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Shara, Woodshop Diaries

Milwaukee Packout System & Radio Review

This review of the Milwaukee PACKOUT system and stereo is sponsored by the Home Depot as part of the ProSpective Tool Review program. This post contains affiliate links. See policies. My shop will never be the same. . My…

DIY Modern 5 Drawer Dresser

Do you remember the Modern Bed and matching Modern 2 Drawer Nightstand from a while back? Well, I’m finally getting around to sharing the matching Modern 5 Drawer Dresser…and it’s a stunner! If you’ve been around for all the…

How We Installed a Plywood Ceiling

Check out how we used inexpensive plywood and 1x4s to create the plywood ceiling in our studio apartment! Almost two years ago, we started building our garage apartment. If you didn’t already know, I’ll make this backstory quick. .…

Scrap Wood Guitar Stand and Stool

I partnered with my friends at Build Something to bring you the free plans for this DIY guitar stand stool made from scrap plywood! This post contains affiliate links. See policies. Our tiny garage apartment doesn’t have a lot…

DIY Trestle Table and Bench

A friend of mine recently asked me to build her a DIY trestle table and bench.  This design would work great for an indoor OR outdoor table set. But in this case, I was building it for outdoors. Now,…

Must Have Tools for Cabinet & Furniture Making

In this post, I’ll show you the must have tools for cabinet making (and furniture building)–for skill levels of any kind.  This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool and contains affiliate links. See policies. It’s no secret I LOVE…

DIY Scrap Wood Towel Rack

I always have an OVERABUNDANCE of scrap wood. So when I have the chance, I try to use it up in a practical project. This time, I was able to use up some 2×2 off cuts to build this…

DIY Garden Bed with Trellis

Check out how I built my husband this raised garden bed with trellis in this post and video tutorial! My husband, Danny, loves tending a garden during the summer.  Last year he grew squash, zucchini, and lots of pumpkins…

DIY Bathroom Floating Mirror Shelf

Looking for an inexpensive way to update your bathroom? How about a scrap wood DIY bathroom floating mirror shelf! My parents recently asked me to help them design and remodel their master bathroom.  And although remodels aren’t my FAVORITE…

DIY Coffee Bar Table

If you’re a frequent follower, you may notice that this DIY Coffee Bar Table isn’t really my typical “style” lately. I’m usually building more modern and clean lined pieces. But many times, that modern design style doesn’t leave a…

How to Remove Rust From a Table Saw and Protect It

A good table saw is a big investment. It’s likely the most expensive tool in most woodworkers’ shops! But with nice cast iron table saws, rust is an ever present enemy. So I’ll show you how I remove rust…

How to Build a DIY Bookshelf

How to Build a Simple Freestanding Bookshelf

How to Build a Freestanding Bookshelf–Plans and Tutorial! . If you’ve followed along for very long, you’ll know that somehow I always agree to building my parents new furniture. Maybe it’s the whole “they brought me into this world”…