by wood work | Jan 28, 2023 | General
Rustic modern meets farmhouse in this gorgeous dresser featuring four drawers. This dresser is table height, so works well as a console or with a tv – use it in entryways, living rooms and more.
Matching Bedroom Suite Plans
In the bedroom, pair this dresser with our Rustic Modern Farmhouse Bed and Rustic Modern Farmhouse Nightstands, all plans are free.
Related Build Video
This build is very similar to the nightstands build. Please take a moment to watch the nightstand build video here to view the process.
by wood work | Jan 20, 2023 | General
Modular Closet Components
By using different organizers, you can create the closet of your dreams! Here are the standard modular closet components.
All of the components are constructed with the same steps, the only difference is the length of the sides and the number of shelves. Follow the construction steps below, but use the diagrams to come up with your cut list.
Recommended Materials for Modular Closet Carcasses
You can use a variety of different materials to build your closet components. As shown, I used 3/4″ hardwood plywood, ripped to 11-1/4″ wide, with the front edges finished with an iron on edge banding. All cuts then are just cross cuts as shown in the component diagrams.
- 1×12 Whitewood Boards
- 3/4″ plywood, ripped into desired width (not greater than 16″) and front edges edge banded
- 12″ or 14″ prefinished closet shelving boards
Rip Width for Carcass Pieces (if using plywood)
I ripped my closet pieces to 11-1/4″ (same as 1×12) and constructed (as shown).
However, this is not a deep shelf, and may not be suitable for folding tall pants. For a larger person using the closet consider a 14″ or 16″ plywood rip. Do not go over 16″ – as this will become very heavy for this type of hanging.
by wood work | Jan 17, 2023 | General
Reader submitted photo by Forgot the Way
If you are going to build anything for your home, it should be the beds. Beds are easy and forgiving to build, and you can save hundreds, if not thousands, by doing it yourself. I think you’ll get a sturdier, more beautiful bed too!
My first project was a farmhouse bed. Over many years of building beds, I wanted to revisit this classic design and update it to be even easier to build.
This bed is very similar to our Rustic Modern Farmhouse Bed in build steps, please watch this video for a general idea of the steps to build this bed:
by wood work | Jan 14, 2023 | General
Reader submitted photo
by wood work | Jan 10, 2023 | General
Why You’ll Love It
- All wood design, accepts paint or stain beautifully
- Roomy drawer, makes lower storage more accessible
- Open shelf provides quick storage options
- Large top surface
- About $80 to build (compared with $500+ each retail)
- Matches our beautiful rustic modern farmhouse bed