Friday, October 31, 2014

DIY Doll Pram

Build a diy doll pram.

diy doll pram

Happy Halloween friends!  Ana and I are back to share another handmade holiday gift build that any little person is sure to love - a doll pram.

handbuilt holdiay gift plans

diy doll pram empty

Ana designed this little push pram perfectly.  The plans feature a fairly simple build that is sure to see lots of playtime.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Make a Wedge Jig

How to build a wedge jig.

wedge jig to make stars

If you saw the recent Pottery Barn catalog chances are you love these wood stars as much as me:

pottery barn milled wood stars


And you quickly think 'I can DIY that surely!'.  However after much trial and error I consulted fellow buildy blogger Jamison at Rogue Engineer who quickly informed me I needed a 54 degree angle.

BUT MY MITER SAW DOESN'T MAKE A 54 DEGREE CUT?

Monday, October 27, 2014

"G" is for Giant Wishbone

Diy giant gold wishbone


The wishbone trend is still going strong so why not make a giant wishbone this Fall?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"H" is for House Ornaments

DIY mini house ornaments from wood scraps:


Make these miniature house ornaments from wood scraps for all your friends and family this holiday season.


I used mostly 1x2 scraps and the like to make these cute little houses.

Monday, October 20, 2014

"H" is for Houzz Tours: My Houzz



Recently a freelance photographer for Houzz, Corynne Pless, dropped by our home to take pictures for a home tour on Houzz and I thought I'd share the article here with my readers as well.



Corynne was able to get photos at angles and with light that I simply do not have the patience or talent to achieve.  She made our house look so beautiful and captured a moment in time, for that I'm extremely appreciative.


To see all the photos in the home tour click here.
And to see more of Corynne's work at Houzz check here portfolio here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

DIY 2x2 Playhouse Frame

Build a diy 2x2 playhouse frame.

diy 2x2 playhouse frame

Happy Friday friends!  Ana White and I have another fun gift build as part of the Handmade Holiday series.  Today we are sharing a fairly simple playhouse made completely from 2x2 pine boards.

handmade holiday gift build series

Ana's got the plans for this open playhouse frame here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

DIY Sliding Door Console

sliding barn door console free plans

This DIY sliding barn door console was my knock off project submission for week one of Creating with the Stars last Spring and it took first place!
I'm finally getting around to sharing how I built the console so you can build it too AND for a fraction of the retail cost.

UPDATE 1/24/16: This post contains detailed information on the sliding barn door console HARDWARE with links to proper plans you can download and print.

diy sliding barn door console

Friday, October 3, 2014

DIY Bungalow Play House

Build: diy bungalow play house


Friends we're starting of the Handmade Holiday series with a big bang!  Ana White and I have selected 12 gift builds for this series and because this one is the biggest we thought it would be best to take the first spot.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"R" is for Ryobi Giveaway & Announcement

Ana White and I have joined forces again for another Handmade Holiday series.
One new plan for gifts you can build each week for the next 12 weeks!

We will officially begin the 2014 series on Friday, October 3rd with the first new gift build plan.
It's top secret so no peeking (okay maybe some peeking on Instagram :))!

And thanks to our friends at Ryobi we're starting off the 2014 Handmade Holiday series with an awesome giveaway: