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Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

The dice were not the only thing loaded in the old west.  From pharmacies to opium dens, many California pioneers were under the influence.  Join us on April 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for an uncut dose of history.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Chair

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Chair

On Monday we posted plans for a Children's Two Tone Play Table, and today the most adorable chair to go along side it. I will definitely be building this set, I just can't quite decide who it will be for... the bird or the bug. Probably my older boy, but I'm not entirely sure of my vision for his space just yet. I can finally see the space coming together for the bird, thank gawd, and I can see all of the various pieces I would love to have in his room and it's going to be amazing! Unfortunately he would probably need to move into the master bedroom to make it all of it work so I will be downsizing my 'vision' substantially. Once a dreamer, always a dreamer... Xx... Rayan

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Adria Dining Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Adria Dining Table

You know I love an interesting dining table, as evidenced by my most recent build here. I love the intricate seeming nature of this table's base, especially since I know it isn't all that difficult to construct, but would certainly seem so... Xx... Rayan

 

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!

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Tangier Cabinet

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Tangier Cabinet

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!

By special reader request, this cute doored cabinet is a fabulous addition to your space, especially if you have items to store and display. Can't wait to see what you all do with your own variations! The doors can be made with plywood, glass or plexi depending on your preference! Yahoo. Xx... Rayan

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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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