Category Archive: Carpentry

Chunky X Base Table: A How-To

chunky-table-hardware

  There’s something about 4×4 lumber that makes furniture look amazing. Maybe it’s the sturdiness, maybe it’s the shape. Whatever it is, I love it! A friend of mine recently asked me to build her a new dining table, and I was happy to oblige. She liked the X-Base Pedestal table I built my sister, …

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Scrap Pile Presents for a Zero Waste Birthday

pig and deer critter chairs

  Both of my girls have a birthday at harvest season, and I had such a great time making presents for them this year. To challenge myself even further, I decided to focus on using materials I already had to make really fun, useful gifts. One of the basic “rules” of Zero Waste is to …

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Knocked Off: Restoration Hardware Durant Twin Bed for $180

charlie-room-lamp

¬†Update: Find the plans HERE One aspect of my early childhood that I look back fondly on is sharing a room with my big sister. We didn’t “officially” share one, but we slept in the same bed until I was 10. Now that Charlie will be three (THREE!) next week, and Caroline is edging closer …

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