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  1. nick on March 31, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Hello, you are awesome! keep going!

  2. Keri Lee-Williams De Boer on July 17, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I’m extremely ticked. Myself and my daughter have tried to contCt you about a table she purchased. Bought at At Home in Batavia Illinois. There were no screws to put it together. The other boxes they had also had no screws. I’ve aaked for help with no reply! We just need the screws is that too much to ask?

  3. Tim Horton on May 7, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Hey Ashley,

    My name is Tim Horton and I’m the advertising partnerships manager at JvPartnersNow.

    We would like to advertise some of our Lifestyle & Family related clients on your blog.

    Can you please let me know what types of Advertising options you offer ?

    Thanks in advance for the Details !

    Take care,

    Tim Horton

  4. Sonia Orozco on April 30, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Hi! I recently built a farmhouse table and bench using one of your plans! I love it..except the breadboard at the ends of the the table warped a bit. How can I prevent this? Do I have to bring my boards inside the house before screwing them together? So they can get accustomed to the temp? Is there another type of wood besides pine that will work better? Thank u!!!!

  5. Isabelle on February 15, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Hello ! I’ll try to post my message here in case I did in the wrong place before.
    First of all, bravo for all these beautiful things you build. I have become addicted. I wonder whether you could help on some measurements. Being French and living in France, where we unfortunately don’t have things like 1×2, 1×3 etc, I don’t know how thick the pine panel you use for the door is. Also, could you please tell me the total thickness of the door, including the wooden decorating bits ? Very many thanks.

  6. Tom on December 15, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Love the project, but on the plans it’s says that the frame of the table is a 2×4 in either side of a 30” long 2×3, creating an overall length of 36”. 2x4s are 3 1/2” wide plus the 30” long piece of 2×3, thus making the overall length 37”. Which is all well and fine aside from the fact that you show the shelves being 33” long, when in fact they need to be 37” long. The shelves are the only thing effected by this. In my case, rather than measuring the frame, and just assuming the drawings were correct, I wasted 2 pieces of birch ply wood. Other than that, I enjoyed the project. Please revise the plans to avoid this problem in the future for anyone else.

    • Shanty2Chic on December 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Sorry about that Tom. Can you let us know which plans you are referring to so that we can look into it? Thanks!

  7. Lindsay Powell on December 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    We are making your large sliding barn door media console. What is the color of the white you used on the bookshelf? Did you put a finish on the barnwood doors and the white bookshelves? Thanks!

  8. Neil Hymowitz on December 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I just watched your video on giving rounded lumber a straight edge. I have 2 questions if you don’t mind.

    1. In the video you mention cutting the rounded edge off one side. Do you normally cut the rounded edge off both sides and simply cut one side for the video?

    2. At the end of the video you say that you now have a 3″ board so I am assuming you do cut the second side. I am new to this and horrible at math so I believe the first pass of the wood through the saw you would have it would set the fence to 3-3/8″ in order to cut off 1/4″ of wood from the first side. The second pass would be 3-1/8″ on the fence?

    Thank you,

    • Shanty2Chic on December 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Hey Neil!
      Sorry for the confusion!

      We usually cut off a 1/2” from the 2x boards so one side we will cut off 1/4” the. We will move the fence another 1/4” and cut a 1/4” off of the other side! Hope this helps!! Thanks!

  9. Dean Usher on December 7, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Hey Ladies,
    I’ve only just found your website and love what you are doing. I’m thinking about giving some of your projects a go. (Work bench & Mitre saw addition / conversion) to start with. My question is: do you have metric versions of your plans? As I live in Australia, using Imperial is kinda difficult (not impossible but very difficult) as everything is metric (meters & millimetres).
    If you do great, if not no worries either, I’ll just have to do some more work to make sure things go together properly (or try and find an imperial tape – maybe that’s the answer).
    Thanks in advance.

  10. B00000SH on November 30, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Good morning Shanty sisters! I was curious about your recent room makeover you did during an Instagram takeover on Ryobi’s account. I haven’t seen any updates on that project and I absolutely fell in love with the grey wood paneling you had started the entire project with. Please, please fill us in on where we can find it along with the other projects from that room! Thanks ladies!!

  11. Jenny on November 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I’m addicted to the videos y’all post. I have recently acquired a despise for the neighborhood raccoons and their love for tipping over our trash bins and leaving a garbage disaster for us to clean up. I would love for you ladies to put up a tutorial on how to build an outdoor trash can shed for housing the trash cans!!

  12. Hailey Wynnyk on November 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    would you guys be able to create a rustic christmas tree box as the holiday season is here! I am dying to make one i just don’t know how but i know you guys will!

  13. Heidi Benn on November 18, 2017 at 2:46 am

    I love watching what you girls can do. I have a project that I want to do but don’t where to start. Any chance you girls could design a window seat that turns into a bed

  14. Jed Man on November 9, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Hello ladies. Do you have any free plans for a liquor cabinet or cocktail hutch. Preferably with locking doors, since I have 2 little ones. Thank you.


  15. Ann on November 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Hi – you guys are awesome! Hope one day you will go “on tour” so we can come see you! I am building the Rustic Modern King Bed, but just the headboard at this point. How can I tell what supplies I need for just that piece of the project. I am trying to figure it by your color coding but I think I’m missing something. Thanks!!

  16. Tyler Rose on November 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Do you always fill in the holes from the Kreg Jig with wood filler or pegs? I know you try to hide them, but is it a good idea to fill them anyway? Also, most of the framing wood you buy at the hardware store is rough and needs sanding. At what point do you sand your wood? It seems like sanding the wood up front creates bends in a piece that’s supposed to be flat (like a table top), but sanding after the piece is put together makes it a bit harder to get into some places.

  17. stephanie smith on November 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Hello! I am just wondering if you have ever experienced any splitting of the wood over time when you attach breadboards using pocket holes?

  18. Richy on November 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Hi, i’ve been interested in building the “DIY King Size Bed”, but i need
    to make one in a full size. Are there any plans for that size? I didn’t
    see any while looking around. Thanks

  19. Dianelis Larrinaga on October 30, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Please please please make a sliding barn door TV console. I wanna make one and seen many diys but all are so confusing and the videos as well. you guys simplify it and the videos and plans are so clear and easy to follow. Thanks (even if its just plans that’ll work too)

  20. Alex Conde on October 16, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Shanty girls?…what are you favorite blades for you sliding miter saw? I just purchased the Ryobi 12in sliding compound one, but it comes with a 40 tooth which makes very rough cuts. What do you use? Love, Love, Love your site ?!!!

  21. Rosalind Santos Hall on October 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Hi there! I LOVE the bookshelf with the industrail accents and castors, and love the stain. Would you mind outlining how you stained it? How many coats of each and which color went on first?

  22. Florie Mears on October 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Hey ladies!
    I am new to wood working and have only done some minor small projects. We just moved into our house and I’d love to build a farm table using the plans for your pedestal coffee table (I am inspired by the pottery barn banks table) – do you by any chance have a way to adjust the coffee table plans to turn them into a table these dimensions?
    Unextended Overall: 92″ long x 42″ wide x 30″ high
    Also have you ever done a table with extension leaves that you would be willing to share the plans for? I would really like to create the table with leaves as we have a large Italian family that eats together every Sunday!
    Thank you for your consideration ladies!

  23. Diana Stone on October 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I am attempting to make your Round Trestle Table. I’ve made it to step 3, cut a 22.5 miter. I can’t seem to be able to make this cut on my table saw or miter saw. Do you have any advice for me?

  24. Edward on October 11, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Help!! I want to build and install sliding drawers in our pantry cabinets that are made out of MDF. All the tutorials I seen the cabinets are made out of solid wood and it looks easy. However, MDF doesn’t like screws in it. Almost every forum I have looked at regarding drilling and screwing into MDF say don’t do it! Any suggestions?? I really want these sliders!! Tired of having to take everything off the shelf to get at something in the back!
    Thanks in advance!

    • Shanty2Chic on October 11, 2017 at 8:31 am

      MDF will give at some point. I think it is strong enough for a drawer but I would personally use hardwood plywood. It is roughly the same cost as MDF, it is stronger and it won’t soak up all the paint! Hope this helps!

      • Edward on October 11, 2017 at 8:39 am

        Sorry I guess I wasn’t clear. I will be making the drawers out of a nice Baltic Birch Plywood, but the existing cabinets are made out MDF. I need to drill and screw the sliders into the MDF cabinets. Thanks for your response!!

  25. Katie McLean White on September 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    How do you make sure the top of the table is level? Do you use a joiner or a planer? Thanks!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      We use the Kreg Jig face clamps at each pocket hole! Then we sand it.

      • Katie McLean White on September 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        Thank you!!

  26. Mat John L on September 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Hey Ladies just had a quick question about ” barn door night stand”. Im a neighbour to the North (Canada) and was wondering if you have had any questions regarding the pulley hardware. For some reason our Canadian stores don’t carry the Everbilt Pulley. You guys recommend any other models etc.

    Tha dk and Take Care


    • Shanty2Chic on September 18, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Hey Matt,
      Sorry about that! Try the garage door section and use garage door wheels!

      • Mat John L on September 19, 2017 at 9:05 am

        yeah thats what i was thinking, thanks for the quick response,

        take care

  27. Lindsey Phinisey on September 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Ladies!
    I am new to woodworking and had a question..

    I’m wondering if 1) is it inexperience to have cracks in a table top? Like, for ex.. I am building a chevron coffee table top and every so often, I will have a piece that doesn’t align perfectly. Or 2) Do you have any tips or ways to fill?

    Hopefully that made sense!

    Thank you,
    Lindsey P

    • Shanty2Chic on September 18, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Hey Lindsey,
      We haven’t had that experience with the cracking but if you have pieces that don’t line up well and you are painting, you can use wood filler. If you are staining, I wouldn’t do that because filler won’t stain the same color as the wood. Usually the gaps aren’t as noticeable when it is stained. Hope this helps!

      • Lindsey Phinisey on September 19, 2017 at 9:47 am

        Ok, Thank you for the quick response.

        • Lindsey Phinisey on September 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

          I meant gaps, I’m glad you caught on! ????

  28. joe keel on September 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I’m building the bun feet nightstand. These plans are lacking a few things like measurements for distance between the different parts. Also, in step 1 you say to leave a 1 -1/2″ gap between the bottom panel and the floor. Why? Later in the plans you only have a 1×4 in that spot that you attach the bun feet to. It totally messed up my build. Now I’m having to figure out a way to hide that gap. And, please think about adding measurements to the pieces that you attach in each step. The color coding of the different pieces is an ok idea but it’d make life a lot easier to have the actual dimensions of the pieces you’re attaching. It’s a cool piece to build but the plans aren’t very clear.

  29. Wanda on September 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    i just want to start out by saying you two are incredible and you inspire me so much Thank you!!!!

    i have a question … what software program do you use to draw up your plans?? I’ve been searching and there are so many ranging in price…

  30. Nimsi on September 7, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    do you have the plans available for the desk with farm doors shown on instagram?

  31. Christina on September 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

    After pinning tons of your furniture plans, I’ve decided to dive in and give it a try! Random question – I’m going to purchase the Kreg Jig K5 – do I need the “master system” with the extra clamps? I know I need their specific screws, but wondering if I should get the kit that comes with a box of screws and clamps, or just buy the screws separate and just get the K5 jig.

  32. Tracy Velandra Ross on September 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    When using reclaimed barnwood or fencing to make a focal wall in your house, should you spray or treat the wood with anything?

  33. Jessica Sweat on August 30, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I want to do shiplap on my hallway half way up but the only issue is one of the walls has a rounded corner. Any tips on how to not make it look awkward?

  34. Jacobsmama Ren on August 16, 2017 at 11:28 am

    help!! we are in the process of making the restoration hardware table for $110 using free plans and they are wrong! When using instructed screws to attach the side pieces to the top don’t work! the screws are waaaayyyyy too small!! This is what the plans say though! aaahhhh We are frustrated and don’t know what to do 🙁

    • Shanty2Chic on August 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

      I’m sorry. I’m not sure which part you are referring to. This is our most built table and we haven’t heard this complaint.

      • Jacobsmama Ren on August 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

        Hi! My apologies 🙂 newbies here and we just figured out our mistake! Plans are good and once we complete it ‘the right way’ I can’t wait to admire it ???? I was just freaking out, but after taking a breath lol we figured it out! Thanks for replying so fast???? Crisis averted ????

  35. Gina on August 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    When will you be posting the plans for the bed you built for Tensley’s room?

  36. Rick on August 10, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Hello! I may have missed this question but I’d like to invest in a table saw. Problem is, I know nothing about them. ???? I saw yours and it’s NICE! Would probably keep me from dealing with Home Depot and their saw that keeps breaking down. Any advice? Thanks!

  37. Andrew Scott on August 4, 2017 at 7:41 am

    What program do you use to make your plans?

  38. Donald Jason Gonzalez on August 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    having problem building the table top for the farmhouse tables. Wood keeps warping and twisting. I make sure the wood is as near to perfect as I can get when I purchase it. I keep it inside while working on it. but I’ve now built 2 tops and both are ruined. Can anyone help me out here, or as least give me some alternative ideas? I need to finish this table to I can move on the the next project

  39. Joel Loney on July 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Any chance you’d find the time to build a tiki bar? My wife and I just got a gorgeous new patio installed and I’m looking for ideas and inspiration to build a tiki bar. You have some beautiful designs and are super easy to follow, so I thought just maybe you’d like to give it a shot! Thanks so much!

  40. Danny on July 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Hi I recently made your lounger and the blueprints call for using 2 3/8″ blocks for spacers on the 25 inch 2×4. I followed this directive but the 6 slats do not fit with that particular spacer. Am I misunderstanding this or are the plans wrong?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Did you rip your 2×4’s to 3″ wide?

      • Danny on July 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        I didn’t know it said to rip them… I misread the directions when it said to rip the “2x’s” to only rip the 2×6’s. I didn’t know the 2×4’s were suppose to ripped to 3 inches.

        • Shanty2Chic on July 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm

          That’s probably why the spacers don’t fit right. They don’t have to be exactly that space apart. You can just space them evenly!

  41. Annice on June 25, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I love your furniture!! I have tried what feels like a thousand different stain colors to get the color you use. Can you PLEASE tell me what brand and color you use on your pieces? I love that soft brown color. Thank you so much!!

  42. rp76net on June 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the site, all the ideas, all the videos, everything. It’s all really great. I’m going to be adding to my tool collection a little bit and wondering if it’s possible to use the Kreg Rip Jig to cut the 1/8 inch rounded edge off framing lumber like you girls have done on your table saw or if I’d just have to get a table saw at some point if I wanted to do that. Thanks – rick

  43. Jean Rollins on June 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I love all your projects! I am about to install and distress some ship lap walls. I saw your method using stain, vaseline, and paint. If I use latex trim paint as my top coat, do I need to use anything else? Will it hold up to cleaning?

  44. Jacob Hartwig on May 30, 2017 at 11:29 am

    First off, let me say, you gals have an absolutely great site, and I’m planning on taking multiple ideas of yours and creating them myself! That being said, I’m currently wanting to make the DIY King size bed that you posted on February 17th, 2015. My only question is, does the mattress fit tight inside the bed, or is there spare room to tuck the sheets and comforter in between the mattress and the side rails and foot board of the bed?
    Thanks for the help, and keep up the great work and awesome ideas!!!

  45. ashleyschuls on May 29, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Hey Ashley & Whitney, I absolutely LOVE your videos (I watch & rewatch them all the time). EVERY single one of your projects are beautiful. I just recently started to build my own stuff and have purchased most of the items on your tool section of this website. I am wanting to build a dining room table and I love the video you have posted to youtube, however, I do not have a table saw and i am VERY nervous to use one. I was wondering if you guys could post a tutorial on how to use one and tips/tricks you use. Also which model/brand you use. Thank you! 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on May 29, 2017 at 6:23 am

      Hey Ashley! First, don’t be scared. The table saw is like any other tool… Just follow the instructions and it will do the work for you! We do not currently have a video for that one, but we will add the idea to the hopper. As far as brand… We both started with the Ryobi portable job site table saw because of it’s size. It’s lightweight, easy to move around and very simple to assemble and use. We both upgraded to Ridgid’s largest table saw. We did this because we were using a lot of plywood which is much easier to cut with a more substantial saw. Both are amazing. There is a huge price difference. The Ryobi one is under $150 while the other is over $500. Hope this helps and thanks for your sweet message!

  46. Stephanie Schulz on May 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Love your videos! Do you guys edit yourself or hire out? You do such a good job! What software do you use?

  47. Carey Lund Hofmeister on March 31, 2017 at 8:31 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on March 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

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

  48. Ashley Wahlie on March 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    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!

  49. Emily on March 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    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

  50. Sarah Bunten on March 7, 2017 at 7:45 am

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

  51. Becky A Bankhead on March 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    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?

  52. Sheri on February 23, 2017 at 10:15 am

    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!

  53. Panacea on February 10, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on February 11, 2017 at 8:10 am

      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!

  54. Breanna Tellez on February 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    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?

    • Shanty2Chic on February 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      I will try to get it up before the weekend!

      • Breanna Tellez on February 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much!!

  55. Michael Downey on January 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    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

    • Shanty2Chic on January 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      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!

  56. Tom Six on January 9, 2017 at 11:29 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on January 9, 2017 at 11:44 am

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

      • Tom Six on January 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm

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

  57. Misty House on January 6, 2017 at 11:43 am

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

  58. Tonya Six on December 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    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!!!

  59. Martha Vineyard on December 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    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?

    • Shanty2Chic on December 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

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

      • Martha Vineyard on December 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

        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.

        • Shanty2Chic on December 24, 2016 at 9:15 am

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

  60. Seth on December 15, 2016 at 7:54 am

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

  61. Iris on December 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    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!

  62. Chelsea on December 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

    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!! 🙂

  63. Jamie on December 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    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.

  64. Ryan Young on November 29, 2016 at 8:47 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on November 29, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you! We use google sketch up 🙂

  65. Julia on November 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    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!!!!! 🙂

  66. BG BrandonGwynn on August 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    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!

  67. Cindy Holt on August 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

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

  68. Marcelo Gomes on July 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

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

  69. Susan Spencer Worsham on July 6, 2016 at 8:32 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 6, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Hey there! It is Amazing Grey by Sherwin Williams 🙂

  70. Cynthia Randolph on July 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    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??

  71. Karen Scheffer on July 2, 2016 at 8:04 am

    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!

  72. Kelly Palmer Zuidema on April 27, 2016 at 10:22 am

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

  73. Lauren Gilmer on April 19, 2016 at 6:35 am

    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?

  74. Kerrin on April 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    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 on April 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Can anyone weigh in on this????

  75. Lisa Headley on April 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    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!

  76. Lori Mathios on March 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    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 on March 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

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

  77. Erin Simoneaux on February 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    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?

  78. Joseph S Dailey on February 8, 2016 at 8:56 am

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

  79. Justin Hall on January 9, 2016 at 9:29 am

    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 on February 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Only one Home Depot by me carries them.

  80. Karli Sanders on December 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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

  81. Alicia Marziali-Molnar on May 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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

  82. Tracy on February 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    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


  83. Nichole Caten on January 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    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 on February 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      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.

  84. Mary Jane Petty Damron on January 24, 2015 at 11:27 am

    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

  85. Beverly Horton on September 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

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

  86. Beverly Horton on September 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

    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!

  87. Christine Larsen on September 28, 2014 at 6:39 am

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

  88. Kristen Gillingham on September 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    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 🙂

  89. phyllis press on September 18, 2014 at 6:20 pm

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

  90. germaine on September 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    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.

  91. Beth Minch Dover on August 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on December 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

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

  92. Mary Ann Benavente Alvarez on March 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    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?

  93. Rachal on September 24, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    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.

  94. Jean-Marie Schmidt Breslin on September 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

    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!!

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