Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Corbel Entry Table

This Restoration Hardware-inspired entry way table will be the talk of your home for a fraction of the cost.  This table can be finished with either a wooden top or a beveled glass top. We have used a combination of a stained wooden top and a shabby chic finish on the Corbels below.  Use your imagination and have fun making it yours.  We have included a link to a PDF pattern for the Corbels in the instructions below.


Material Needed             Material Cost $85

3 - 2 x 12's 12 feet long
1 small can of stain
1 small can of clear or semi-gloss polyacryllic
1 small tube of PL Premium
caulk gun
wire wheel drill attachment

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Super Hero Bed




"Dad's" note: Every kid wants to be a super hero so why not make this fun easy bed with a hidden fort underneath ? The slide made out of melamine makes a quick get away when your super hero is fighting crime.  Extremely sturdy to hold as many heros as you can fit on the bed, this is a must have!  Background Super Hero painting done on a $21 hollow core door by my wife (check out her creativity at gramma allie etsy shop).  Inspired by Michael B. Myers Jr. posters.

Material List                           Cost $150.00
7 – 2” x 4” 8 foot long
2 sheets of ¾” MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
1 sheet of ½” plywood
1 – 2” x 6” 8 foot long
1 – 2” x 8” 8 foot long
1 tube of PL Premium (Loctite)
Caulk gun
6 – 4” lag screws 5/16” in diameter and washers
1 piece of melamine shelving 8 foot long
one small box of 16 penny nails or 3” deck screws
Note:  I used a router to round all of the edges and sanded everything before securing it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Living Room Shelf



Dad's note: This awesome easy to make rustic wall shelf is strong enough to hold anything you can store on it.  Cool by itself or purchase corbels for a fancier look, either way your family room will be looking good with this addition.

Material list                            Material Cost = $43.00 not including corbels
2 – 2” x 12” 8 feet long
1 – 2” x 8” 10 feet long
1 – 2” x 4” 8 feet long
4 – 4” long 5/16 lag screws
4 - 5/16 washers
one small box of deck screws

Monday, September 3, 2012

Farmhouse Bench



Dad's note: Can you believe how cheap and easy it is to make this Country bench for your family? And when the kids bring everybody and their dog over for lunch everyone of them can squeeze into this bench.  Now you can sit across the table out of the reach of all those peanut butter hands.  Also note how easy it is to clean (no cracks this basic design). 
Material List - Estimated Cost = $50

One – 2” x 4” x 8’
Two - 2” x 8” x 8’
One - 4” x 4” x 8’
One - 4” x 6” x 8’
Two - 10” - ¼” Bolts or threaded rod
Four - ¼” Washers
Two -  ¼” Nuts (4 nuts for threaded rod)
One small box of 3” deck screws