cleats. Attach the Cleats to the Bed Sides as shown with 2” wood screws. If you chose to install corner brackets at each inside corner of the Bed, adjust Cleat length to accommodate. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 6

Cut the Teepee Frame pieces. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes at each end of Teepee Frame A, one end of Teepee Frame B, and along the bottom edge of Teepee Frame C. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Repeat this step twice, once for each end of the bed. Attach the Teepee Frame assemblies to the Bed assembly as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 7

Cut the pieces for Slats. Attach the Bed Slats to the Cleats with 1-1/2” wood screws. Space the Slats approximately 2-1/2” apart from one another. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 8

Cut the piece for the Teepee Wall End. Cut the opening for the Teepee Wall End.  Remember to drill pilot holes slightly larger than your jigsaw blade for these inside cuts. Repeat this step twice, once for each end of the bed. Attach the Teepee Wall Ends as shown with glue and 1-1/2” wood screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 9

Cut the piece for the Teepee Wall Side. Cut the opening for the Teepee Wall Side.  Remember to drill pilot holes slightly larger than your jigsaw blade for these inside cuts. Repeat this step twice, once for each side of the bed. Attach the Teepee Wall Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/2” wood screws. Note that one side is installed upside down from the other. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the Trim.  With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes at the angled end of Trim Piece C. Attach the Trim Pieces to the Wall Sides and Ends as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach Trim Piece C to Trim Piece A as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Repeat this step twice, once for each end of the bed. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 11

Cut Trim Piece D.  Attach Trim Piece D to the Trim Pieces as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Repeat this step twice, once for each end of the bed.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Step 12

Cut Trim Piece E.  With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes at each end of Trim Piece E. Attach Trim Piece E to the Teepee Bed as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. This Trim Piece may do just fine with only the use of brad nails – you may be able to skip the pocket holes here. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Kid's Teepee Trundle Bed
Finishing Instructions

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

Kiddos 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Feb
18
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Project Details

This Salvaged Round Table is a super easy build that you can knock out in just a few hours. You can honor the salvaged look, or just go for that clean and simple look of fresh cut lumber- the choice is yours! Either way, make sure you let us see your work!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Tools
Lumber

3 – 4x4 at 8’
1/2 Sheet  – 3/4” plywood at 4’x4’ (use half a 4’x8’ plywood sheet or 2 pieces of 2’x4’ plywood sheet)

Materials
Cut List

1 – 4x4 at 32-1/4” – Long Lower Support
2 – 4x4 at 14-3/8” – Short Lower Supports
1 – 4x4 at 40” – Long Upper Support
2 – 4x4 at 14-3/8” – Short Upper Supports
4 – 4x4 at 26-1/8” – Table Legs
1 – 3/4” plywood at 48” diameter – Table 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 Short and Long Lower Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end and on both sides of the Short Lower Supports and the Long Lower Support. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Make sure that the angled pieces are positioned so their bottoms are longer than their tops (i.e the angle tapers inward as it moves upward).

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Short and Long Upper Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end and on both sides of the Short Upper Supports.

With your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes along the long edge of the Short and Long Upper Supports as shown.

Attach the Short Upper Supports to the Long Upper Support as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Opposite of the Lower Support Assembly, make sure that the angled pieces are positioned so their tops are longer than their bottoms (i.e the angle tapers outward as it moves upward).

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Table Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on both sides of the top ends of each Table Leg.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Step 4

Assemble the Short and Long Lower Support assembly and the Short and Long Upper Support assembly to the Table Legs as shown.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Step 5

Cut the piece for Table Top as shown. Apply Edge Banding to the plywood edge if desired. Place on top of the Short and Long Upper Supports as indicated and secure with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. If you really want to rock the “salvaged” look, be sure to manually distress the Dining Table before finishing it!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Finishing Instructions

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

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jan
20
2016
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Ken's Double Set of Provence Beam Dining Tables

THANKS!!! I was so excited that I made 2 of them... now on to the benches... I will finish them with a pewter semi-transparent stain.

Additional Project Details 
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Jan
18
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sauder Shelf Table
Project Details

I'm back in the saddle my friends, and I have missed you guys and making our sawdust dreams come true. I have been busy with life of course but I have taken on a really fun side project and I can't wait to tell you all about it! I think you will love it!

Today's build is a simple yet statement making piece that is perfect for an end table or nightstand and would be fabulous as an accent table anywhere you need some display and storage.

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$50-$75
Dimensions
Tools
Lumber

1/2 Sheet - 3/4" Plywood or MDF (4' x 4')

2 - 2x3 at 8'

1 - 2x2 at 8'

Materials
Cut List

4 - 2x3 at 24" - Legs

2 - 2x3 at 10" - Base

8 - 2x2 at 10" - Rails

3 - 3/4" Plywood at 24" x 10"

1 - 3/4" Plywood at 24" x 14 1/2"

Instructions

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

Create the Leg Base Units. Cut your boards to size and place pocket holes for 1 1/2" material on both ends of each rail and both ends of each base. Secure in place using glue and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sauder Shelf Table
Step 2

Cut your shelves and your top to size and sand, then place edge banding around all 4 sides if desired. If staining or painting your piece, you may want to do this step now for the shelves and leg units before you assemble them. Secure your shelves in place using glue and your 1 1/4" brad nails or wood screws. If you are using wood screws rather than finish nails, use a countersink bit so your screws sit flush.

You might also secure from underneath using 2" wood screws if you prefer, just keep in mind it will be tight quarters between the rails.

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Step 3

Secure your top in place using glue and your 1 1/4" brad nails (preferred) or wood screws. You can also attempt to secure from underneath, coming up through the rails with 2" wood screws or nails if you prefer, but it will be a bit tricky to get your drill or nailer in there.

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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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Jan
01
2016
The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Are you feeling like the Holiday paraphernalia can't get gone fast enough, like I am? I am ready for some warmer temps and to be done with any and all evidence that the Holidays even happened. Every year we seem to start the new year with an enormous amount of leftover candy, beverages and random ingredients so to put me out of my own misery I came up with a few treats that put those things to good use.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Since we aren't out of the woods yet on the celebratory front, I made these cute copper rimmed live edge serving platters from scrap wood that is taking up space in my garage. Yay for using up leftover supplies.

Here are the materials you will need to make the nesting platters...

MATERIALS // 

ST500T 3-in-1 Micro Torch

Butane

Copper Soldering Tape - I found mine at Michaels in the jewelry making aisle.

4 feet of 1x6 poplar or other hardwood

 

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

I had two short pieces of 1x6 poplar board left over from another project and they happen to have a complimentary grain pattern. I lined them up side by side and drew out an organic shape with a slight carve out in the center. Since poplar is a relatively hard wood, it will wear well and take a beating before you see the evidence.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Carve out your shapes using a jig saw or router and sand smooth.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Copper soldering tape is the perfect size for two stacked strips to round the edges of each platter.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Starting in a less conspicuous spot, begin wrapping your platter with the first row of banding. Take care to press firmly as you go and smooth along the way.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Your second row should sit directly above the first so they appear as if they are one row.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

Using my Micro Torch with soldering tip I gently gave the soldering foil a bit of heat in the places it wasn't cooperating and along sections that had to make tricky curves. This helped activate the sticky side of the foil and forced it to bend and flex where I wasn't able to smooth it out otherwise. To make your platter food safe you can give it a coat of mineral oil and keep in mind this isn't a cutting board and merely a serving piece. No one would be the wiser if you carve it up, but avoiding this will keep the integrity of your piece intact for a much longer period.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

CANDY DIP // Using any leftover candy from Santa, or any chocolate based candy that is your fave (a crispy crunchy type is fab), carefully melt in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time. Stir in between heating and take care not to over heat as chocolate is notorious for burning. You can also use the heat gun portion of your torch and melt it down as needed. Cover with a layer of marshmallows if you prefer and gently heat with your torch to melt the marshmallows down into fluff. Once you have them melted a bit, you can toast them with your torch on a slightly higher heat setting or with the actual flame of your torch and blow out carefully if you light that baby on fire - which you probably will - but that tastes amazing so who cares as long as you don't burn the house down.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

BUTTERED BEER // Cocktail or Mocktail - Makes 6 to 8 servings. Adapted from this recipe and adjusted for ease of ingredient finding and measurements.

48 Ounces - Good Quality British (or Scottish) Ale - I used this one and it was fantastic. If you have trouble finding something similar, just be sure to get a good quality cask conditioned ale.

1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Ground Cloves

1 Cup Brown Sugar

5 Egg Yolks

7 TBSP Unsalted Butter

Follow the directions outlined here under recipe method. If you want to make this kid-friendly, you can! Instructions are outlined for this as well.

To make the modern chilled version, I recommend the delicious adaptation of using equal parts half and half with eggnog. Absolutely fabulous and if the half and half and eggnog are already chilled, you can skip the chilling process and it works beautifully.

The Design Confidential DIY // Copper Rimmed Live Edge Nesting Platters + Buttered Beer Recipe

To add a topper of toasted marshmallows to your warm buttered beer, layer onto your drink and follow the same process as for the candy dip. Melt gently then toast for the best flavor. Take caution when add heat or flame to anything with alcohol since you will more than likely end up with flambe if you don't... eek.

This project brought to you as part of a partnership with Bernzomatic and an ongoing series of projects here on The Design Confidential! Thank you for supporting this fabulous brand, it is such fun to round out my projecting skill set and try new things! Heart you guys!

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