Reader submitted photos by Vlilly and Shanty2Chic.
I’m so excited about this table. We just moved into our new home and because I knew that I would want to build new furniture for this house, we decided to sell our old furniture instead of moving it. This table is the very first piece of furniture that I have built for our new house and it was very quick and easy! It may look a little intimidating, with all of the angle cuts, but if you have the right tools it’s a piece of cake!
I was not only surprised at how quick it was to put together but I was SHOCKED by the price tag – $110 for a table that will seat 6!! I love how great it fits in my breakfast nook, we really needed a round table for the space and Ana nailed it with the octagon shape! It makes such a statement in our home!
When we moved into our new home, we needed a desk for two. I planned to eventually build a built-in desk that matches our kitchen cabinetry, but with a million other projects to tackle, and needing a desk immediately, and not wanting to spend a few hundred dollars on double desk, I decided to use up a hollow core door I had laying around.
Why Use a Hollow Core Door for a Desktop?
The hollow core door is inexpensive, perfectly smooth, finished on all sides and the perfect size. I just needed a good support base with some storage.
Using 2×2 furring strips (about $2 each) and some scrap plywood and pocket hole screws, we built a door desk. We worked in space for a printer and even a basket for keeping paper and office supplies close.
How Did the Desk Hold Up?
Two years later, the desk looks like this:
No chips, no dents, no sagging. Even the paint gets a regular scrubbing and still looks pretty new.
That’s amazing, considering I work full time at this very desk, that my daughter homeschools from this desk, that my husband uses this desk too. And we only spent about $100 on it.
Someday we will get that built in desk, but by the way this one is performing, there’s no hurry.
Reader submitted photo by RLSAVARD
Reader submitted photo by GMWW
We love this beautiful, oversized porch bench with X detailing. It accents our front porch at our cabin, and adds a comfortable and sturdy seating space. You can add cushions – but none are required.
This bench is very large in size with a deep seat.
We have been using this bench for over four years and it is still as strong and sturdy as ever. Ours is under a covered porch, so we just used framing lumber to build. But if your bench is exposed to the elements, consider exterior appropriate wood.