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Reader Showcase: Roberts Tree Shaped Bookshelf

Reader Showcase: Roberts Tree Shaped Bookshelf

I finally finished the tree shaped book shelf.  However I made mine a little different. 

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Plans and Step by Step Video Tutorial on How To Make a Modern Tree Shaped Bookshelf Modifications 

I decided that 3 layers of 3/4" plywood was not thick enough.  Also if I made it thick enough for a book shelf it would be too heavy using all wood products.  Also when I had the pattern laid out on the board I widened the base by about 1" to 2" and tapered it up the trunk.  Made it look more like a tree.  Had trouble finding carbon paper to trace the pattern on the board.  Luckily a local wood worker had some on hand. ... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an X Book Caddy

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an X Book Caddy

$25-$50

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer

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!

  • 2 – ½” plywood at 25-1/2” x 31” – X
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 7” x 31” – Side 1
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 7” x 16-1/2” – Side 2
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 7” x 8-1/2” – Sides 3
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 7” x 7-1/2” – End 1
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 7” x 8” – End 2

Cut the pieces for the ends. Secure each piece as shown using glue and 1” brad nails... Read More

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

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This was my first time to attempt any type of furniture building. The plans were clear and easy to follow!

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser Modifications 

I did make one modification though. I made the top from 4 pieces of Oak instead of using the panels in the plans.

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Reader Showcase: Loft Bed She Cave

Reader Showcase: Loft Bed She Cave

Loft Bed She Cave... Read More

Reader Showcase: Makely Home Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser

Reader Showcase: Makely Home Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser

Makely School for Girls Makelys Steppe Dresser... Read More

Reader Showcase: Ecarps Finished Louis No Sew Custom Bar Stool

Reader Showcase: Ecarps Finished Louis No Sew Custom Bar Stool

Louis No Sew Bar Stool

Here it is - after many weekends of the finished wood sitting on my work bench, it's been assembled and enjoyed.

Built From These Plans:  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a No Sew Upholstered Louis XVI Bar Stool Estimated Cost: 

Raw materials, including new belt sander and a jig saw, were about $300 for 4 stools, including foam.

Length of Time: 

From start to finish, 8 weeks, but true build time is about 7 days.

Modifications: 

We opted for a ladder back to keep light and unobstructed views.

Lumber Used: 

Hearthy Pine, we couldn't find 2" x 4", so we used 2" x 12" and cut it into thirds to make the rear legs.

Finishing Technique: ... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Childrens Vintage Spool Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Childrens Vintage Spool Table

Cher-Ann Texter Designs by Studio C Kids Vintage Spool Table Project Details... Read More