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The furniture section includes articles for making products that you’ll find around the home, and some of the best ones include a DIY Pipe Shelf and Making a Wooden Planter Box.

DIY Pottery Barn Farmhouse Table
Ethan | April 2, 2013
DIY Pottery Barn Farmhouse Table

If you keep up with Jocie and The Better Half, you know that she’s been busy giving our dining room a makeover. She has done a great job, and so far Jocie has painted the walls,¬†refinished an old buffet, created a very cool plate wall, and incorporated some furniture we just inherited. Well¬†Jocie has been pining for a farmhouse table to go with the new decor, and she really liked the Keaton Dining Table from Pottery Barn. Don’t bother clicking on that link. The PB table costs $1,600 + $100 delivery! That’s a bit out... 

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How to Make a Wooden Planter Box
Ethan | May 16, 2012
How to Make a Wooden Planter Box

Continuing my foray into the world of woodworking, last week I made a wooden planter box, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. The box is functional, looks good and all the joints are nice and tight. Much like the wooden beer tote I made, if you change the dimensions, this planter box can be used for many other purposes (like a casserole dish). It was a fun woodworking project, and here’s how I put it together.Materials:1 x 10″ x 6′ Oak 1/4″ plywood Wood filler Wood stain Polyurethane Handles Plants 10×14″... 

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How to Make a Beer Tote: A Beginner’s Woodworking Project
Ethan | January 5, 2012
How to Make a Beer Tote: A Beginner’s Woodworking Project

Months before we started putting together our workshop, I came across a very simple idea for making a wooden beer tote. I’ve never delved deeply into woodworking, and this tote seemed like a great place to start. Now that our shop is up and running, I decided to try my hand at building one. If you’re looking for a great beginner’s woodworking project, this tote is a great place to start. It’s simple, can be completed in just a few hours, and can add a rustic look to any space. The original concept for this tote... 

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How to Make A Simple Bow Rack
Ethan | August 2, 2011
How to Make A Simple Bow Rack

Today we have a guest post from Andy at Bow Hunting Maryland. As his site name implies, Andy’s an avid bow hunter here in Maryland. He’s also quite handy, and has helped Fred and Kim on several projects around their house, including installing hardwood floors last summer. Andy asked if he could share an article on building the wood bow rack pictured below, and we obliged. If you’re interested in bow hunting in Maryland, or anywhere else on the planet, head on over to BHM and bookmark it for future reference.How to... 

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