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  • Carey Lund Hofmeister

    I was wondering if you had a favorite type of wood lacquer that you use to finish off a project?

    • Yes! Varathane Triple Thick Poly! We link to it in some of our posts. You can find it on Amazon and at Home Depot 🙂

  • Ashley Wahlie

    Do ya’ll buy the cheapest wood available or more top choice wood? I built a Banquette and found it very difficult with the cheap wood, built ya’lls farmhouse table with top choice and it was better. I just don’t like the huge price differcne!

  • Emily

    I love your bookcase/hidden tv with the barn doors. Is it possible to use an existing tv stand and bookcases with your sliding door plans? Our TV is 60′ and I really want to cover it up so it’s not the focal point of our family room

  • Sarah Bunten

    We are moving into a house with one tiny closet. Any ideas on creating hanging space?

  • Becky A Bankhead

    Hello! We have been so excited to the sliding barn doors for the media console. We purchased the 3/4 inch Birch Plywood as your instructions call out but it warped on us the day we brought the wood home. Do you ever have issues with this happening? If so, how do you recommend handling it? Currently our wood is bowing out ~1 inch. Do we need to get the wood completely straight before beginning our project?

  • Sheri

    Love, love, love your site and the ideas are amazing. I’m refacing the brick on my fireplace and will do your floating shelf as my new mantle. One request though, could you help an “older” lady out and darken the font on the printable plans? That light gray is pretty, but I can’t see it even with my glasses! LOL

    Thanks muchly!

  • Panacea

    Great plans! However, Am I the only one who struggles with the speed of this website? I just tried opening the “DIY Office Desk System” page and it took a good 5-10 minutes just for the page to load. Super frustrating!

    • Thank you! So sorry about that. We don’t have a problem with the load time, when we are on, but we have had complaints from some people. We are working to correct it. Thank you!

  • Breanna Tellez

    I’m expecting really soon and we have been putting off on buying a crib because we are wanting to build the crib set. Do you know when you will be posting the plans to the one you built?

    • I will try to get it up before the weekend!

      • Breanna Tellez

        Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much!!

  • Michael Downey

    OK… I enjoy your videos but you leave a lot of stuff sanding. There are little things that you gloss over very quickly that make a difference. Please make sure you cover everything so that us newbies can actually make the things you are teaching us to make

    • Hey Michael,
      We cover each project, in more detail, on our posts. Each project video also has a how-to post on our site that also includes free printable plans. We like to keep our videos short and sweet and don’t want to bog them down with repetition. I think between the plans, the how-to and the video we probably cover the project. We do have some “how-to stain” and “how to finish” videos coming soon!

  • Tom Six

    I would like to build the farmhouse style bathroom storage cabinet. Where can I purchase the required sliding barn door kit and hardware.

    • Hey there,
      We link to the hardware that we purchased, within the post 🙂

      • Tom Six

        I was not able to find the link. Would you please repost it here. Thank you.

  • Misty House

    I want to make the Wine Caddy but am having a hard time finding the craft boards for the sides. Any suggestions?

  • Tonya Six

    I think your website is absolutely amazing. It has helped this decorative woodworking amateur look like I actually know how to build nice quality pieces of furniture without spending a Ton of money. I came across this desk made by Hooker furniture. I absolutely love the rustic meets industrial. The metal top is just gorgeous as I spent 8 years in the Navy as a metalsmith. In not good with measurements. Could you please take a look and see how you would suggest to make this!!! Thank you very much for helping all of us out here!!!

  • Martha Vineyard

    Your Group Board Groups on Pinterest are cluttering my Home Feed. Why was I included in this? I hate this feature of Pinterest! I have tried to find out how & why I was included but couldn’t. I am now bringing my pleas to the board curators. I have stopped following you but yours and and your friend’s boards keep showing up. How can I opt out of this frustrating feature?

    • I’m sorry, we don’t have control over Pinterest. You can unfollow the group boards, I’m assuming 😀

      • Martha Vineyard

        Your groups specifically keep popping up repeatedly. I can’t figure out who to delete if it matters. It’s a shame because I really enjoyed your site.

        • Again, I’m sorry. We have absolutely no control over Pinterest.

  • Seth

    Hi there, can you advise what stain you use for your floating shelf project (s)?

  • Iris

    Can ya’ll do a video for a twin bed on casters? I want to build 2 so it serves as a couch then roll together for a guest bed!! Pleeeeease!

  • Chelsea

    Where do you all buy your untreated 4x4s??? We live in South Carolina and can not find them ANYWHERE! and a few local stores that said they could order it said it would be $120 for TWO 4x4x8 :o…We want to badly to build your restoration hardware table before christmas but have no clue what to do about the 4×4 issue! THANKS!! 🙂

  • Jamie

    Love your plans and videos. Have any tips for measuring and cutting with the miter saw? The blade itself shaves off a millimeter or so of wood when you cut. To ensure each board is cut the same, what are your tips for marking and cutting? Find myself having to go back and shave off a little here and here to get multiple boards the same.

  • Ryan Young

    Love your videos! What software do you use to sketch your designs?

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  • Julia

    I’d love to make your chalkboard but have it be a mirror instead. Can you let me know about the modifications? And FYI, as I type this, I’m sitting on your farmhouse bench at the farmhouse table. LOVE it!!!!! 🙂

  • Toni Silverthorn
  • BG BrandonGwynn

    Ok first off I am totally new at the wood working project stuff. I have completed a few of your projects after I was given the “honey-do” list. I have since been searching the Pinterest sphere quite often because I really enjoy doing these things. When I began with the projects I would buy cheap wood since I was certain I would mess up along the way. Yesterday I purchased “better” wood or at least more expensive wood for doing the Mason Jar serving tray thing. I found that this wood obviously has less bows and bends in it making it better. My question is, what are the difference in the types of wood for making projects? I used to use the cheap stuff but obviously realize that the more you pay the better it is. However I am sure there is a fine line as far as spending more then what I need to, that will suffice. I saw some pieces that were $22 for a 1 x 6 x 4. To me that’s way above what I want to spend. I settled for the same size at $8 for the “whiteboard.” This is still more than the $2 I had been paying for the pine I believe it was. The pine would have bows and made the project turn out awful looking to the point my wife stopped giving me projects. 🙁 I do put a lot of time and focus on making things good but the quality I am going to blame on the wood. So back to my question…… What would be a good named wood that I should stick with for the small projects indoors? and what would should I stick with for outdoor environment? I am determined to make her something nice to get her faith in my wood working abilities back up. I just again don’t want to spend more then I need to, to have the same quality. Thank you for your time if you actually read all of my rambling!

  • Cindy Holt

    Do you have plans for a single drawer floating bedside cabinet/table?
    You both are great!

  • Marcelo Gomes

    Hey, just as a help, the link for the 5″ table legs is wrong. It is going to the 3″ ones.

  • Susan Spencer Worsham

    I am interested on the paint t color in your daughters room. It’s a pretty gray.

    • Hey there! It is Amazing Grey by Sherwin Williams 🙂

  • Cynthia Randolph

    I didn’t get to see your three episodes on hgtv. Can’t find if they will ever show them again and there are no videos or pics on their website. Will they ever show them again??

  • Karen Scheffer

    Would you mind providing the final dimensions of the DIY Built-In Storage Bed? I don’t trust myself to figure it out correctly. Any assistance appreciated!

  • Kelly Palmer Zuidema

    Do you have free plans for platform bed on casters? I can only find plans for the platform bed on the wood base.

  • Lauren Gilmer

    I see that you use a Kreg for a lot of your projects. I am ready to attempt my first project but I am unsure what Kreg to get. There are a lot of different ones with very different prices. what do you recommend?

  • Kerrin

    Love this website and all of the amazing ideas!! My first project is about to begin. 🙂 Just purchased the lumber for your ‘King Size Bed’ and have a question about the overall width, taking into consideration the standard king mattress is 76 inches wide… the material list/plans show the length of the slats at 82 inches and the support rails at 80 inches. Are these measurements correct? Thanks so much!

    • Kerrin

      Can anyone weigh in on this????

  • Lisa Headley

    I’m new to all this, but I love the concept. Here’s my dilemma. I need a table for normal day use can seat 6, but when pulled open, can seat 12. My husband and I have 5 adult children and one by one they are getting married and it would fantastic to have a table that we could pull open somehow to comfortably seat everyone when we have Sunday dinners. I don’t even mind stacking two 6 seat table tops on each other, then lifting one off to sit side by side, but how would the supports work so it doesn’t look to crowded and also safely secure when everything is open and stretched out. Help? Thank you!

  • Lori Mathios

    Hi there, I love your banner letters, would it be possible to add numbers to it? I specifically need a 5 and a 0, for my husband’s 50th birthday. Thank you!

    • Lori Mathios

      Never mind, I found the numbers. I swear they weren’t there a few minutes ago. Thanks for the free printables, greatly appreciated.

  • Erin Simoneaux

    I love your floating shelves and have been dying to make some. Here’s my problem… we don’t have 2x3s, only 2x4s. Since a 2×4 is really 2×3.5 that would make a 2×3 really 2×2.5. Which measurement do you use, 2×3 or 2×2.5?

  • Joseph S Dailey

    When you are putting poly urethane on your tables you build, do you do just the table top or the entire table? Legs etc?

  • Justin Hall

    so has any one had any problems with the 4 x 4 post from lowes or homedepot? Because i can’t find them anywhere else without going to a lumber yards

    • Joseph S Dailey

      Only one Home Depot by me carries them.

  • Karli Sanders

    Hi just wondering where did you buy the media organizers that you have on your floating shelves???

  • love to connect with you both personally. Is there an email for you? mine is

  • Tracy

    I ( a touch of help from my husband ) made my first project from your site, cant find where to post it 🙁 and for you ladies to see it !!!! Couldn’t find the color ‘ Weathered Grey ‘ that i had initially fell in love with it, so opted to a color called Jacobean !!! I also didn’t have a KJ !!! But we are so ready for the next project , however i do have a long list from your awesome site 😉 i can go on and on about i rave about your site love love love it oxoxxo


  • Nichole Caten

    DIY storage idea, please help! Hello, why are my 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws going through top piece of wood, am I doing something wrong please help. Also this was my first kregjig project, but my test pocket hole and pocket hole screw worked just fine. I can’t figure it out. It won’t let me upload the pictures I took, says their top big.

    • Shawn

      try making the collar on the drill bit a little close to the end. This will make the pocket hole not quite as deep and the screws won’t pop through.

  • Mary Jane Petty Damron

    I love your ideal with the pictures, but i can’t get my messages to print all the way. I cuts them off at the end. the one that says SO VERY BLESSED, at the end it cuts off the B. I am using the Cardstock paper size 8.5 in. x11 in. and my printer is set for that. what am i doing wrong?? Thanks MJ

  • Beverly Horton

    how long does it take to make the bathroom mirror storage case?

  • Beverly Horton

    trying to ask a question concerning bathroom mirror storage case, but it keeps booting it back to me saying fill all areas that have an *, which I have done. help!

  • Christine Larsen

    Any plans to build a canopy bed like this one (complete with tutorial) in the near future? 🙂

  • Kristen Gillingham

    Just wanted to say thank-you for the great plans! I asked my boyfriend to build me this lovely kitchen table- he was obviously up for it since it meant he got to purchase a new mitre saw! He hasn’t built anything since his high school shop days. It turned out way better than I could ever imagine, and the best part is I know there will be more home-made furniture in the future 🙂

  • phyllis press

    I need to make las vegas hotel banners for a show..what kind of letters can I string up.

  • germaine

    Awesome class of women! My picture is a tiny wooden rocking horse I made with a band saw, but my Dad and I made a child-size one for a grandson. I can’t seem to locate that picture! Since then my Dad has passed away, but I have all his power tools and use them when I can. I am the only daughter among 6 boys.

  • Beth Minch Dover

    I wanted to share with you how much I appreciate your site and project ideas/instructions! Today I completed the Hanging Basket Wood Stand with my Girl Scouts to earn their Cadette Woodworking badge! They did an awesome job and had a great time doing it. Thanks again for all you do!

    • I am just now seeing this photo Beth and it made my night! LOVE it!

  • Mary Ann Benavente Alvarez

    I love the plate holder and I’m adding it to my to do list. I’m also loving the chalk board shown on one of the pictures to the left of the plate holder. Do you have the plans for that?

  • Rachal

    OK, so this was my first project. I have done at least ten .more since this. I obviously got a little carried away with my letter size, but we just call it ‘ BIG LOVE’.:-)

    Thanks for all your great tutorials.

  • Jean-Marie Schmidt Breslin

    I just wanted to say thank you! I figured out how to post a picture and put one on your blog post for this project also.

    I sincerely wanted to thank you girls! For awhile I thought Ana White was crazy but you make it seem easy and doable!

    I love my new table and it is perfect for our new den, we can move it in front of either couch and the kids can roll it out of the way when they play video games.

    LOVE IT!!!

    Thank you so much. Now I have to hang my LOVE sign, mason jar sconces and finish my ledge shelf and then it will be officially den by Shanty 2 Chic!!