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Sep
18
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Hunted Interior's Round Provence Beam Dining Table

I'm pretty excited to share today's showcase with you, because this beauty was in fact built by a beauty - my sweet friend Kristin of Hunted Interior. She never fails to knock it out of the park and everything she touches turns to design glory. This table is no exception and she has a fantastic tutorial for creating this outdoor sealer over on her site, be sure to check it out, it has me all heart eyes over here - Rayan

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You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Hunted Interior's Round Provence Beam Dining Table
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Hunted Interior's Round Provence Beam Dining Table
Aug
17
2016
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Double Chaise Duo

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a couple of double wide chaise lounges that I found on your site. Thanks so much for putting together such a useful site. I'll be building the c shaped tables to go with these next month.

Modifications 

I couldn't figure out how you had the legs mounted, and failed to get them on securely at 9 inches long, so I made new ones that were 12 inches long, and mounted on the inside of the frame using 3 2 inch screws, and 2 pocket hole screws each.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Double Chaise Duo
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Double Chaise Duo
May
04
2016
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Rustic Outdoor Table with Built In Drink Cooler via @thedesconf

We temporarily had a plastic fold-up table with fold-up benches and wanted something more permanent where guests can sit and eat/drink/relax. This table with the built-in drink cooler/trough is perfect and has enough weight where the wind can't blow it around. Since I've never built anything like this before, especially with pocket screws, it took me a lot longer than expected (easily 2 full weekends). But the end product is worth it and we can't wait to start using it! I already built one of the Francine dining benches that needs to be stained next weekend.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Rustic Outdoor Table with Built In Drink Cooler via @thedesconf
Estimated Cost 

$125

Length of Time 

2 weekends

Modifications 

My measurement was off by 1/2" on the short cross legs but everyone who's seen my mistake say it's a design flaw that looks good. I didn't have any spare wood to cut new lugs so I made them work.

Lumber Used 

Treated pine

Finishing Technique 

Used Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Sunbleached color and applied two coats of Varathane Clear Matte Soft Touch Polyurethane to help protect it.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Rustic Outdoor Table with Built In Drink Cooler via @thedesconf
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Rustic Outdoor Table with Built In Drink Cooler via @thedesconf
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Rustic Outdoor Table with Built In Drink Cooler via @thedesconf
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.

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Dec
04
2015

Junior Loft Bed with a Slide! 

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Nov
17
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Vintage Fir Platform Bed with Storage

I made this bed ages ago and it has a few tweaks to the design.

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Modifications 

I used 12" x 6" beams for the headboard and made the sides of the bed flush instead of having an overhang.

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The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Vintage Fir Platform Bed with Storage
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