Essential Bed Frame in All Sizes

I love the simplicity and comfort of a sturdy, well built wood bed frame.  But bed frames can easily cost $500-$1000 or more!  Why not build your own?  For a fraction of this cost, you could have a beautiful, custom solid wood bed frame! Our DIY Wood Bed Frame...

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Custom Freestanding Pantry from Shelf Help

Food ... it is a revolving storage and organization challenge that we all deal with.  A pantry is a must in new homes.  But what happens if you don't have an adequate pantry? My friend and co-worker Jen, who considers herself a beginner woodworker, solved it by...

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Mountain Modern Bookshelf

Bookshelves don't have to be boring!  By just changing up the front trim (called the "face frame") you can give your storage piece a completely different look! Yes, this is just a simple bookshelf, with a chunkier face frame!  It gives this piece a modern but crisp...

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Frameless Kitchen Cabinet Building Guide

Over the last decade of building kitchen cabinets, we've learned alot, everything from what materials to use to what techniques, and finally, are ready to share our process from start to finish with you.  But first, let's discuss what exactly we are building - as...

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Shaker Door Building Guide with Free Calculator

Doors are super important.  It is the face of the project. After a decade of trying and testing many different methods and techniques, here's our process for building professional quality Shaker cabinet doors: The Shaker Door calculator is a huge deal.  It takes the...

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Freestanding Laundry Basket Closet

We have a special treat for you today!  My friend Jen who also helps with video editing and keeping the website going, built from her own design this amazing freestanding laundry basket tower!  She has very generously offered to share plans! Thank you Jen! From Jen:...

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Simple Sideboard with Open Shelves and Drawers

My teenage daughter Grace has been asking for more storage in her bathroom for a couple years now.  If you wait long enough, the get old enough, and smart enough, to design it themselves .... yes, she did.  She went on Shelf Help, designed what she wanted, the pieces...

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Craftsman Style Playhouse

We love this playhouse because it is tall inside, so big kids and Mom's under 6 feet can play too.   We love that the windows add natural light.   We love that both doors open up and it feels so giant in there! And we love how simple this playhouse was to build.  Read...

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Octagon Picnic Table with Open Seats

Classic 8 seat octagon picnic table seats eight adults. This is a more complicated plan, that does use more materials, but it is worth the investment for the comfort and coziness it provides. Video tutorial coming soon.

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