One of the things that I have been meaning to get to on my long list of to-do items is to move my son out of his twin sized bed into a queen size. He has really put on a growth spurt over the past few years, and that twin bed makes me think of Snow White trying to get comfortable in one of the dwarfs’ beds. Thank goodness he didn’t want anything too extravagant! He was more than pleased with this easy DIY modern platform bed.
Refinishing a piece of furniture can be an extremely messy and unpleasant process. Sometimes, you just know that there is beauty waiting below the surface of that old flea market find, but the hassle of uncovering that beauty can seem daunting. But, it need not be. If you know which solvent to use for testing and stripping wood, then you can significantly reduce your labor time and effort. So, today I wanted to go over how to figure out which type of finish you have, and what process works the quickest at removing it.
About eight years ago, I built my first ladder shelf. For 3 years, it lived in my master bathroom and served as some much needed storage space. Then five years ago, we moved into our new home, and my ladder shelf was exiled to the attic. There it sat, still in its deconstructed state, just waiting for the day that I would get around to giving it a much needed makeover. So, that’s just what I decided to do – a ladder shelf makeover.
Regardless of what type of shelves that you have, whether they are built-in bookshelves, closet shelves, or kitchen cabinet shelves, it is always a good idea to have them to be adjustable. Adjustable shelves make it possible to customize your space to allow for very tall items or very small items. It also makes it possible to quickly add additional shelves. If you have ever wondered how to make shelves adjustable, the good news is that it is not hard at all!
Don’t you just hate it when you are working on a woodworking project, and somewhere along the way you discover that something just isn’t right? You’ve read the instructions and you’ve followed the plans, but for some reason your pieces don’t fit correctly, or your outcome just looks wonky. It makes you just want to pull your hair out and scream. 😉 Well, before you sacrifice your hair, first take a look at the reasons why woodworking projects fail. I bet you will discover that your problem is one of these 7 issues.