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Beginning DIY furniture tips for 2014

12032981-carpenter-s-tools-for-construct-a-new-furnitureNot only can making your own furniture be fun but it can save you money, especially if you do multiple projects to erode the cost of the tools! And with that  in mind, I thought  start the New Year off with a little blog post for some tips  for those DIYers  out there who are thinking about creating some of their own DIY furniture  (and of course we want you to use our formaldehyde-free PureBond hardwood plywood) in 2014!

1. Start with a simple project. Small and manageable.

2. Start with a sample product: Get your plan(s)Ana White of Knock Off Wood and The Design Confidential are great FREE sources for these!

3. Read a book or search online. These are a couple of books I recommend: DIY Furniture: A Step-By-Step Guide and The Handbuilt Home

4. Measure twice, cut once. Kind of self-explanatory here…I have seen a few blog posts come to me where there has been some angst about wrong measurements that = more work by re-doing.

5. Don’t go over board on tools. I think the basics are: electric drill, miter saw, circular saw, and sanding machine.

6. Accept minor mistakes. Remember it’s supposed to be FUN!

7. Invite a friend. Make it fun, maybe even have a wine and build party :)

8. Don’t rush the final product. Again, this is supposed to be fun, don’t rush!

Now that you have the basic’s I look forward to seeing what  wonderful DIY projects you come up with in 2014!

 

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PureBond “Power Tools for Pink” benefit for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Re-Cap

$(KGrHqZ,!nwFIuBdwSYQBSMGlFsf(g~~60_3 (1)$T2eC16FHJHIFFh,9Y5VCBSSj9f5rEQ~~60_57$T2eC16Z,!y!FIc8+jwRsBSSyL4yQbw~~60_57$T2eC16h,!)QFIbnMKqI3BSQI1yF5(!~~60_12bcrf_01Our month-long 1st Annual PureBond “Power Tools for Pink” benefit for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation concluded on October 31, 2013 with the event raising over $500.00 for The Breast Cancer Research foundation!!!  The Top entries were submitted by Shanty-2-Chic (the highest individual bid amount at over $100 and the winners), Daisies and Crazies, The House of Wood, Designs by Studio C and SewWoodsy! All the entires received were very diverse submissions that gave different points of design view on creating a table to be auctioned during the month of October for breast cancer awareness….all were PERFECT and quite reflected each individuals design aesthetic!

There were a few bumps along the way (limited days on eBay Giving, high shipping costs in some areas, participants that sadly did not complete projects, etc.) but this was the first attempt at this type of contest for PureBond and we are excited looking forward to growing and improvieng this benefit into 2014 and beyond, so stay tuned towards the Fall of 2014 for benefit updates and improvements!

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Versatile folding table hand-made for “Power Tools for Pink” The Breast Cancer Research Foundation benefit

$T2eC16h,!)QFIbnMKqI3BSQI1yF5(!~~60_12$(KGrHqV,!rkFIzn44GIPBSQI2NuG0!~~60_57Another creative and fabulous entry for our PureBond “Power Tools for Pink” benefit/auction for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation…this table, handmade especially for this occasion is by Cher-Ann a DIY blogger from Designs by Studio C! This hexagon-shaped table features a clever removable top and a base that folds for $(KGrHqN,!k8FIgNhR+I,BSQI16SyDw~~60_57storage with each leg section hinged to allow it to fold!!! This is a a really cool table that is not only very stylish but also easy to store :) To see more and  bid on this lovely piece click here!

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PureBond Demilune Table

SANY2462-300x233Yes, you can make a curved piece of furniture  like this quite fabulous Demilune table using our eco-friendly PureBond hardwood plywood!!! Cher-Ann for Designs by Studio C has really out done herself with this unique and beautiful table that quite aptly illustrates how you to can SANY2466-300x300make your own Demilune table or anything else you might want to feature a curved piece in the construction! For detailed plans and how-to, click here!

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DIY PureBond Monterrey Side Table

SANY24711-300x297Checkout the newest build from one of the most prolific members of our PureBond Idea Team, Cher-Ann from Designs by Studio C!  this SANY24731-289x300awesome project again uses our eco-friendly, formaldehyde-free, PureBond hardwood plywood which she purchases at her local Home Depot in the construction! Cher-Ann gives detailed How-To instructions and offers FREE plans on this build so you too can make your very own Monterrey Side Table. For more on this fabulous creation, click here!