Farmhouse Crate End Table

By Ashley Basnight
on July 03, 2017
2 comments

Farmhouse Crate End Table

It's safe to say I am a big fan of farmhouse style, and this farmhouse crate end table is giving me life!

I have partnered up with Jennifer with MadisonMadeDecor to give you the how-to on making this awesome end table! Check her out on Instagram and give her Etsy shop a look and then get to building!

Isn't she a beauty?

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Dimensions

Materials List

2 - 1 x 10 @ 8ft

2 - 1 x 6 @ 8ft

2 - 1 x 2 @ 8ft

2 - 2' x 4' 3/4" plywood 

1 - 2 x 2 @ 8ft

Everbilt 3/4" in x 48" Aluminum Flat Bar

Cut List

4 - 1 x 10 @ 17.25"

2 - 1 x 6 @ 17.25"

4 - 1 x 2 @ 25.25"

4 - 1 x 2 @ 14.25"

2 - 1 x 10 @ 25.75"

1 - 1 x 6 @ 25.75"

2 - 3/4" plywood - 16.5" x 25.75"

3 - 1 x 6 @ 27.25"

8 - 2 x 2 @ 11.50"

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Step 1: Attach the 1x10 ( 17.25") and 1x6 (17.25") to the 1x2 outer trim using wood glue and brad nails.

Step 2: Attach the two 1x2 ( 14.25") trim pieces to the end table sides using wood glue and brad nails.

Step 3: Attach the 1x8 and 1x6 (25.75") back pieces of the crate by using a using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. 

Step 4: Attach the bottom middle and top pieces to the crate. Attach the middle and bottom piece by using a using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Attach the three top pieces using wood glue and brad nails. Attach the two outer pieces first, so that they are flush with the outside and then place the middle piece in.

 

 Step 5: Add the eight (11.5") 2x2 supports on each side using wood glue and brad nails. Supports should be inset 3" from each side.

Step 6: Cut the Aluminum Bar to fit into the corners of the crate. Measure and then cut with a Dremel 4300 Rotary tool. (Use blade for cutting metal)

Let's take another look at Jennifer's build!

For the finish, Jennifer used one layer of Minwax Special Walnut and one layer of Minwax Classic grey.

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EntryWay Storage Chest

By Ashley Basnight
on June 17, 2017
13 comments

EntryWay Storage Chest

I love partnering with fellow builders and today I'm presenting a build by Mandi of HoneySuckle & Sawdust!. She built this cool entryway storage chest and I'm happy to present the 3D plans for her awesome entryway storage chest! Be sure to check her out on Instagram and Facebook!

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Dimensions

Materials List

3 - 1x1 @ 8 ft

2 - 1x3 @ 8ft

2 - 1x4 @ 8ft

1 - 1x6 @ 8ft

3 - 2x2s @8ft

1- 3/4" sheet of plywood

2 - 1x2 @ 8ft (optional replacement for 1x1s_ see note below)

Cut List

1 - 1x1 @ 14"

2 - 1x3 @ 9 1/2"

2 - 1x3 @ 30 1/2"

2 - 1x3 @ 18"

2 - 1x3 @ 22"

1- 1x4 @ 28 1/2"

1 - 1x4 @ 15 1/2"

1- 1x4 @ 18 1/2"

1- 1x4 @ 25 1/2"

2 - 1x4 @ 26 1/2"

2 - 1x6 @ 11 1/2"

2 - 1x6 @ 32 1/2"

2 - 1x4 @ 13 1/2"

6  - 1x1 @ 40"

7 - 2x2s @ 14"

4 - 2x2s @ 17 1/4"

2 - 2X2s @ 8 3/4"

4 - 2x2s @ 7 3/4"

2 - 3/4" plywood sheets - 15 1/2" x 8 1/2"

1 - 3/4" plywood sheet - 38 1/2" x 15 1/2"

Note: 1x1s were ripped from scrap 1x6s. 1x2s can be used as a replacement.

 

Step 1: Attach the side chest pieces together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Make two of these for both sides of the storage chest.

Note: Use biscuit joinery or add 1/4" plywood to inside to hide pocket holes.

Step 2: Attach the end (15 1/2") plywood sheets to the side pieces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Add 4 2x2s (7 3/4) to four corners for support. Pocket holes should be made on the inside of both sides of the (15 1/2") plywood sheet.

Step 3: Attach the bottom  (38 1/2" x 15 1/2") plywood sheet to the assembled chest using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Pocket holes should be made on the bottom of the plywood sheet.

Step 4: Assemble the two end pieces by attaching the 2x2 (17 1/4") side leg braces to the (14") middle leg braces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. On the 2x2 uses a 1 1/2" setting with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws on the 1x1 use a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

Step 5: Assemble the middle piece by attaching the 2x2 (8 3/4") side leg braces to the 1x1 (14") middle leg braces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. On the 2x2 uses a 1 1/2" setting with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws on the 1x1 use a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

Step 6: Connect the 3 pieces together by attaching the 1x1 (40") support pieces to the two end pieces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Then screw in (40") support pieces into the middle support leg.

Step 7: Attach the bottom half of the chest to the assembled box with 2" wood screws.

Step 8: Assemble the storage chest top using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue, add lid support hinges underneath and then attach to the storage chest by attaching piano hinges to the back. 

Let's take another look at Mandi's awesome build!

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DIY Coffee Table Round-Up

By Ashley Basnight
on June 12, 2017

DIY Coffee Table Round-Up

Coffee Tables seem to be a very popular build within the woodworking community! So I wanted to round up some of my favorite unique designs. Hope you enjoy!

MODERN COFFEE TABLE - LoveCreateCelebrate

It was love at first sight when I first saw this modern coffee table! Lindi over at LoveCreateCelebrate definitely killed it with this design! and the color is to die for!

Check it Out Here

 

CHUNKY FARMHOUSE COFFEE TABLE - HillBuildItCreations

I love that this coffee table is so simple to make but still unique. And this staging looks like it's straight out of a magazine.

Free Plans Here

 

GEOMETRIC WOOD ART TABLE - DIYHUNTRESS

This coffee table is definitely the definition of unique! Sam aka DIYHUNTRESS really did a great job on this one!

Check it Out Here

 

Square Coffee Table - Shanty 2 Chic

I absolutely love this coffee table by Shanty- 2 - Chic! They always put out great stuff and this coffee table doesn't disappoint.

Check it out Here

 

RECLAIMED WOOD COFFEE TABLE - MYLOVETOCREATE

Check out Mindi's cool coffee table over at MyLovetoCreate. Her design was  made from reclaimed wood. Love the way it looks!

Check it Out Here

Concrete Paver Outdoor Coffee Table - Ana White

I think it's safe to say that all of Ana White's builds are golden but this coffee table was one of my favorites!

Check it Out Here

 

Outdoor Convertible Coffee Table/Bench - Industrial_Vibe

What's better than a coffee table? A coffee table that converts into an outdoor bench.

Check it Out Here

 

Balustrade Coffee Table - Thrifty and Chic

I absolutely love Alicia's version of the Balustrade coffee table. The color on this thing is perfect.

Check it out Here

 

Hope you Enjoy!

 

Rustic V Wall Decor

By Ashley Basnight
on May 30, 2017
2 comments

Rustic V Wall Decor

As some of you know, I was chosen to be one of Weaber Lumber’s Winter Brand Reps, and I have enjoyed working with these awesome wall boards Weaber Lumber has provided me. Mainly because they come ready to rock and roll right out of the box.

If you missed my Office Nook Reveal blog post using my Weaber Lumber Wall boards, Be sure to go check it out! Here’s a quick look just in case you missed it! I love that there are so many things that you can do with these wall boards.
  
  
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So I had some empty space on one of my living room walls and I figured I would use some of my wall boards to bring a farmhouse feel to my living space. The best part is I finished this project in less than an hour.
  
For this project I used 13 wall boards. The wall boards come in assorted colors, but for this project I only used the darker boards. You can use regular wood for this project but these particular boards are textured, creating the chipped rustic look.
  

To purchase some of your own weathered wall boards, CLICK HERE.

So the first thing I did was cut the two long front wall boards to size. I cut them down to 39 3/8” and then cut 10 wall boards to 28"
 
Apply some wood glue to the back of the longer wall boards and place the 28" wall boards on the two stretcher pieces and attach using a brad nailer with brad nails. ( A stapler would probably work better for these boards since they are so thin, but I ran out of staples so I used a nailer )
 

Attach the first 28" board and then the last 28" board to ensure you have a perfect rectangle, and then nail the rest of the boards down.

Once the 28" wall boards are nailed down, flip the piece and add the V braces.

Cut the first V wall board at a 35 degree angle, at 27 3/8" from side to side (longest side)

Be sure to make sure the board fits before gluing and nailing it down.

Make the same cut for the other side and you are finished assembling! After the wall piece was assembled I started painting it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.

I personally loved using these weathered wall boards for this project because the texture of the wall boards gave the wall piece a rustic look without even having to sand it. I did a light first coat and then did a second coat to cover all of the brown.

Feel free to paint as desired, the textured boards will create the rustic look as you paint.

Once I finished painting I let it dry and she was ready to be hung! Or at least after I took this picture! :)

Perfect Wall Art or home decor to fill an empty wall or make a cabinet pop!

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Industrial Console Table

By Ashley Basnight
on May 12, 2017
1 comment

Industrial Console Table

This was a totally unexpected build, but I just love how it turned out! I had some left over boards from a project and saw a similar console on Pinterest and just had to re-enact it. Luckily it only took me about 30 min. to build. Doesn't get any better than that! Perfect for the beginner DIYer.

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Dimensions

Materials List

1 - 2x10 @ 8ft

1- 2x6 @ 8ft

1- 2x12 @ 10ft

Cut List

2 - 2x10 @ 29 1/4" (10" angle on both sides) cut like a rhombus

1 - 2x6 @ 32 1/2" (10" angle on both sides) cut like a trapezoid

1 - 2x12 @ 46" (10" angle on both sides) cut like a trapezoid

Tools Used:

Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System

Ryobi 18V Brushless Hammer Drill

Ryobi 15-Amp 10 in. Sliding Miter Saw

Bessey Clamps

Step 1: Attach the middle 2x6 brace (32 1/2") to the side 2x10 (29 1/4") leg  using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The 2x6 should be flush with the top of the side leg and inset 3 3/4" from the front.

I used my Ryobi 15 Amp 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser to cut the middle 2x6 brace which will be cut at an angle of 10 degrees using the bottom miter scale. The side 2x10 leg will be cut at an angle of 10 degrees by tilting the blade to the desired angle.

After cutting the wood I used my Kreg 3/4 HP Electric Foreman Pocket Hole Machine to make Kreg Holes in my 2x6 and 2x10 board. I put the fence setting in between 3/4" and 1 1/2". I'm not sure how that translates using a regular K4 machine, but I would think that using a 1 1/2" setting would be fine, but again I'm not sure.

I screwed 4 holes on the sides and 8 on the top for attaching the top later. I also put one pocket hole on the two side legs in the back for securing the top. (Picture Below)

Step 2: Attach the other side 2x10 (29 1/4") leg using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The 2x6 should be flush with the top of the side leg and inset 3 3/4" from the front.

 

Step 3: Attach the console table top 2x12 (46") using the pre-drilled pocket holes and  2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. I placed my top so that it hangs 1 1/2" from the base. Table top angles will be cut by the tilting the blade.

 

and ladies and gentlemen! Your done! Time for a finish and some hardware.

 I have been seeing a couple people use Rust-Oleum's Varathane 1 qt. 3X Briarsmoke Premium Wood Stain and I have been dying to get my hands on it! I really love this color.

 Once I finished staining the console I added these industrial pieces I had laying around, I believe I got them from Lowes. Be creative!

Lets check it out again!

 

 Be sure to email or tag Handmade Haven on all your projects. Happy Building!

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Outdoor Convertible Bench/Coffee Table

By Ashley Basnight
on May 03, 2017
4 comments

Outdoor Convertible Bench/Coffee Table

For all who haven't heard there is an Instagram Builders Challenge hosted on Instagram every so often by the WoodGrainGirls called the IG Builders challenge.

I participated in it last year and it was super fun. Check out my post here to read about my IG entry in last years challenge.

So what exactly is the IG Builders challenge? There is one plan that is released on a particular date and whoever wants to participate has 3 weeks to complete the build. Modifications and creativity is highly encouraged so long as you can tell that the build was created from the original plan. This year the plan was created by Ana White and she was one of the main judges as well. Here is the plan for  the IGBC3 challenge.

There were some amazing builds that were presented and today I will be sharing the building plans for one of my favorite builds by Shawn (@industrial_vibe). It was no surprise that his build received 2nd runner up in the challenge. That's pretty good being that there were over 130 other builds!

Shawn made his outdoor bench so that it could be converted into a coffee table!. Now isn't that neat? Thanks to his cool design and my 3D plan magic. You can now build it too.

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Dimensions:

Materials List:

8 - 2x4s @ 8ft

1 - 2x2s @ 8ft

2 - 1x8s @ 8ft

1 - 1x3 @ 8ft
    
Cut List:
4- 2x4s @ 41"
1 - 2x2   @ 41"
8 - 2x4s @ 16 1/2"
4 - 2x4s @ 15"
2 - 2x4s @ 5 1/2"
2 - 2x4s @ 15"
4 - 1x8s @ 48"
2 - 1x3s @ 48"
2 - 2x4s @ 9 1/2"
 

Step 1: Attach the top middle 2x4 brace (41") and the bottom middle 2x2 (41") brace to the side 2x4s (16 1/2") using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. There should be a 3/4" spacing at the top of the seat back. 

Step 2: Assemble the side arms by attaching the top side 2x4 brace (16 1/2") and the front side 2x4 (5 1/2") brace together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step to create two side arms.

Step 3: Attach the bottom side 2x4 brace (15") to finish the side arm  using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step for both side arms.

Step 4: Attach the two side arms to the top bench back support using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

Step 5: Attach the two 1x8 (48") bench seat supports to the top bench using wood screws/brad nails and wood glue. The 1x6 boards will be flush with the outside of the bench.

 

Step 6: Attach the middle 1x3 (48") bench seat support to the top bench using wood screws/brad nails and wood glue. There should be a spacing of 1/4 of an inch in between boards.

 

Step 7: Assemble bottom half of the bench by attaching the top middle 2x4 brace (41") and the bottom middle 2x4 (41") brace to the side 2x4s (16 1/2") using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The bottom 2x4 should be placed faced down instead of right side up for the bottom bench half. The top should be inset by 3/4" like the top bench.

 

Step 8 : Assemble the side arms for the bottom half of the bench by attaching the top side 2x4 brace (15") and the front side 2x4 (15") brace to the (17 1/4") 2x4 using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step to create two side arms.

 

Step 9: Attach the two side arms to the bottom bench back support using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

 

Step 10: Attach the (41") 2x4 to the existing bottom bench using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The 41" 2x4 should be inset 1 1/2" from the outside of the bench.

 

Step 11: Attach the (9 1/2") 2x4 braces to the existing bottom bench using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

Step 12: Attach the (48") 1x8 boards to the bottom bench using wood screws and wood glue.

Step 13: Attach the (48") 1x3 board2 to the bottom bench using wood screws and wood glue. There should be a 1/4" spacing in between boards.

 Step 14: HERE IS MY SPECIAL CHALLENGE!

Use your creativity to create your own design for the backs of your convertible bench! You've got this!

Step 15: Add hardware to combine top and bottom bench together

 

Lets check out Shawn's build one last time!

 

 

Happy Building! and don't forget to pin it!

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Entry Way Bench

By Ashley Basnight
on May 03, 2017

Entry Way Bench

So excited to share the plans for my entry way bench today! Such a fun piece to put in your Entry Way. The best part is you can build this fun piece for only $30 in lumber. You may be able to build it for less if you have some scraps lying around.

I have a SUPER small entry way in my house, but I couldn't deal with it being empty. This little bench fits perfectly in my little entry way space.  

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Dimensions

Materials List

2 - 1x6 @ 8ft

1 - 1x4 @ 6ft

2 - 2x4 @ 8ft

2 ½ Pocket Hole Screws

2" Screws

Cut List

2 – 2x4s @ 3ft

2 – 2x4s @ 17 5/8

4 – 2x4s @ 12 3/8"

2 – 1x4 @ 16 ¼"

1- 1x4 @ 26 5/8"

6 – 1x6 @ 28"

 

Step 1: Attach the (17 5/8") 2x4 leg to the (36") 2x4 leg by screwing the (12 3/8) 2x4 leg to them both using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step so that you have two legs.

Step 2: Attach the (12 3/8") bottom 2x4 braces to the existing legs using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Do this step for both legs.

 

Step 3: Add (28") 1x6 legs to the bottom of the chair legs using 2" wood screws and wood glue. The 1x6 should hang off the edge of the legs by a 1/2". The 1st 1x6 should be flush with the back. Leave a 1/8" spacing between boards.

Step 4: Add (28") 1x6 legs to the top of the chair legs using 2" wood screws and wood glue. The 1x6 should hang off the edge of the legs by a 1/2". Leave a 1/8" spacing between boards.

 

Step 5: Add (16 1/4") 1x4 side braces under the 1x6 boards into the 2x4 legs on both sides using 2" wood screws and wood glue

Step 6: Add (26 5/8") 1x4 front brace under the 1x6 boards into the 2x4 legs  using 2" wood screws and wood glue. 

 and there it goes. Easy entry bench for any spall space in your home.

 

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Radley Hidden Shoe Cabinet

By Ashley Basnight
on April 10, 2017
12 comments

Hidden Shoe Cabinet provides storage for shoes

Hidden shoes in a DIY modern cabinet. What more can a girl ask for?

I am so excited to share today's build because it showcases one thing that I love A LOT. I mean love more than getting off work on a Friday love; that's right. A hidden shoe cabinet!!
 
This post is sponsored by Build Something and Kreg Tool!
Hidden Shoe Cabinet provides storage for shoes
 
Are you a crazy shoe lady that hoards pairs and pairs of shoes? Because I am. I have sooooo many shoes in my closet, and don't ask me how many of them I actually wear. Lets just say that ratio is definitely not what it should be, Ha!
  
There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)
 
Hidden Shoe Cabinet provides storage for shoes
 
Because I am a shoe hoarder, and I know I'm not alone, I thought what better thing to build than a shoe storage. But I decided to go a step further and make it hidden in a buffet cabinet. Its like Heaven on Earth! This baby holds 16 pairs of shoes; my closet is glad to have it's space back.
 
Hidden Shoe Cabinet provides storage for shoes
 
The best part is I have partnered with Build Something , Kreg's DIY project plan site, to bring you the free plans! But before you head over check out some building tips and my process of building this unique cabinet.
 
 
Honestly I love any project that lets me use my new Kreg DB210 Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine, Blue I love that thing. This thing makes me feel like a spoiled child. Its amazing how fast I can spit out those pocket holes; but I don't want my Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System to get jealous so I let it be a part of the party too. Both tools are great and definitely get the job done!
 
 
I think its safe to say that pocket holes just makes life easier! I don't think there is one build that I haven't used pocket holes on. It makes assembly easy and clean.
If you're wanting to take your building to the next level this is a tool to have in your arsenal.
 
This was such a fun build! As you can see halfway through the build I was already ready to fill this cabinet with my shoes. Lets just say my closet has been a little crowded!
When choosing the measurements for my drawers I made them based on my shoe size and heels height, so feel free to customize the pull-out shelves to fit your shoes, purses, etc.
 
 
I was a little nervous about these pull out drawers because it was my first time using metal drawer slides, but of course Kreg comes to the rescue once again with these awesome Kreg Tool Company KHI-SLIDE Drawer Slide Jig. Honestly, installing the drawer slides were way easier than I anticipated thanks to this drawer slide jig.  
 
 
Once the cabinet was all built I used DAP Wood Filler to fill all the holes. I use a putty knife (sometimes my fingers) to apply it to the holes and any openings I want filled. Highly recommend this stuff. It is my go to.
 
For the Finish, I used a custom stain that is one of my favorites. The stain is a mixture of Minwax Classic Grey and Minwax Dark Walnut. I used about 60% of this larger quart can in Classsic Grey and then dumbed the smaller can of Dark Walnut into the Classic grey, mixed it together and WAAA-LAAAh- Vintage Grey, or atleast that's what I call it! :)
 

Now, head on over to Build Something for the FREE PLANS!

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and don't forget to tag me in your cabinet build!!
 

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Handmade Corbel using Ryobi Bandsaw

By Ashley Basnight
on April 07, 2017
16 comments

Handmade Corbel using Ryobi Bandsaw

I have been drooling over band saws since I started this DIY journey, and luckily some good friends over at Ryobi sent me this cool Ryobi 2.5-AMP Band Saw to play with.

I have seen a lot of talk and posts about corbels and thought it would be the perfect starter project for my new band saw.

I have a 14" Rikon bandsaw and I know what you're thinking; "What do you need with a little 9" inch bandsaw when you have a massive Rikon?" (I have been asked) Well although the Rikon 14" is an awesome bandsaw, I am finding that it is actually easier to do smaller projects on the Ryobi bandsaw; mainly because its easier to maneuver smaller wood because of the size. So if you are a DIYer who loves to make smaller projects such as this one. This Ryobi 2.5 Amp 9 in. Band Saw is definitely the way to go!

(There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure)

Now lets get to it!

First I started of with a cut down 1 x 12 board.

I made this template for anyone who isn't confident in their scribble skills.

After tracing the template on the 1x12 board, I began cutting the outside pieces for the corbel.

Don't feel like you have to try and cut on the template line in one straight pass, you don't want to bend the blade too much;make sure you make relief cuts. Here's a picture of how I made my cuts.

I made sure not to force the bandsaw when making my cuts, I curved around the sharp corners. Then I went back and cut the sharp corners. It makes life much easier and you don't risk the blade popping off. (Speaking from experience)

Once I finished cutting the two outer pieces I cut the inside piece. Trace your pattern or use the template pattern provided and cut away.

The middle piece should be about an inch shorter than the two outer pieces to give it a nice decorative look.

 

After cutting out the pieces I used my Corner Cat Sander RYOBI sent me to sand this baby down. And then glued the 3 pieces together with some good ole Gorilla Glue and secured using my Ryobi Brad nailer with some finish nails.

 After gluing and nailing  the 3 pieces together I added 1 inch pieces to both the top and bottom on both sides of the corbel to finish the look, securing them with both glue and finish nails.

 

I used dap wood filler to fill in the holes. It is my go to! Definitely check it out! P.S don't use a dark green sharpie to make your lines haha luckily im painting over it!

 Now for the finish. First I stained the corbel with Minwax Jacobean. When your gluing your corbel make sure you wipe off the glue well or else you will be able to tell when you stain. haha OOPs. I let that dry for the day..

 Once the stain was dry I sprayed over it with RUST-OLEUM Satin Paint and Primer, this stuff dries pretty quickly. Once dry I hand sanded the corbel with 220-grit sand paper to give it a antique look and that completes it! This was a super quick and easy project!

Don't forget to enter your projects on RYOBI Nation in Ryobi's contests for a chance to win $500 in power tools!

Be sure to tag me @smashingdiy on Insta in your own corbel creations.

Happy DIYing

Spring is Blooming with JORD

By Ashley Basnight
on February 22, 2017
1 comment

Spring is Blooming with JORD

Spring can sometimes offer some very challenging wardrobe decisions. One day it’s hot, one day it’s cold, rainy, wet, dry hot, you name it. Spring brings it all. That's why I personally love my new JORD piece, whether I'm bundled up on a cold rainy day, or sporting my spring wear for the warmer days, my JORD timepiece is the perfect match for spring!
 
JORD has so many lovely timepieces on their site, (woodwatches.com) and I was gifted with the Frankie Series (Zebrawood and Navy) women's watch.  I personally love the Frankie Series because of the big face. I always gravitate to bigger watches, Go Big or Go Home, right? I also love the Zebrawood, the pattern  really makes it a unique watch.
Now, let’s talk about this box. When I purchase a watch, other than how it looks, I always want to know how the box is packaged. I believe there are two types of people in this world, ones that throw their watches on the dresser, and ones that like to see theirs displayed! All my timepieces are lined up on my dresser in their original case, so I am definitely a fan of the box! It even has a nice little drawer at the bottom that holds a Humidity Pack, for those who are concerned with the conditions of having the watch in the box. The watch also comes with a custom cleaning oil specifically for cleaning the wood watch. Which to me was a nice additive to this cool watch.
If you love this watch, today is your lucky day!
I am partnering with JORD to giveaway a $100 code to one lucky winner towards a JORD Wood Watch, and all other entrants will receive $25 towards a watch once the contest ends. Either way, if you enter you will walk away with something.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

The Giveaway will run until March 26th, 2017
Wooden Wristwatch

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Hi, I'm Ashley and I am a engineer by day and a woodworking/DIY machine by night. I have a new found love for DIY and woodworking and I look forward to sharing my journey with you! Click my photo to learn more!

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