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PureBond Mirror by Designs by Studio C!

PureBond, hardwood plywoodSimple little PureBond hardwood plywood project by Cher-Ann, the designer/blogger from Designs by Studio C! This beginner level project is a mirror using our Mahogany PureBond hardwood plywood (btw’s the mirror was made with project panels from The Home Depot), which uses a “glue-resist technique” to create the design, then is stained with Rust-Oleum in Carrington, and wet-sanded the final finish! We love this technique and can think of a lot of projects where this look would work fabulously because it not only adds interest but really shows off the wood :)

 

 

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Upscale PureBond Dog Crate by Designs by Studio C

PureBond, DIY, hardwood plywoodPureBond, hardwood plywood, DIYLoving this upscale dog crate made with our formaldehyde-free PureBond hardwood plywood by Cher-Ann the blogger, builder and DIYer behind Design by Studio C! Per Cher-Ann this project was made for a silent auction to support a local dog park…how appropriate is this project for that :) Anyhow, Cher-Ann reports that not only did the dog crate sell but there was an actual bidding war for the item, LOVE IT!  For more details on the project, click here and for complete How-To instructions with free plans, click here!

FrenchieIn fact, I love it so much I might even have to take the project on myself and create a new home for my Frenchie, Lilly, a.k.a The Ruler of the Home.

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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!