Simple Modern DIY Bookshelf

How to build a DIY bookshelf that's simple, modern, and provides plenty of display storage

This year, I challenged myself to try some new joinery techniques in some of my projects.  One of these projects is this simple modern DIY bookshelf. However, sometimes this “new joinery” adventure turns out good…like with this retro Bluetooth speaker box.  And other times…like now…there is a little learning curve and things don’t go exactly as intended… . For this project, I tried using dadoes for the shelves to help sturdy it up a bit and also help me with…

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How to Build an Outdoor Community Pantry

How to Build an Outdoor Community Food Pantry--Free Building Plans

Have you ever wanted to use your love for building, woodworking, making, and crafting to help others in your community?  Then you’re in the right place.  This DIY community pantry is a fun build that will help those who may have a little extra give to those who may have a need. It’s similar to those little community libraries that are becoming popular where people share books with each other in the community.  Except in this case, people stock the…

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How to Build a Gorgeous DIY Farmhouse Storage Bed

Free Building plans to build your own DIY King size storage bed

There’s a first time for everything…and this was my very first time building a DIY farmhouse storage bed.  It was empowering, exciting, and challenging.  It was also a little humbling…as I had several “whoops moments” during the process. . This post was sponsored by Build Something, Kreg Tools’ website with hundreds of free project plans you can build for any and every room in your home and outside your home.  This post also contains affiliate links.  See disclosure policy for…

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Simple DIY Storage Trunk

The older I get, the simpler I like things.  This goes for food (especially when I’m cooking it haha), clothing, paperwork, and storage solutions.  You can get “fancy” with large complicated storage solutions and systems, or you can build a simple, stylish box.  Yeah, I’m going to go with the simple DIY storage trunk box idea 🙂 This post contains affiliate links.  Please see disclosure policy for details. . I’ve built a storage trunk in the past that was about…

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Simple Little DIY Bookshelf

How to build a simple, little DIY bookshelf

Sometimes you just need a little shelf.  Nothing big.  Nothing fancy.  Nothing complicated.  Just a plain, little bookshelf.  Something simple…like this. Isn’t it cute?  It’s so little.  Everything miniature is cuter than the full size, isn’t it?  Except for candy bars…those are always better full size, amiright? 😉 . It’s not REALLY that little, though, I don’t guess.  But it’s smaller than some of my latest builds and it’s the perfect little size for a small nook or space that…

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DIY Retro Wooden Bluetooth Speaker Box

DIY Wireless Bluetooth Wooden Speaker Box--Looks like a retro mid century credenza and it's even got a hidden compartment for cord storage!

I’m not sure a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least a few hours’ worth of music.  Legit.  I wouldn’t survive the day without some tunes to get me through.  Now pair that with my love of woodworking, and you can understand why I’ve been eyeing one of these cool little speakers so I could make a cool little DIY wooden Bluetooth speaker box for it and get my jam on. But I hesitated…because I wasn’t sure…

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DIY Mobile Miter Saw Stand

How to build a mobile Miter Saw Stand with storage drawers, and fold down extension wings

I recently bought a new miter saw.  Normally, this should help improve shop efficiency, right?  But, this one actually caused me to add a whole lot of otherwise unnecessary projects to my list…like an entire shop redo project.   And part of that long term project is this short term one…a DIY Mobile Miter Saw Stand 🙂 I’ve had my old Hitachi 10″ compound miter saw for over three years.  It’s been great, but I’ve wanted an upgrade for a while. …

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