Display your favorite family photos or vintage snapshots in a charming reworked a double-hung window to hang on your bedroom wall. This window-turned-picture-frame was made by a TOH reader who had the idea when her contractor husband lugged a window home from a job site. She mounted photos behind the wavy-glass divided lights and hung the sashes side by side on the wall.
Whether you are upgrading your old dining room set, or turning a spare bedroom into an office, we have collected a variety of designs to match your lifestyle. Find a new console table for the entryway. Discover nesting tables that coordinate with your favorite sofa and coffee table. You can complete your bedroom with a new dresser, or even find the perfect outdoor living set for your patio.
This rack can be built from old unused wood pallets you can find around the house. So it is also a great way to recycle those old pallets. You can also find a step by step tutorial at instructables.com for which I have included the source link below. This tutorial helps you to make a wood wine rack from the scratch. So what are waiting for? Just grab the items you need and start building a cool wooden rack for those nice wine bottles of yours.
Do you want to use an oil stain, a gel stain, a water-based stain or a lacquer stain? What about color? Our ebook tells you what you really need to know about the chemistry behind each wood stain, and what to expect when you brush, wipe or spray it on. It’s a lot simpler than you think! This is the comprehensive guide to all the varieties of stain you will find at the store and how to use them.
Keep morning sunlight from streaming in too early and your privacy intact with interior shutters. These original "window treatments," were commonly used in Southern and urban houses, and they're still a great way to add architectural and historical detail. They also help keep out winter's chilly winds or summer's oppressive heat. They are easily installed on any window.
Open-shelving kits are common at home stores, but their boxy designs can leave you with a case of the blahs. This Old House general contractor Tom Silva amped up the style of this piece by making it from shelving planks sold in 8-foot lengths and turned spindles cut to size. Trimmed with crown molding, this piece will prove the perfect spot to show off your treasures.
Aside from the privacy it offers, a latticework porch trellis is a perfect way to add major curb appeal to your home for $100 or less. The trellis shown here is made of cedar, but any decay-resistant wood like redwood, cypress or treated pine would also be a good option. Constructed with lap joints for a flat surface and an oval cutout for elegance, it’s a far upgrade from traditional premade garden lattice. As long as you have experience working a router, this project’s complexity lies mostly in the time it takes to cut and assemble. Get the instructions complete with detailed illustrations here.
Google is probably the first place where most people would start searching for woodworking plans, but often the top results can be a mix of articles and how-to pieces that just aren’t detailed enough. Sometimes they’ll link to the plans (like we try to here at Lifehacker), but other times, they’re just showing off a cool project. There are better, more precise ways of finding what you’re looking for.
Your bedroom may rarely gets seen by guests. But that doesn't mean that it can't benefit from a little extra architectural charm. This Craftsman-style faux paneling project, created by a couple of This Old House readers is a budget-friendly, easy way to liven up boring drywall, as an accent wall or to cover the entire room. You'll need stock trim, adhesive, and a weekend to DIY.
This super-strong and simple-to-build workbench is may be the project you've been looking for a long time. You have to select some free workbench plans to create yourself a working table in your shed that after you can use it when you are working on your projects and maybe it can provide you some extra storage, depends upon which plan you are choosing to DIY.