This hallway gives off a Mediterranean vibe with its Grecian blue antique side board and stone-like candlesticks. Stone sculptures of white flowering plants in distressed pottery sit on either side of the table, while a painting on the white brick wall provides a colorful finishing touch.
Do-it-yourselfers with medium-level skills can turn leftover lumber into a cutting board by cutting it to size (12-inches-by-16-inches works well), sanding it, staining it and then sealing it with several coats of water-based sealant. Add shape and sheen to the sides with stainless steel washers and screws.
Using the cut list provided, cut the legs, side aprons, side rails and stiles to length. Cut the plywood side panels to size as well. Using a pocket hole jig, drill 3/4" pocket holes into the side aprons and attach them to the legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. In the photo below, I am using a scrap piece of 3/4" thick wood underneath the side apron, so that the side apron will be flush to the interior side of the legs.
Additionally, drill 3/4" pocket holes into all four sides of the plywood side panels. Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes into the ends the side rails and stiles. Attach the side rails to the legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws. Attach the plywood to the side rails and legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Finally, attach the last stile to the side panel with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws. Measure and cut the side rail detail to length, drill 1-1/2" pocket holes into the ends and attach with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.
Whenever drilling into 3/4" thick material, adjust the pocket hole jig to the 3/4" depth setting and use 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to attach. When drilling into 1-1/2" thick material, adjust the jig to the 1-1/2" depth setting and use 2-1/2" pocket hole screws to attach.
The inside of this cabinet door is finished with two cork boards, perfect for pinning up notes, to-do lists, kid art and more. The L-shaped island allows for easy passage between the kitchen and adjacent room.
Nothing but blue skies overhead this fenced-in backyard featuring a large in-ground swimming pool. The narrow pool deck, which incorporates a small hot tub, still leaves room with a stretch of lawn inside the fence.
This bungalow combines cedar shakes with board and batten siding to create a distinctive looking modern twist on an old theme. Lots of windows keep things bright inside and the pediment over the entrance is a unique focal point.
A typical ironing board eats up tons of precious space — and often doesn't get put away where it belongs. The in-wall design by Household Essentials remedies both problems. Plus, there's plenty of room inside for keeping all of the task's other necessities close at hand.
Drill 3/4” pocket holes into the 1” x 12” boards as shown. Attach them to the legs with 1-1/4” pocket screws and wood glue. The 1” x 12” boards should be 6” from the bottom of the legs and will be flush to the interior edges. Be sure to build two sides that mirror each other.
Using a window can reduce some of your materials cost in a sauna. You're not only using less wood and adding to the design of the outdoor sauna, but you will use shorter boards around the window. That means you have flexibility when using recycled wood, such as cedar, because you can cut out any bad or warped spots and still use the quality material, according to Glenn Auerbach of SaunaTimes.com.