If you follow my blog, you saw last week's post about the farm-style dining table. You know, the one for gathering friends and family. The big one. Well, a huge farm-style dining table requires some long benches. Once the table was complete and delivered, I had space to build the benches. Here is the finished… Continue reading Seating for the Gathering
One of my favorite things about working with furniture is to be able to take a piece that no longer serves a purpose for the family and reinvent it into something sentimental, beautiful, and useful. My client held on to the crib she used for her children (it does not get more sentimental than that!!)… Continue reading Crib to Storage Bench
I have seen posts over the years of people turning beds into benches but had never had the opportunity to convert one myself. That is, until now!! My client had her childhood twin size bed which held sentimental value but she didn't have a use for it as a bed. We discussed options and decided… Continue reading Bed to Bench Makeover
I know I have talked about necessity being the mother of invention in the past, but it couldn't have held more true with my last project. I had been searching online for a deck box to store our yard games, grilling necessities, and the like. I didn't really think I was asking for much. Just… Continue reading When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!
What do you do when life hands you scraps? You build lanterns!! When you do as many projects as I do, you end up with scrap wood. A LOT of scrap wood. If I’m not careful, I can become overrun with these little treasures. When I get to the point where I need to reduce… Continue reading Lanterns From Lumber Scraps
As I recently covered in a blog post, custom-built furniture is the perfect way to get EXACTLY what you want. Don't let big box stores dictate your options. This week's post illustrates design and finish options of the same basic table build. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.… Continue reading Farm Tables Any Way You Like
I acquired this desk through a friend and I just knew it was asking to be special (and for those raised eyebrows, no-I don't hear voices- but the furniture does have a way of communicating with you if you are willing to listen). The desk is very heavy and extremely well-constructed. What better transformation than to… Continue reading How I Transformed a Desk into a Kitchen Island
You build lanterns!! When you do as many projects as I do, you end up with scrap wood. A LOT of scrap wood. If I'm not careful, I can become overrun with these little treasures. When I get to the point where I need to reduce my stash, I create projects where I can use… Continue reading What do you do when life hands you scraps?
A lot of companies are renewing their focus on employee health and wellness. In addition to offering health coaching and insurance incentives, many companies are recognizing the value and benefit in recreational team building. What better way to encourage a little fun and stress relief than CORNHOLE!!! Cornhole boards are simple to construct and can… Continue reading How to relieve stress, team build and have fun in one simple step!
A recent overhaul of our living room left us with an awkward space in the corner by the sofa. We looked around at our favorite stores, and even at the thrift shop for a diamond in the rough. Nothing quite fit the size, style and finish that we were looking for. You see where this… Continue reading The Perfect Side Table