Tag: Shanty-2-Chic

PureBond Farmhouse Style Coffee Cabinet

DIY-Coffee-Cabinet-by-Shanty2Chic-500x790DIY farmhouse style coffee cabinet by the amazing Shanty-2-Chic sisters, Whitney and Ashley! This fabulous  DIY creation was made partially from our PureBond hardwood plywood specially for coffee lover Whitney’s new home! We think that this very functional piece of furniture turned out great and we’re pleased to note that the Shanty’s are still using Jay of Jay’s Custom Creations to assist them in making Kreg-Right-Angle-Clamp-500x750plans to go alone with their creations so other DIYers can recreate the projects as well if they choose! For details on this project, click here!

DIY PureBond Laundry Basket Dresser

Laundry-Hamper-Dresser-DIY-500x733PureBond, hardwood plywoodThis is one DIY project that I really wish that I had room for in my current home (not even space for a smaller version) because if I did I would be all over it! Seriously, this is a fabulous PureBond dresser that contains hidden storage for laundry baskets from the Shanty 2 Chic sisters that makes unsightly laundry baskets full of dirty clothes into something not only chic looking but functional as well! For complete How-To details including plans visit the Shanty’s blog by clicking here!

Fabulous NEW PureBond Cabinotch Cabinets by Shanty-2-Chic!

kitchen-cabinets In case you haven’t seen any of their blog postings, you gotta check out Whitney’s, the one half of the Shanty-2-Chic’s duo’s, new home construction which has been the topic of many of their recent DIY blog postings including, the most recent blog post the shows the cumulation of their kitchen, laundry room and bath(s) projects that used  Cabinotch, ready-to-assemble cabinet boxes made with our PureBond formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood!!! All the cabinets turned out fabulous and we are so please to see Whitney so happy with the results! Click here to check it our for yourself!

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Fabulous DIY Twin Bed by Shanty 2 Chic

Twin-Bed-DIY-500x750The Shanty sisters have done it again with teen or tween perfect DIY twin bed fit for a Princess or perhaps Prince  :) Our PureBond hardwood plywood purchased at The Home Depot  (in case we forget to mention this, PureBond is available online in limited sizes to be delivered directly to your door!) was again used by the Shanty’s…we are so glad they genuinely like our product and see the value in using an eco-friendly, qualitybuild-a-headboard-500x750 product! For more How-to and details on this project click here!

 

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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