How To Build Shaker Doors

 How To Build Shaker Doors

( How To Build Shaker Doors –  Photo by M-Squared Contracting Inc.)

Shaker cabinets are one of the most popular choices for cabinet styles. They are sleek and clean looking, while maintaining just enough detail to avoid being labeled plain. They can work in pretty much any design style, and lucky for us, they are one of the easiest to build. But, not everyone knows exactly how to build a shaker door. So, in this post “How to Build Shaker Doors” we will focus on instructions for constructing  basic shaker doors.

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Theater Room Faux Columns

Faux Columns…
Faux Columns

Last year, I revealed my home theater room. Since then, I have received numerous questions and requests for instructions on how the faux columns were made. So, as promised, I am giving you all the short but sweet details for how to build them. Even though they look impressive, they are actually one of the easiest DIYs that I have done.

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How to Build Cabinet Boxes

How to Build Cabinet Boxes

(How to Build Cabinet Boxes – Photo by Co Adaptive Architecture PLLC)

One of the easiest, and yet scariest DIYs, is to build cabinet boxes. There are so many different techniques that are used to build cabinet boxes, and every builder will have a preference. I frequently get questions pertaining to my method of choice. So, today I am going to go over the two most common ways that I build cabinet boxes for both the upper and lower cabinets. I promise, they really are not difficult to make. So, jump right in and try it yourself!

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How To – Table Top Build

Table Top Build

Table Top Build

As promised, I am demonstrating how I made the cedar top for my DIY Island last week. This particular table top build is done using 6″ construction grade cedar planks. Now if you know anything about cedar, you know that the construction grade lumber is quite rough, and it may seem like an unusual choice for a DIY table top. However, it actually makes a beautiful rustic piece when done properly. In fact, if you try it, you may never want to use standard pine (most  DIYer’s wood of choice) again.

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DIY Island Build

DIY Island

MY Easy DIY Island…

Just recently I decided to build a DIY island to go in my guest house. I really wanted a cedar topped island, but knew that this was not the typical countertop material for an island. But, I decided that I would go ahead with the project and try to demonstrate how to easily throw one of these together using only wood materials that can be found at any big box store.

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